This problem looks like an overlooked medical condition. I have it too. I was ok since I was born. Then I met this girl one yr ago and became friends. She used to complain of having problems with gas, kidney, and I used to feel a funny foul smell from her, but I thought it was from heavy day's work. We have had sex a couple of times. Lately I am more aware of myself developing the same signs that she had. Foul/stool smell from the body, tiredness even after 12 hrs sleep, pain in the calf (backside of the leg), bloating in the abdomen, tooooo much gas(abnormally too much gas). I have been on two weeks of flagyl, to knock out the GIT bacteria. The smell maintains still. I have checked for mononucleosis, but the test was negative.
My couriosity is raised due to the fact that the flagyl could not knock the bacteria out, showing it is not bacterial. Another thing is that it seems to have been sexually or otherwise passed to me. I know many people will not have the guts to say how they got it, but we need solutions here and we have to be open. If you have been in a sexual relation please be free and humble to find out if the partner/s have the same symptoms. This could be a breakthrough to getting a solution. This could be a sexually viral disease that has been ignored. Especially when it comes with bloating and distension, that could be due to symptoms from a viral disease resembling hepatitis A, B and C or, herpes zoster/shingles. If you look at the signs then you will start thinking the same way I do. Lets face the reality, broaden our thoughts on this and who knows? we might be able to help ourselves; but of now I know it is not IBS, neither is it bacterial. Lets explore all the history of how we started feeling the slightest signs. I have a very strong feeling it could be sexually transmitted disease that has not been extensively researched due it mild and stigmatizing secretive embarassing symptoms. I beg us all. Thanks everybody. Feel free to drop me any discussion, suggestions or directions.
I have the exact same problem. I think it is metabolic. It might be something called TMAU.
I just noticed that your post is from December 2008. How are you now? Do you still have the odor or are you better? I hope you are fine now.
JESUS CHRIST!!! iam not alone omg i have the same problem well i think my odor comes from my skin i think it comes from my body i know that not anywhere specific but i went to countless doctors that everytime i go to a new doctor its the same thing "oh did you have sicknesses before you have anything i should know about okay well here is priolsec good luck now bye " and i get so pissed off i tell them it must be acid reflux thats all they do
this is my symptoms i get a sensation of heat mostly on my back and start to smell like poop eggs you name any foul odor in the family and i get it and a usual crap smell everyday
wow the same thing happened to me I was dating a girl and I noticed she was tired and sleeping all day "fatigue" then I started having symptoms I was sooo tired and I felt like I had to move my bowels all of the time .so I went to the doctors and tested for STD'S and it came back negative.but I felt soo sick all the doctor came up with was chronic fatigue syndrome and most people thought that it was a made up condition all in a persons head.but I smelled like feces so I went to a gastroenterologist and they ran every test also negative so I thought it was all in my head it must be nerves.I thought I was crazy but I felt soo tired and kind of in a fog.then I started dating someone else and she got sick and said she could barely get out of bed because she felt really achey and wow I felt relieved that I wasn't crazy I knew I was sick but I felt bad because she got sick.needless to say it ruined my life I lost friends and family ,jobs because of the fecal body odor it has to be some kind of STD that they have not discovered yet.I read that the CDC center for disease control in atlanta has knowledge of numerous infections but they don't tell the public because they don't want to cause panic...
dear j i been having the same problem well told my doctor yesterday and he is testing me for clymidia hope i get the answer i prayed and i believe that jesus has given me the answer
Your condition sounds like either streptococcous disease or candida overgrowth. Either way there is not a known STD that causes body odor, however bacteria can cause your partner to get the infection. I've had the same problem for a little over six years and noticed that it gets worse after sex. I have not had sex for over 9 months now and the odor and fatigue have gotten better but I still sweat profusely, do you have that same problem?. I have been to many doctors that tell me that nothing is wrong. I don't want to hear that because I have lost jobs and left jobs because I was teased alot and my neighbors don't want to walk by me. I think they are all ignorant because it is a medical condition that I cannot help. I have however been diagnoised with strep group B 3X'S since I've had this condition. The strep was found in my blood, urine, and vagina. Doctor's do not take this condition as seriously as I want them to and some would not treat me for it because they said it is not life threatening. Well it feels like it is life threatening with the fatigue, excessive sweating, aches and pain. I have had this infection in my body for so long that I was recently diagnoised with Fibromyalgia.
