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Doctor insights on: Foul Smelling Bowel Movements

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My husband has very foul smelling bowel movements. When he has one he clears out the house for a couple of hours. This is no exaggeration. Could there be something wrong with him? They smell really nauseating to everyone in the house

My husband has very foul smelling bowel movements.  When he has one he clears out the house for a couple of hours.   This is no exaggeration.  Could there be something wrong with him?  They smell really nauseating to everyone in the house

Could be a bunch: Fat malabsorption due to pancreatic disease, intestinal disease like celiac sprue can lead to foul smelling, greasy, fatty, yellowish, bulky, frothy stools. Can also be due to diet, "aromatics" like onions, garlic, curry, etc. Worth talking to md about. Easy to screen for fatty stools, and for celiac sprue. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What are bowel movements?

What are bowel movements?

Poop: A bowel movement is when you pass the waste from your intestines. This is what is left over from your food after it is digested, along with some digestive enzymes that usually make it brown. ...Read more

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What cause green bowel movement?

Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested.If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, i will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can help with bowel movements?

High fiber diet: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables along with adequate oral hydration will help with regular bowel movements. You can also use otc fibers to help. Just remember to drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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What causes soupy bowel movements ?

What causes soupy bowel movements ?

? severity: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more