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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I have severe pain in my lower abdomen that comes and goes, loose stools, and crampiness.?

I have severe pain in my lower abdomen that comes and goes, loose stools, and crampiness.?

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

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Dr. Georgia Latham Dr. Latham
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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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?

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

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. David Ziring Dr. Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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

Dr. SCOTT SWOPE Dr. SWOPE
Family Medicine
55 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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 need to see your primary care person. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Scott Kreiner Dr. Kreiner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Tedde Rinker Dr. Rinker
Holistic Medicine
39 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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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

Dr. Anthony Fritz Dr. Fritz
Internal Medicine
29 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ecaterina Sartina Dr. Sartina
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Howard Shapiro Dr. Shapiro
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can't digest food. Instant bloating, gas w/foul odor, loose or soft stool. Not one particular food causes it. Prone to yeast infec. Why? How to help?

Can't digest food. Instant bloating, gas w/foul  odor, loose or soft stool. Not one particular food causes it. Prone to yeast infec. Why? How to help?

See a GI doctor: You need to be examined and perhaps undergo stool examinations and endoscopy. This sounds serious and you should not wait long before seeing somebody. Good luck and get better. ...Read more