I have tried body odor pills that are on the market and after six months the symptoms went away. Unfortuately, once I started having sex again all problems returned. I am at a lost and have even contemplated suicide due to no social life, and my careers failing, losing places,etc....
How are you and the sexual partners you were with doing now?
I have this problem. I feel like im about to cry just reading all of these statuses. Ive been living with this for a little or two years . It has caused me so much stress... I have alienated myself from the world.. I have been diagnosed with massive depressive disorder. Its kind of hard to live everyday life. I do not know wat to do. The smell gets worster after sex. Ive tried being abstinent... and its not as bad but I still have the paranoia of smelling.. my stomach becomes bloated off and on
I have become a timid emotional reck. As soon as I have smell again... its back full blown. Does anyone have any answers.... where do I start to fix this... im tired..
My daughter has had the rotten egg burps,diarrhea and vomiting that used to come monthly around menstrual time. She was put on birth control and it helped for a little while but it returned. She was referred to gastroenterology and had a colonoscopy and multiple tests including Giradia,H Plyori. Tests were neg for these as well as for Crohn's disease, IBS and Gluten allergy.She started drinking organic milk which helped a bit but then she was put on an SSRI to see if that helped. She doesn't have the episodes as often. Most recently she was put on birth control pills because of increased prostaglandins this helped for about a year before the symptoms returned.,
Wow this post resurfaced on my cell today, 5 years after I started this post. I just had a quick update as to where I am today. I think the smell I was talking about is due to the by product of yeast overgrowth or a liver problem that tests don't pick up on. However, 3 months ago I started taking 1,000 mg. of Milk Thistle everyday and the smell has almost gone away completely. I still think this is a band aid to the problem but sheds light onto a bigger picture. Liver congestion from aiding yeast with sugar? Born with liver malfunction? Another change I've experienced after the Milk Thistle is I'm not as constipated. Anyways, that's my two sense at this point. Let me know if anyone has tried this.
did you just take the milk thistle alone or with other medications or/and supplements, and did change your diet...please reply asap because i come to be really desperate>>> please !!!
Hi. The problems that most describe here are very much the same as mine, which started when I was young due to a very slow gut - poor motility due to diet, lifestyle or genetic fault my Dr said. Anyway, I found that when I was very fit and active and ate moderately most of the symptoms disappeared, until I got very stressed at work, I started drinking too much and then It all came back with a vengeance. So this is my thinking:
a. Once you have had a bad case of gastritis it can and will return if you do not take steps to look after yourself.
b. Stress and anxiety make the condition return or get worse
c. Gut infections caught from poor or unsanitary food, bad water or due to STD infections can cause gastritis leave you suffering for years.
d. Any exercise that helps keep your gut moving, will reduce symptoms and depression
e. Those drugs called PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) help when things are really bad.
f. Avoid all fatty and spicy foods and sauces and reduce your dairy and alcohol intake too. Eat small meals regularly - 3 times a day, plus avoid snacking in between.
g. Do not waste money on `health-food' treatments and potions because there is no cure ( i have tried many without success)
I still experience regular flair-ups but they are at least more manageable now.I hope this may help someone
Wesley, it sounds as if you & others may have what a doctor I was working with in France was afflicted by.
Being a young scientist I had never come across this condition before but I found myself holding my breath in the corridor whenever I had to pass his office. To make things worse, he kept his office door wide open. It was a strong putrid smell as if he had come from the Sahara and had not washed for months. When I asked his secretary why no one had ever "told him" she explained to me that it was a genetic condition and that it had nothing to do with personal hygiene. From what I recall, it is a metabolic disorder which creates a compound smelling like stale sweat, urine and feces combined. The actual smell does not come from your GI tract; it comes from your skin, from your pores. That is why the smell is stronger when people get stressed or angry: Sweat glands carry the component… but I forgot what it was called.
