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Lose Weight Poop Smells Fat Lose
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
On what's causing you to poop. If you have an illness, infectious or autoimmune, then you might not be absorbing your food properly, and you will probably lose weight. You should definitely see your doctor.
If you want to poop so you lose weight, then no. Your bathroom scale might lower in the short term, but you haven't really lost any excess body fat, just water and, well, poop. ...Read more
Is it true that some people get colonoscopies, just to lose weight or get them because they can't go poop for a while.?
It may slow things: Down a little. Insure that you are hydrating well (at least 64 oz water/ day). Aim for at least 5 servings of veggies and 4 of fruit per day. Moderate dairy use and avoid poor quality carbs. Get daily physical activity. You can try an otc laxative. If these measures don't help with your constipation - then discuss with your doctor. ...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
Please not for that!: There is no meaningful or long-term weight loss with stool softeners--only temporary laxation of stool and maybe loss of some "water". A healthy and long-term approach to weight loss (and keeping the weight off once lost) is consistently making good food choices (avoid high-calorie density foods that are high in fat and processed sugars), minimize snacking, control portion size, and exercise. ...Read more
Not for that reason: There is no meaningful or long-term weight loss with stool softeners--only temporary laxation of stool and maybe loss of some "water". A healthy and long-term approach to weight loss (and keeping the weight off once lost) is consistently making good food choices (avoid high-calorie density foods that are high in fat and processed sugars), minimize snacking, control portion size, and exercise. ...Read more
You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the body. One should not use bowel movements as a weight loss method. If you have unexplained weight loss you should check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Yes: Technically yes but it's an insinsible loss, much like sweating or urinating. It is not weight loss in the true sense of losing fat. From this prespective, every time you eat or drink you gain weight. This is why a persons weight varies throughout the day. The best way to probably weigh yourself is to weigh in the morning after using the bathroom and before eating. ...Read more
I have a bowel movement just about everytime I eat, is that normal and could it help me lose weight?
I go days without having a bowel movement. What kind of diet should I have? It's harder for me to lose weight?
Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?
Wt loss stool only: Best for your bowels: plenty fluids, regular physical activity, avoiding eating a lot of foods that slow bowels, like fatty, high sugar, empty calorie snacks & a lot of cheese & meat. And eating plenty fiber-rich foods - fruits, & especially vegetables. No surprise, right? Straining is not good, & can lead to hemorrhoids & painful fissures. Regular laxatives also not good. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Have been eating less to loose weight and pooping less often. Does more food = more poop and less food = less poop?
You could eat less food but increase you fiber intake by switching to high fiber foods and keep your bowel movements regular. Or you could take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. In either case drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
No: As long you have no other symptoms and your bowels are regular and normal stools. I will not worry ...Read more
My 3 year old son has muscus in his poop and smells really sour, he has had it for at least 3/4 weeks?
Mucous: Children do swallow quite a bit of mucous from their nose and throat (they aren't particularly effective at blowing their nose or coughing phlegm out). This can end up in their stool as well. If the stool is very loose, more than 4-5 times per day, there may be an infection cause, and your child should be seen by his doctor. ...Read more
I have been having a discharge that smells like poop. I've been treated several times for it. Nothing is working. What can I do?
Where discharge?: If vaginal discharge, suggest rule out pregnancy if applicable and seek MD ASAP, as could represent possible infection. More urgent if abdominal pain/fever/blood. If rectal discharge/stool seepage, would also seek MD to find treatable causes e.g. commonly lactose intolerance from milk/milk products, diet drinks, corn syrup/high fructose/caffeine, but other causes possibly warranting workup ...Read more
Haven't been able to go to bathroom for almost 3 days, and now my poop is dark green and it smells very bad. Why, and should I worry, and what to do?
