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Severe Stool Odor
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
Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your intestines. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. In the mean time try eating yogurt twice a week to start. Also avoid alcohol until you see a physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is experiencing thin, pencil-like stools, foul smelling stools, constipation and bloating or abdominal fullness.
See your doctor: I would suggest seeing your child's doctor for an abdominal exam and a more thorough history. If he is constipated you can start with 4oz of prune juice daily until he is seen. ...Read more
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
Severe joint pain, abdominal pain, occasional blood or mucus in stool. Sometimes yellow loose stool. Cramps and gas. What's wrong?
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
Since dec I've had constipation diarrhea gas bloating small food in stool &foul smelling stools ranging in color&texture. Bacterial or digestive issue?
Optimize diet: Immediately, i'd focus on a good, balanced diet with addition of fibre such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Add some yogurt to your daily diet. Plus, seek medical input. You could be having early signs of inflammatory bowel disease (chron's or ulcerative colitis.) you need some answers , so talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Digestive issues, frequent loose stools, diarrhea, fatigue, moody, orangish water in toilet, stool is often seedy, smells bad greasy appearing, ?
Bloody stool, painful bowel movements, bad smelly discharge and side pain. What are these symptoms of?
Gas, sulfur burps, bloating, nausea, yellow foul smelling stool on/off for 2 years, worsening last 6 months. clean endoscopy. giardia negative. help?
Malabsorption.: This sounds like it could be related to malabsorption, perhaps related to the pancreas or biliary system in general. You need more of a work-up than you've had thus far. Abdominal ultrasound and CT. Colonoscopy. Stool studies. Blood testing. Small intestinal capsule endoscopy or followthrough. ...Read more
Possible: best to see doctor and have the child checked. ...Read more
Not sure I can: help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I'm having bloody stools, diarrhea, bright red blood from anus in underwear, and sometimes cramps
Best to get checked: I would suggest making an appt with your doctor soon. This could be symptoms of an infection from something you ate or drank (like salmonella for example). It could be a condition called inflammatory bowel disease (like Crohn's). If you develop fever or outright abdominal pain, go to urgent care or the ER. If not, see your doctor soon. ...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
Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?
Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more