Fecal breath odor: Overview
Fecal breath odor is the smell of feces in the breath odor or mouth odor. Similar is “vomit with fecal odor” (fecal vomiting). The cause of fecal odor is usually a major disorder of the gastrointestinal system such as intestinal obstruction. Fecal odor needs to be distinguished from other types of breath odor such as ammonia breath odor or fruity breath odor (acetone breath). Fecal breath odor or fecal vomiting need immediate medical attention for diagnosis and treatment as many of the causes are life-threatening.
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