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?

1537 Comments on "my ass really, really, really smells"

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To: Anonynous Coward, I was not looking for leads! If I was I would have left my business web address. I was just offering hope of help, if you were to go back and re-read my post, I clearly stated that "Herbalife may or may not help". Hardly a selling pitch.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I've found the answer for my anal smells. Stopping smoking is #1 and all things w/ sorbital. Instead of chewing gum at work, I take my toothbrush. I've been free of smells and kinda in disbelief but it's working!!!! Hope this helps others!

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Please quote what sounds defensive from my post.

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

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"Maybe I can Help", it's probably more complex than taking some generic herb/colon cleanse from a company that doesn't want to spend money on normal advertising and is not regarded as serious in health circles. No company serious about it's product sets themselves up based on pyramid commission. They want sellers to turn up on every health thread. It's just another generic brand of no significance. These sort of companies are always touted on health forums. This sounds like a simple problem but it is probably quite complex. Are you saying you wouldn't have recommended stuff from you to anyone who contacted you ? I'm not bothered about your motive but that sounds a bit of a Clinton 'relations' explanation. You will get leads. I know you mean well but I would suggest sticking to threads on superficial problems.

On hindsight I was harsh on the poop report. It was meant as a humor site, but over time they have found hits are more likely from sufferers, so the humor members are likely a bit confused as time went by. I think if the owners make it clear that some areas are no-go zones for jokey stuff, that would help. Sarcasm and problems like these don't mix well.

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Anonymous Coward earlier on, If you go back and read my original post, all I offered to do, with the permission of the people who post to this site, was to INQUIRE about their afflictions and see if Herbalife has ever had this issue come up in their 27 yr history. Its sounds to me like everyone who has posted here is desperate. All I offered to do is help.

To Daphne, Your whole post is defensive. I ask you what part of it isn't? Why would you dash someone's possible success with your negitive opinions and your issues with Herbalife. Do you have the same problems as that these poor people do or are you just an authority on the subject? I'm truely sorry for stirring the pot. That certianly was not my intention. This will be the last post from me as it is taking away from the real issue here. I will pray that those who need it find a cure. Anyone out there who is thinking of taking their life, PLEASE DON'T!! Besides ending a precious life, all that does is cripple the ones you leave behind with pain.

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'Maybe I can help', I can see you were sincere. I apologize for any upset. I wish I hadn't replied myself. As you say, it is a distraction. If you got a retail license and became really interested in supplements as a career and compared sales literature, you would naturally move away from MLM health companies. They are in it for money and their business model relies on the goodwill and enthusiasm of women (same as tupperware parties).

z's picture

hey guys,
it could be caused by hormone imbalances
(puts your whole body out of whack)

MannyOnceLongAgo's picture

Ok guys here my life. im 15 years old about to turn 16 next year. im hispanic,about 5"11,and way 165lbs. I used to be the kid everyone wanted to know and hang out with. I had so many damn girls that i couldnt keep track. Last year I entered high school and was hoping to have the best 4 years of my life. Then 1 month into my freshmen year was when disaster struck me. I was in my world history class when i noticed the kid behind me stopped breathing from his nose and started breathing out of his mouth. Thats when i asked to go to the BR and found out my ass smelt like straight up dog shit. So before all this started i was a generally healthy and happy kid. but now after all the rude comments and gestures im through with this bullshit. I did not get to enjoym my freshman year and it looks like my sophmore year is looking just as bleak. Now atm Im considering Suicide seeing how there is no cure for this. So if there is an MD passing through this page I would like you to do your job and find me a cure. Im tired , like extremely tired of this. I wont be able to spend my Senior Prom with my girlfriend,I wont get to have children. This is irratating beyond belief. Please someone find a cure before i do something stupid. why must this happen to me does this thing not have a murderer it can pick on or something.

