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332 Possible Causes for Foul Smelling Stool

  • Traveler's Diarrhea

    Karin Leder Background Travellers’ diarrhoea (TD) affects a large proportion of international travellers. These people will often present to general prac-tice for advice before they travel. Objective/s This article will review the current concepts and practical issues for advising people planning to travel about[…][]

  • Pancreatic Insufficiency

    stools).[] This leads to steatorrhea, which is the excretion of abnormal quantities of fat in the feces, leading to pale and very foul-smelling stool.[] Unabsorbed food in the intestines can lead to oily, loose, foul-smelling stools, bloating, gas, unexplained weight loss, diarrhea, and stomach pain. 2,4 Learn More About EPI[]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Primary aortoesophageal fistula is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. A six-year-old boy presented with massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Endoscopy revealed a submucosal bulge in the esophagus with an ulcer and clot at the top. Lateral skiagram of the chest showed a posterior mediastinal[…][]

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

    Patients complain of diarrhoea, foul smelling stools that are difficult to flush, and weight loss.[] The diarrhea is a result of fat malabsorption, which results in bulky, foul-smelling stools that may appear oily and float (steatorrhea).[] Patients may note bulky, foul-smelling stools or even the passage of frank oily droplets. Diabetes occurs late in the course of chronic pancreatitis.[]

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

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

  • Celiac Disease

    […] that are foul smelling, oily, or stick to the toilet when flushed Unexplained weight loss (although people can be overweight or normal weight) Other problems that can develop[] […] short height Children with celiac disease may have: Defects in the tooth enamel and changes in tooth color Delayed puberty Muscle wasting Diarrhea, constipation, fatty or foul-smelling[] stools, nausea, or vomiting Irritable and fussy behavior Poor weight gain Slowed growth and shorter than normal height for their age The following tests may be performed:[]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    […] 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[] Bulky, greasy, foul-smelling stools are often the first signs of cystic fibrosis.[] As a result, these children have large, bulky, foul-smelling stools.[]

  • Toddler's Diarrhea

    Case The parents of a 14 month old boy bring their son to your office with a 2 month history of 2-6 loose, non-foul smelling watery stools per day.[] Children with repeated episodes of pneumonia, poor growth, or foul-smelling stools should have a chest x-ray and sweat testing for cystic fibrosis.[] Diet A toddler's diet can cause her stools to be loose, sticky and explosive (although these won't usually be the foul-smelling stools of true diarrhoea), and there may sometimes[]

  • Gastropathy

    Protein-losing gastropathy is a rare entity. Unlike the disease in adults, it usually is benign and self-limited in children. The aetiological contribution of cytomegalovirus has been insufficiently documented and the immunological status of patients was rarely described in most reports. The authors report an 11-year-old[…][]

  • Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis

    Also, these patients produce copious amounts of foul-smelling stool, which may persist following liver transplant.[] 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[] Foul-smelling, high volume stools and failure to thrive are also hallmarks for PFIC1[ 35 ].[]

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