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Foul-smelling stool: The occurrence of stool that has an offensive smell. See detailed information below for a list of 63 causes of Foul-smelling stool, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed,...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid digestion, and they...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One of the most common...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, ...read more »
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Medical Conditions associated with Foul-smelling stool:
Stool odor (69 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Odor symptoms (148 causes), Odour symptoms (148 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes)
Symptoms related to Foul-smelling stool:
Stool odor (69 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Acanthocytosis, Accessory navicular bone, Autoimmune thyroid disease associated Celiac Disease, Celiac Disease, Susceptibility to 1
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