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My stool smells like a Perm (like the kind you get in a salon)

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My stool smells like a Perm (like the kind you get in a salon) and has been this way for about a month, with no notice in change in color. I also have other symtoms that may or may not be related. They are as follows:

Loose stool or Diarrea
dull aching pains in my lower back.
bad mood swings
Diseases Ive had:

TTP (Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura)

Some surgeries Ive had in the past:

Tonsillectomy (1996)

Gastric Bypass (2003)

Gallbladder removal (2005)


Are you saying about the shape of stool like perm hair?

Any foul disorder with stool?




Customer: replied 8 years ago.
its the smell. my ages is 36

Im a female and I also forgot to add that when I had a gallblader attack, I also had pancreatitis at the same time. I dont know if its related but I wanted to add that, thanks.

Stools having a unusual odour can be due to a medical condition . It needs to be evaluated. The cause can be-

Celiac disease - sprue

Chronic pancreatitis

Infections of the large intestine

Ulcerative colitis

in your case, may be the pancreatitis, has caused these symptoms, as such to make a diagnose, you need to undergo stool culture test , and detailed clinical checkup.

My opinion is that you should make a appointment with doctor at earliest.

take care


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