my ass really, really, really smells

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Stevey Stank Ass asks:

Up to a few months ago I was a very popular college student with lots of friends and had no trouble getting girls. Now this problem I have made me drop out of college, lose girlfriends, and my friends are disgusted to hang out with me.

My problem is that all of a sudden my ass really started to stink even after a shower. I mean it smells like I shit myself or like I just took a shit and didn't bother to wipe my ass. I can asure that I don't shit myself and I wipe my ass until clean. I even tried that sphincterine stuff which seems not to work for me. This problem made me drop out of college to spare myself the embarassment and haven't gotten laid in a while which kills me because girls ask me why I don't want to hang out with them and the 'sick' excuse is getting quite old. I seriously have no idea what to do, it is really bothering me because I am ashamed just to go out of my house. It is weird because when I sit down it feels like theres shit in my ass but when I go to wipe nothings on the napkin and the sphincterine just blends with the smell. If you could please help me because now I just sit at home like a loser and cannot hang out with my friends without feeling ashamed.

Dear Steve,

Thanks for the question!

Much as I hate to admit it, you are going to have to see your MD about this one. There are many causes of fecal odor--constipation being one. Other causes may be anatomic considerations. Examples include rectal prolapse, weakness of the anal sphincter or decreased rectal compliance. (I hate it when my rectum doesn't comply, don't you?)

Your doctor might consider doing a flexible sigmoidoscopy to inspect the colon and anus. Other tests you may want to discuss with your MD include an endorectal ultrasound to evaluate for structural abnormalities or anorectal manometry to evaluate for anal sphincter dysfunction.

Some studies have shown that intake of vitamin K can control fecal odor, but I don't have any information on this.

Good luck!

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

Got a question for her?

1557 Comments on "my ass really, really, really smells"

Turd Hugegrunt's picture


You may want to visit your minister or rabbi. A severely stinky ass often is a sure sign that a demon has taken up residence inside your digestive system. Demonic possession is frequently accompanied by sulfurous and extremely odiferous anal discharges that often are not accompanied by any noticeable solid discharge or liguid effluent.

Your abstenance from sex is an admirable way to avoid taking on any additional ass-stanky demons; however, you're most likely gonna have to get some professional and highly experienced help to exorcize the little demon you're currently hosting.

Good luck, and Peace in the Poopchute.

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Maybe you're possessed by ass gnomes.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

teresa's picture

do you take diet pills/drinks? i know a few people that took a few different kinds of diet pills, amd after a while made there butt stink like that

The Shit Volcano's picture
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I think I'd rather be fat than have a stinky ass because of diet pills.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward's picture

You've got IBS with a body odor problem too. U mentioned that its hit u during many i know (..i'm one of u..). No more fast food, processed food, processed sugars. Fruits, vegetables, flax oil, no red meat. Get used to it. Most find it really helps. Once your used to the new diet, you wont go back.

check out MSN bodyodorsupportgroup, and various IBS sites.


so dumb's picture

dear poonnurse
i think i have same as steves problem.
i think i have rectal prolapse and sometimes my ass hole bleeds while shitting, and my ass really smells stinks all the time, and tell you the truth iam too shy to go to MD please help me

gahaha's picture

I too have the same problem. Im only 18 and this stinky ass problem started last year! I hate it. now nobody wants to go near me cause I stink. and everybody tease me! I hate it! I need help

Bunghole In the Jungle's picture
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Stevey: There's no shame in stank-ass. I've not polled the entire universe, but out of the numerous people with whom I've had contact, I'd say that 15% of them suffer from the same malaise as you.

See your GP for a full physical exam and necessary labs, start keeping a food diary (and make notations if you notice a difference in your odor from day to day as you may be suffering from food allergies), and do some reading up on "leaky butt syndrome" which is well documented on this site.

It's a process of elimination....

keeping the whack in tally-ho...

GottaGoGirl's picture
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Even simpler than IBS, I think there may be a connection between young adults suddenly experiencing this problem and the fact that they've moved farther out of the sphere of influence of their parents. Eating more junk, now that they're having to do their own shopping, maybe? It's a theory.

But this is what cracked me up:

"Demonic possession is frequently accompanied by sulfurous and extremely odiferous anal discharges that often are not accompanied by any noticeable solid discharge or liguid effluent."

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Watch those motor oil smells seeping from the ass. You might be inhabited by fetal aliens on the path to busting out of your gut.


I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Yup, I got the same problem. Its disgusting. I've tried everything. Changing my diet, probiotics, charcoal capsules, internal body cleansing products like chlorophyl. Nothing helps.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Why knock any possibility, afterall I hope we are all reading and writing this because we have a common, desperate story and not because of a sick mind. Sinceit is hard to see the cause or solution, I'll take any cleansing I can get so long as it is from a discerning source and not exchanging one demon for another.

bIgtURD mCgEe's picture

Hey dude sorry. For now I encourage you to use you dirty butt story for a mercy lay then along with that you may regain your confidence and lose the stinky streak. All asses stink. But only true buttholes smell.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Hey i had ur problem for a couple months but its gone now. It had to do with two possible things. One possibility is that i had a throat infection and infected tonsils which accumilated bacteria which would smell like ass and I would swallow it too. The other possibilty is that i smelled like pooh when i would buzz my bum hairs. I think the hairs when really short would get matted against my arse and either make me sweat more there or somehow create a stinky barrier which would emenate a stank odor. But anyway, I gargled salt water a lot, especially after meals, I took an antibiotic called avelox and drank lots of water and let my ass hair grow out. I hope this helps someone because this thing pretty much ruined my life for a while.

RAz's picture

Hey Steve, I got the same problem for 7 years now. It's not coming from your butt, it coming from your body. I think that your intestine didn't has a normal bowel movement so it back up and the body use the sweat gland to get rid waste. I have weakness of the anal sphincter or decreased rectal compliance for while. I think most of you have these if you have the smell. Hey, Anonymous Coward (not verified) -- 04.19.2006, it does help by drinking salt water. ok will try that and where you got the antibiotics. I think that if I am not able to get rid of this problem in a couple of years I go on National Tv and address this problem to public so they can aware of this problem and help people have this problem. You guys can email me at Also this guy Rob he suffering with this problem on/off for 20 years. YOu can e-mail him at I see many people have this problem post throughout the internet like on odor) and google search but they can't seem to cure it. Even gastroenterologists have problem with it, they don't know about this problem. Many people, including me, went to see them, but they can't help us. I think we on our own now. This problem has causing alot of social life as you guys know. Hope it all go away. thanks

Anonymous Coward's picture

hey you guys it happen to me too.

Anonymous Coward's picture

yep, i am one who suffers the same malady... i did even consider the whole demonic possession thing for a while as i have a strong interest in occultism/magick :) i think diet changes as stated above are a huge step toward better colon health, might even want to go to the extreme of trying a course of cleanses accompanied by a course of colon hydrotherapy, accupunture can help, as odours/smells are part of their diagnostic, also (this may not apply) sinus (catarrh) and/or gum (gingivitis) disease can contribute toward bad odours also, one thing to consider is the way our noses are able to adapt to smells too, making it hard for some to acurately gauge when and where they may be stinking...especially tough when in public tight spots, which absolutely sucks when you stink like a sewer. try a good homeopathic/doctor as a way to complement any medical doctors treatment(s). there are also good anal/prostate exercises within the bagua/taoist system, particularly the deer exercise for men or women, a good way to strengthen any weak anal sphincters. excellent for prostates too. as advised above, get away from meats, alcohol/high sugar foods & processed foods! these are shit anyway ;) meat takes ages to digest within the human digestive tract, and may sit there for a very long time rotting...naturopathy is a great complement too, it is really just trying to find a good pracititioner who is willing to get their teeth around the problem & willing to perservere through it with i am still trying to find one myself who doesn't just give up after a time trying this and that to no avail... otherwise, GODBLESS and GOODLUCK!

Dr.DammAwful's picture
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Steve, I believe we need to blame this one on your parents, therefore, your jeans are too blame.

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sorry, to blame. derrrrrr!

zer0's picture

yea i get this aswell, people around me sometimes wipe, hold, sniff their noses, but sometimes its at a worser extent than other times, like people within 2 metres hold their nose or on some good days less people do. i had it last year but somehow it went away and its kind of back again....i kind of feel sweat/liquidish in my ass and when i wipe it it's colourless but kinda smells....and sometimes it feels like i need to go toilet but i dont,....there is a bit of blood after i go just so SICK..[pun hehe] of this....... kind of puts me in slight isolation but thank god that i have extrememly kind and good friends. anyone help pls?

jon jon's picture

smelly/leaky butt, IBS and GAD (general anxieity disorder), all tied in together. was takin lamictal for migraines and anxiety, along with clorazepate 10mg twice daily. and bingo! my poopy-chute starts smellin like lemon scented dish soap! and no migraines! so.....i starts developing hand tremors from the lamictal (anti-convulsant), which worked wonders for the migraines. i stopped takin the lamictal so i could read my own writing. so guess what? out in the garden with a bunch of flies hangin round wonderin, "where the hell's the turd." i don't EEEVEN think of eatin jalapenos, which i love. but when you get a chance, ask your doc about prozac or clorazepate. you might just be surprised. good luck all.

GottaGoGirl's picture
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*ding, ding* (ringing bell on counter)

I need a consultation with the pharmacist, please.
Santa Caca!

jon jon's picture

had the smelly problem a while back. had what was called GAD (general anxiety disorder), which led to IBS. doc put me on lamictal (anti-convulsant) 100mg at bedtime which was supposed to help with my migraines, which it did. also clorazepate 10mg twice daily. so....about 5 months after taking the meds i notice hand tremors. could hardly write my name. quit taking the lamictal 8 days ago. guess what? the ole smelly poopy-chute's back. gonna have to see doc and have a serious talk. take care all.

kK's picture

I'm having this problem for past 5 years.
Colonoscopy revealed nothing.I have uncontrollable bowel motion and unfinished bowel motion.People is getting scared of coming near me.When ever my friends say i'm giving off fecal smell, I come to bathroom and check my anus. The outer surface is very much clean.But when I insert my finger into the anal hole, I can find feces inside the anal area.Is this making smell inspite the anal hole being closed?.
I'm very confused. CAn anyone help me getting answer for this?.

Double Flush's picture
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Try holding it (just for a LITTLE while) so it becomes more formed. If nothing else, wash it out with a warm water enema.

I'm the only geek I know who has to flush twice. Or who clicks on links in people's sigs.

[Insert witty banter here]

Anonymous Coward's picture

Has anyone ever had this and had it cured for good. If so what was your medication and what was the sickness called. I need this fixed now!!!

Stinky ass's picture

I have had this for at least three years. I am still 23 and it is ruining my life. No girl no social life. Girls see from far and come to flirt with me. Then they dissappear becasue of the smell. Please Help!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous Coward's picture

have the same prob, tried everything!!! nothing works. But, just got back from doctor and prescribed me Actilax. heard there are amazing results for this sort of fucked up illness. dont need prescription, just buy over the counter. or GlycoLax. 5 mills twice a day for two weeks (for the alcalax). if you get results eventually tone down dosage. this shit clears out bowel clean. no shit can fester in the bowell. also try fibre supplements such as Metamusal or what ever they have at the chemist. will let us poor souls know how this goes and post results in a couple of weeks. dont let this controll your life as it has done mine. anyone has any other good ideas post them here. peace

Anonymous Coward's picture

I just noticed a horrible ordor which seems to be coming from both my anus and vagina. Does anyone know what might be causing this? I have been kind of constipated for about 2 mos. Also, any solutions or possible medical causes anyone knows of? Kinda scary!

Anonymous Coward's picture

I think that you are taking the wrong approach to this. Why not market your smelly ass. This world is full of crazy people who have a fetish for just about anything. You could be their God. Also remeber these words of wisdom: "A smelly ass is a normal ass".

Assley's picture

I'm having this problem now. It all started a few months ago when i started getting some bright red blood in my poo...then it was kind of pinkish on the toilet paper...and well eventually, one time i wiped my ass and it was solid bright red blood. I eventually gave up and went to the doctor because I thought it was hemorroids or something. Turns out I had HPV. That's right. Genital warts...specifially anal warts. (don't have ever anal sex btw) Ever since then, I've had a kind of sour smell eminating from my pants and underwear after i've worn them just for a few hours. I'm guessing the warts have cause some kind of compromise in the rectum which is allowing anal leakage. As soon as these things go away (or get frozen off) my ass (and rectum) are gonna be happy as hell.

GottaGoGirl's picture
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Hmmmn. I don't think anyone's mentioned anal warts in this thread, before.

Here is some interesting information about them:

Definition-- Anal warts, also known as condyloma acuminata, are small warts that can occur in the rectum.

Description-- Initially appear as tiny blemishes that can be as small as the head of a pin or grow into larger cauliflower-like protuberances. They can be yellow, pink, or light brown in color, and only rarely are painful or uncomfortable.(I'm sorry, but if I had a CAULIFLOWER hanging outta my butt, I think THAT WOULD BE UNCOMFORTABLE) In fact, infected individuals often are unaware that they exist. Most cases are caused by sexual transmission.

Most individuals have between one to 10 genital warts thtat range in size from roughly 0.5-1.9 cm2. Some will complain of painless bumps or itching, but often, these warts can remain completely unnoticed.

Causes and symptoms-- Condyloma acuminatum is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. Young adults aged 17 to 33 years are at greatest risk. Risk factors include smoking, using oral contraceptives, having multiple sexual partners, and an early coital age. In addition, individuals who have a history of immunosuppression or anal intercourse are also at risk.

Roughly 90% of all anal warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) types 6 and 11, which are the least likely of over 60 types of HPV to become cancerous. Anal warts are usually transmitted through direct sexual contact with someone who is infected with condyloma acuminata anywhere in the genital area, including the penis and vagina. Studies have shown that roughly 75% of those who engage in sexual contact with someone infected with condyloma acuminata will develop these warts within three months.

Doesn't mention bleeding, though. I think somethin' else is goin' on down there!

seeking treatment's picture

I guess we all found this site because we are all suffering from the same problem.

I'm in my late 20's now and I first started noticing the smell when I was 23. It happened right around the first time I thought I had my first hemorrhoid. The smell lasted about 6 months and then faded away. Well 5 years later it seems to be back, and just when it seems that I am getting another fun round of hemorrhoids.

The smell is exactly the same as 'Assley' described. A sour smell that seems to first be noticable a couple hours after I shower. It seems to seep into my jeans also. If I try and wipe my ass, nothin there. When I first notice it on any given day I start to break out in a sweat, especially when someone makes a passive aggressive comment about the smell, and then it starts escalating, bad! I sometimes have to leave where ever I am because the cycle starts causing me to have a nervous breakdown!

Anyhow, I believe that I may actually have genital warts now. About 6 months ago a girl I had slept with called and said that she had been diagnosed with HPV, but that guys could not get checked for it. If it wasn't for Assley here I would have never put the two together.

I already had an appointment set-up with a proctologist to check on the 'roids, but now I can at least tell her about the exposure to HPV and that I may have a higher chance of having anal warts than just the 'roids.

I promise to come back to this site and post some sort of follow up on what happens (appt is next Monday). I could care less about the bleeding, the stank ass is ruining my carreer.

smellslikepoop's picture

Hey guys. I'm 29 and I've had this since I was 16. It completely ruined my life. How can one function in the world and be happy and productive when they smell like shit for no reason. When I was younger people made all sorts of comments. Now they just avoid me. I can srub my asshole for an hour and as soon as I fart once I stink all day. Or lots of times I get that sour smell and smell like shit before I even fart. I dread being indoors. I won't even attempt a relationship because as soon as she realized that I smell terrible she would just leave. Doctors have told me to sit on the pot and pass gas. One told me about an over the counter pill that reduces gas in the colon and therefore the stinky part is reduced. Haven't tried it yet and I can't remember the name of it but it's probably next to Beano at the store. Anyhow, it seems pretty clear that not one person has any good advice for those of us who suffer with this. The demon thing has to be true. This is a terrible thing to live with and therefore a life that is wasted. It's unfortunate but I just keep to myself and stuff and i guess that's how it's meant to be. Oh well.

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I think you should invest in some butt plugs and start a regimine of chlorine enemas.
Sir SamDamnit!
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Mary Mary says that you should take some alfalfa. It is an intenal deoderizer and is high in vitamin K. You will need to choke down about 15 to 20 alfalfa tabelets per day, Stinky.
Sir SamDamnit!
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seeking treatment's picture

So, to report back: I do not have anal warts. Thank god. The doc stuck something up my ass, which I was ok with, then she TURNED it. I literally deep vocally screamed. I didn't know she was going to turn it.

Honestly, now that I've had time to look at it all, I'm lucky. Thank god I don't have HPV. She gave me a topical cream that has menthol that hurt like a sob (it had menthol!).

I've been curbing my diet, and for the mean time my problem has gone away. I know what it feels like though and I wish all of us the best.

I'll post again once I grab the name of the cream she gave me, I don't have it with me.

rick assley's picture

yea, i have the same problem. Gonna have to leave my job soon if this keeps up. The irritating thing is that i cant smell it much myself, until people around me start complaining. It started 9 years ago!. Tried lots but just went to . This girl seems to know a solution which might help some. Have many here tried glycolax? Im going straight to my doctor tomorrow to try get it.Hope i can get it in ireland!?

Jen's picture

I am currently dating a guy and he is a big guy with a big smile and a big heart. I am extremely attracted to him but there is a big problem, his rear end smells very bad. He loves to get oral sex and actually loves getting his anus licked as well. I won't have any problem but his smell is just too much.
I once took a bath with him and washed his bottom area very good. However, when we had sex later, it smelled the same. What is wrong with him? I can't just tell him that his but stinks and that it is giving me nausia even when I am giving him an oral sex. What should I do? Is it because he is overweight? I'm seriously having problem with this.

fartqueen's picture

Man, this is an epidemic. I just have the gas that seems to want to come out of my shoot everyday at work and on a date or at a meeting. This is trifling..and i am too snobby to have this, crippling fart thing. Do you know doctors will not even give you disability for this illness? That is jacked! We need to send these doctors who send us back to work stinking, to their jobs with doggy poop in their coat, see how they like it! But, nothing has helped...but i have ordered some fart filter underpants. hope that works...

daphne's picture
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You should tell him, but nicely. If you don't who will?
.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

Dakkon's picture

Is it normal to have a slight smell even after wiping/washing? I always kinda thought so, since, I mean...that IS where poop comes out of for x amount of years. But the smell ends up on the inside of my jeans too.

