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Stool odor changes, such as smelly stool, especially if unusually smelly, can be a symptom of various stool conditions. Smelly stool may also be associated with other stool symptoms such as bloody stool, mucus stool, and stool color. Seek prompt professional medical advice about such symptoms....more »
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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...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...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 kill the ...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...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, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »
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The following list of conditions have 'Stool odor' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Stool odor, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Medical Conditions associated with Stool odor:
Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Odor symptoms (148 causes), Bowel problems (2509 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 Stool odor:
Bloody stool (406 causes), Mucus stool (88 causes), Stool color (387 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Normal stool variation, Certain foods or drinks ingested recently, Cystic fibrosis, Malabsorption (219 causes), Celiac Disease, Jaundice (789 causes), Steatorrhea (34 causes), Giardia, Fatty stool, Constipation (726 causes)
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