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Why does my stool smell sweet?Could it be a lack of an enzyme or candida? It looks normal its just the smell thats different.Took 500abx 6 months ago

Why does my stool smell sweet?Could it be a lack of an enzyme or candida? It looks normal its just the smell thats different.Took 500abx 6 months ago

Don't know: I don't know, but i wouldn't worry about it. "sweet smelling stool" is not a sign of anything bad that we learn about in medical school. It could be worse...It could smell like stool! ...Read more

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What does it mean when ur stools smell sweet?

What does it mean when ur stools smell sweet?

In digested sugars: Does it happen with all foods? Have your stools gotten soft or bulky? You may be lacking enzymes necessary to break down the sugars so they accumulate and the stools smell sweet. You should probably see a gastroenterologist if it continues. ...Read more

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My granddaughter has bowel problems she is 12 and had glandular fever this time last year. The stool smells like perfume/sweet ?

My granddaughter has bowel problems she is 12 and had glandular fever this time last year. The stool smells like perfume/sweet ?

Sweet smelling stool: There may be an overgrowth of yeast in your child's intestines possibly due to the antibiotics given to your granddaughter for the glandular fever. Consult her doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for feces to smell sweet?

Is it possible for feces to smell sweet?

I guess, but…: I guess it is possible, since the sense of smell is subjective. I've never heard of anyone describing that smell as sweet though. It doesn't indicate any sort of illness that I'm aware of. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had sweet , fruity smelling urine for a couple weeks now. My feces also smells strangely fruity and my urine has been cloudy but no other symp?

I have had sweet , fruity smelling urine for a couple weeks now.  My feces also smells strangely fruity and my urine has been cloudy but no other symp?

Possible causes: The things you eat and drink can affect the smell and appearance of both your urine and feces. The other concern for a fruity or sweet smelling urine is the possibility of diabetes. If you have a family history of diabetes, you should see your primary care physician and have the appropriate tests performed. ...Read more

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1 year female has been having rancid stool for 5 days now. Suddenly the stool is a light sand color & gritty with the rancid smell. Is this more than?

1 year female has been having rancid stool for 5 days now. Suddenly the stool is a light sand color & gritty with the rancid smell. Is this more than?

Fever? Appetite?: Hi Amanda179. Stool texture and smell usually have to do with diet changes. One-year old children are starting to expand their diets and this changes their intestinal flora. Think if the child has eaten any new foods in the last few days. That said, fever, low energy, and low appetite can be a sign of something more serious, as can blood or pus in the stool. ...Read more

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Here the last week or so I have been having oily stools. They do not smell and the oily residue is clear. Not sure what it is?

Here the last week or so I have been having oily stools. They do not smell and the oily residue is clear. Not sure what it is?

High fat diet: This is very common when your diet has large amount of fat. Try a low fat diet (like vegetarian) for a few days and you'll see your stools change markedly. ...Read more

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