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Doctor insights on: Foul Smelling Stool During Pregnancy

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

No: One symptom of pregnancy is frequent urination. Not so with bowel movements. The symptom is associated with known pregnancy, it would be unlikely to have it as the presenting symptom. ...Read more

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Are there any microorganisms that cause non foul smelling stool?

Are there any microorganisms that cause non foul smelling stool?

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

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Is foul smelling stool a good sign if one's trying to detox and lose weight?

Is foul smelling stool a good sign if one's trying to detox and lose weight?

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

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Does amoebiasis have foul smelling stool?

Does amoebiasis have foul smelling stool?

It could: Only way to know is to submit stool studies. Unfortunately it may be difficult to detect. ...Read more

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I am peeing frequent. Nauseous. Foul smelling stool. Dr's aren't open till monday. What's wrong and what should I do?

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 someā€¦: 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

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Is foul smelling stool from colon cancer?

Is foul smelling stool from colon cancer?

Probably not, but...: There can be many reasons for changes in the odor of stool. Diet and medications are just a few. If there is a change that seems to persist for longer than a week or two, see your doctor for a discussion. ...Read more

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16 mon. Old son has frequent bouts of prolonged sticky foul smelling stool, and trouble digesting any milk including toddler formula. Why is this?

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

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I have foul smelling stool of irregular consitancy with partially digested vegetable fibers. Also unusual flatulance. What diagnostic tests to do?

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

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Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?

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

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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?

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?

Yes & no: The smell of poop is related to the gasses produced by the bowel germs and the odor of digested debris. Various forms of diarrhea or stools tainted by antibiotics have some recognizable odors. However, they are not specific enough for firm diagnosis, just good speculation. ...Read more

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Is black foul smelling stool a symptom of gallbladder problems or stomach uclers?

Is black foul smelling stool a symptom of gallbladder problems or stomach uclers?

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

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Foul smelling stool; bad breath (milder but similar to stool). Eat fruits, vegs, balanced diet& drink lotsa h2o. Brush regularly. Please help?

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

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Gas, sulfur burps, bloating, nausea, yellow foul smelling stool on/off for 2 years, worsening last 6 months. Clean endoscopy. Giardia negative. Help?

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

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How to get boy baby during pregnancy?

How to get boy baby during pregnancy?

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

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

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

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Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Of course!: Just do not carry it to excess (as with all things!). There is some caffeine / stimulant properties in it, but usually this is not a factor in reasonable serving sizes. Ask your OB if any specific concerns. ...Read more

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Can I use emergency c during pregnancy?

Can I use emergency c during pregnancy?

Clarify Question: 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

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Do people ever ovualte during pregnancy?

Do people ever ovualte during pregnancy?

No: You do not and can not ovulate after you have conceived, until after the pregnancy is over. ...Read more

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Wat to eat during pregnancy for fair baby?

Nothing different: Skin color and tone is determined by genetics and sun exposure (which your baby doesn't have), so there aren't any particular foods that would increase the chance of having a fair baby. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill?

If u did not: Miss the active pills then u do not have to take the inactive pills u can throw them away or take them, u should not get pregnant. ...Read more

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Do I need to gain weight during pregnancy?

Do I need to gain weight during pregnancy?

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

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Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill?

Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill?

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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Why do women salivate more during pregnancy?

Why do women salivate more during pregnancy?

YES: Yes salivation can increase in pregnancy. The glandular activity of the salivary gland increases salvia production. Ptyalism is the medical term for excessive salivation. ...Read more

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