Hi guys,New on the forum here, and perhaps with some good news.Background: In November, I started noticing a slight smell feces when I woke up in the morning. I didn't take much notice, and figured it must have been a 'bodily glitch' of some sort.. However, over the next few days, it would get progressively worse; At the bus, the smell was quite prominent - so bad, people wouldn't sit beside me. And at work, people would comment (hopefully not knowing I was emitting it...) My LG/FBO is (was?) so bad, in December I had to take a sick leave from work and avoid friends and family. I didn't have any control over the smell whatsoever. I also went from having bowel movement once a day to up to 10 times a day (perhaps due to stress related to LG/FBO). Suffice to say, it was literally a shitty Christmas for me. Without even thinking, I went to see a GI at the start of December. Unfortunately, he didn't find much - visually nor through biopsy. The only thing that seemed somewhat off, was my colon being somewhat swollen at the lower left quadrant. A fecal sample analysis also came back "negative". When he called December 10. to give me the result, he said "you're all normal". That's when I first told him I would also smell like feces almost continuously during the day.Without sounding too confident, he prescribed Entrocort to be taken *cough* up the rear (as an enema) every night for two weeks. He said it might help mend my swollen colon. During the same period, I altso started taking probiotics as a supplement and doing exercises for strengthening my perineum(?). The first 10-12 days, I didn't get better at all. As a matter of fact, it got way worse. But then, exactly 15 days after I started taking Entrocort/probiotics/the exercies, it's like someone switched a light switch. The smell went from 100% to 50 to 25 in 3 days, and yesterday it almost disappeared completely. Today it's still very weak. I'm also down from having 10 BMs a day to having 2-3.I'm writing this here because for the last few weeks I've been scouring the Internet for solutions, and this is one of the more helpful forums I came across and lurked on. I hope my solution works, and if it does - I also hope it could help someone else. I wouldn't wish FBO upon my worst enemy.Physical state:
- 27 years old male
- Exercise regularly (in very good shape and health)
- I've had mild IBS-D for 5-6 years
- No other diseases or problems other than IBS and recently also LG/FBO
- More or less constant feeling of incomplete BM
- a feeling best described as 'warmth' around my anus
- In the beginning, it seemed worse when I sat than when I was standing.