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Severe Stool Odor
Time to see doctor?: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume & stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Maybe ibs, but see doc if bleeding, fever, tenderness, & recurrent sxs. ...Read more
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
Vomiting 2 days ago & soft stools since. Continue to have severe nausea & want to throw up despite taking Zofran & Pepcid. Burps smell like rotten egg?
Infection : Sounds like you have picked up a bug causing these symptoms. They should resolve in the next few days. If not, see an M.D. For further work up with exam and blood tests. ...Read more
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
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
My 2 year old son has had mucous mixed in with his solid and semi-solid stools for the last 3 days. Extremely foul odor! what could this be?
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
Have very dark stool. Does not appear tarry or to have an offensive odor. Taken no bismuth or iron suppl. Have a handful of blackberries I'm the a.m.
Dark stool: blackberries can certainlt give your stool a black color ...Read more
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lately for the last few months I have noticed that my stool has a strong urine odor. I can't say its ammonia but for lack of a better word, "pissy". ?
Need it checked: It is possible that you have an intestinal infection that causes this. You need to see your physician who can obtain tests to clear up this problem ...Read more