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Is my dead tooth (possible abscess) cause of pus in my bowel movements?

For the past 2 or 3 months my stomach has been giving me issues. First I noticed I was having more frequent & smaller than usual bowel movements. I thought i maybe had a stomach bug at first but it didn't go away. Then i noticed my fecal matter was covered in a thin layer of fuzzy white stuff. I am now noticing pus in my fecal matter on a daily basis.

Now I have a tooth that had a cavity and basically crumbled away about a 6 months ago..I was told I needed a root canal but i never ended up getting it. I have no pain whatsoever from my tooth but i was thinking I may have an abscess i cant see or feel underneath whats left of my tooth. I thought maybe the infection has reached my sinus cavity where the puss is being drained into my stomach where i'm seeing it in my....you know what.

thanks in advance for your help...
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I can't say for sure beyond firstly,  no root canals.   You don't want to keep the dead tooth partially intact. This has been linked to health issues. Get it pulled.

Secondly,  I'd say, maybe.  Especially if the symptoms began similarly to when the tooth worsened.   However,  this is unlikely, due to the stomach acid and the long journey from mouth to intestines including all enzymes etc.

It sounds more like fat accumulation/malabsorption,  which could be an issue with your liver.  Could the liver be ailing from an infected tooth,  I do not know.
Last thought that comes to mind is Candida yeast overgrowth.   No idea if this could be connected to the tooth, also.  The only way to truly know is talk with a doctor and have tests done.

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