My urine and stool have a strange odor, which smells like a plant in my garden (boxwood)- which has a very strong odor to me, while others do not smell anything. My stool is the consistancy of pudding, with too much liquid in it, and it never gets solid enough to form a mass. My bowel function has ceased to move, possibly because there is no mass for it to move. I have had this condition for about six months.
Through extensive tests, my doctor has ruled out any bacteria in my stool or blood. A colonoscopy shows a healthy colon. Thyroid is healthy. My doctor has diagnosed this as an allergy; the Vanderbilt Allergy Clinic says they do not believe this is an allergy. I have no respiratory symtoms, and am otherwise very healthy. The Vanderbilt clinic also ruled out mold - which may be present in the house I am renting, as it had a long term water leak under the house.
My colon doctor said to "walk 3 miles a day and eat more fiber". More fiber just changes the stool to a grainy pudding consistency! Ditto for Metamusil or other fiber products. Walking doesn't create a bowel movement. I do work-out everyday, with a trainer two days a week.
My allergy doctor said it is due to my change of lifestyle - new job, new living environment including new refridgerator, new place to buy food & produce, new place to prepare food, new routines, etc. He said I should try eliminating different food groups like dairy, vegetables, etc. Since my symptoms don't change from day to day, but my food choices do, it doesn't seem like that would help.
My general doctor prescribed Sucralfate 1GM 4x daily, which treats ulcers with constipation as a side effect. We thought this would create firm stools. It did have a calming effect, but otherwise it really doesn't help.
I am 63 years, and the allergy doctor said I may have less body enzyms. Also, I do have loose bowel lining close to the rectum, and possibly a "sack" ... it feels like a maze in there! But what would that have to do with the odor, especially in my urine?...or soft stool?
What do you think? HELP!