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Ibs Fishy Smell Stool
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Inection: may be a combined UTI and vaginal infection. You must be checked, examined, tested and treated. ...Read more
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
Not usually.: Normal vaginal intercourse does not cause malodorous flatus (farts). ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis : The most common symptom of BV is an abnormal off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by an unpleasant (usually fishy) smell. This malodorous discharge coats the walls of the vagina, and is usually without significant irritation, pain, or erythema (redness), although mild itching can sometimes occur. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more
Does small intestine bacterial overgrowth cause stomach rumbling, above average flatulence, foul smelling flatulence, and bloating? I Have Crohn's.
Sure, but...: ...so could your Crohn's. Best get checked, since there are ways to distinguish & treat the two possibilities mentioned, most importantly if your symptoms represent an early Crohn's flare. ...Read more
BV: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing black tar-colored stools, diarrhea (severity: severe) , painful bowel movements, anal itching and foul smelling stools.
See a doctor: Black tarry stools are often from blood being digested in the stomach. You need to see a doctor today and have testing done. ...Read more
Check out these : Links. Hopefully that terrible odor will become bearable and tolerable! http://m.healthline.com/symptom/foul-smelling-stool. http://m.nativeremedies.com/ailment/remedies-for-foul-smelling-stool.htmll. ...Read more
Can xifaxan (rifaximin) & probiotics cause your stool to smell "chemically"? It almost smells like motor oil. Stool looks brownish/orange. No visible blood. Stool culture/o&p = neg.
Why stool smell slightly metalic for a month? Light brown colour, banan shape. No blood. Had a colonoscopy 4yrs ago only to find a sml haemorrha, IBS
I have been diagnosed with IBS but I wonder if that's a correct diagnosis. I have continuous pain in my left abdominal back and stool with bad smell.
Have u been checked?: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do" or diagnosis IBS. Your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more
Can drinking fish broth make your stool reek of fish? It's kind of a more skunky smell, though. Or can it be my IBS/candida?
No: This will not make your stools smell of fish. ...Read more
Pale colored foul smell stools, pain in right side at times and nausea. ED doctor diagnosed as IBS and Ovarian Cyst. Elevated WBC. Doc not concern. ?
Why do I sweat a lot from my butt and then i start to smell like fish/feces. Is something wrong with me? Is it possible I have ibs? Please help!
Sounds normal: May be a combination of the food you eat and how fast you eat it. Ibs is also a possibility. It may help to see either a GI doctor or a dietician to help you. ...Read more
Yes indeed ..: It turns out that the passage of mucus while stooling is a common feature often seen with irritable bowel syndrome. Even with healthy bowel movements we pass small amounts of mucus, but it's so small that it's not readily visible with the naked eye. You should make sure that something more isn't going on, as visible mucus passage can be a feature seen in more concerning processes like IBD. ...Read more
Been suffering from IBS for 6 years. Sometimes get white specks in stool, tiny dots what could this be?? Mucus?
Agree : Yes I would say this is most likely mucous. ...Read more
Today when I passed stool, it had white fleshy looking blobs and stringy pieces in it. I have IBS, but what is this??
Can happen: This can happen with your historyGet a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed with ibs, is it normal to have some mucus in your stool? This isn't anything new I've always had it and its not every time.
Coloniscopy 5 years ago. Ibs. Stools constantly changing and pain on lower left side is consistent. Recent 2nd eval-same. Supple not working. Help?!?
Low-FODMAPs: Dietary change is often helpful in regulating ibs symptoms associated with pain and alternating between constipation and diarrhea. Los-fodmaps diet eliminates fermentable foods leading to less gas and bloating which play a role in triggering the stretch pain receptors of the intestine. In addition its highly suggested you eliminate caffeine and fried foods. See your GI doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Should I be worried that my stools look like hamburger bun stools?(They literally look like pieces of a bun- seeds and all).I have IBS but this is odd
Twinges in my bowells left middle and right side 2 years ago all perfect colonoscopy eating ok stools ok just starts when I get up in morning ibs pos?
Possible, but at 65: ...recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize organ involved: in female vaginal discharge/bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also what testing have you had? ...Read more
Dx w IBS younger. Occas. anxiety. Was having normal thick stool, but for past few wks I do have daily BM but its small shape & size varies. IBS again?
Possibly: IBS is considered when there is (usually crampy) abdominal pain, change in bowel habits (such as either constipation, diarrhea, or going back and forth), and usually bloating with no alarm symptoms (blood in stool, unexplained weight loss, nausea/vomiting, etc). If having a bowel movement makes pain and bloating better, this increases likelihood it is IBS. See your doctor to get evaluatedGood luck ...Read more
Yes, not from IBS: Ibs does not cause bloody stools. Bloody stools can be seen with other conditions. Hemorrhoids can cause bright red blood on toilet paper, or in bowl, but so can rectal cancers. Blood coated on stool different from blood mixed in stool. Bloody stools can be seen with infection, inflammation, fragile blood vessels, diverticula (pockets), poor blood flow to bowel, polyps, cancers, etc. C ur doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R/O IBS: STOOL COLOR VARIES WITH DIET: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked go GF Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer