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47 Possible Causes for Clay-Colored Stool, Foul Smelling Stool

  • Pancreatic Insufficiency

    Symptoms of EPI include steatorrhea (ie, clay-colored, loose, greasy, foul-smelling large stools), abdominal discomfort, bloating, and weight loss.[empr.com] stools).[labtestsonline.org.au] This leads to steatorrhea, which is the excretion of abnormal quantities of fat in the feces, leading to pale and very foul-smelling stool.[study.com]

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

    Pale or clay-colored stools Exams and Tests Tests to diagnose pancreatitis include: Fecal fat test Increased serum amylase level Increased serum lipase level Serum trypsinogen[ufhealth.org] Patients complain of diarrhoea, foul smelling stools that are difficult to flush, and weight loss.[pijn.com] The diarrhea is a result of fat malabsorption, which results in bulky, foul-smelling stools that may appear oily and float (steatorrhea).[hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Celiac Disease

    Stools are soft, bulky, clay-colored, and offensive. Older children may present with anemia or failure to grow normally.[merckmanuals.com] […] of the more common symptoms: Recurring gastrointestinal symptoms such as: Gas Abdominal pain, cramps, bloating Indigestion and nausea Chronic diarrhea and/or constipation Foul-smelling[diabetes.ca] Consult your child's doctor if your child is pale, irritable or failing to grow or has a potbelly and foul-smelling, bulky stools.[mayoclinic.org]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    […] that are pale or clay-colored, foul smelling, have mucus, or that float Weight loss Symptoms related to the lungs and sinuses may include: Coughing or increased mucus in[nlm.nih.gov] […] become clearer in recent years that celiac disease is a clinical picture "characterized by arrest of growth, a distended abdomen, and attacks of diarrhoea with large, pale, foul-smelling[doi.org] […] that are pale or clay-colored , foul smelling, have mucus, or that float Weight loss Symptoms related to the lungs and sinuses may include: Coughing or increased mucus in[medlineplus.gov]

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    Frequent diarrhea and foul-smelling stools. Weakness. Weight loss. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to determine the cause and recommend treatment.[lanterman.ca.networkofcare.org]

  • Childhood Celiac Disease

    […] following symptoms in your child: Digestive discomfort or diarrhea lasting more than two weeks Pale appearance Irritability Failure to grow or the development of a potbelly Foul-smelling[boystownhospital.org] […] or bulky stools Celiac Screening: Blood tests are used to screen for celiac disease.[boystownhospital.org]

  • Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis

    Also, these patients produce copious amounts of foul-smelling stool, which may persist following liver transplant.[symptoma.com] The main clinical features were early onset of loose, foul-smelling stools, jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, impaired growth with short stature, and in 4 of 6 cases, death between[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tropical Sprue

    Stools are soft, bulky, clay-colored, and offensive. Older children may present with anemia or failure to grow normally.[merckmanuals.com] Meals with fatty foods can cause oily, foul-smelling stools. Other symptoms include cramps, nausea, weight loss, gas and indigestion.[onlymyhealth.com]

  • Whipple Disease

    […] that are bulky, greasy, foul smelling, difficult to flush away, and leave a film of oil in the toilet pan after flushing.[pmj.bmj.com] […] tract, resulting in weight loss, diarrhoea from malabsorption (the commonest symptom), and less often abdominal pain. 13 , 14 Fat malabsorption (steatorrhoea) results in stools[pmj.bmj.com]

  • Pancreatectomy

    Int J Surg. 2017 Dec;48:300-304. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2017.10.075. Epub 2017 Nov 6. Ielpo B 1 , Duran H 2 , Diaz E 2 , Fabra I 2 , Caruso R 2 , Malavé L 2 , Ferri V 2 , Nuñez J 3 , Ruiz-Ocaña A 2 , Jorge E 2 , Lazzaro S 2 , Kalivaci D 2 , Quijano Y 2 , Vicente E 2 . Author information 1 General Surgery Department,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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