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Internist, Board Certified Physician
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My bowel movement smells really bad. to the point where i

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my bowel movement smells really bad. to the point where i wont have on in public places. and it's the same when i breal win. what could be the cause of this and how do i stop it from happing
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 7 years ago.
Foul smelling bowel movements can come from several different Causes. A change in diet or a predominance of a food that can cause a certain type of gas can be responsible. Also an infection in the bowel may cause foul-smelling flatus and bowel movements. Another possibility is fat malabsorption. That can cause foul-smelling stool. I Would suggest taking a very bland type diet with high fiber and bulk in your diet. You may also try probiotics such as activia which can change the bacteria in the colon and may be helpful in improving this problem. Also avoid gas producing foods such as beans and carbonated beverages.
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