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What causes smelly stools?

hi, i had insulin resistance but through diet and exercise have taken 20cm off my belly and no longer have it. i have a full medical every year and everything seems to be functioning fine but no one can tell me why my stools are so smelly. it is to a point where i will not go at work because it is so embarrassing. Why could this be? :(
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
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Hello,

There are many medical conditions that can cause smell stools. It usually occurs due to the bacteria present in their colon. I would recommend to take daily probiotics and drink a lot of liquids.

If the symptoms continue I suggest doing a stool test for further evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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What causes smelly stools?

Hello, There are many medical conditions that can cause smell stools. It usually occurs due to the bacteria present in their colon. I would recommend to take daily probiotics and drink a lot of liquids. If the symptoms continue I suggest doing a stool test for further evaluation. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician