From A Bigger Life
If a pouch is fitting well there should be no odour unless emptying or changing the pouch.
What to do if you notice a smell
You should check for a leak, it is normal for your bowel motion to smell different after surgery as a portion of your bowel has been removed.
Certain foods that may alter the odour
Baked beans, onions, green vegetables, cauliflower, spicy foods, fish and eggs.
Tips to manage odour
Foods – Natural yogurt, parsley, peppermint.
Deodorisers – drops and sprays
If you find that odour is a particularly troublesome problem, you should record a food diary and try to work out if there is some food item which is problematic.
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