Mad Shitter's picture

Your asshole died and didn't even have the decency to tell you. Now it stinks to high heavens. Guess you'll just have to take Febreeze enemas from now on.

going crazy's picture

Well I've got the works. First of all, there's the itching and pain of the hemorrhoids (at least, I think that's what they are--little black specks around the anus) that I'm too shy to go to the doctor about, so I just deal. But they are PERMANENTLY draining some gross light-colored liquidy stuff (which every now and then turns pink from what I presume is blood) and smells really strong and sour. Recently, however, it's turned into a literal shitty smell, and it never goes away. I put on a pair of underwear and it already smells after a couple of seconds (I've tested). The computer chair in my house smells from where I've sat on it, and my entire family says, "WTF is the stench on this chair?" but I won't tell them it's me, so they just wonder. Everything my ass comes in contact with starts to smell, which is really great when it's hot and my car has been sitting in the heat all day.... And when I'm standing up, if you happen to glance at my ass, you can see wet spots from where the liquid is draining. I know that when I'm able to smell my ass, others have got to smell it too. The other day my dad walked by near where I was standing and said, "Something really stinks in here...." I guess everyone's going to start assuming I've got farting problems or something.

Now, to top matters off, because of all the liquid that never stops draining, I have diaper rash. Had that for three weeks now, and it just got worse again. That's fun, too--looks and feels exactly like a sunburn between the cheeks. And I'm still afraid to go to the doctor. I'm afraid to tell ANYBODY. I'm just waiting for my boyfriend to discover it someday soon.

Anonymous Coward's picture

"I just noticed a horrible ordor which seems to be coming from both my anus and vagina."
You aren't missing a boyfriend are you?

OP3's picture
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I had this serious anal itching problem about six months ago. I mean it was to the point that I was in cube world trying to position my self so no one would see me go for a deep itch. Once accomplished I realized it only made it worse. I also was starting to notice this stench that I didn't want to admit to. Every damn time I bent down to tie my shoes I would get this whiff that made me run for the can to make sure I didn't shit my pants. Finally I started doing some research and picked up a bidet seat from and I shit you not, within a week there was no more anal itching and the stench was gone. The next week I had to go out of town and I didn't have a bidet and the damn itching came back but once I was back on my bidet seat I was set.

GottaGoGirl's picture
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Years ago, my mom routinely changed into and out of her uniform in a nurses' locker room at her hospital.

For several days, every time she bent down from the seat to tie her shoes, there was this awful stench, and it kept getting worse. She thought, "I have GOT to go to the gynecologist! Something's not RIGHT down there!"

Turns out someone had accidentally left a tuna sandwich in a lower locker while they were on vacation.

OP3's picture
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I'll never eat Tuna again.

Fart Poopie's picture
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*giggle, giggle, snort*
That's a good story, GGG. :-)

Anonymous Coward's picture

My ass doesn't smell, my nose does.

GottaGoGirl's picture
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(*grins*) Anon Cow, I can't believe you're the first person to drop that line. But there you go.

Gee-eL's picture

Hi I have the same problem and have had it for many years. I used to go out everywhere until this started now I go nowhere except work. I have tried everything to find out where this stink comes from but it stinks like an open sewer and seems to carry a long distance and has real staying power. It is impossible to carry on a normal life when you smell like shite. The worst part is that as I have a crap sense of smell I am unable to tell when it is there or not so can only tell when other people around me start to make comments. I have recently found a site that gave information to somebody else with the same problem telling him he had a rectal fistula. This is apparently a small tube that connects from the bowel or intestine to a point close to the skin in the arse area giving off an incredibly bad stench. If anybody can find more information about this or if anything they try actually works, as I have tried everything I can dream of, make sure you post it on this site.

college_outcast's picture

I have had the same problem for over a year now. I used to be funny and outgoing and have now become a social outcast. I go to a small college and though only a few know me, they know of me because of my smell. I can't function properly around people anymore, and I hate the look that I get. This is not like a handicap that people can see and be understanding about. I get looks of disgust, and get condemned because they think that I just don't clean myself well. Please someone help. Can you give me sites that give info about this?

GHOST AROMA's picture

YOU ARE NOT ALON: I use to go to lots of concerts and events but after I got a roid 7 months ago, I can not shake this smell. I shower 2-3 times a day now and when I smell this shit odor, I immediately go to the bathroom to wipe nothing. I am clean, but some times when I walk I can feel seapage now.....

Anyways, I now wear 3 pairs of underwear and spray a lot of cologn before leaving the house. I hate wearing briefs, but start out with tight briefs a spray of colgn, next larger briefs and a spray, and then boxer briefs and then my pants. I wear lots of finesse hair gel and speed stick to try and kill this odor. Some times it still penetrates through..UGHHHH,,,SO EMBARASSED...

I hate it that these last 6 months have been a living hell. Some of my friends have commented that is smells like shit..did you fart? I have a few freinds who are no longer friends and have started to spread rumors about me....I thought they were freinds but now I am bummed. they no longer call me....

I had a family function and invented my poop proof bandage....I hate it that I have to do this on occasion when I know I have to get close to people or arena functions....I get a sqaure gauze and tape it with about 6-7 tape strips cut to size. I squat down and put the gauze on my arse hole and tape around my bummed....then I go through my 3 pair of briefs routine and go to my function.....when I get home I have to pull OFF the tape gently and back to my lonely existance....ughhhhh...I look normal, use to be the life of a party, had many friends, but now find myself ALONE....


OP3's picture
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Dude, chill out and try a bidet seat. Otherwise visit your Doctor.

repeat offender's picture

I had this problem back in highschool, which gave me a lonley existense for the first two years, i finally got so sick of it, and sick of parents telling me i'm crazy because i thought i had some gastro problems making me stink that i just forgot about the whole thing, i blocked the stink from my mind, during sometime it actually went away, i gained friends, a social life, found out i had an awesome sense of humor and was good with the girls. Now i'm 25 and my nightmare is back, i'm probably the most self concious hygenic person because of this problem, i shower twice a day, brush my teeth, use deodorant, even on my ass. I Right Guarded my ass, mithum'ed my ass, old spiced my ass, nothing works, i use tons of cologne, just makes me smell like someone febreezed a bathroom after they took a nasty shit. People talk behind my back at work, avoid me, when i notice peoples reactions, it just gets worse, i get a mild anxiety attack and start sweating, plus i think seatings not the worst part, i have a clear almost non-exsistent anal seepage thats not apparent when i wipe, almost like i have anal scent glands like a fucking dog or something. After a attending a college football game last month, my best friend kept complaing of a dog shit smell, i knew it was it me, my life has taking a downward spiral down the un merciless porcelain god of caca since this has started up the last couple months, i'm gonna do some research on diet, and processed food, trying to avoid fats and sugars, and stuff like olestra that can cause anal seepage, don't even know olestra still exsist anyway.

repeat offender's picture

Ive done some medical research for the past few days and have stumbled on to anal glands, all mammals have anal glands which we have don't extensive study into, except us humans, i guess scientist in genral are afraid to study peoples asses. It has been accepted that us humans used to have anal glands but have evolved to an extent to where are anal glands are useless. This is not true, we have four seperate types of glands, one being sweat glands, another being scent glands, and the other two i already forgot. There has been some fairly recent research in the area latley and all of our anal glands work, and the glands differ in number and size from person to person. The scent glands we have serve to give off pheromones, or to make a nasty odor if your in a offensive or defensive state of mind. Most doctors don't know anything about this, and their is apparently no cure for people who give off nasty smells, probly because is a taboo subject in the medical research field or people are genrally disinterested.

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

My pug's vet just told me I'll have to express his anal glands.

The pug's, not the vet's.

daphne's picture
PoopReport of the Year AwardSite AdminComment Content ModeratorComment Quality Moderatore 6000+ points

Some guinea pigs need that done, too. Supposedly it's not so bad if you do it before they get nasty full.

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

Anomalous Coward's picture
k 500+ points

On a bright and sunny day,
When all things seemed to go my way,
I noticed a smell from out my ass
At first I thought it merely gas.
But then again I stopped to think
I didn't fart and yet I stink.
Mercy sakes! What shall I do?
I smell just like a pile of poo.
Eyes cast down and head low hung
I went away to scrub my bung.
And lo, when finished it came to pass
I still reeked about my ass.
With gaze so stern and resolute
I scrubbed again my foul poopchute.
Alack, alas, and can it be
Something must be wrong with me.
The awful smell around me staid,
And now I can't get loved or laid.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have the same problem. I have noticed that when in relaxed mode, I am bearing down. Perhaps there is a way to strengthen the anal sphincter and thus thoroughly close the door

Gee-eL's picture

I have tried just about everything that is humanly possible to stop this shite odour with no success! BUT I have found something that really appears to help. My problem was this leaky arse you all seem to understand, I used to get sweaty in my arse area this made my arsehole very weak and I could not wipe away all the poop. Now I spray my bumhole every night before bed with a very strong anti-perspirant called ODABAN. You can by it on-line or at some chemists. I then sprinkle my arse to keep it dry with ZEASORB talc this is very good stuff. this keeps my butt dry and as tight as it should be and the odour seems to have stopped along with the ceasing of any seepage! If anone else tries this let me know the results as this could give a lot of people their lives back!!!!!!

Bowl Clogger Blogger's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

I don't think anyone has mentioned that in some cases it's recommended that you dust the kulo with some powdered alum. It causes a tightening of the tissue, which might be of benefit in terms of leakage. As a side note, somewhat off-topic, women have been known to use alum to tighten another orifice in that neighborhood...
Just a thought. I'd ask a pharmacist if it sounds like a possible solution.
There's a certain air about me....

Out Of Touch's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

I've had this problem for about 3 years now, the butt stink. I'm 100% positive that it started after I got constipated real bad. My parents are just weird and wont take me to the doctor so i have to wait and learn how to drive before i can go. Anyone know anything about this? Gave a cause and thats pretty much all i know.

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

I have heard of this, but always assumed that it was because of poor hygine.

Steve, I am afraid that you are going to have to go see a doctor on this one. Maybee a colon cleanse would help, but no guarantee.

