It is as if we are getting to the point of truly understanding this problem. It seems like 3 major forms of body fecal odor syndrome exists, namely:
Anal Fecal Odor (where you're sure the odor is from the rectum/anus)
Fecal Breath (where you're sure that your breath smells like feces)
Fecal Body Odor (for those still unsure where their fecal odor is coming from).
Anal Fecal Odor.
This is either caused by constipation (impacted stool smelling out of the rectum) or leaky gut. When constipation is the root cause of the smell, the smell diminishes after each bowel movement. However, when leaky gut is the cause of the smell, the smell gets worst if too much time is spent on the toilet sit and spending days without using the bathroom reduces the smell.
For those that believe they have anal fecal odor, let's explore it more. We can answer basic questions like these:
1. Does your diarhea make your smell worse?
2. Do you smell worst after each bowel movement no matter how much you wipe?
3. Do you suffer from incomplete evacuation?
4. Does your smell reduce after spending many days without bowel movement?
If your answer is Yes to all 4 questions, you have leaky gut syndrome. Lets expolore further.