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Fecal odor when perspiring

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 26, 2006
  • 05:36 AM

When I perspire my anal area gives off a very strong fecal odor. This has been happening since high school. I thought maybe if I didn’t do any type of activity I could get around the problem by not perspiring, now it happens when feel anxiety. So now I have miss work, class, social functions etc.

When I was a baby my parents had to give me medication so that I wouldn’t throw it up due to a digestion problem. I’m wondering if the problem has been with me all along.
My diet consists of high fiber vegetables, whole grain, wheat pastas, no dairy, chlorophyll, vitamins and water. I used to be very active in the Gym and eating a lot of chicken and red meat. I’ve always noticed my body had a hard time with those specific proteins. But now that I hardly eat at all the problem persists and it’s causing to me fall into a major depression. The only time the fecal odor doesn’t occur is if I don’t pass any bowel movements.

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  • Perhaps stop eating WHEAT-tell Doc problem=also slack up on so much fibre-get checked for anal fissures. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 09:03 AM
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  • Joey,Firstly, I advise a colon clean out. If this is too embarressing for you, drink two litres of prune juice; you'll need to stay home for a couple of days for obvious reasons. Make an appointment with a naturopath who does bowel massage before you do this. You may have built up waste attachment on your colon and this is a good way to detect it and a message is best done on an empty colon. The message is painful if a blockage is detected but well worth it.Do you like natural plain yogurt or at least be able to stomach it? If so eat only this for a couple of days, as it replaces natural bacteria that can be lost due to intestinal problems and loss of these natural bacteria can cause bad odors. Chicken can make things worse like you say.Some foods can cause really bad smell, but I cant remember what they are apart from the chicken, may be someone here can give us a few food items to avoid. What blood type are you? If you are blood A try to stay away from all animal protein for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference, but keep up the yogurt.Make sure you stay free of constipation. You may have a weak anal muslce also, which after you have gone to the toilet may be allowing mucus to leak and thus the smell. You may have to do some muscle exercises like tightening the anus for a few seconds and then relaxing; pretend you are doing weight training for you back side. Weak pelvic muslce can affect the urine system so it also does the anal area.I hope this is of some help.Agape,Searchingsam
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 00:05 PM
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  • try deworming
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 08:26 PM
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  • have you tried putting a little bit of deodorant or baby powder on the back of your underwear? it won't solve the problem but maybe it will help your anxiety in social situations. also frequent trips to the bathroom to wipe the area down. if you are obese then losing weight may help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 05:38 AM
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  • Hi Joey,Been giving your case some more thought. The clue may lay in you mentioning perspiration making the odor worse.The surface of the skin is covered with natural friendly bacteria. Unfortunately, with the use of soaps, ant-deodorants and anything else that is supposed to make us smell great we have killed off this friendly bacteria to a large degree. When we perspire enzymes are released with a mix of other things from our body and they can really stink, and that is where the bacteria comes in to eat up the enzymes and neutralize the odor.So it may be that in your attempt to rid yourself of this fecal odor, you use everything available to smell better but are, in fact, making matters worse as the scavenger bacteria have been evicted and the enzymes left to party.Try this. For the next week do not use soaps or anything, just bathe or shower with water and use a flannel to rid yourself of daily dead skin and dry yourself of with a semi soft towel to further remove any dead skin cells. But don’t rub too hard the sensitive down below bits or you might end up with a rash. Believe me, this does work. I used to have BO under the arms real bad and the quad I care for had very oily skin with blackheads and really, really awful BO. I stopped using soap for a week after I heard about the killing of bacteria through soaps and deodorants and it worked. I have not used soap for years unless it is to wash my hands or remove oil and grease that needs a little more assistance. I also banished the tooth paste from my shopping list and brush with bicarb or just water, no more bad breath. I have done this for ten years and no one seems to believe me when I tell them.You mention this started when you started high school, the time of puberty and great changes to our body chemistry, so it might just be low amount of friendly bacteria through use of deodorant and soap.Also, make sure you have wiped yourself really well (you mention that you dont smell when you haven't had a bowel motion?, only when you do) and wash the area two or three times a day with water and flannel only and make sure you have dried thoroughly. You may also have access of pubic hair that may make cleaning with just toilet paper not adequate enough and may need a little hair cut, but dont shave or you will get a rash.I really hope you problem is as simple as the above mentioned. All the best.Agape,Searchingsam.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 06:07 AM
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