By all means, do see the doctor. The embarassment that goes with seking medical advice is 100% worth it in the end. You will loose the smell, and better still, get your life back on track.
Man who farts in church, sits in own pew.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

Anomalous Coward's picture
k 500+ points

Look at it from the bright side - if you're lost in the Alps, the St Bernard won't have to work so hard to find you.

i think im cured's picture

Its been two days since i started taking this product call "odor cleanse". My farts smell like nothing.... my poop smells like nothing Lol.. Now its only been two days, but I lost so much time, I feel like I can my life back on track. The first time I began to smell was in 1992, the second half of my high school senior year,after a prolonged period of being not able to constipated. Then my friends would my comments about farting smells. I then beg my parents to take me to a Doctor, who sent me to a Doctor of poop (gastro-specialist). He said nothing wrong. I was shocked! After that I was well into mind set of "lets make the best of it" Ok. Now my best friends or people who have known me my whole life HAVE NEVER SMELL IT, MY FAMILY HAS NEVER EITHER. In 1993 I changed my diet and began a really intense workout program. Then things went back to normal, in college things were great, it got to point where I would fart in public and not worry... ok let me fast-forward to 2004. I have great job making good money, great girlfriend(planning wedding).... Then boom, its back! my girl leaves me, and people at work take notice of my smells, its been a long 2 years, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed and running tests on myself, my poops are normally very sticky but these last two days NOTHING! Try it, I got mine at local vitamin shoppe.

Out Of Touch's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

there isn't a bright side where the sun dont shine

Gee-eL's picture

I have to tell you that none of my friends or family ever smelt it either and just tell me I am going mad or something. But where ever I go people say What on earth is that smell of shite. People who know me say its not me but it follows me everywhere. I have had this on and off for TWELVE YEARS. I just want my life back. The worst part is sometimes it seems that the smell is so strong that it can be smelt from 20 feet away. I bath twice a day and use every type of anti-perspirant and deodorant that is on the market. If anyone can make the medical profession take note then people would know this problem exists and know that it is not our fault? Till then we keep on stinking in silence!!

crys's picture

I cannot control my poop, it smells horrible. When I go to the bathroom I cant stand the smell so i start throwing up so hard that it gets every where. But the worst part is vomiting poop, I hate it so much please help..

dr.,dud's picture

hi i got this same problem i just get it a few weeks ago.
i dont really know how long would it take. but all i hope is that some day it get a cure.
well every moment i feel like my butt is kinda wet so i go to the bathroom and wipe but but off and i see just a lil bright browne colour on the peace of napkin. i dont really like this no one does i poop verry often now and it stinks bad. i hope that someday some one comes with a good solution. i need help pls give me any vitamin advise.

going crazy's picture

Somebody mentioned anal/rectal fissures a few comments up. I read up on those, and that sounds like it could be exactly what I (and a lot of us, it would seem) have. So at least I can put a name on it now (I think).

Stevo's picture

Hello, i am 19 years of age, I have had this problem my whole life. I found I had the smell at secondary school when someone said to a friend of mine " do I smell worse then somebody who has the problem".

Knowing of his stence since that day i got very paranoid

I have no g/f i dont go out on a night. I only go to work, i have to bike there 15 minutes bike and within two peddles my ass sweats like hell, i get to work straight to the toilet whipe the sweat off my ass(and the newly appeared sweaty shit).

Start working, the heat cranks up i sweat loads and get very wet boxers same again toilet whipe out. Now i have problems with people who work there and sometimes they cry out " what the hell is that shit smell, its stinks like a dead badger" i am afraid to ask my family for support and help, friends are next to nothing i have one good friend but he just keeps clearing his throat like he has smelly socks up his nose.

I am a funny and kind guy i whipe my ass until clean, i wash my asshole inside and out i occasionly cut off the big bits of hair round my asshole so the shit doesnt stick to them and cause a smell, when i sweat it seems to accumilate some crap out of my ass which causes me to stink.

now when im at work i get very scared of where to walk, i dont enter the canteen and i dont stand up when people are eating.

I cannot smell my own shit, so i cant determine if i smell or not, i dont use deodrant much only on my ass if im extra paranoid but people complain of a shitty lynx smell which is even worse :'(

i dont want to go see a doctor becuase i'm a shy lad. Any advice is welcome


I have this same problem. I hate it and don't know what to do... I find that in the morning after I shower I don't notice the smell, but after about 30 or 40 minutes I start to. People at work have noticed it and I know for a fact that they talk behind my back. I've even accidently caught a few of them making. It's so embarrasing. I was once very talkative and open to conversation at work, but now I cower at my cubicle and get up as less as possible. On average I miss 1 or days every week. Luckily my job is very flexible.. I've pondered quitting though, but I live on my own and need to support myself.
My friends have noticed.. My family.. My girlfriend, who, thank god, hasn't mentioned it. I feel like less of a man with every passing day. If my girlfriend would make a comment I think it could be a cracking point.
Initially I thought that my briefs and pants were just getting old and because my ass seems to sweat a lot I thought that they just wouldn't get clean, so I went out and bought a new wardrobe. New pants, briefs... But no.. Still that shitty smell following me everywhere like an unwanted shadow.
I've now resorted to sticking kleenex between my ass cheeks in hopes that some of the smell gets absorbed. I notice that when I remove the kleenex that it comes away damp and sweaty... I'm going to be doing some tests with baby powder and talcum powder in hopes that it drys my ass out.. I'll make sure to get back with results.
So far I've only had this since last summer, but still it feels like forever.
If anyone has any recommendations, advice or comments they would be more than welcome.

I'm so sick of stinking!

Anonymous Coward's picture

It seems to me that there are a lot of us with the same problem! What we need to do is make other people aware of this problem and then get the medical world to accept it is real and not in our minds! Then at least if you have a problem and stink like a dead skunks arse other people would understand that it is not your fault and that you do wash properly and this is a medical problem just as important as cancer or whatever. I would rather have lost a limb than stink everywhere I go. We need to make the world take notice of this problem and find a cure. Lets all write to the sun or watchdog or something and maybe they will pick up on it and then we may get the help we need? Any good ideas post them here, we need to stick together the bigger the crowd the more attention they will take.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I know this really sucks, as I have a same problem, and have no idea what to do. I have the same problems as everyone else, just a funky smell, and people around me always comment, which sucks to my ego.

Ive researched alittle, and found this:
Really want someone to find out if this works, as in this situation, im very shy, and makes my life miserable. Honestly nearing suicide, maybe just join the army if they accept me.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Also, anyone mention this site, or this specific question to a doctor. I cant stand this anymore, and probably will within 2 weeks.

repeat offender's picture

anonymous coward is right, we need to badger the medical community, someone on here ought to volunteer to go on Oprah, the world needs to know that we have clean asses, even though they stink. My ass is clean damnit, i scrub it in the shower, i deodorize it, i baby powder it, i guess i'll have to buy a custom shirt that says that, and wear it around everywhere.

Anonymous Coward's picture

i am glad i found this web site...never knew so many had this problem....will try everything i saw recomended here...

college_outcast's picture

this is not something that you would go out and publicly say. And for the one who wanted to join the army---don't. i'm in the military right now and it's even worse. you are in a small group for people in close proximity for long periods of time. everyone already knows me as the stinker, it's horrible. I just feel like crying whenever they talk about me. They don't even bother talking about me behind my back...they just complain and have their laughs at my expense, and in front of me. apparently, not only do i smell like shit, i've also become deaf

Anonymous Coward's picture

I really dont think I can deal with this for much longer, definatly not the rest of my life. Everybody should visit a doctor, and show them this topic. Need to get something done.

There a common link's picture

i have read every single one of these posts.The most common thing mention was some form of sweaty ass, which brings on the smell. Is there a way to cool our asses from the inside? sometime my ass feel like its 120 degrees. is there a cooling gel because maybe it also stop farts from escaping on its own. im just brainstorming, if this doesn't work im going to try lamictal, this seem to really be working for alot of people. Please comment on the cooling gel idea! is there anyone using lamical? i would to hear from you! Thank you

Anonymous Coward's picture

To keep a long story short I suffered exactly the same as alot of you. After 2-3 years I finally gathered the courage to talk to my family about it. They told me they never noticed anything.

I then went to my friend who jokingly a few times told me I smell bad. He was shocked when I told him how long I suffered. He confirmed that it was just joking like calling me dumb etc.

If you never talked to somebody about it, I suggest you do. For me it was all psychological. It never existed. I missed out on alot of things the past few years because of it. But now I can move on with my life.

college_outcast's picture

I wish that was my case. But no, on some occasions I have smelled myself and I smelled like shit. And people are not very kind about it, either. Just today I was standing next to a new collegue and she said "wow she really does smell" and afterwards someone else yelled "somebody shit!" I'm very happy for you since it's just a psychological thing that you can move on from, but in my case it's more than that

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

I just thought of something. I have a friend who had hyperhydrosis of the hands. Sweaty palms. She could just hold out her palm, and big ol' beads of sweat would just well up and run down. It was VERY WEIRD. (But we love her anyway!)

A few years ago, she had an operation to fix it. They go in and... snip... something. I dunno, but it WORKED. NO more sweaty palms!

I wonder if people can get a hyperhydrosis clip on their butt.

