dave wrote:Poopy Pants asks: Why is poop so stinky? I mean... food doesnt smell like that, so why does poop? Also, why do some people's poop smell worse than others?
(((Poonurse: I thought about answering this question that it was due to bacteria in your stomach. And then I thought that when you are first born, you don't have that bacteria, which is why babies poop doesn't smell. And then I remembered that baby poop is just horrible. Do you have any insight?)))
Dr. Adams wrote:
The answer is bacteria. Plain and simple. Hope this has helped
Turd Hugegrunt wrote:So, bacteria stinks? Gee thanks, Doc, for that detailed explanation.
Why does poop stink? "Poop stinks as a result of the products of bacterial action. Bacteria produce smelly, sulfur- or nitrogen-rich organic compounds such as indole, skatole, and mercaptans, and the inorganic gas hydrogen sulfide. These are the same compounds that give farts their odor." http://www.heptune.com/poop.html
Click on the link for other answers as to the various characteristics of poop. ^^
But say, Doc Adams, as long as you're familiar with poop-stank, and being a real-live doctor and all, could you like give us the lowdown regarding hospital poop, doctor and nurse poop, and things like that? For example, does full-fledged surgeon poop smell worse than nurse practitioner shit? Does hospital food make shit smell more or less rank? Has a patient ever let a really smelly fart while you were examining him or her? Have you ever had to rush to the bathroom due to the New Delhi Trots right in the middle of an examination or procedure? Fill us in, Doc.
Peace in Particulars. TH
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