Bad smell not experienced before

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   Posted 7/11/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
It is most likely a bacterial imbalance caused by the Flagyl going in and killing masses of your gut flora. A half decent probiotic capsule will help quite a bit where that is concerned.
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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   

It may well be the Flagyl. I remember not long after starting a course of Metronidazole (same stuff), I thought the devil himself had taken up residence up there and died. It went very soon after stopping the meds, so don't worry - it's most likely not permanent!

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Currently 10mg Prednisolone, 9 tablets Asacol, 50mg Imuran (started Dec 07), 100mg Mercaptopurine (following allergic reaction to Imuran)

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   Posted 7/11/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Flagyl makes things stink!!!!

GI bleeding also smells icky.
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   Posted 7/11/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
"GI bleeding also smells icky."

You know, I never really thought about that until someone mentioned it and I went to the bathroom one day and was like "Wow... it really does smell like blood... gross"

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. 

Currently unmedicated and flaring :(
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   Posted 7/11/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't taken Flagyl but have experienced the same thing. I bombed out my house so bad once, my husband turned on the fan in the KITCHEN. Thank God we're already married and he can't leave. ;-)
Female, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament:  Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG 4X daily (as needed), Tylenol, and Acidophilus 2X daily.
Diet/Exercise:  No sugar (including fructose, sorbitol, mannitol, and lactose) or wheat bran fiber.  Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status:  Flare (showing some improvement)

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   Posted 7/11/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I had the same thing happen to me when I was on Flagyl. It smelled terrible. It also smelled really bad when I was flaring really badly.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv

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   Posted 7/14/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
The bad smell when flaring is the blood in your GI track beginning to decompose.
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.

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   Posted 7/14/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Poop by it's very nature stinks. but it seems like since I have been diagnosed with UC sometimes it REALLY stinks. And the gas, oh my God! My husband just opens a window now and turns on all the fans. I get embarrased and he just blames the cat boxes.'s this little game we play, I guess.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 2 pills 3 x/day, Canasa supps
Supplements: vitamins, probiotics
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis

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   Posted 7/14/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone ever get a chlorine smell?

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   Posted 7/14/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
It's probably the Flagyl. Kiss520, you made me choke on my gatorade! LOL
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