Sixyless's picture

I have da same prob as Stevey. But all I'm asking is, Is there any CURE? Please help me.

repeat offender's picture

Hyperhydrosis of the ass, hmm interesting. I looked into hyperhydrosis a while back and thought that it has some similarities but dimissed as the problem, because they never mention sweaty ass. Maybe that is the problem except for some of us the main problem is sweat ass rather than hands or armpits. Plus sweat coming from the armpits and ass usually have high fatty deposits which bacteria feed on, which produces body odor. Still dosen't explain why it smells like crap, unless we have sweat glands inside our ass that leak out more with hyperhydrosis, carrying unpleasent fecal smell from the inside out. Who knows?

grem's picture

I’ve been cursed with this since child hood. I was never positive if I really did smell until my beautiful girlfriend told me (age 19)that she would love me even If I smelled like Sh*t. Suddenly it was confirmed. I ended up leaving her and moved away. Long story short I’ve been working outside and sweating far away from people. It forced me to open my own business so as not to deal with co-workers.

Now I’m 25 and attending college and I firmly believe my math teacher is trying to figure out a way to have me removed from his class due to random my Fecal Odor.

So far I have found

1) That (Preparation H) is a gel that is colon safe and greatly cools down inflammation and irritation. Men often use it to cool down their hemorrhoids doctors recommend a fingertip’s amount inside the colon. I highly recommend it from experience. This is bought over the counter. Any pharmacy/ Vons etc.
2) Chlorophyll is a natural supplement used to reduce body and fecal odor for those who cannot control their bowels. It has reduced fecal odor for me. It can be bought at any GNC known as Clorofresh for $10.00.
3) Until a cure is found by means of medication, eating according to an IBS diet will help. It has also improved my fecal odor. This diet cuts out most odor causing foods and increases your fiber intake thus improving healthy bowel movements. If you’re bowel movements are clean you’re chances of smelling like stool while sweating are greatly reduced. Learning about IBS will make you aware of foods that irritate & trigger negative responses from your colon. I recommend reading from here first Make sure you know all about Soluble fiber & Insoluble fiber.
4) There is no reason to think about suicide. Too many people have needlessly died prematurely because they couldn’t see a way out. There is always a way. Just keep getting up in the morning, working ,eating, breathing, or you might miss it.

Anonymous Coward's picture

hey people i also have this problem.

i've done some reaserch and came up with celiac disease, i don't want to think this is what we have but it could be. it's gluten intolerance.

google for more info.

repeat offender's picture

Here you go, this website might be interesting. Its called something like smelly fish disease?, but i'm still confused, i don't smell like fish, if you rearrage the letters in fish, it comes close to our problem smell, shif. lol

Dr. Doowad's picture

This room smells of apathy, genral apathy is the main cause, change that, smell goes away, opposite of apathetic is empathetic.

going crazy's picture

Well I, for one, am not apathetic, just at a loss for what to do and open to ideas.

Topolin's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

HI, I understand your pain; I’ve been into it for a year and a half. I have fecal odor, sometimes like garbage. I’ve seen gastroenterologists, have gotten many tests (barium, abdomen XR, endoscopy, CatScan, CDSA, Celiac, even got my gallbladder removed) and nothing seems to help. I got so depressed I need to go to the shrink. Now I feel better emotionally, but the fecal odor remains. Lately I was diagnosed with SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) and got some improvement. Also, because the anxiety and depression, I think I was experiencing olfactory delusions, and paranoia. I found this could be Olfactory Reference Syndrome (ORS), google it. Next week I’ll see my gastro again and will demand a Colonoscopy. Low Carb, low-meat protein diet had helped me.
I also tried Naturopathy, but didn’t work on me and it’s expensive.
I probably have IBS, but not yet confirmed. In IBS forums this is known as ‘Leaky Gas’ LG. Somebody mentioned Fishy Odor Syndrome or Trimethylaminuria (TMAU). It could also be; this is a metabolic disease (liver) that makes you have a bad-odor aura – on all you body – much worse in your arse --. In high concentrations the smell is like rotten fish; in lower concentrations is like fecal or garbage. I’m planning to get tested for TMAU. Hope this information helps.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I am soooo so glad to see I am not alone. But the fact that no one knows what the hell this is or has any verifiable treatments, I may be even more depressed now than when I was before I knew I wasn't the only one. This is truly intolerable and I cannot even imagine trying to tolerate this for much longer. I'm 23 and I've had this for a couple of years now. This has RUINED MY LIFE! People just have no clue how bad it is and how low it can get. I refuse to go on living like this. I refuse to 'keep on keepin on' in this condition. I refuse to be the fu*ing butt(pun fully intented) of everyone's joke. I will not go on if it means submitting to being "that dude that smells like rank shit." I am sorry, I really am, but what the fuc* are we supposed to do? There is nothing we can do; if you think I'm just being negative, read all the previous posts, and go on the two other web-pages that mention this doom. All accounts point nowhere; nowhere except to the black whole of embaressment and self-loathing where most of us already dwell. I just don't know what to do. I..we..we are helpless, and apparently damned.

Topolin's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Hi Anonymous Coward, I also was burning alive in hell, begging to be terminated. I even considered ending it over… I’m male, mid-30s and married, with a child. Thru psychiatric medicine and psycho-therapy I managed to end this living hell, and keep looking for solutions. This site is fine, but lot of people take these poop/gas issues as jokes, and neither you nor I might be in the mood. If you want to inform yourself on these Gas problem, goto ibsgroup[dot]org:
(I’m Tony13 overthere). Of course we can keep discussing here, sometimes I need to laugh at myself and these jokes and stories are damn good. Don’t giveup, talk to you soon.

Sergeant.Smoke's picture

Yeah I feel like all you guys and this just came up on me recently. Didn't have this problem until I started a hardcore cocaine binge. Maybe the lack of diet or chemicals messed with my intenstinal/colon area. Does that ring a bell with anybody? I'm going to the doc tomorrow fuk feelin embarrassed to a doctor. I had to take a final exam today and do a power point presentation in my teacher's office which is about 7x7. You can see the looks on peoples faces and you do get that anxiety runnin good. You do leave to go clean up but you find theres nothing to clean. But, back to my point I say fuk tryin to be all incognido to the doctor or anybody else for that matter. They already know anyway right, lol what are they gonna do find out? Good friends are what really hook you up with drive, and reading all these posts does give ya comfort in knowing theres people with the same problems...hey we should get together and have a party...nah it'd probably be shitty. Ha not but for real this is some crazy shit like bam! one day i was partyin like usual with friends in an apartment and I think my colon got dried out from the blow and the shit stuck in my ass hair or somethin. I step on the scene to kick it and this chick someone smells like shit! and BAM! son from then on its like fighting the taliban or something the shit keeps coming back. And werd i hit the double and triple shower, but also what's kinda funny to me today for my final I didn't take a shower before i went to class running late from the lack of sleep. I must of been funky, ha ha but my teacher actually sat and talked to me not trying to run out and leave and I appriciated that alot. But, just to ramble on a little bit more...somebody out to do a little bit of religious research and see what's up I'm not with the whole your infected with demons idea, but I do feel this is an affliction of drifting away from God. Maybe, I'm could just be trippin but I been feelin haunted like I have a ghost around me, but it could just be all in my mind. Then again at the same time I fucked around with a couple girls up the ass. And I prayed to god one night to help me and give me strength to stop doin the blow, I failed and I've drifted furthur. Maybe it's God tellin me I'm full of shit lol I didn't keep my word. But, luckily I'll bring something brand new to the board tomorrow, I'm goin to the doctor with this forum in hand highlighting all kinds of shit and just discuss it with him, and I might check out the religious aspect of it, I have no problem doin either so I'll hook you guys/girls up with the info I get. One thing I am thankful for, Thank God I cant smell it! =)

Don't let the shit getcha down! I have found myself to be withdrawing from my normal social norms but try and fill in time with something that interests you. Personally, I play the shit out of some Battlefield 2, if you never heard of it you should check it out. What's cool is its an online war game like 30 on 30 you get to fly jets, helicopters, apaches, tanks, jeeps whatever dune buggies, you can be a sniper or whatever but its cool cause you can talk to your team on mics and itd be cool just to talk to someone on the mic and discuss shit and have fun helpin each other out. But like I said I'll hit yall up with the info I get tomorrow. The way I usually get through the hard times in my life. A close cousin of mine committed suicide in Arkansas when i was 16 and a month later my dad committed suicide in California and I should be real fucked up from that and I probably am, but that's definitly not the way to end it, and I'm not tryin to push anybody religiously or what not but what if you go South when you do that, permantly. Werd, from the boss says it's alot worse than smellin. If you don't feel like you have anybody that supports you. It it my personal belief that God doesn't try and torture somebody, if you never read it check out the story of Job. God and the Devil have a conversation devil says look at this job(pronounced jobe) dude he's got all this good stuff, nice things, big family, big house bunch of sheepes and goats and cows and shit. Devil continued on to talk noise to God sayin take it all away and he will turn his back on you. So God, was like bet. Well all these bad things happened but he asked God's forgiveance and he got it back and he was healed. He had crazy boils on his skin, family killed etc. We just smell like crap. Could just be a test and a good one at that. Good luck guys and who wants to play some battlefield 2?

Anonymous Coward's picture

You have opened a can of worms! I have had this problem for about 13 years and my whole life is destroyed. Everywhere I go there goes this stench, the thing is that it is all around as it is so strong. I mean VERY STRONG!! when I am in my car people I pass even turn and make comments - when I park outside a shop people come out and make comments - I work on site and on bad days the whole site make comments! I can go nowhere I can do nothing, I have tried every sort of cure you can dream up and must be the cleanest human being on this planet. I have even seen a shrink as they try to tell me it could be in my head. When will somebody take notice and believe that this problem really exists?
Any ideas welcome!

going crazy's picture

I've finally gotten up the nerve to go to the doctor about this problem. My appointment is at 10 on Monday. I'll let you guys know what I find out.