redy2giveup's picture

i just wanted to say that i am sick and tired of this problem i and the rest of u lot have to live with...doctors here are useless...i've tried manyyy times to tell them of this sickening "shyte odour disorder" and have been told its in my head and they put me on anti the fuk am i meant to live life to the fullest with this embarressing surprised i havn't chosen the easy way out...since i've had to put up with this sad ass life for 7 years now:(

notredytogiveupjustyet's picture

okay okay..i had my little bitch and got a little off my chest how i really feel about my/our embarressing problem and now i'd like to turn my negative to a positive....since the docs that i have seen here are nothing but useless pricks ...i have been doing some research of my own and looked over past matters that may have caused my problem...for me personally i put it all down to holding in my bowel movements when i was at work and trying to force it out when it wasn't supposed to...(because thats when it all started:( i have always worried and been anxious and shy being around people alot thru my whole life and i think that my emotions may have todo with it also..whetha it be strss, worry, anxiety, depression, it can all cause turmoil within ourselves and for me probably atm i'm trying out detoxing..different diets such as gluten free dairy free etc...meditation (touch wood) positive thinking (which is hard todo when you know u smell of shit all the time)as well as drinking metamucil and exercises to strengthen that area round the bunghole as well as pelvic and abdominal exercises...anyway thats my 2 cents i'm keeping my fingers crossed for us all to get rid of this embaressing problem all the best to everybody :)

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Good luck to you and your bung. It's always good if people like you who are working on a solution write back sometime in the future and tell us how it's going.

There are many readers out there who might like to know what works for you so they can try.

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

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I have heard of this problem.

This is what I came up with:

"Not sure what it is, but every day for a long time my butt crack is kinda sweaty (I'm sure that is normal) after the end of the day. But after I wipe it, it has this really bad smell and there is no crap there buts its like this yellowish/white smegma like stuff. Almost like yeast or something with a displeasing yeast smell or something. Also my buttcrack gets really really irritated and red and itches all the time around it and my anus."

"I almost feel like I have a yeast infection, but is that unheard of? What can I put on it? It seems like in the middle of the night it is the worse because its just an unpleasant uncontrollable itch sometimes. Any advice would help. Thanks"
"Yes, it's a yeast infection. You can get them anywhere, and especially places that are warm and moist, so buttcracks are indeed susceptible."

"Get some antifungal cream from a pharmacy. Anything for yeast or thrush or tinea or ringworm or athlete's foot or jock itch will do. Keep using it for at least a week, preferably two, after it seems to have completely gone, or it may come back."

"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."

"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."

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I just read this.......

To Daphne, Your whole post is defensive. I ask you what part of it isn't? Why would you dash someone's possible success with your negitive opinions and your issues with Herbalife. Do you have the same problems as that these poor people do or are you just an authority on the subject? I'm truely sorry for stirring the pot. That certianly was not my intention. This will be the last post from me as it is taking away from the real issue here. I will pray that those who need it find a cure. Anyone out there who is thinking of taking their life, PLEASE DON'T!! Besides ending a precious life, all that does is cripple the ones you leave behind with pain.

I reported facts and other people's reactions to your company and its products. Wikipedia is a factual reference site. As far as my opnions, I even said that I had used some of the Herbalife products and had no problem with them, and yet I was defensive. I don't think you know the meaning of the word.

If anyone sound defensive, you do. Your last posts drip with false apologies and remorse. Do you know what I think? I think you didn't expect to have your suggestion researched, and you didn't realize that many people are unsatisfied with Herbalife's business practices, and it surprised you.

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

Anonymous Coward's picture

which powder is it that masks the fecal odor from goldbond?

Anonymous Coward's picture

the problem is called "encopresis":

the colon can grow and stretches and you can't feel when you have to go, until a massive amount of material accumulates, good bacteria die off, toxic waste builds up, liquids can seep around the mass, causing incredibly bad odor, and the problem perpetuates itself

takes about 6 months to fix, you have to setup a schedule of "trying" to poop to realign your intestinal muscle contractions, this is very important and also take magnesium drink and laxative or suppository to help break up the mass

help me's picture

right where do i begin?i have been reading these messages from 3am too 9am, so yes i do have it the smell that your family say u dont have? but friends and others talk behind your back and go out to town without u and stuff,and the stares from people and the sniffles,right could people who dont have this too not post cause u r sending my head spinning,so what works in hiding the smell? or is there a cure?is it anonymous coward who i got most info from? but it seem like he was replying to his self or people using his name? get back please,heres my email 4 any who can help fight the shite smell? if u have a fix or cure u know u have to tell all of us

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a cure wow a break thru did u all read the messages in the forum? betaine HCL pills ,they break up the food helping u to go to toilet,u take them in between meals. and the boy says it really works and the replies look amazing, i am going to doc to see if i can get betaine hcl pills on precripson if not health store and last resort online,

OMG i smell !'s picture

I am sick and tired of generating negative thoughts about my fecal odor. The more I dwell on it, the more I want to melt into the earth and disappear. THIS DOES NO GOOD. We have to tell ourselves we will overcome.

