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Old 01-06-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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suffering with smelling bad

The smell mostly occurs when im nervous and it doesnt make any sense.....iv heard of soem illness' or diseases that may cause this problem......like candida or anal fitsula??? most of the time i cant smell it my self but once in a while i can smell something......iv been trying to improve my diet like including more fruits and vegetables because i used to consume alot of sugars and fats.....i shower everyday yet i still smell.....it makes no sense.....

 
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

I too have this problem, every day. Seeing my Gastroenterologist tomorrow. I think it is caused by the fact I am missing one third of my external sphincter muscle. I am living in hell and I think a colostomy bag might be preferable because my pelvic floor and ability to defecate is severely affected. At least I would have some control.

 
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

Just saw my specialist and he does not believe me. I'm the one that has to deal with the comments every day. He has sent me for a CAT scan on my head and sinuses. To check for a tumour on the pituitary gland which can cause an altered sense of smell. Can you believe it!!! I am so mad. I am not a head case. However, he is sending me for a urine test for TMAU.

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

Has anyone found any solutions? Henerita, I suffer from the same problem - and I'm not a headcase, like most doctors will posit - but it ONLY happens when I'm nervous. People, speak up, these posts are viewed hundreds of times!! There is some correlation between nerves and this smell. Any success in diagnosis?

 
Old 03-21-2009, 07:11 PM   #5
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I can relate fully to what, you are going through!!

Hey there,
My name is Ryan. Like you, I am going through the same thing, so if you get anything from this thread, I want you to know, you are not alone! I go through the same crap, on a daily basis. I know, how humiliating and embarrassing it is, to get comments from complete strangers about a smell. I get it everyday too!! It does suck, believe me I know! I ran into this problem, about 2 yrs ago and eversince then, have had, to make the best of the situation and just get by this, one day at a time, which for me right now, seems impossible!! I don't know if this helps, but I came across something over the net, for this, as a possible solution, but it's not guarenteed. This is a cream for males, but they may have it, for females too. Trying googling the word, "anal tightening", "anal tightening lubes", or "female tightening lotions". See what you come up with. I know for me, I came across this thing for me, as I am a guy. It's supposedly, suppose to tighten up the ahole area, moreorless, shrink it down. I gonna give this a try, in the next couple of months. See how, it goes anyways. You might, want to check something like this out for yourself. See what you come up with anyways. It doesn't hurt anyhow, right, since you are going through the same kind of crap that I am right now. Hope that this gives you, a little bit of help, or at, the very least, a better direction, to look into. Take care. Talk to you later.

 
Old 03-23-2009, 12:23 AM   #6
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

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just saw my specialist and he does not believe me. I'm the one that has to deal with the comments every day. He has sent me for a cat scan on my head and sinuses. To check for a tumour on the pituitary gland which can cause an altered sense of smell. Can you believe it!!! I am so mad. I am not a head case. However, he is sending me for a urine test for tmau.
just because you're having your pituatary tested doesnt mean you're a " head case" if you have a tumor in your pituatary which is on the base of the brain..it can cause all kinds of problems....but they are rarely malignent...only about 5% are. As in cushings..or prolactinoma....my daughter has a pituatary tumor...they can't find that in a cat scan...they use the mri. Pituatary tumors are a liquid tumor...so it moves...shes being treated for it...takes up to five years for it to turn fiberous...but, her prolactin levels are back to normal. They also do surgery to remove them.....but, if they dont get it all with surgery....they just *** up. Anyway....the doc doesnt think you're a head case...

 
Old 04-04-2009, 04:22 PM   #7
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

Dear No Relief,

Please give me an update on your situation. I am suffering from the same thing. I am 42 years old and basically have close to zero sphincter muscle left after an extremely long and tormented birthing ordeal of 9lb 11oz baby 10 years ago. I have uncontrollable gas and alot of it. I can never have a full bowel movement (there are always broken pieces left inside my rectum (which is what is causing the contant, stinky, loud gas). No doctor has been able to help me yet. They all act like I have IBS (which I do not believe) or they act like I making the situation out to be worse than what it is. I do not feel like living anymore. The situation is sooooo embarrasing.

