Unusual Smell in Output: Anyone Else Experienced This?

Jun 20, 2023 11:43 pm

Lately, I have been having diarrhea on and off, and to me, my output actually smells like a wild animal, lol! Has anyone else ever experienced this? I was checked for C. diff, but another doctor told me they might have to get a sample from a stoma scope.

Jun 21, 2023 12:50 am

Your diet will dictate how your output smells as well as how long your output stays in your body. Change those up, the odor will change.

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Jun 21, 2023 1:58 am
Reply to AlexT

Hi, I had 2 small servings of yogurt, Campbell's potato soup, and then instant oatmeal. Those were all eaten at different times in the matter of 4 hours today when it happened. I wonder if it's milk products? Like the yogurt? It's something that's been happening quite a bit lately but today was the first time I've had yogurt in a long while. It's hard to explain but it smells like a wild animal smell.
Can you give me some good suggestions of what to eat for odors?

Jun 21, 2023 3:07 am

Put M9 or another ostomy deodorant and there will be almost no smells.

Jun 21, 2023 3:57 am
Reply to Hisbiscus

I'm the last person you want telling you what to eat. I eat anything and everything. However, reading what you ate, you need some solid food in my opinion.

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Jun 21, 2023 11:12 am

I agree with Alex T. I will tell you though, I eat potato soup and that will make your output smell oddly. Lol, try not eating the potato soup and see if the odor stops. By wild animal, do you mean a fishy smell?

ron in mich
Jun 21, 2023 1:16 pm

Hi all, a local bakery/restaurant makes a great potato ham soup. When I eat that, my output smells earthy. It is the only way I can describe it, and I don't get that odor if I eat a baked potato or other type of spuds.

Jun 21, 2023 3:44 pm

Stop eating wild animals.

Jun 22, 2023 10:07 pm

I agree with Maried. Use M9.

Jul 07, 2023 2:50 am

Like Alex, I eat anything and everything with no odor. Years ago, many local ostomy club members were reporting they used baby aspirin inside the pouch to eliminate all odor. Always check with your doctor or stoma nurse.

Jul 17, 2023 12:44 pm
Reply to Hisbiscus

I live in England. What's a wild animal smell like?