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Foul Smelling Stool During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Consider probiotics: Probiotics can help: 1) Diarrhea (gastroenteritis, antibiotic-associated, traveller's, infectious, post-pelvic radiation) 2) Atopic dermatitis 3) Infantile colic 4) Symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel) 5) Reduced triglycerides & improved HDL 6) Reduced rates of dental cavities. However, specific probiotic strains may treat or avert some illnesses. (Ref. Www. Consultant360.com/articles/probiotics ...Read more
What are you taking?: There's a very good chance that your "detox" is the problem. Any change in diet, alteration in gut flora, or purgative agents may change your stool pattern & odor. Please keep in mind that not everything bought in a health food store, or "natural" products (however well intentioned in taking), may agree with you or be entirely safe. Stop the product & resume a balanced diet--see doc if persists. ...Read more
Discolored vomitt, blood in my vomitt and stool, loosing vision and hearing, confusion, and foul smelling stool, what is wrong with me?
Go to ER: This is an emergency. Go to the hospital or call 911. You may be bleeding with those symptoms or you are seriously ill. ...Read more
I am peeing frequent. Nauseous. Foul smelling stool. Dr's aren't open till monday. What's wrong and what should I do?
Here are some…: Clinically, two approaches can be taken. The first one is to bear with it until appointment is available in 24 hours as long as not being dehydrated, and the second is to urgent care if being bearable, feeling weak, or dehydrated. If taking the first one, you may drink boiled ginger soup mixed with honey to soothe stomach if palatable for you. ...Read more
16 mon. Old son has frequent bouts of prolonged sticky foul smelling stool, and trouble digesting any milk including toddler formula. Why is this?
See below: There are a number of possibilities for the problems. The best rec is to see your doc and discuss this and if need be, see a peds GI specialist. ...Read more
I have foul smelling stool of irregular consitancy with partially digested vegetable fibers. Also unusual flatulance. What diagnostic tests to do?
New?: Any change in diet, alteration in gut flora (antibiotics), or purgative agents may change your stool pattern & odor. Not everything bought in a health food store, or "natural" products (however well intentioned), may agree or be entirely safe. Testing, per your question, is also possible for maldigestion/malabsorption, bacterial overgrowth, infection, inflammation, alteration in gut transit, more. ...Read more
Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?
Possible Allergy: You may not be able to digest certain foods. Try keeping a food diary and see if a pattern or certain food causes problems, if so, avoid. Also you may need to try digestive enzymes like beano for vegetables and lactaid for dairy products. Also make sure you are eating plenty of probiotic foods to aid in digestion as well. ...Read more
Can differen smells of bm indicate specific infections? Babys sick & has very foul smelling stool, now I feel sick & just passed bm w same foul smell?
Black stool: Could be melena, or occult blood in the stool. Blood changes color from red to black when it is exposed to enzymes in the GI tract. The bleeding could be coming from ulcerations in stomach or elsewhere, or even a tumor, in the upper GI tract, Have your doctor take a look at you. ...Read more
Foul smelling stool; bad breath (milder but similar to stool). Eat fruits, vegs, balanced diet& drink lotsa h2o. Brush regularly. Please help?
Regarding bad breath: There are many causes of bad breath, both medical and dental in origin. See the following website for some more information. However, you will have to see a dentist who can evaluate you for dental causes. In addition, you should see a physician to rule out medical causes and discuss your issues with him\her as appropriate. See: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more
Gas, sulfur burps, bloating, nausea, yellow foul smelling stool on/off for 2 years, worsening last 6 months. Clean endoscopy. Giardia negative. Help?
Malabsorption.: This sounds like it could be related to malabsorption, perhaps related to the pancreas or biliary system in general. You need more of a work-up than you've had thus far. Abdominal ultrasound and CT. Colonoscopy. Stool studies. Blood testing. Small intestinal capsule endoscopy or followthrough. ...Read more
Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus. If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest embryos & have them implanted, but that is tedious & expensive. You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made. (the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more
What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read more
If you are asking if you can go to an emergency department when you are pregnant, the answer is yes.
It is best when you are pregnant to have an obstetrician or family practitioner you can call or see if you have non-emergency problems. If in doubt, you can always go to an emergency department. ...Read more
There are some: Situations in which a woman does not gain weight during pregnancy - especially if she has significant problems holding down food or she is morbidly obese. But please don't enter into a pregnancy with a plan not to gain weight. This would be unhealthy for you and your baby. ...Read more
No change...: If a woman is consistently taking birth control pills (same time, every day), and doing fine on them, she won't ovulate. That means she has very little chance of pregnancy, and that chance doesn't change whether she is on the hormone pills or the inactive placebo pills. She can feel relaxed and not worry, regardless of when she is having sex. ...Read more
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