Pls try doing yoga, there is tension that has created this problem, we all know that. Yoga helps!! Thank your body everyday that it has survived yet another day. Be thankful that you do not have this problem in your urinary tract.. could you even imagine how horrible that would be!

Buy some self help books or cds like the secret, they are inspirational!! There is a great part on health that is truly therapeutic.
I also found a book: how to calm the anxious mind. If you are a nut job who thinks TOO MUCH (like myself)... then you might find it helpful.

Start drinking herbal tea, like jasmine or chamomile. They won't cure you, but they will relax your mind and body.

Say to yourself everyday, I am fine. I feel great. I have no smell. I am healed. Thank you.

I just turned 23 last week (female) and my new resolution is: (I believe in God) Love. Healing. Enlightenment. Even if you don't believe in god or something else, just generate some kind of positive energy and not let this problem get the best of you.

We are beautiful people, and we deserve a great life just like everyone else!.. and WE ARE ALL HEALED!!

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well for fuck me days i am back again. i'm the one that did previous post with "giveup" in my name. i am soo tempted to give up!!! i leave work humiliated and all i do is cry when i'm alone!! this smell problem has affected me so badly mentally that i have turned into an emotional wreck. whats worst is that after finally plucking up the courage to go to the doctor (just the other day) and tell her my odour problem she goes and tells me she can't smell anything, which made me break down even more!! fuk i wanted to swear my fuking head off and tell her to follow me around for a day @ work and say..."why the fuk r those ppl rubbing their noses" or making a "let their breath out" etc etc gesture everytime i walk past them for gods sake!!! fuck me days, i go to seek help and practically get turned down, so i'm in a no win situation. what also pisses me of is that the doctors and most loved ones can't smell it but strangers and the people you work with can! wtf up with that??? if the loved ones think they're helping by not trying to hurt ya feelings and say "u don't smell" they're not making the situation any fuking easier!!am soo fucking irritated am trying to think positive...trying healing stones..and the rest of stuff i've mentioned earlier..but it doesn't seem to be working..i often wondered if this could be a nervous system problem that causes the malfunctioning of wot the fucks meant to go on down there, but i guess i'll never know the answer. so yeah...once again and for the 3rd time in my life, i'm bak on anti depressants. fuck all they're gonna do is make me happy on the outside, but deep down i'm still gonna be sad :( so much for this bullshit life! however, don't take on anything i've just typed. i'm just one angry humiliated bitch:(( just go with what the chick above me posted...good onya chick above me btw..ure inspirational to all with this sadd ass problem

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I thought it was actual shit close to the arsehole causing the smell but a guy on the first page of this thread said his doctor told him the smell is caused by a long-term fissure in the anal canal that leaks pus containing anaerobic bacteria(the type that gives shit it's smell) - anal fissures cause the sphincter muscle to go into spasm, making it impossible to relax it properly taking a shit, so the last bit of shit stays in the anal canal giving the illusion that its actual shit causing the smell. fuck knows but thats what i think is causing it with me because i've taken enemas to clean out the rectum and the smell progressively comes back in a few hours. if fissures is causing it then maybe all i need is colloidal silver or antibiotics. I havnt seen a doctor yet, hearing peoples doctor stories i dont want to go into public unless I think i'l get cured, best to try to get referred directly to a specialist in hospital who knows what they're talking about...I'm 20 I've had this for about 6 months.

