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When wiping after a bowl movement this evening, I noticed that there was a clear thick clear liquid on the paper. I didn't smell the actual paper, but the odor coming from the toilet was sort of fishy smelling. My stool looked normal, wasn't floating. This is the second or third time this has happened in the last couple years. I've never had any issues like hemorrhoids or anything really. I don't eat fish, at all, so I know that isn't the cause. Any ideas? I'm hoping its just an intestinal cold or something, but I want to make sure its not a sign of something more serious.
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replied March 2nd, 2009
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It's probably nothing serious...however I'm not certain...

You could always ask your doctor for an evaluation.
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replied March 12th, 2009
RE:Fishy odor in stool
My 4 year old is actually on the way to the doctors office with similar symptons. Her stool was loose with a very STRONG fishy odor. After looking up her symptons, I found that there is a parasite, giardia, that can cause you stool to have a fishy odor. It can last up to a month as far as symptons. There are medications that can be given, but typically you have to ride it out.
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replied May 13th, 2010
I've had the same symptoms--the smell also seems to increase when you sweat. please let me know if anyone knows what to do.
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