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Can differen smells of bm indicate specific infections?Babys sick & has very foul smelling stool, now I feel sick & just passed bm w same foul smell ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes & no

The smell of poop is related to the gasses produced by the bowel germs and the odor of digested debris.
Various forms of diarrhea or stools tainted by antibiotics have some recognizable odors.However, they are not specific enough for firm diagnosis, just good speculation.

In brief: Yes & no

The smell of poop is related to the gasses produced by the bowel germs and the odor of digested debris.
Various forms of diarrhea or stools tainted by antibiotics have some recognizable odors.However, they are not specific enough for firm diagnosis, just good speculation.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: True

Certain diarrheal infections produce smells that are so typical, they can be diagnosed at the bedside.
All the best. Electrolyte fluids in small amounts work to maintain hydration.

In brief: True

Certain diarrheal infections produce smells that are so typical, they can be diagnosed at the bedside.
All the best. Electrolyte fluids in small amounts work to maintain hydration.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Dr. Katharine Cox
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