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Stool odor

Stool odor: Introduction

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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Causes of Stool odor:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Stool odor. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Stool odor

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Causes of Types of Stool odor:

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Stool odor: Symptom Checker

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Stool odor Treatments

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Stories from Users for Stool odor

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Message Boards for Stool odor

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Stool odor: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Stool odor

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Stool odor: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Stool odor

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 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 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 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 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 more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder 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 more »

Stool odor: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Stool odor: Related Rare Diseases

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Stool odor: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Stool odor

The list below shows some of the causes of Stool odor mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Stool odor?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Stool odor. Of the 69 causes of Stool odor that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 65 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Stool odor:

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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  • Giardia ... foul-smelling stool, foul-smelling stools













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Causes of Stool odor Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Stool odor based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Stool odor?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Stool odor, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Stool odor:

    Subtypes of Stool odor:

    Foul-smelling stool (63 causes), Steatorrhea (34 causes), Steatorrhoea (13 causes)

    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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