Dr. Dowad's picture

Yea what Sergeant Smoke was talking about with a religious test of some sort, is kinda what i was trying to get at in my earlier comment. With me, for awhile my attitude is life is shitty, well guess what, life can be worse, you can smell like shit. Which most of us now know how shitty life can really be, so i think it is some kinda test, who knows, maybe its spirtual, maybe its your body telling you to get your shit into gear, no pun intended, but i look at it as some kind of life test a few of us get that deserve it. Maybe you need to re-establish your faith whatever it may be, or maybe you just need to go for a run every day and sweat out all the nasty shit festering in your body. Good luck with everyone, and GodSpeed

going crazy's picture

I just got back from the doctor. It turns out I have a pilonidal cyst. Here's some information about it, in case you're wondering if you might have the same thing.

I've got to have surgery. Not looking forward to it, but at least I should be better after that. If you guys are afraid to go to the doctor like I was, you should suck it up and just go. It'll be so much better afterward.

Anonymous Coward's picture

yea i don't have that problem, i feel fine health wise, my ass dosen't hurt, i don't have any pimples or cysts in my ass crack, and theres certainly not puss draining from my ass.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have only recently started having this problem, I hope to God it isn't lasting! But I've already bought loads of sprays, pads, talc etc etc ready to have a go at tackling it. The doctor doesn't seem to know what's causing it.

Possible cause:
I wondered if anyone else on this site suffering from awful smells has taken ecstasy in the past? Maybe just being paranoid but I wanted to rule that out... I only took it once but I was worried it might have caused some weird kind of incontinence and smell.

Anonymous Coward's picture

yes i am 18 years the age of sixteen i realized that people didnt want 2 sit next 2 me.Then i started 2 see people cover there nose when i would come and sit by them, but i just ignored it.after a few years i ended up gettin back wit a couple of friends and they i smelled like ass.When i would get into cars they would rolled their windows,and stop breathing threw their nose.itz ruining my life because now i cant get a girlfrind or get 2 close to people.Cuz im afraid of them saying some if front of a big crowd, What should i do?

crazy for real's picture

Ok I have this problem for about 1 year. I can just be chillin and all of sudden feel my ass starting to sweat. Does any body in here smoke tobacco? I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Panic Disorder. I notice when I don't smoke its not such a problem. It doesn't smell like crap its more of a sour smell not fecial. I can get out of the shower in the morning and by the time I get in the car it starts to happend. I am now self concious about anybody coming up behind me. I start to freak out. I strongly believe it has turned into a phycilogical thing. I can go to the club, and no problem. It happends mostly when I have to pee really bad. I'm most certain its anxiety problem. Its crazy.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have this problem, only recently. It won't go away, I had to quit work, my job requires physical work indoors, everybody I would work with would make comments and jokes to eachother about, even when i'm standing two feet away as if I def and couldn't hear them. It crushed my spirits and self esteem to the point of going insane or suicide, so I quit, now its christmas and i have no money to buy any family presents, I want to die, how am I supposed to even survive, were people, were social beings, i hate being isolated. How am i supposed to live life smelling like shit.

Seeking treatment's picture

Alright sour asses, I found something that works. A colon flush seems to do the trick. I had read the post about GlycoLax (I think that was the name?), but it was a prescription and I couldn't buy it over the counter. So I found two things that I needed to create my own colon flush: 1) A calcium /Vitamin D supplement found by the osteoporosis area. It is called something with calcium and "Colon health". 2) I used a "stool softener" because it was the only thing that had glycerin that I could find. Jesus did that flush out my colon. Your shit and farts will smell different, but the sourness will disappear. Only took two days to flush my system, but now it's GONE. The smell is GONE. Thank god, it was killing me. Anyone else post if you try it, and let us know your results. And I have to than k this board for allowing to figure out a solution. I hope it works for you, I'll post updates, because right now I could not be happier. I hope this helps you. Good luck!

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here is my story,
A few years ago people started making comments about me smelling of shit.
I stopped taking drugs (hash, ecstacy & cocaine) I lost weight, I started training at the gym etc and it seemed, on the most part to pass.
I was a fairy confident guy but recently I have started to notice people making comments behind my back, I AM NOT HEARING THINGS, despite confiding in my family they say its all in my head, i know its not as people have made direct comments to me and I was once asked to leave a party, I honestly want to die, infact for the last few weeks i have been trying to work out a way to make my death seem like an accident so my family wouldnt have to face the shame.
I never smell anything myself, my clothes are always fresh and my boxers never honk yet it is a very real problem, recently I over heard people in my gym making comments and I almost died of shame.
I am a healthy, good looking guy whos life is being tore apart by fecal odour, what the fuck is wrong with me and why cant I smell it ?

RepeatOffender's picture

Ok, I think I might have found the problem for some of us, its a rare genetic disorder called trimethylaminuria, when you eat protein and choline rich foods a natural bacteria in you stomach breaks down these foods and prouduces a bi-product called tma, but a few rare people in the world, about one in 25,000 are born with a genetic mutation where they lack a certain enzyme that breaks down the tma. TMA smells like garbage, manure, or dead fish depending on the person, If you google trimethylaminuria, you will find vast information on it, so far there is no cure, the only thing you can do, is change your diet, exerscise, and be clean. Avoid, eggs, beans and red meat, I think chicken is OK., and avoid energy drinks and supplements that have carinitine. This smell comes from sweat, breath, and urine, so if your sweating from your ass a lot, it might smell like shit, your breath might smell like a dead animal even if you brush your teeth twice a day. I think they should offer disability to people with this problem until they find a cure. This genetic disorder has been dubbed the Fish odor syndrome which a few scientist have said is misleading since not all people with this problem smell like dead fish, maybe more like shit which is worse than smelling like dead fish, so thats probly why the name hasn't changed. They also say some people with this problem have different degrees of symptoms, some people smell all the time, some people fluctuate between smelling bad and normal, so i can imagine if some has this problem with a lesser degree, but has a bad diet and gets constipated a lot would smell more like shit instead of dead fish. Best thing to do, is change your diet and visit a doctor with knowledge of this disorder to verify if you have it or not. I think I have this problem to a lesser degree but I still can barley live with it, I hear people make indirect comments everyday at work about me.

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I also read, that the enzymes people lack to break down tma, also are the enzymes responsible for breaking down nicotine, so if you smoke, which i do, that might also explain a differnt shit smell, aside from a dead fish smell. Cigarettes smell like ass to begin with.

repeat offender's picture

For a cure, i recommend to, flush your system out for 3 days, don't eat much, mainly a liquid diet, take chlorphel pill, and eat or drink real peppermint, avoid eggs, and fish, quit smoking, and get lots of exercise, i'm going to try all this, I'm pretty confident it will work, i will post results in a couple weeks. Also i might try a low dose anti-biotic for a two week period too. This is a muti-angled attack, lol based on what the possible problems might be, so i think it will work, i hope.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Thank You repeatoffender,
I too have been suffering for a long time with this problem. At first I thought that I was not bathing enough. I started bathing two and three times a day. I also would wash all of my clothes twice. My therapist recently told me about TMAU. My BO has turm me into a obessisive compulsive washing person. I will definitly try changing my diet along with your other advice. I know that I am not a dirty person. I quit my last job because of this problem. I have a college degree going to waste because I smell bad. I think that I also have a low grade because I do not smell bad all the time. Also to everyone reading this page, Please hold on don't do anything drastic. Until we find a cure, find a job maybe out side or with little social contact for an income. We are not alone.

anal assistance's picture


After a decade of cronic IBS and having a terrifying recent incident w/ my boyfriend that he pointed out the "odor" I went for help from an alternative practitioner (regular Drs have been of no help or made it worse!)

There's a company called Metagenics that makes nutriceuticals (nutrients that help like medicine) and Detox diet supports.

I am using a combination of UltraInflamX (for digestive inflamation) UltraClearPLUS (cleaning the liver), Endefen (repairs the intenstinal lining), UltraFlora Plus (pro-biotics, restores healthy bacteria to digestive trac), as well as a few other nutrients like Fish oil which my body is lacking.

It's AMAZING!!!!! in only 2 weeks i was regular again. in 5 weeks now, no more smell!
No blood in the stool or anything (though I was quite gassy when settling into the diet at first - if you try it plan to lay low for a few days).

I highly recommend seeing someone who specializes in Detox and going on this diet. It has been a life-saver.

Alternatively, you can purchase UltraInflamX and the other products off of the internet and (strangely enough).

I hope this works for you all as well as it has worked for me! GOOD LUCK!

Chili bum's picture

Lets all unite and work out solutions to this problem were facing. Everything happens for a reason, lets all say what our lifestyles were like prior to the matter at hand.

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Chilli bum's picture

what we have my people is fecal incontinence, though it may not be at its worst stage, we should all go the hospital and have them repair a torn anal sphincter muscle.

thiswillchange's picture

Hey everybody! I have had this odor since I was 12 and Im really sick of it. I have used bleach to cover up the smell, different soaps, washing twice a day and after each bowel movement, I even use the shower hose to get water in my anus to stop the smell! And its still the same. People treat me like any normal person, but i dont feel normal. There are things I want to accomplish in my life but the smelly ass syndrome is stopping me. I want to be an actress but how can I accomplish my dreams smelling like this? I am just glad that Im not the only one!!!! I sometimes think about committing suicide BUT THAT IS SOMETHING I WILL NEVER DO!!! I realize that no matter what I smell like I have family and friends and my boyfriend that love me very much and all you guys get me hope that all this will change. ONE MORE THING!!!!!! Since the world isn't fighting for us I will!! I PLAN TO GOT PUBLIC WITH THIS VERY SOON WATCH OUT FOR ME, IM A BLACK FEMALE WITH LONG HAIR! U WILL KNOW ITS ME WHEN U HEAR ME SPEAKING TO THE WORLD ABOUT OUR PROBLEM!

