sweet smelling bm TMI

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/15/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this may sound weird, but for the last couple of months, my poop has had a very distinct "sweet" smell to it!  I have had UC for almost 10 years and I have never had this.  There has been no change in my diet and I am having a mild flare (currently I stay in a state of a mild flare) so nothing unusual for me.  Has this ever happened to anyone?  I am seeing my Dr this Wednesday for a follow up to start Remicade and plan on talking to him about it then, but just thought I'd aske here also.  I can't really find anything about it on the web.
I should also tell you that I also have chronic pancreatitis (4 years now) so I don't know if that has anything to do with it!

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 3/16/2008 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi...welcome to the form if I haven't done so as of yet!

I found one article that stated the possibility of volatile fatty acids or undigested lactose.

So, are you eating any dietary fibre?

Are you consuming milk products?

I have that sometimes, but not continually...I do assume it's food-related.

Is the sweet odour extreme? and is it continual for the past few months with some bms being worse than others?

I don't think it's related to pancreatitis...unless you're having floating white stools.

What was the cause of your pancreatitis.

I definitely think it's best to discuss it with the doc. Let us know what the response is.

*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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