Thanks for any info.
Emily

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Old 05-07-2009, 04:13 PM   #8
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Unhappy Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

yh i too am suffering from this problem, it only started happening quite recently, and reading a couple of peoples comments i can tell its not going to be going away any time soon... i went to my GP and he tried to imply that it was all in my head, he gave me antibiotics... but that didnt do crap (although to be fair i only took it for 3 days), but tbh im very sure that i do smell... i fear the day that some random off the street is gonna bust out a deodrant spray and spray me with it... it does also seem to get really bad when im nervous, but my family, for some reason cant seem to smell it, and wats worse is im Asian so ther not very understanding, i have to go to school... but i secretely bunk lessons especially when someone comments about it to me, my attendence is crap, and iv even tried talking to my teachers about the problem to take some kinda of study leave but they all say i need a doctors note or something which seems highly unlikely cos no doctor that ive gone to has diagnosed me with anything but paranoia, its so annoying.

anyone else got any updates, im going to go do a detox thing or whatever soon, and il post my results here... anyways gd luck everyone, take care

 
Old 05-07-2009, 06:05 PM   #9
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

I think that you need to see a rectal specialist. Is there anyway that your parents will take you to a doctor like that? You need a doctor that really specializes in that area of the body. Are you having complete bowel movements? Has anything happened to you that coincided with the start of this, that would affect this part of your body. Did you suffer a fall or were you in an accident?

Thanks,
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:01 AM   #10
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

thanks for replying... i asked my parents and they said ok but after my exams finish, which is not until after june lol. Ive gone vegeterian now, since reading up on alot of peoples comments, it seems that the majority of people who suffer from this are heavy meat eaters and have an unhealthy diet including junk food. unfortunately as much as i hate vegetables il have to give it a go, and report back here in a weeks time.

... i dont understand what u mean by complete bowel movements :P are you asking if i poo alot? id say i poo the average amount...as for the fall... i think i might have now that you mention it. hmmm this is interesting

i still cant figure out where the smell comes from though, i smell my pants and thers no sign of any poo smell from that area or any area of my body... i can just smell it, its so wierd, maybe ive got a piece of poo lodged in my nose somehow... where does the smell come from for you?

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Old 05-08-2009, 09:50 PM   #11
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

Hi Yellowbeans,

What I mean by incomplete evacuations are when you have a bm does everything come out or not? Does it feel like everything comes out? This is kind of gross, but I used to go in fully formed stool, now I go and some of it is fully formed and other pieces are broken off into little pieces or some are even like pebbles. I drink a lot of water, so I am still investigating why it's happening to me when it never had happened before. When I go to a doctor about these butt issues they always ask if I had been in an accident or a fall (that must be an occurrence that can cause bowel issues). If you had either of these then you make sure to tell your doctor.

Has anybody (other than yourself) smelled these odors and said something? Sometimes things like these can be all in our heads. The human brain is a weird thing.

If you are not too grossed out by this you could try the following: I buy the Fleet enemas at Walmart (I believe that they only cost $2 and some change or less), I pour out that solution and fill the bottle with warm tap water. So you put the nozzle (coat with Vaseline) of the bottle in your rear and squeeze the warm water into your bottom (if you do this after you have a bowel movement it will either make you go more, like if there is stool that you are not getting out or it will make you go maybe light brown water). This way, you will be assured that everything is out, so there is nothing that anybody could possibly smell. You can clean the bottle after using and reuse too so you don't have to keep buying, if you need it again.

Sweetie, as hard as it seems like it feels to get thru this next month until you can get to a specialist, you keep your head held up and you concentrate on your school work. I am 43 years old right now and I am taking a chemistry class (my final is May 18th), I have been having to put off doctors appts because this class had me so bogged down, but I kept thinking to myself there is light at the end of this tunnel and I will get to the light very soon. Think positive thoughts.

