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I need to talk to a doctor about constipation and body odor,

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Hi. I need to talk to a doctor about constipation and body odor
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: Hi doctor. I try to drink at least 2liters of water, fibers, exercise. Yet I have fecal odor and go from periods of watery stool to constipation I have diabetes type2 and Cirrohsis of liver due to fatty liver
JA: Have you been keeping a personal medical record?
Customer: I have
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. That's it. My ear wax also is very smelly and urine often smells like the foods I eat
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JA. Dr Saleem here. Will be answering you shortly

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Well diabetics can have problems with the motility of gut . You will need to take stool softeners or laxatives for constipation. As constipation isnt a constant feature and it alternates with loose stool ,you should take ispaghula with water atleast twice a day (available OTC ). You can also take lactulose 30 ml when you have resistant constipation.

Low dose amitriptyline / imipramine has been found to be very effective if added to other regular medications.

Good sugar control is essential for managing all diabetes related complications.

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Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Please let me know if you have any further queries