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Can c diff cause your stool to smell like metal?

Can c diff cause your stool to smell like metal?

Stool odor: There are many doctors who feel that they can diagnose cl. Difficile by the odor of stool, but do not know that the smell is metallic. The best thing to do is to have it tested. ...Read more

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I had red coloured stool with strong metallic smell 3 days ago. Got a dre today, the doctor said there were no serious hemarrhoids. Possible causes?

I had red coloured stool with strong metallic smell 3 days ago. Got a dre today, the doctor said there were no serious hemarrhoids. Possible causes?

Self-limited BRBPR: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (BRBPR) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Consideration include age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants), known colitis, etc. ...Read more

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I have been taking Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a preventative medication. Since then I've noticed my stool smells like metal. Is this a problem? Could this even be related to those meds?

I have been taking Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a preventative medication. Since then I've noticed my stool smells like metal. Is this a problem? Could this even be related to those meds?

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir): Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) has proven useful as a preventative medication for HIV. It is generally well tolerated. I have never heard of stool smelling like metal as a side effect of this medication. It is recommended that you have periodic tests of your liver and kidneys while on Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). Although it is probably nothing to worry about, you should tell your doctor and have those tests performed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Concerned about burnt orage stool that also has a strong odor?

Concerned about burnt orage stool that also has a strong odor?

Burn orange: Orange color in the stool is unusual, but could happen from some items in your diet, or with other unusual infections. Please talk with your doctor and to a stool analysis and or culture to find out. ...Read more

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How do I stop myself from having soft stools and a stinky odor to them?

How do I stop myself from having soft stools and a stinky odor to them?

Diet related: The consistency of your stools has a lot to do with what you eat. If you eat more foods that are fermentable, gas is produced, colonic bacteria are fed, they produce free fatty acids, and your stools are softer with a characteristic odor. You can't make your poop smell like roses, but you can avoid foods with sorbitol and fructose, beans, broccoli and cauliflower. ...Read more

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Fishy odor in stool mucus?

Fishy odor in stool mucus?

Not unusal: This is probably due to a change in diet or
because your body has some element that
it needs to get rid of. If you have other symptoms or this would become worse you
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I have several vitamin deficienices and always have nonformed stools that have a very bad odor. What is wrong?

I have several vitamin deficienices and always have nonformed stools that have a very bad odor. What is wrong?

Malabsorption: If the vitamin deficiencies have been made by a reputable lab / practitioner (there are charlatans) and you have unformed malodorous stools, then you have malabsorption until proved otherwise. You need to be worked up for celiac disease, whipple's, and a few others. Please get with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My dr wanted me to take a stool sample and when I did it was tar black, had a sour odor and mucus on it. What does that mean? Should I be worried?

Need for evaluation: Your description suggests bleeding in the intestine and it needs to be investigated. You may need a colonoscopy for proper evaluation. Do follow your doctor's instructions for follow-up testing and care. ...Read more

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Started smelling sweet odor in the bathroom weeks ago. At first thought it urine, but now I've realized stool and rectal mucus also sweet. What?

Started smelling sweet odor in the bathroom weeks ago. At first thought it urine, but now I've realized stool and rectal mucus also sweet. What?

Check Blood Sugar: The sweet smell you are describing can be worrisome for ketoacidosis. A finding that can occur in diabetics. While this is not clearly the diagnosis, you should see a physician as soon as possible to have blood work checked. ...Read more

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What causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?

What causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?

Bloody stools: You need to go and see a GI doctor asap. Bleeding from the colon can be due to cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, a variety of infectious agents and none of these should be left untreated. Go and see someone before you become severely ill. ...Read more

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I have been having what I think is candida in my stool regularly and massive body odor for a while. What type of practitioner should I consult?

I have been having what I think is candida in my stool regularly and massive body odor for a while. What type of practitioner should I consult?

Change your diet: You could try some of these suggestions first: eliminate starches and sugars from diet. Eat lots of veggies and protein, less sweet fruits, no starches or sguar. A clove of garlic a day inhibits yeast, and so does a supplement called capryllic acid. Take a good probiotic daily, and also one that has saccaromyces in it: that's a friendly yeast that competes with candida. ...Read more

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Mid abdmnl pain. Not constant but comes and goes. Lasts less than a min, very painful! Loose stool and foul odor. No urge 2go to bthrm w pain. 3 days?

Mid abdmnl pain. Not constant but comes and goes. Lasts less than a min, very painful! Loose stool and foul odor. No urge 2go to bthrm w pain. 3 days?

See your provider: The pain sounds like an intermittent bloated and irritated bowel. 3 days of this with loose foul stool can be possibly infectious or toxic from food or drink. Please consider seeing your health care provider. ...Read more

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I am breastfeading, took POLYGYNAX ;my newborn stool odor became very strong, after stopping them stool odor went normal, will I continue on polygynax?

I am breastfeading, took POLYGYNAX ;my newborn stool odor became very strong, after stopping them stool odor went normal, will I continue on polygynax?

Continue: If the medication prescribed for your own health I wouldn't stop it. If you concern about breastfeeding and medication transferred to your child, then check please FDA website, which stated that even excreted through your breast milk the concentration is very little and even less in your child's blood.

Re: http://www. Drugs. Com/breastfeeding/neomycin.html ...Read more

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Having a good bit of mucus in stool and gasy with pretty severe cramps about every 30-60 mins and then having to use bathroom to only have basically soft stool to the point where its watery with alot of mucus with it and today having a strange odor also!!

Having a good bit of mucus in stool and gasy with pretty severe cramps about every 30-60 mins and then having to use bathroom to only have basically soft stool to the point where its watery with alot of mucus with it and today having a strange odor also!!

Irritable bowel synd: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition in which there are recurrent episodes of stomach pain associated with a change in stool consistency (diarrhea and/or constipation). The pain associated with IBS is more likely to occur after eating and typically improves after a bowel movement. For more information see: http://helpdoctor-irritablebowelsyndrome-ibs. Blogspot. Com/ ...Read more

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I took 40mg Iron yesterday, and ate blueberries. My stool is black, but no bad odor at all. Melena or non-melena? Thank u

I took 40mg Iron yesterday, and ate blueberries. My stool is black, but no bad odor at all. Melena or non-melena? Thank u

Black stool: Since only a small percentage of oral iron is absorbed, black stool is commonly seen in people taking iron. A simple test is to smudge a specimen of stool on a hemoccult card and drop a few drops of testing solution on it. This can be at a lab or physicians office. ...Read more

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