Anonymous Coward's picture

good luck on getting referred to a specialist straight away. just coz my doc couldn't notice my odour she wouldn't refer me to one coz she couldn't find anything wrong with me ffs. but i'm not saying that will happen to you, all docs r different, all the best

Anonymous Coward's picture


Check this out:
Celiac Disease

It may be the answer to our condition!

check it and ask yourself why all of things you tried never worked out!

fight the shite's picture

I don't have any of those celiac disease symptoms, I feel perfectly healthy apart from the fact I smell of shit.
My arse ring muscle doesn't relax, it's in some kind of spasm, which can be a sign of a fissure - I read that in hospitals they can give botox injections to relieve the spasm, the muscle can also go into spasm without fissures, so i don't know whether it's the shit itself causing the smell, or whether the spasm is the result of a fissure that's causing the smell. I'm speaking for myself because from reading forums on the net for quite a few months it seems there's a few different ways of ending up with fecal odor, there's even a skin type which must be completely different and there's probably a few different ways of ending up with the arse type, but I'm 100% sure that what I've got is to do with the arse ring muscle in spasm because it's been like that for about 6 months and thats how long I've had the smell for.
I've heard people with similar symptoms to me say things like 'the smell gets worse over time'...I read on a medical web page somewhere that when the external sphincter is in spasm, it results in constipation, and the constipation actually makes the spasm worse so it's like a vicious circle. I believe that's the reason it's been getting slightly worse rather than better as the months go by.
I'm in britain and we have a free health service payed by taxes (the NHS), the NHS is known for incompetency because there isnt any competition, bog standard is THE standard, A guy goes in for a kidney operation and they take the wrong one out. Maybe BUPA or something would be a better route to take, but BUPA is probably £100 for an consultation so first I'l see if i can arrange to get referred to a nhs specialist by phone, I'll just explain my problem and say I smell extremely strongly of shit, since when did doctors use their noses to make diagnoses? 'oh, you smell of shit, I'l refer you to a specialist'/ 'ah no you don't smell of shit, GoodBye'...Fuck that.

fight the shite smell's picture

(sorry to borrow your phrase as a username for the 3rd time Irish_derryboy)
PS: Since this thread has been going for 3 & a half years maybe some1 should ask the poopreport staff if some of the first posters typed in their email addresses, if their email addresses are the same they can invite them back to this thread and tell us if/how they got cured. It would be a slight invasion of privacy but it would be for a good cause...

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ok fight the shite smell i am sure you have one more symptoms.. at least it matched the smell.. i mean if you look out for any of the others diseases like anus muscles and fisures it doesnt talk about a smell...even the one who have hemeroides (who have their ass on fire) doesnt smell man
even anal fissure they only have extreme pain...

anyway Celiac disease symptomes differ from one to another
and u dont need to have more than one symptom

anyway just go get tested
we used alot of probiotics and odor cleanse i mean it would cure a cow!!!
but still we smell bcs of what we eat our intestin just doesnt want the food... anyway ur free man do whatever u want

fight the shite smell's picture

Thanks for the reply. When I first had this smell I did look up celiac disease as a possibility and concluded that I havn't got it, I'm no doctor and can't make my own diagnoses so your right I should get checked out, but looking again at that celiac disease thread I can't see any neccessary connection between those symptoms and my condition. it says 'Pale, FOUL SMELLING, or fatty stool', I read in a medical book that this is a sign of malabsorption/gluten allergy, my stools are dark and they don't smell any more than a normal person's.
A few months ago I also looked up anal fissures etc (even read an anal fissure forum and no-one ever mentioned a smell) and from the symptoms was sure I didn't have any of those type disorders either. something that really pisses me off is when I google 'fecal odor' etc I get all sorts of websites about fecal incontinence & sympathetic doctors talking about how the smell can ruin people's lives(at least if someone shits their pants they have the option of cleaning themselves and they won't smell anymore)
NOTHING on the main medical websites/books describe my condition so it just goes to prove that those symptom lists are just 'guides', for example if you google 'painless anal fissure' ('wtf is that?' an ordinary doctor would be asking) you'l find some results of some more rare medical journals talking about it (but they dont mention a smell), my point is that a lot of the doctors you'd see if you book a basic appointment in your local area learned in their college courses (when it comes to symptoms and possible diseases) probably not far off the same things you'd learn from reading basic medical sites or books, but specialists such as gastro-enterologists in hospitals probably spent years in university learning the detailed function of a certain part of the body, so even if the condition 'doesnt exist' - in the sense that it hasnt been documented (of course it does exist) - a specialist might be able to use their knowledge to work out what's causing the smell, but most likely a specialist with some experience would already know the cause. that's why I'm slightly convinced by the guy's post at the top of page 2 in this thread about a fissure - he was diagnosed by a gastro-surgeon & cured when the fissure was removed.
The thing I'm 100% sure of is the constipation & smell is related to my external sphincter muscle. sometimes I need a shit but the muscle uncontrollably contracts, it's like holding in a shit without any choice, only when there's extreme pressure in the rectum it's enough to take a shit. then about 2 shitsworth comes out but when I wipe my arse there's still loads of shit in there, I can clean the outside thoroughly but there'l always be a small dark brown spot of dense shit on the toilet paper if I push it hard enough against my arse, the amount of time that's been happening is the same amount of time i've had the smell for. A few weeks ago I used an enema to try and clean the shit out but there was still some left in there because the muscle constantly wants to be contracted.
If the smell was related to the muscle not functioning properly you'd just know because it would've been the exact same amount of time you've had the smell for, it leads me to think that there's other ways of ending up with the smell.

