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Having loose bowels, fishy smell, feels sick. What is happening?

Hi my son has had very loss bowels with a fishy smell all week previously he has been being sick since oct every day with the exception of maybe a week a month ive tryed taking things in and out of his diet and this has not been sucessful im hitting my head again a brick wall every time i think we ve found the problem he starts being sick again with extremely loss bowel movements. hes growing well and looks and seems healthy he has sleeping problems where he wakes up every 40mims throughout the nite please help .......
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Such symptoms can be caused by chronic intestines infection or some problem with food digesting due to inflammatory bowels disease or pancreas insufficiency.
Chronic intestines infection is caused by bacteria which remain in the intestines and spread in it so the regular bacteria are destroyed. This disturbs regular bowels movements and can give smelly stools.

Inflammatory bowels diseases (like Crohns disease) can also give bad smelling stools. Diarrhea is also characteristic. Blood in stool, weight loss can be also present.

I suggest you to visit a doctor and start with stool test and stool culture test. In case of infection, antibiotics should be prescribed. In case of possible inflammatory bowels disease, colonoscopy should be done.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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