Anonymous Coward's picture

There are a LOT of people here suffering from the same thing (I am one too). Why don't we hear about the cause/cure for this, and why are doctors so damn indifferent? I'm considering a colonic, there's a place up the street from me that does just that. Has anyone had this done and did it help? I've heard that Elvis had like 40 lbs of waste in his waste tract and that's what this is supposed to clear up, their ad says you will lose from 5 to 30 lbs from the initial visits. Is this a good idea or am I full of crap? (pun intended).

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have this same problem and I'm only a freshman in high school. It makes me sick that i have it so early because that means that all throughout my years of high school i'll be known as the kid that shits his pants every day. i've only had it for a few weeks now.. i know almost everyone in my school too so it kindof sucks because then theyll start not talking to me anymore. even people notice it when i'm at lacrosse practice it's embarrasing as hell... i have no idea what to do what i really want is to drop out of school and stay homeschooled but that will just be a huge regret later on in my life

CrazyCrapperCarl's picture

I just want to ask you guys.. who have had it since they were kids.. what did you do at school? How did you avoid it and deal with it? I'm freshman and it's already turning my friends against me.. I'm pretty popular at school and it's effecting me so much. It's stupid though cause I'm never mean to anyone else about shit they have and once something comes up on anyone else all they do is rag on them and fuck with them.. it's not fair.

Gee-eL's picture

We now know that there are probably thousands of people with this problem (me included) but the truth is no-one in the medical profession wants to admit that the problem is real! My symptoms are that everywhere I go people complain about the stink of poop, yet when I ask the doctor if he can smell anything he says no and it is all in my head! I ask friends and family and they all say it is not coming from me, yet everywhere I go the smell of poop goes! When I go out everybody else complains about the stench and points or looks straight at me yet still my friends say its not me! I have been to a shrink for over 4 years to keep everyone else happy but The only thing that has come from that is that I still know the problem is real and not in my head. I bath 2 times a day wear super strength anti-perspirant and talcum powder. I change all my clothes daily socks and pants twice a day. I have tried everything that you all have advised on this site plus many other sites. I have had this for about 15 years now it has ruined my life. I used to go everywhere I have traveled around the world on one 2 year trip and another 18 month trip all over Europe and Asia, you would not call me a shy retiring type before this problem! I believe we have TRIMETHYLAMINEURIA this has been mentioned before but I have looked into it and the smell can be very different at different times, from very unpleasant poop smell (like a dead fish) to the smell of drains or garbage. We need someone to tell the world about the problem and get it out in the open! I think the reason you cant stop the smell is that it comes out of all of your body in your sweat and not just your butt! You sweat a lot in your butt region and assume this is where the stench comes from. Keep up the imfo and if any of you find a real working cure be sure to let us all know!!!

Michelle's picture

I have had this problem for over 20 years. After I have a bowel movement, I wipe my butt until there's nothing on the toilet paper but yet I still smell like poop. It's disgusting. I also have a bad breath problem also. Not sure if the two are related though. Always have been very embarrassed of this. It does ruin your life. My smells starts after I have a bowel movement. Usually I can just shower and the smell will go away. Sometimes during the day I can smell something. I have heard comments of: You smell, what's that smell? You smell like ass, my sister even knows that I smell after I have a bowel movement. I never have a bowel movement anywhere except for my house as I know I will stink afterwards. I hold it in all the time. We need to get answers about this. I was so relieved to search for this and find that other people have it too.

Angry, shameful Withdrawing Hopeful Me's picture

Hey, lets stop talking about the problem, and lets start talking about the solution. Like almost everybody with the complain i also told me parent. They both said No. It is not true, and yet where ever you go, people complain. Their response was to buy deodorant, body spray, powder among many other thing. It did not work.
I have tried many things. Some are so ridiculous that i will not even mention. I have tried things like duct taping my ass hole, blocking the hole with some cotton wool, putting on many trouser, spraying the deodorants into my ass hole and it still did not work.
I am sure with no doubt what so ever that the smell does not come from the subcutaneous gland on the skin. It smells right from my ass. So may be the medical community might develop something to solve the cause of the problem, or block the smell from getting out of the body by creating something that works like a container cover to block the hole that leads to the outside of the body.
Let us send a mail to the National Institute of Health (NIH) to complain about this problem. Because most people that complain about this problem seems to be at the prime of their life. Solving this problem now makes sure that we will live a productive life. It makes sure that we will not end up on Welfare. Like many of the people that have previously written, i also had to drop out from a well reputed, top of the line university, because of the shame that comes a s a result of this poop smelling every where was just too much
Let us also write to drug companies. It looks as if a lot of people suffer from this some illness. The drug companies might have a lot of financial reward if they come up with a cure for this life ruining disease.
This poop have made me a laughing stock every where; School, Church, Metro, Bus, Work, Mall, and every where else one could think of.
The high school i graduated from was a community school. Some of the kids i used to go to school with did not go to college. They work as cashiers, bartenders and so on in the malls and store in town; so almost every where i go in town now, there is almost one or two people that know and could possibly identify you and tells everybody else they work with.
People could now comfortably say that, that person just came in, that every where will be smelling. I am completely feed up of this smell. I do not know what to do. The smell is ruining my life.
You can recall that i started up saying that we should stop complaining and i ended up complaining too. It is because it is painful. I guess it is OK to complain. But at this point, let us focus on solution


 Angry, shameful Withdrawing  and Hopeful's picture

Unlike the previous writer, i do not think that our problem is incontinence.

It think the problem is that, maybe the container like tissue that divides the colon from the rectum does not function properly. Making it possible for poop to smell from the colon, way before it gets to the rectum.

It might also be that our sphincter is just not tight enough

Dumpster-ass's picture

I am in middle school, I am a male and I am completely pissed off with this problem. Every day when I walk into school, I try to squeeze my legs together to stop the toxic garbage smell from leaking, but hell still brakes loose. If a teacher asks me to walk up to the board, I refuse to because the smell seems to be worst when I stand up. When I stand up, it smells like a garbage truck from hell drove by. I thought of commiting suicide, but I would rather smell like a zoo for the rest of my life, than be hanging of a rope by my head. Anyway, enough stories. I am stunned with the number of people that suffer this torture. We really should all make a stand and try to find a cure for dumpster-ass disease!

Master Mistress's picture
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God this site is great ... its like coming home! .. home to your own birth home for a crap! there is nothing sweeter.
Anywho ... I've been wondering somethings about the smelly arse problem. As far as I know, I don't have one ... hhhhmmmm. Perhaps my friends are too nice? or have a problem being truthful?
I've been reading up on colonics .. I'm currently looking to make up my own contraption in the privacy of my own home. It's said to cure a host of problems especially since I have allergies. Make sure you replenish the helpful intestinal bacteria though they tell me ... and I wonder if this could help the ongoing smelly anus from Uranus?
I did have a student last year, who smelt so much like a turd I retched whenever I was near him ... he was always made fun of and my heart really went out to him.
Another thing I wonder about ... does bad breath have any relation to the nether regions? since it is all connected?

Master Mistress's picture
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Wikipedia always does a good job of explaining things ...
Bromhidrosis or body odor (also called bromidrosis, osmidrosis and ozochrotia) is the smell of bacteria growing on the body. These bacteria multiply considerably in the presence of sweat, but sweat itself is almost totally odorless. Body odor is associated with the hair, feet, crotch (upper medial thigh), anus, skin in general, breasts, armpits, genitals, pubic hair, and mouth.

Body odor is specific to the individual, and can be used to identify people, though this is more often done by dogs than by humans [citation needed]. An individual's bodily odor is also influenced by diet, gender, genetics, health, medication, occupation, and mood. [citation needed]

Dumpster-ass's picture

I wish there was some kind of iron lung that you could put around your ass so we wouldnt have to live in shame. It really is a shame that the people that make fun of us dont realize that the smell is not our own fault.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Doesn't everyone's ass smell? It's supposed to smell people. It even smells after a shower. Next time you take one, brush your finger or hand in between your butt cheeks and smell your hand. I gurantee you it will still smell. The only thing you can do to minimize the smell is to wipe your ass as best you can and shower daily.

