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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible: Diarrhea and nausea are often due to viruses. Many other causes may be bacterial, gall bladder or stomach or other GI problems such as gastriti ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and fluids: Try fluids and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and if no results see you doctor.
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Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
Fluids ; fiber: Fluids and fiber work wonders. It would be safe to try an over-the-counter laxative like miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you don't have results - or ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Acute back pain: Acute back pain can be caused by any number of issues, such as disc degeneration or herniated disc or muscle sprain. The good news is that the vast m ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Fiber and water: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase y ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: But intermittent diarrhea and constipation can be a result of a variety of conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, giardiasis, and others. If ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
What's going on?: Anything new? Change in diet, water, menses, activity, travel, illness, new meds? All can cause constipation. Our colon needs 2 things to work: fi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Empty feeling: After so much diarrhea it may take a few days for you to regain a normal stool regime.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Glycerin suppository: If a 5 or 6 month-old has been pushing when pooping, or pooping firm poops, a parent can try giving the child 2-3 ounces of regular prune juice, half ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Start with diet: Pear juice, prune juice, increased fiber. If that does not help, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or generi, otc) has been used for years in kids.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not on here: You need to sit and discuss with a doctor. Not able to help something like this on this type of forum. Consider starting with a gastroenterologist ... Read More

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