fight the shite all night's picture

did that sound like a load of nonsense?
At the end of my post I was trying to say that it's obvious to people with the anal muscle problem what's causing/related to the odor (because of the way both symptoms occur at the same time) - for other people there could be a different cause such as possibly celiac disease.
fuckit, the main point is everyone needs to seek expert advice from a specialist because it's not going away on it's own.

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Anyone with prostatitis should be aware of the disagreement among professionals about the cause of prostatitis. This is especially true if he currently has pain or discomfort:
in the penis

in the testicles

above the pubic bone

in the low back, down the leg, in the groin or perineum
during or after ejaculation

while sitting

This condition often involves:
having a sense that there is a golf ball in the rectum that can't be dislodged
urinary frequency and urgency
dysuria or burning during or after urination
a need to urinate even after one has just urinated
some sense of pelvic discomfort
no evidence of infection in the urine or prostatic fluid
no evidence of disease in the prostate or elsewhere in the pelvic floor

The reason that understanding this lack of agreement about the cause of prostatitis is important, especially for sufferers of the problem, is that the definition of a problem determines what you do about it. If you have chest pain caused by indigestion, you don't elect to have open heart surgery to correct the pain. Indigestion tells you what to do about your chest pain..
Similarly, if prostatitis is caused by chronic tension in the pelvic muscles where there is no evidence of infection, you might take pause before you elect to have your prostate removed or take another course of antibiotics or have your prostate gland painfully squeezed and massaged.
There is a genuine controversy about what prostatitis is among urologists and professionals treating this problem. There are three basic views outlined below:
Prostatitis is a condition caused by chronic squeezing of the pelvic muscles that, after a while, causes a self perpetuating and chronic irritation of the contents of the pelvic floor, including irritation of the nerves and other delicate structures involved in urination, ejaculation and defecation.
Prostatitis is caused by a bacteria or unknown microorganism in the prostate gland.
Prostatitis is an autoimmune problem.

