why does my stool smell sweet

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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

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

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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!
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Why do my stools smell like sulfur? I always have diarrhea and sometimes it smells like sulfur.

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If you are always having loose to watery stools you should see someone and be evaluated. The odor of stool is related to diet and the bacterial flora in your colon. Some of these bacteria may produce sulfur containing materials.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

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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
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Dr. Louis Krenn answered:

my 30 year old son says that he's seen blood in his stool for months. His poop smells really bad, not like normal feces would smell?

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He should see his doctor. There are several reasons why a 30 year old could have blood in his stool. It cold be hemorrhoids, rectal tear, or inflammatory bowel disease to name a few. This should be evaluated and not let go.
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Dr. David Drewitz answered:

Painless blood in stool, whitish clumps in urine and pungent urine. (I dont really know how pungent smell is but my urine smells different lately.)?

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Rectal bleeding can be a sign of potentially serious problems. Your urinary symptoms sound like a possible UTI. See your doctor about both these ASAP.
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Dr. Kamel M. Sadek answered:

Ok freaking out stools smell odd even my gas smells odd one minit i can poop next i cant. Blood in stools and toilet paper. Only poops little tiblets?

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Your symptoms require urgent attention. You need to see a GI specialist to evaluate the history of blood in the stool. Bloody stool can have a very unusual smell. You could be having bleeding hemorrhoids which can be treated with prescription creams and/or suppositories. But you may still need to be seen by a GI specialist if you do not have hemorrhoids.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Can xifaxan & probiotics cause your stool to smell "chemically"? It almost smells like motor oil. Stool looks brownish/orange. No visible blood. stool culture/o&p = neg.

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The color, odor, consistency, etc. of stool can be changed by anything taken orally. This is usually dietary materials, but drugs also possible. Not probiotics which generally make stools like those of breastfed babies and are not malodorous.
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After a night of heavy drinking (mostly liquor) my stool smells really fruity. Is my liver failing? My 6m old has had this same smell the last 2 days in his stool. Is this ketones? He has Trisomy 21

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Cant make conclusions based on the smell of your stool. It probably means nothing other than having a new air freshner in the bathroom. Joking aside, fruity smelling stool is not indicative of any problem of which I am aware.
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Why do I have loose light colored stool that smells very bad?

Stool light-colored

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Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale,clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (PeptoBismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food.
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What would cause loose light colored stool that smells very bad?

Light-colored stool

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Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (PeptoBismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food.
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