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Skunk Poop Smell
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
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
No: As long you have no other symptoms and your bowels are regular and normal stools.I will not worry ...Read more
I smell like poop all the time, especially when i sit down. Is it because I have Crohn's disease?
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
Why would poop smell like slightly green bananas? Haven't eaten one in two days. Poop clay/brown colored and is mushy.
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
Why does my poop sometimes smell disturbingly like what the food was before it became poop? Digestion or nerve problem?
Neither: Mot likely byproducts of the metabolized food. ...Read more
I have these symptoms. I smell like poop, bottom part of my anus feels loose like if something ripped. What could it be?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
No: Sugary foods give rise to taste only. ...Read more
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
I usually can handle the smell of my sons poop but lately I have been dyreching really bad ? What could cause this.
What makes an adults poop dark green? When i went to the restroom yesterday i noticed that my poop was dark green and had no smell. Same thing today.. Please help me know what to do..
Food: You are probably eating a lot of dark green vegetables (e.g. Spinach), assuming you are not part gorilla. ...Read more