The majority of urologists tend to propound the second and third theories. Because of this, their treatments tend to focus on the use of antibiotics or pain medications. Sometimes urologists will tell their patients that there may be a microbe responsible for the problem that still has not been identified..
Below I want to discuss the first that prostatitis as a condition of chronic tension in the pelvic floor. In this view, everyone deals with the stresses of life by focusing their tensions in different parts of the body. For instance some people tense in their necks and heads and get headaches. Some tense in their gastrointestinal tracts and get irritable bowel syndrome or constipation. Some clench their jaws and get a condition called TMJ syndrome. Some subset of these people develop pain and dysfunction in their heads, gastrointestinal tracts, jaws etc. as a result of this chronic focus of tension.
Similarly, prostatitis as a tension disorder sees abacterial prostatitis/prostatodynia essentially as a 'headache in the pelvis" or "TMJ of the pelvis". In this view it is a condition usually manifesting itself after years of tensing the pelvic muscles. It usually tends to occurs in men who hold their tension and aggression inside. They squeeze themselves rather than lashing out at others. Often they have work in which they sit for long periods of time and the only way they have found to express their frustration is to tense their pelvic muscles. This tension has become a habit with them. Often they do not know they tense themselves in the pelvic floor.
If in fact abacterial prostatitis/prostatodynia (which happens to make up about 95% of all cases of chronic prostatitis) is a condition of chronic tension in the pelvic floor, one would have to question whether drugs or surgery are a correct treatment. In fact there is no effective drug regimen or surgical procedure for this condition although at Stanford we have had men consult with us who, in moments of desperation, have had their prostates resectioned or removed and who have taken heroic doses of antibiotics and other drugs. None of these treatments have helped them. Not infrequently, these treatments have made the problem worse or created other problems.
In a pilot study, men with abacterial prostatitis/prostatodynia, often are often found to have trigger points or "knots" of contracted muscle fiber that are very painful when pressed and refer pain to different places in the pelvic floor. Not infrequently, men will report that pressing on these trigger points recreates the pain that they usually have. From the view of prostatitis as a tension disorder, trigger points and tender points in the pelvic floor come about because of chronically contracted muscles there. To deactivate the trigger points is a method borrowed from physical therapy called "myofascial release" or "soft tissue mobilization". This is done inside the pelvis where the therapist pushes against the trigger points, stretching the tender contracted tissue.
After a number of sessions there is often a significant reduction of symptoms. Frequently, with an extensive course of these treatments, symptoms tend to continue to diminish or disappear but only if the patient learns to stop chronically tensing the pelvic muscles.
Learning to profoundly relax the pelvic muscles is not an easy thing. Chronic pelvic tension has usually been a long standing habit for many men who have pelvic pain. Learning to relax the pelvic muscles requires a major commitment of time. It involves learning a relaxation method we have developed aimed at stopping this chronic squeezing of the pelvic floor muscles.
Seen this way, prostatitis is a secret language that the body is using to tell the man that he needs to handle his stress in his life differently. In offering a treatment based on the view that abacterial prostatitis is a tension disorder, there has been a difficulty with reimbursement from insurance companies. This makes it very difficult for a patient to follow a minimal protocol of intrapelvic myofascial release and progressive relaxation of the pelvic floor.
Because we who see prostatitis from this viewpoint want to get patients off of drugs, we get no financial support for research from drug companies who are often the major source of research funding. Furthermore, because no surgery is involved and urologists are not extensively trained in looking at conditions which result from the direct interaction between mind and body, there has not been much interest in learning and using this treatment among our colleagues in urology.
I hope that this discussion is useful to the many men who suffer from prostatitis and offers the hope we see in its treatment

Google up pelvic tension. This book is really helpful 2 A Headache in the Pelvis. I'm 20 and still trying to find the answer
good luck guys!!!

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So, this is my first comment on this site and my first feeling is relief.I have tried for years to find someone to talk to about this, someone who knows what its like.So i thank all out you for adding to this forum.

Im a 19 year old female in the uk, and have had this problem for all of highschool (13+), the fact i had to suffer through highschool with this was deeply damaging, and i dont think i could ever forget things that were said.

Like all of you i am a clean person, i shower everyday, wear clothes for just a day before washing them, and use extra strong deodrant, and perfume.

I have been blessed with SOME understanding friends, they dont talk about it but when someone says something they tend to stick up for me. However life has also introduced me to some scum, the sort who seem to get a thrill out of seeing you fight back tears, there are 2 people like this at present.All i can say is choose your friends carefully, i have a close group of wonderful friends that love me for me, and that helps.My family has been less then supportive, they ignore the problem, they know its there.My dad occaisionly makes remarks.I confronted my sister one day in tears after a hurtful incident at school, she said 'theres nothing wrong' so i know how you are all feeling being told the same thing.Its like the world is afraid of discussing it.That dosnt help us.This 'disease' needs to be recongnised, it is SO damaging, i think suicidal thoughts constantly, even writing my suicide note and will.

I have tried charcoal tablets (a forum suggested they decrease odour) instead they did nothing, i have tried colon cleanse from boots and from holland and barrets (not sure if those shops are known in the US?) Vitamin k is supposed to decrease odour as well but i cant find this anywhere.None of these seem to help. The only trouble is i cant smell it.I know its there, from remarks other people make,but i cant smell it myself, which makes it worse i guess as i dont know how BAD it is, as sometimes i get through a day without any remarks. Maybe it fluctuates? but then if it does its something thats making it worse, and some thing is making it better.

So, A cure? the medical proffesion say its in our heads, our famlies ignore us and strangers sneer at us.We need to face facts, firstly, WE are the ones that have to solve this.So, why not start by each of us eliminating something? Then together we can rule out things that dont effect it.How about us all trying out different vitamins/minerals that claim to help digestive problems? Between us we can find things that help, already i have a number of things im going to try thanks to all of your suggestions, not sure where i can get them in the UK tho so any help would be SO apprciated.