Hayk's picture

Hello guys I'm a 14 year old male that lives in California and I smell like ass! I just entered the 9th grade and for the first 3 months high school was great but then i started smelling weird. I had some bad bathroom habits and showering habits so I thought maybe that would be the cause, so I started having bowel movements daily and showering daily. That helped a little, Now i start smelling 2 or 3 hours after I shower or When I start sweating. Whenever I sweat It's usually just from my ass and it smells bad. Whenever the weathers hot I feel horrible because I know the lightest sweat will make me smell like ass. People are starting to make fun of me and It's pissing me off. I shower 3 times a day now, use lotions sprays and powders to keep dry and hide smell but it doesnt work, it just smells less shitty and more toxic which isn't nice. I REALLY need help because im in all honors classes but after my old P.E. class I had normal biology and all the kids were ghetto as hell and they'd yell out "It smells like shit in here" So yeah I switched into 6th period tennis to stop that but now I start smelling with any sweat so it won't help much. I NEED HELP! I shower A LOT, I Use cover up products and it doesn't help. I'm thinking about changing my diet because I do eat fast food once or twice a week due to my age. And for the last guy that said doesn't everyones ass smell, my answer is no. I shower sooo damn much I practically shove a bar of soap into my asshole! God damn it's horrible and when I get out I touch myself and see if it smells and it's relatively fresh. It's just after I stand and sit and sweat for 2 hours or so in my early classes I start smelling bad. I go to the bathroom and dry off during school and that helps til I sweat again. I think the problem is caused by some unknown factor and a lot of ass sweating. Can someone post a link or some diagnosis to some complication that causes: The smell of Ass when you sweat or just go a few hours without a shower. Thankyou!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Well i posted a REALLY long post that explained my lifestyle, problems etc. but it won't show so I'll shorten it.
-14 Yrs old
-Smell like ass!
-shower 3 times a day!
-Have daily bowel movements and shower immediately after.
-Tried powder, lotion and spray to cover it.
-Nothing helps.
-I've had it for about 6 months.
-Highschool was good until it came along.
-Mostly caused after a few hours with no shower or ANY amount of sweat.
-Post a name for a disease plz.
-Try to be sure, I've looked into some stuff.
-Also I'm going to try the dietary changes etc.
-Whyyyyy do I smell soo bad, It's ruining my life!
-Lol the comments still long.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I own the last 2 posts btw. I'm going crazy just reading these peopls stories. I've scrolled throught the WHOLE LONG ASS PAGE reading and then I started from the top and went down. And when I got 1/2 way down I just stopped and wanted to cry. So I came to comment. As I read more Iremember and learn more so I find commenting neccessary. Well yeah, I shower at night, then again when I wake up in the morning. I then go to school and for the 1st 3 hours or so I'm fine like a lot of others keep saying. Then when people comment about bad smells I start freaking out and trying to sniff myself. I go to the bathroom and wipe my ass to find a 100 % clean ass which i shower a million times a day very well. After I wipe I usually also sense the sour smell but when my pants are on it just smells like "ass". I also have the feeling that I always want to fart like some have said. I uyse the bathroom daily and after i'm done with my bowel movement I stay seated and fart and fart and try to force EVERYTHING i can out. Then I take a LONG shower scrub for a freaking hour and dry off very good, put on some baby powder and go to bed. I wake up in the morning, shower again and then go to school. I don't just make sure my anal areas are clean but the entire but and even some "rectal" places : ( . So yeah I go to school and BAM 2 hours pass and something stinks, what smells like ass is being shouted around everywhere. I also re apply me powder to stop sweat in the morning. I REALLY need help and I'm so happy I've caught htis in a few months. I've seen the 20 year posts and I seriously think I'd kill myself if I had my day to day life for 20 years. Fortuneatly I still get girls and I have good friends and a social life but I'm shy 24/7 I go to the bathroom and wipe my ass with wet toilet paper just to feel safe at parties etc. BUT I'm starting to get really tired of smelling like ass and I want it gone. I'm going to see a doctor for sure.

Hayk 3 posts above 2's picture

This is a great site, it explains our problem IF this is our problem and it talks about surgical ways to fix it. Practically all of us are gonna do EVERYTHING and get desperate and kill our sweat glands off : )

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I'm going to create a biological weapon that when I release it, btw its airborne, it will eliminate peoples sense of smell when it comes to ass. : ) Right when I hear "What smells like ass?" I'm going to spray that shit far and wide.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Thanks everyone. I've never laughed and related soo much in my life. I had the poop smelling problem for years. After I had a bowel movement it smelled like I smeared it all over me and didn't wipe it off. 1. However, after using flax oil(a little before and a little after every meal) I'm ok. 2. On another occasion I tried an enema and a diet of salmon, rice no oil, apple, carrots and a boiled egg worked for a while. In addition, I took zinc, chlorophyl, acidophilus and enzymes 2-3 times and day.) My problem now is a gross smelling mucous. It happens after I poop and lasts for 2-3 hrs afterward. I've read in nutritional books that a vinegar or lemon colonics will help with a change in diet. I'll let you know what happens.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Okay i had the same problem i took 2 hour showers scurbbing my entire body and still smelling like shit. I had to sit still in 1 1/2 hour classes squezzeing my butt cheecks toghter till they were num and that just made it worse. I finally went to the doctor after a month and a half. She sliped her finger up there i got an x-ray and on that she saw all the blockage she perscribed a stool softner and enemia and a strong laxative so i am currently going through treatment and it is sunday so wish me luck at school on monday : )

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hello, if someone can help me you can email me at i have noticed the last week that when i sit down on a chair or i get up from that chair it reekes. it also reeks while im sitting down. if anyone can help, my life is gettign ruined as the day goes by. nobody wants to hang out with me cause i smell ive tried everything im slowy giving up adn this is my last hope thank you all for taking time to read this.

Long Beach California's picture

It started for me like this, I never had any money and i was always out so i could never eat. I would only eat 1 or 2, dollar burritos a day or sometimes just 1 hamburger off the dollar menu from bumbing change. Or sometimes a candy bar and some potatoe chips from a liquor store that i would just steal or something. Soda/coffee too. I was drunk and faded alot of the time also. This went on for maybe a month. My bad diet went on for years before but i started noticing the smell after i was being starved. I could feel that i was being starved in my stomach too. Before i started being broke, i barely ever touched fruits or vegetables. On top of that i had a head cold and was always swolling mucus. It got bad where when i would lay down to go to bed i could feel mucus dripping down my throat and wouldnt get a good night sleep because i was spitting it out or at least trying to all night. I know mucus was ending up in my stomach. After i had been malnurished on a poor diet for a while, me and my friends started noticing the smell. I started passing gas all the time. My stomach has been rumbling. My ass started getting more sweaty than normal. Same thing as you guys. Im pretty sure the colorless dampness that we are wiping when there is no feces to be found, is sweat. Actually i know it is sweat because ill be skateboarding, and feel all this dampness down there before i even break out some armpit sweat or some face or hair sweat, and then i start smellin like i pooped and it is in my pants. I wont even have to be skateboatrding to start sweating down there. Ill just be sitting, or just walking. If you have had a bad diet or possible another colon or stomach problem it makes sense that there could be blockage or a problem with the processing of food in your stomach. Also i would shave my ass hairs like once a month. when you shave anything, you sweat more becuase more pores are opened. My conclusion is that since there is possible blockage or another stomach problem, it releases the smell or stomach gasses, which smell like fart or poop, out of your sweat glands, wich do exist around your ass. I also dont shit for like 4 to 5 days, possibly more. When i do i have to push that shit out because it doesnt want to just flow. I would assume that im constipated and that would explain why im sweating out the gass instead of pooping it out. I dont know if my situation goes the same for all you guys out there. Theres some people out there that have had the problem for years. But my simtoms are the same as all of the posts that i read above mine. I have started to change my diet and i have actually noticed a little change, i dont smell right outa the shower now, it takes a little while befor i notice the smell(around the time i start sweating) if the diet change does not work within a week or two im going to go to the doc and see whats going on and possibly take a colon cleanser or another type of flush. Possibly niacin. Has anyone tried niacin. It will make you sweat out all the bad shit in your system and youll be going pee alot. But im hoping that its just constipation.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Yea I noticed this problem in 7th grade, I'm now in my senior year of highschool. This fucking problem sucks and this site is the first place ive ever found that suggested I wasnt the only condemmed soul. Its terrible dealing with this and nobody understands, luckily i do have sum good freinds and can sometimes forget about it. But I think this problem has resulted in alot of drug and alcohol abuse for me. Just a general loss of motivation and the will to live. Now under normal circumstances this is not like me at all, but one night on an exctasy-capade I swallowed an entire bottle of tylenol extra strength almost shut my liver down and spent 3 days in I.C.U. Belive me people it was no fun. So thats my sob story and I guess ill put in my theory here, I heard trymethylaminuria mentioned a few times. I think this may be the cause for me. Mostly because ive spent alot of sleepless nights contemplating why this started and It started right around the time I started chewing tobbaco, alot of it. And I heard someone mention that the enzymes you lack also have to do with nicotine breakdown so I wonder if that couldve been the catylyst for my troubled life. Anyway I'm gonna try everything that I have found on this site thanx to everybody for their input and support.

AlienatedClown's picture

When I first discovered I had hemorrhoids, I began to have a "leakage" that stunk something awful. Sometimes I would still smell after scrubbing in the shower, and using extremely perfumed soaps only irritated things. I started looking up treatments for roids and I found this wonderful treatment:

because my dad doesnt believe in medicine, and it started working almost instantly. It took awhile for me to stop smelling, probably a few months. I still have a little leakage when I have constipation outbreaks, but I only wear thongs now because they *absorb* it, and plus its nasty to feel wet between your ass cheeks during the day. But I rarely have this problem now! If you know you have hemorrhoids, which is known to cause anal leakage, you should check it out. Also if you are unable to because of money or parents, then taking a cotton ball soaked with witch hazel and stick it kind of half-in half of out your butthole before you go to bed helps a lot too, especially if you've been bleeding when you poop.

Hope his helps!

Anonymous Coward's picture

What most of you are companining about is what I HAVE. TRIMETHYLAMINURIA. You do NOT have to smell like fish to have this. Actually only 10% of the people who have this report their odor being FISHY. Damn, I am glad Im not in high school anymore. I have a freaking masters degree and don't work because this disease has RUINED my life. My friends and family do NOT smell this. Only some people notice this odor. Kids can be the worst! UNFORTUNATELY, there is NO cure. Bur FORTUNATELY, this disease has recently been featured on the Tyra Banks show, Inside Edition, and Primetime Medical Mysteries. Please do a google search for this. It is most likely what most of you have. Especially if there are people who dont notice it. ALso, you can get this condition at ANY age. It can appear out of nowhere and does not have to be present at birth.

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You have this? It's SO RARE! My God. I saw the Primetime you mentioned, and it was heartbreaking. From what I remember, you can't eat food with a certain chemical in it; and once you eradicate those foods from your diet, your smell becomes less pronounced?

It would be nice if you shared more about this.

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