Why does my poop smell like burnt rubber or burt hair?

Not medical advice: The products of bacterial action is the cause of different stool smells. You may have a high concentration of a compound called "mercaptans." This compound is what causes the stool to smell like burnt rubber.

With that said, abnormal changes in the smell of your stool could have came about through your change of diet. These smells could also be due to a medical condition. These medical conditions include Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, short bowel syndrome, and intestinal infection. You should definitely contact a health care provider to see what the problem could be.

Scientists are claiming that synthetic poop can cure bacterial infections! This treatment is called Fec@l bacteriotherapy, which is also known as "stool transplant." Basically, what they do is insert healthy poop from a donor into the gut so it acts as a probiotic. The intention is to replace the protective flora.

Updated on Tuesday, January 29 2013 at 03:44AM EST
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