Constipation: The smell of your poop as well as its color are not good enough cues to tell whether you should worry or not. I would expect it to smell bad even if it didn't stay in for 3 days, but much more so if it did. The green color of your poop if unusual, but to be honest, it's a subjective estimate of it and doesn't tell me what's going on. If you have no other symptoms and your stool resumes routine =ok. ...Read more
I'm having this odor problem, I believe it's coming from my rectum but I'm not sure. It smells like poop and like a butt sometimes. What could it be?
There's a very good chance that even a little stool leakage 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.
See your doctor instead for eval and advice. ...Read more
This is embarrassing but my feces sometimes smells like kitty litter. Sometimes it smells like dog poop. Is this something that I should be concerned?
Stool odor: Stool smells are due to your gut flora and what you have eaten so the odor can change. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
If you have very strong-smelling stool, and if it's very dark in color, you may be having melena. Melena is clasically described as "black, tarry stool, " and is caused by bleeding into the upper part of the intestinal tract. It doesn't look like blood because it's been digested.
If this is what's going on, you should be seen by a doctor and evaluated as soon as possible. Bleeding like this can be dangerous.
Even if this doesn't sound right, a change in stool is still worth discussing with your doctor. ...Read more
Tar odor: The odor is nonspecific, but if the feces looks like tar, one would be concerned about occult bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, use of peptobismol, or taking iron supplements. A simple rectal examination with inspection of a small stool specimen and a simple test of the specimen in the office would shed light on your concern and rule out blood in the stool. ...Read more
Gum infection: It is quite possible that your husband has gingivitis or periodontitis. I would recommend a consultation with a dentist or periodontist. If his gums and supporting structures of the teeth are healthy, one might consider seeing a physician to rule out gastric, adenoid or respiratory issues. ...Read more
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Hi. Welcome! Dr. Ivy Fisher with healthtap.
If no other symptoms exists and doing fine
the gas smell could be dietary, what the baby is eating.
Look for emesis, diarrhea, bloody stools or fever.
I assume no accidental ingestion has occurred as well.
If you need further advice/f/u, don't hesitate to make
a virtual appt online for me.... ...Read more
I had a gallbladder removal now since I had my poop is runny and it smells sour... What does that mean?
What does it mean when you poop but it is only a mucusy substance coming out (no stool) and it smells bad?
Mucus or? On stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. But you're not sure if the substance seen is pus or? So at very least blood/stool studies ; further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
I've had foul smelling periods for 5 years. Others notice when I'm on it, it smells like poop. Possible causes?
Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of increased vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. BV often occurs with odor only and little or no disharge. STDs can do it but wouldn't last 5 years. It's atypical for odor to only accompany your period, though. Is there no odor at all at other times? In any case, this should be easy to diagnose and treat; see your doctor. ...Read more
Poop smells incredibly bad and it burns butt hole and makes it unbearably itchy down there. What could be causing this?
A yeast: Infection is likelyGet a more detailed answer ›
My 30 year old son says that he's seen blood in his stool for months. His poop smells really bad, not like normal feces would smell?
Possibilities: Bright red blood would come from near the outlet, usually from a tear/scratch in the anal skin, this is often on the surface of a BM. Darker blood mixed with the poop, comes from higher up. It can be from infection, polyps or gut wall bleeding, or even cancer.It is all abnormal and needs to be evaluated. It is more likely to be something easy to fix at his age. ...Read more
My 16 year old son has dark runny poop hat smells like something rotten is inside. Happens about once a month and he spends 3 days in bed?
See obgyn: Could be a lots of different reasons that have to be ruled out. Need to see a specialist for testing. ...Read more
How do you know if your anus needs reconstructive surgery? Because the bottom of my anus is loose and smells like poop
My 7 month old breath smells lile his poop. Is that normal? He poops 2-5 times a day eats normal and is up to date with everything.
Bad breath: A baby's breath should never smell bad unless there is an infection. Does he have a clogged nose? Do you have an older child, maybe 3 or 4 year old? These youngsters are known to stick objects in their body openings. I suspect something like that may be happening to his nose. Have see his pediatrician. ...Read more
Yes: Get checked as soon as possible.Get a more detailed answer ›