It is normal for your poop or stool, whichever your prefer, to have an unpleasant odor. The normal look of poop is brown, soft and formed.
The look and foul smell of yours is fairly recognizable by you because of your dietary routine. Diet is the most notable cause of short term smell and look stool poop changes.
Anytime you consume food that is out of your ordinary diet, your poop may come out looking and smelling unfamiliar, with a possible floating lightness. This may just be a passing phase. After the stuff, causing the unusual look and smell, clears your digestive system, your toilet bowl deposit should return to that recognizable normal foul odor.
However, if your stools have an extremely foul smell, out-of-the-ordinary bad odor, not looking normal or float with regularity, this may be sign of a medical conditions.
Some conditions that may be the cause of your highly unpleasant smelling, looking and/or floating dietary excretions include:
- liver disease
- celiac disease
- cystic fibrosis
- crohn’s disease
- ulcerative colitis
- infectious colitis
- Whipple disease
- pancreatic cancer
- chronic pancreatitis
- short bowel syndrome
- disaccharidase deficiency
- bile duct disorders ~ biliary atresia
- fatty stools without a known cause
If your stool look and smell does not return to “your normal” after a dietary caused change, or they are not routinely brown, soft and formed looking, get with your doctor to check out what the poop is going on.