Your doctor can take a closer look to check for infections and other signs of a health concern that may be affecting the smell of your butt. Here, a list of various malodorous culprits that may be to blame. Niket Sonpal, MD , an internist and gastroenterologist, tells Bustle. But if you do notice an odor, Sonpal says it might smell iron or metallic.
Dogs can smell like many things, depending on what they have most recently rolled in, but one of the more unpleasant aromas dogs commonly develop is one of fish. If your dog smells like fish, it is probably not because he figured out how to spray himself with Eau de Sardine. A fishy odor is usually the result of secretions from the anal glands. These sacs are full of specialized sweat glands that produce an unpleasant smelling secretion that acts as a scent marker for your dog. When your dog poops, these secretions pass onto the feces, letting other dogs know important chemical information about your dog. Anal gland secretions have a distinct smell that many people describe as fishy. If your dog smells like fish, chances are there may be something going on with her anal glands.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Aug 31, The anus is that part of the intestinal tract that passes through the muscular canal of the pelvis and anal sphincters.
Smelly or otherwise unusual discharge can come from various parts of the body. It may indicate an infection or another underlying health issue. Many types are healthy and show that the body is working as it should.