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Question: Anal odors Please help!

 Lookingforfuture - Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:37 am

Please help, if somebody have some info. I'm 35 years female, have IBS and gastrit. But my big and main problem is that I pass gas. Sometimes it smells like stool, but sometimes it is like a food I ate before( worst) . It hapens during all day, doesn't matter what I ate. I am taking famotidine 20mg and citrucel (it makes stool bulky, if I don't take it I have to use bathroom 4-5 times a day) I had appointment with my doctor, she prescribed Levbid for IBS,but it makes things worst. So I went to another doctor, had colonoscopy, which was found to be within normal limits. Then my doc sent me to Center of Pelvic Physiology. I had tests. Results are that I have a signs of extarnal hemorroid and some skin tags, but no fistulas or something like that. Also they said As I have a very good resting and squeeze pressures and no real past history that would be suspicious for sphincter defect, there is no sing of any sphincter dysfuncions.And I had puborectalis muscle fiber recruitment study. It shows that I have some pelvic floor dysfuntions.( Don't understand what's a difference). My Doc was honest with me, he said I'm sorry I can't help you with this, try to minimaze your gas. I tried
Beano, charcoal, creon10(pancreatic enzemes, it helps but makes constipation). I don't eat fat, fried food, avoid milk and sweets, I do exersise(Kegel) and others for abs, walk.Tried D-Flat. It seems that nothing can help. I feel ashame when people around me noticed that it smells so badly. I had a problems with my co-workers, I am afraid to go out to dine, etc. Please, help me. Thank you.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:42 am

User avatar Hi Lookingforfuture,
Alternative treatments that may provide relief of flatulence related to IBS are peppermint oil in the form of enteric coated capsules, Fennel seed (an herb) used to treat spasms, etc. You may want to discuss with your physician about attempting alternative treatments and see what his/her suggestions are about their use.

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