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I have noticed in the past that when I drink more than 2 servings of alcohol, I get a very sweet dark stool in the morning. This morning I had a very sweet smelling stool light in color and have not had any alcohol in over 2 weeks. I ate a normal meal last night (soup and tuna sand). What could be a cause of this and should I seek help soon? I have never had this issue before. I have fibromyalgia and have so many other health concerns, could it be related to my fibro?


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replied January 17th, 2012
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Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A30516
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Most likely you seem to be anxious about a trivial issue, which has no consequence.

The changes in stool are unrelated to the alcohol intake or to that of fibromyalgia.

Signs like weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea vomiting, diarrhea, foul smelling stools, or smelly gas are signs that can indicate conditions like malabsorption syndromes, infections, etc.

In case of doubt, or persisting anxiety, you may consult with your doctor, who can examine you, do a stool analysis and diagnose the underlying condition.



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