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Foul Smelling Stools (Overview)

You might say don't all stools smell foul? E. Coli gives stool its normal bad smell. However, foul-smelling stools smell worse than normal. This could be due to giardia type infections which can cause malabsorption or increased sulfur producing bacteria in the colon which will cause stool to smell worse.


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What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

Proctitis colitis: Need to be treated for an infection with antibiotics if no resolution need to visit a gastroenterologist for endoscopy antibiotics should cover chlamydia if you have anal sex. ...Read more

Foul Smelling Stools (Overview)

You might say don't all stools smell foul? E. Coli gives stool its normal bad smell. However, foul-smelling stools smell worse than normal. This could be due to giardia type infections which can cause malabsorption or increased sulfur producing bacteria in the colon which will cause stool to smell worse.


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Foul smelling stools on vacation. Did I pick up a bug?

Foul smelling stools on vacation. Did I pick up a bug?

Possibly: More pungent stool with travel can be common due to different diets and/or different bacteria or viruses that we ingest. If the symptoms occur with a fever, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, best to follow up with your doctor and be sure to tell him or her of your recent travel. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

More likely than: Hemorrhoids is an anal fissure. Patients often experience difficulty starting the bm as if there is a blockage and then a tearing sensation during the bm, followed by severe throbbing pulsating sensation after the bm. See a colorectal surgeon to get a proper evaluation and find out what options for treatment are available to you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: foul smelling stools?

What is the definition or description of: foul smelling stools?

Worse than normal: You might say don't all stools smell foul? E. Coli gives stool its normal bad smell. However, foul-smelling stools smell worse than normal. This could be due to giardia type infections which can cause malabsorption or increased sulfur producing bacteria in the colon which will cause stool to smell worse. ...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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Foul smelling stools on vacation. Did I pick up a bug?

Possibly: More pungent stool with travel can be common due to different diets and/or different bacteria or viruses that we ingest. If the symptoms occur with a fever, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, best to follow up with your doctor and be sure to tell him or her of your recent travel. ...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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What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

Proctitis colitis: Need to be treated for an infection with antibiotics if no resolution need to visit a gastroenterologist for endoscopy antibiotics should cover chlamydia if you have anal sex. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Maybe something else: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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