Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
169 Doctors are Online

Feces smell coming from mouth and nose. Endoscopy normal. What could be causing this?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2000
Answered : 339 Questions
hi just had a question, i have this feces smell coming from my mouth and nose 24/7 and its alot worse when my bowels are full. its like a direct smell of feces coming out of my nose when i breath. i've been to the dentist recently and i have no teeth or gum problems and also went to a gastroenterologist for a upper and lower endoscopy and found no problems, basically i have this bad smelling and tasting saliva and mucous and really bad direct feces smell coming from my nose and mouth, i have no liver problems i dont drink smoke, im on a strict no meats, no sugar, gluten free, no dairy diet
Posted Sat, 11 May 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S 20 hours later
Hi XXXXXX and thanks for contacting XXXXXXX
Feculent smell of the breath can be because of -
1) Reduced motility of the stomach and duodenum leading to prolonged staying of food in the stomach
2) A fistulous connection between the stomach - duodenum and the colon
As your endoscopy and colonoscopy were normal decreased motility is the likely cause. Rarely chronic sinusitis can produce bad odours and smell.
Hence have an ENT checkup and if it is normal I would suggest you to have an Barium enema. You also XXXXXXX your gastroenterologist to get a prescription of a prokinetic (improves motility) and may be a local antibiotic like rifaximin.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor