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Really really REALLY need help.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 12, 2007
  • 08:52 AM

Ok, I'm almost 19 years old, and for quite some time now I've been having a lot of tummy troubles. Too many symptoms to list off right now,but there's one that really bothers me. Well... my poo smells like rotting flesh and garbage. Literally. Like someone threw a dead cat in a trash can and left it to rot. I don't have insurance or much money, so I can't really go to the doctor unless it's and abousolute emergency. Anyone have any ideas on what this might be? I've tried changing my diet and it didn't help much. It doesn't happen all the time, but enough to notice. About.... 80-85%. I just hope it isn't too serious. I have enough problems right now as it is.

~Heather

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  • You ought to elaborate more on your dietary habits and your bowel movement patterns.Foul odor might be a sign of something overgrowing in your intestinal track- like bacteria, parasites, etc. in combination with food that might be rotting inside because the infection does not let you digest it.Since you are on a budget- you could try a few home and natural digestion aids, infusions with ginger, clove, etc- and take antibiotics/ anti fungals such as olive leaf tables, grapefruit seed extract tablets, or wild oregano tablets. They are all safe for the liver- you can find them at the natural store and follow the directions. Eat lots of raw garlic and lemonades in the morning in an empty stomach.Just do a little research. You'll find something that suits you.*Avoid sugar, milk, wheat, processed food.- as they might be aggravating your current condition.Be Well!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 03:09 PM
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  • Here's an excellent article from the National Institute of Health, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003132.htm: Considerations Return to top Stool normally has an unpleasant odor, but one that is recognized as fairly common. Stools that have an extremely bad, out-of-the-ordinary odor may be associated with certain medical conditions. Foul-smelling stools also have normal causes, most notably diet.Foul smelling stools may occur in conjunction with floating stools.Common Causes Return to top Cystic fibrosisGluten-induced enteropathy (sprue, celiac disease)MalabsorptionIdiopathic steatorrhea (fatty stools with no known cause)Disaccharidase deficiency (insufficient amounts of the sugar-digesting enzymes)Short bowel syndromeCrohn's diseaseUlcerative colitisInfectious colitis (colon infections)Chronic pancreatitisHome Care Return to top Home care depends on the specific diagnosis. Follow your health care provider's instructions closely, and adhere strictly to prescribed diets. If you have diarrhea, make sure to increase your water intake to avoid dehydration.Call your health care provider if Return to top If you have associated symptoms -- abdominal pain, fever, chills, cramping, weight loss, stools that float or are difficult to flush, blood in the stool, black or pale stools, mucus in the stool, or diet-related changes in your stool -- call your health care provider.What to expect at your health care provider's office Return to top Foul-smelling stools are a single symptom of a disease complex. Other symptoms and signs are generally present. Your health care provider will take a family and disease history, then complete a physical examination.Medical history questions may include:When did you first notice that the stools were foul-smelling?Are the stools an abnormal color (especially pale or clay-colored stools)?Are there floating stools or stools that are difficult to flush?What sort of diet has been eaten recently?Does a change in the diet make the smell worse or better?What other symptoms are present?A stool sample will be obtained for laboratory analysis. Other studies may be indicated.
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 03:55 PM
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  • To me, diet may just be the cause but I'd get it checked out. Some medical clinics allow you just to do some lab work without seeing a doctor, which could be a bit cheaper. I'd call your doctor's office and ask your nurse if you could just get lab work done to see if anythings wrong. Explain your financial situation and hopefully she'll work with you. If the lab work comes back abnormal, you'll have to see your doctor then but figure if they come back normal, it's less money out of your pocket. It'll ease your anxiety, too. Just my opinion. Let us know how you're doing.God Bless.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 05:30 PM
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  • It would be wise to do a detox by dr natura.. There is also a website by Raymond Francis. He also wrote a book, Never Be Sick Again. Completely changed my life. Bottom line - If your doctor doesnt know what is wrong with you, he is uneducated in health and nutrition. You are either experiencing a massive deficiency or toxicity to something, or both. Here's the big question: Have you used a lot of antibiotics over the years? If you have, your answer will come through researching. I have found that using a high quality Pro-Biotics works wonders for this problem. You may experience gas, bloating, cramps, constipation.... all signs that the probiotics are working because there's a war going on inside between friendly bacteria and bad bacteria... and it will go away when the friendly bacteria take over. I would also check out the website by MERCOLA - Dr Joe Mercola. They sell the absolute best probiotic I have ever used. Works amazing.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 09:47 PM
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