A dermatologist may know what I am referring to.
I never forgot the poor man because I had nicked-named him "the skunk" before being told about the condition, and I felt guilty about it ever since.
This medical condition is known in France, so prod your medical team to look in the FR medical reviews. I am talking some 40 years ago, so by now someone must have found a medication to minimize if not cure the symptoms. I am baffled why no one seems to know about it in the US - Perhaps most practitioners are too young to have come across it.
I follow regularly a TV series called Mystery Diagnosis. In most instances, the one who eventually finds the elusive condition is a (very) mature practitioner.
All the best to you and others with a similar condition.
YES IT IS; I would bet my bottom Dollar on it.
we should all join somewere we would all feel comfortable since we all have the same condition .we can all see wat is similar and figure this out ..our join as one and go to the news with it start recording the reactions we get ive lived with it 9 years ..ITS NOT LIKE THEY DONT ALREADY SMELL US **** THEM LETS TAKE A STAND..UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL
I have had this problem for only two months or so, no matter how often I shower, using zinc oxide powder, etc. does not seem to help. I do not think it is a venereal disease as I have not had sex with anyone for over 3 years, or has it been four. However, I guess it could be a VD which could stay dormant for years?. I guess it is time to go to the doctor.
From various posts, it appears there may be multiple causes for fecal body odor. I've also had some form of fecal body odor for over 25 years. I remember it started when I was 12 and everyone said I farted even though I couldn't smell anything. This smell usually seemed to happen sometimes after exercising. Anyway, the smell almost completely vanished by changing to a vegetarian diet. No meat at all. For almost 20 years after becoming vegetarian, the smell happened probably a handful of times. I'm theorizing animal protein is high in sulfur containing amino-acids which don't get broken down properly and form smelly sulfur molecules which circulate in our bloodstream released by sweat or breath. BTW, unfortunately, the american medical community has no information on this disorder, and seeing a medical doctor will very likely be fruitless. Although some people with fecal body odor may be suffering from TMAU which is classically defined as a fish odor, but apparently can also give off a fecal odor. Anyone with fecal body odor, feel free to email me at ***@****.
you're absolutely right. the problem im having sounds the exact same. and yes, it began to happen after having a sexual relationship with a certain individual who i noticed sometimes had a bad body/breath odor.
I had this too and never thought it was me. At first i thought there there was a sewer problem. Then realized that there is no way a sewer is always stinking around. The problem was ME! After detoxing by juicing and the problem still persisted. I asked my friend who is facilitator at Access Consciousness to help me. He asked me a few questions and said several powerful clearing statements and i have not had an odor in 3 weeks! I am so grateful. I needed to let you all know this because last month, i was desperate and reading all of these comments. I just wanted to share my story…hopefully it will help you.
This problem started with me being, (13) an 8th grader
,I mistakenly ate food which was raw or uncooked then that same night I
became really sick my stomach,aching,paining hurting I couldn't get out of
my bed that night and the next day(it was friday evening when I got out of
bed then I began to eat since I was so hungry).
I decided to go to school the next week,that's when I began hearing comments, it smells like****in here,did you *** your pants?
Since then I have sometimes only noticed(very rarely)the smell of garbage,sewer,rotten meat and fish.
Sometimes I smell rotten fish on my clothes.
And also occasionally smell feces from my neck after gym class.
Mostly people and other students are the ones who say it smells like **** and it seems am always smelling like this everyday.
I also have signs of sweating on the bottom area when it is very hot or when am anxious or stressed out. and halitosis
And also it seems it comes from my entire body
Can you elaborate on what you did to fix the issue?
You might be on to something. I had similar experience as well and it looks like several others here did as well.
I'm with theoneofeight, can you give more detail on what you did to fix it??