Im sorry for this long comment, but im so relieved to be sharing this burden with people who understand, One last thing, i am amazed by you people. For all the problems this disease gives us you can not deny it makes you a stronger person.I know times get tough but im pretty sure suicide is not the answer,if it was i would of tried it long ago.Our lives are worth more then this and we WILL beat this.Thank you.

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hi troubled girl in post above i have same as u i have few posts on here,did u get checked for celiac disease? by doctor, ill not go to much into cause ill be typing all night,just type celiac disease into google search,i think its the 1st or 2nd link comes up, it will tell u all the symphons and all,i am waiting for blood test to come back,and i really think i have it i hope so,cause the cure is gluten free diet and the smell goes in days,it all makes sense to me cause some days we dont have it them days we must not be eating much gluten? i cant smell the smell but beleave me 8 years of losing my friends 4 no reson and dirty looks and holding nose sniffles and remarks and all the rest we no its there,oh by the way eng girl ,i am 28/m/ireland u on msn or yahoo? or add me 4 chat

help me's picture
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CELIAC DISEASE, EVERYONE GO TO DOCTOR GET CHECKED NOW ,look sounds like there is a lot of lazy no gd people in here that wont try something,but will post comments with douts, can i just say everyone go to doctor and say i want to get tested 4 celiac disease? and if its not that say i want u to check me 4 everything that might cause a smelly ass ,in your own words,we have wasted 2 much time? ill be back with my reslutes on celiac is to do with what we eat i know that much.

Anonymous Coward's picture

its kinda depressing that the original post was done in 2004. its 2007 and life still sucks, i hate waking up and realizing im still alive. im sorry for not posting anything constructive its kinda nice to know im not alone but i wish i was id never wish this on anyone. i hope theres a solution.

Heavens Scent's picture

Hey i strongly agree with user help me. I think it has to do something with the kind of food we intake. I'm not going by what he is saying, but i have felt these. When i consume gluten free foods. I fell better and see the symptoms become less.

the nearly gave up person aka nearly given up one's picture

okay it my intoxicated eyes...or is that person above talking about penis problems?....well was too long for me to read so i'll be back another time to give my 2 cents worth on wot might help with the shat problem :) ps. if u weren't talking about penises but the actual issue of shyte odour i apologise...but if not..well....i don't lol

given's picture

oh shit...well aparently i wasn't on the last page with the last i reallly apologise...but i'm still gonna share wot i've done to hopefully help:)

shite's picture

Anonymous Coward 4 posts above: are you the original poster that started this thread?
I suggested asking the poopreport staff to contact some of the original posters to come back, I should've included asking to tell the original posters not to bother posting if all they're going to post is negative shit saying its just as bad.
I don't feel suicidal but this and other sites like curezone (where people have been suffering for 8 years, posting for 3 years) is making me think that suicide is the logical move.
Gathering people to see if there's a correlation of symptoms is like herding cats. people have different symptoms and there's lots of possible causes, IBS, Celiac disease,fissures
On this site a doctor answers a question and says its caused by 'fistula-in-ano'
this site says that an overgrowth of toxic bacteria in the colon causes it:
most frontline doctors - the general practitioners dont have a clue, but in the cases where people get reffered to specialists, you wont find any stories online about gastroenterologists showing the same kind of stupidity.
btw vitamin K is otherwise known as 'water-solouble chlorophyl', did nothing much for me. for some1 else it could be a cure.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I've been writing using t he default name but it wasnt me who wrote the last msg.. i only wrote about celiac from now on i'll use my nick that is : Believer

Anonymous Coward's picture

best way to test yourself for celiac disease is to stop eating gluten, by the time you book a doc appointment, see the doc, ask for a test, book a test, get tested, it would take about a month and if you had celiac disease and stopped eating gluten within a month you'd be cured.

