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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck. ...Read more

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My poop smells like tar?

My poop smells like tar?

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

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Why does my poop smell so bad when liquid?

Why does my poop smell so bad when liquid?

Foul poop.: Have you every known poop to smell good? That point aside, when we're sick and have diarrhea, our stool can smell particularly bad. ...Read more

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My cycle smells like poop and i don't know why?

My cycle smells like poop and i don't know why?

Get checked: Get seen when you are noticing the smell the most. That is the best way to get an explanation. ...Read more

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Can using preperation h suppositories change smell of poop?

Can using preperation h suppositories change smell of poop?

Stool odor: Yes. There are other suppositories that are relatively safe to use that your doctor can prescribe that don't have an associated odor. Otc try tucks (witch hazel) wipes, may help anal area without the smell. ...Read more

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My poop smells like something burning. Should I be worried?

My poop smells like something burning. Should I be worried?

No: As long you have no other symptoms and your bowels are regular and normal stools.I will not worry ...Read more

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Can the breathing of the smell of cat poop cause any problems?

Cat urine is the: Real problem - as dander is saliva dries and then can become airborn. When this is inhaled it causes problems for people who are allergic. ...Read more

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Baby poop smells like burning rubber. What is wrong? Do I need to worry?

Baby poop smells like burning rubber. What is wrong? Do I need to worry?

Need more info: This is probably related to baby's diet, Please contact your pediatrician and report this finding. ...Read more

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I smell like poop all the time, especially when i sit down. Is it because I have Crohn's disease?

I smell like poop all the time, especially when i sit down. Is it because I have Crohn's    disease?

Possibly: The result of a perianal fistula which can occur in the setting of crohn's disease. Would advise you see your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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

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Why would poop smell like slightly green bananas? Haven't eaten one in two days. Poop clay/brown colored and is mushy.

Why would poop smell like slightly green bananas? Haven't eaten one in two days. Poop clay/brown colored and is mushy.

Poop scoop: your poop will change with reflection of your diet, colonic bacteria and medications if you were recently on antibiotics opportunistic bacteria such as C Difficile may be the culpit and require special treatment
probiotics are recommended an alkaline diet avoid high glycemic or processed foods
consult your gastroenterologist ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Fecal leakage?: 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

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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 ?

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

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What causes my poop to smell like vomit?

Don't know: What either of your excretions smell like. That would require more information than the internet can supply. ...Read more

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What causes poop to smell?

Food, bacteria, more: Here's a link to check out -- https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003132.htm ...Read more

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Why does poop smell sweet?

Why does poop smell sweet?

Could be: It could be a sign of something that you ate or a malabsorption problem within your gastrointestinal tract. If this is chronic, it may be of benefit to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my poop smell so sour?

Why does my poop smell so sour?

Could be: It could be a sign of something that you ate or a malabsorption problem within your gastrointestinal tract. If this is chronic, it may be of benefit to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my 1 years poop smell fishy?

Why does my 1 years poop smell fishy?

Could be: It could be a sign of something that he ate or a malabsorption problem within his gastrointestinal tract. If this is chronic, it may be of benefit to see his doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my poop smell like a cat liter box?

R U sleeping with : Ur cat lately ?(bad joke!) perhaps it's the food that u eat esp. Protein/meat, or effect of ur meds or just being constipated. Try drinking lots of water with prune juice or colon cleanser. Hopefully that bad scent will disappear quickly! http://m.Healthline.Com/symptom/foul-smelling-stool http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/what-your-stool-telling-you?Page=2. ...Read more

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What's better, is it to have a poop with bad smell or a poop with no smell ,and why ?

What's better, is it to have a poop with bad smell or a poop with no smell ,and why ?

No difference: Feces odor depends moslty on diet -- some foods generate more odor than others -- and transit time; in general, foods that pass more quickly generate more odor. With rare exceptions, more or less odor makes no difference in health. Unless there is a consistent change associated with increased BM frequency, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I usually can handle the smell of my sons poop but lately I have been dyreching really bad ? What could cause this.

I usually can handle the smell of my sons poop but lately I have been dyreching really bad ? What could cause this.

Poop change: The type of poop the child had....is different now. May be normal/ abnormal....infected. You might be pregnant/ having side effect from other med. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like poop.

Why does my urine smell like poop.

Fistula?: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Is there any dark discoloration of your urine?
Do you have any other inflammatory disease? Especially something like Crohn's Disease? Please see a physician for more lab work.

Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions.
Dr. M ...Read more

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