With kindest regards,
Emily42

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:59 AM   #12
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

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Hi Yellowbeans,

What I mean by incomplete evacuations are when you have a bm does everything come out or not? Does it feel like everything comes out? This is kind of gross, but I used to go in fully formed stool, now I go and some of it is fully formed and other pieces are broken off into little pieces or some are even like pebbles. I drink a lot of water, so I am still investigating why it's happening to me when it never had happened before. When I go to a doctor about these butt issues they always ask if I had been in an accident or a fall (that must be an occurrence that can cause bowel issues). If you had either of these then you make sure to tell your doctor.

Has anybody (other than yourself) smelled these odors and said something? Sometimes things like these can be all in our heads. The human brain is a weird thing.

If you are not too grossed out by this you could try the following: I buy the Fleet enemas at Walmart (I believe that they only cost $2 and some change or less), I pour out that solution and fill the bottle with warm tap water. So you put the nozzle (coat with Vaseline) of the bottle in your rear and squeeze the warm water into your bottom (if you do this after you have a bowel movement it will either make you go more, like if there is stool that you are not getting out or it will make you go maybe light brown water). This way, you will be assured that everything is out, so there is nothing that anybody could possibly smell. You can clean the bottle after using and reuse too so you don't have to keep buying, if you need it again.

Sweetie, as hard as it seems like it feels to get thru this next month until you can get to a specialist, you keep your head held up and you concentrate on your school work. I am 43 years old right now and I am taking a chemistry class (my final is May 18th), I have been having to put off doctors appts because this class had me so bogged down, but I kept thinking to myself there is light at the end of this tunnel and I will get to the light very soon. Think positive thoughts.

If you ever need someone to talk to you can always message me and I will always read and correspond with you.

With kindest regards,
Emily42
Hello Emily42
i am actually having full evacuations... as for the smell someone actually said it to me today, but he was a close friend... and id rather hear it from him than some random geez of the street... but my family still cant seem to get any smell, even though i can smell it alot... it is really wierd.

but apart from that its been a couple of days into my vegetarian diet, and so far it seems to have gotten worse?!? although to be fair its only been about 3 days and it could just be a coincidence.

...thnx for replying
Yellowbeans

 
Old 07-09-2009, 05:50 AM   #13
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

Hi
I was reading you comments on a bad smell after a poop, i too have a very serious problem, i hope you can suggest me how to get rid of this,
My Problem is when ever (all the time) i have a bowl moment i need to go and poop, if i delay for a 5 or 10 min (if i am in meeting or doing some thing ) my body emits a bad odor (not passing the gas) like as it almost same as smell when you start pooping in the restroom.
If i go and poop, i will see that i wiped it right and also i wash my bud with water,
as soon as came back to my office i can smell my self that i have pooped in my pants and all the people comming to my office wiggle their nose, i have heard some talking that i keep my poop in my pants..
the smell is so bad that even i can sit and work for 15 to 20 min
if go back again and wipe my bud the smell will get worst.
Please help me in this.

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Old 07-09-2009, 11:10 AM   #14
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

Have you seen a gastro doctor yet? That would be a good start.

Are you getting enough fiber? 20grams or more a day?

It could be related to diet, try limiting dairy for a while, switch off and limiting meat if dairy doesn't make a difference. There might be a trigger food you are eating.

Look into leaky gut syndrome....your gastro doctor is the best person to help you with this.

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Old 07-10-2009, 08:12 AM   #15
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Re: i smell like really bad almost like poop

thanks for your response,
i did went to the gastro doctor, he suspected blood in my poop, he recommended colonoscopy, the result came negative,
my intake fiber is good, everyday in the morning i eat raisin bran cereal which has a good source of fiber, and also fruits like banana & apple or grapes.
i eat meat weekly once or twice, and the dairy product, i use milk once a day while eating cereal,
this is my daily intake, i eat oatmeal every day due to my cholesterol.

 
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