nearly gave up's picture

HEY EVERYBODY!!! it issssss!! food allergies that is calling our shit ass smell problem coz i knowwwww!!!!. and cutting out gluten DOES help, u DO NOT have to have celiac disease, i was tested for it and came back negative but i still cut gluten out of my diet and rarely eat dairy products and the smell has disappeared dramatically as well as taking this stuff called "the poo brew" which is a bowel and liver cleanser. soo theres the cure people!!! go on a gluten free diet, drink stuff like metamucil or "the poo brew" (same kinda stuff) and if it still fully hasn't cleared experiment with cutting out other foods that cause allergies in us people (dairy/nuts etc etc... AND i still believe our inner turmoils/stress also contribute to this problem so take time out and try to relax as well...okay i hope this is of help..and i hope everybody with the shyte odour problem has read this and will give it a try...honestly it has worked for me...good luck to all and may we live full-filling happy lives as we have lots and lots of social life to catch up on! :) take care everybody and all the best! and don't give up !

nearly gave up's picture

ps *gives a round of applause to everyone else who mentioned celiac disease:) but remember you don't have to have the disease, just cut the gluten out of ya diet peoples!!! :D

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Well, good for you! You must be happy as hell. I'm glad you're better. However, remember, there are people who might have the same problem you had but for different reasons. If it's anything this thread has taught us, it's that many things can cause this problem.

But, maybe you could check back in a month to let us know how your new life is going. Best wishes.

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

gonnabeatit's picture

i started a blog about me smelling like an ass

Have a laugh at my expense, no negative people thanks

Im going to beat this

Have a laugh at my expense, no negative people thanks

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have continued the treatment with odor cleanse which I have reported two times on this site. Has anyone else tried it?, and if u did does it work for u when taking everyday or do you have to break down your doses as I reported?? I have been to 3 doc's now and they all say all in my head, i tell them , no all in my poop. They disagree. Have been tested for celica, malabsorption syndrome, and TCM. All negative. This is a freaky disorder we have and I am sick to death of it. I am having good luck with the odor cleanse and also signed up the the champex clinical trial but have had no retun anwer yet. The odor cleanse if giving me somewhat of a normal life, I just have to plan my trips to stores, social functions, etc... during the time I am on the odor cleanse as I still have to take two to three day break in between because of vinager odor which appears after five to six days of taking it. If you want some temp. relief then start taking the Odor Cleanse, I can't remember the internt address but I originally found it by using google search and just putting in Odor cleanse. Try it, really it does work, maybe you will be able to take it continuously. It has been a God send for me. Best of luck to all and God bless us, every stinking one.

Bound to be Cured's picture

I am 29 years old, and I suffered encopresis until age 23. My sphincter got stronger and stronger and stronger. I only felt urges after I was very constipated and only defecated in response to urges.

Somehow, I was able to get through H.S. and college without soiling, or passing much gas in public. It took a lot of will and rigor.

I always knew what to do before it was too late. It was dreadful and time-consuming.

I used Metamucil, which was sometimes helpful.

Finally, I devised my own treatment. I lubed a candle with corn oil, and practiced passing it.

I practiced enduring its presence halfway in my colon for a half hour at a time. And I kept taking Metamucil and prune juice.

This desensitized and relaxed me, and my urges eventually became more frequent.

Metamucil can be helpful if you use a lot of it and you do the duty every day, whether you want to or not.

Metamucil can give you loose stools and cause accidents if you overdose or neglect the urges. It also cleanses your GI tract and could reduce your risk of cancer.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have had the smelly ass problem for ages and i'm pretty sure it started when i was really constipated and refused to go to the toilet to defecate because i was in too much of a rush or just couldn't be bothered to go.

I'm not gonna dilly dally about cures or anything because i know just as much as the next guy.

My thought is that this problem is causing a real problem in the social-life area. What if all the smelly ass people got together once in a while (in the real world, not on the internet)? I mean it wouldn't certainly stop people from feeling like they cant talk to anyone.

If you're interested then drop a comment...

PS I am located in London...Male/17

Rich's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

hey 'bound to be cured' were you cured from the odor at the age of 23 or did the encopresis go when you were 23 but the odor stayed?

shittastic's picture

I have really bad bowel problems.I was tested for celiac, crohns, IBS, & H pylory (sp). They all came out neg. I wonder if I should still try taking gluten out of my diet.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Those who have a fishy smell have TMAU

those who have FECAL ODOR have Surely IBS but i still dont know the reason of The odor :(


what makes me fizzled is that those who are constipated develop alot more odors than those who have diarrhea whom develop only FBO.

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