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Diarrhea and loose stool for a week

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Could: Frequent higher fiber diet could cause loose or very soft stools

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Loose stools: Depends on the age and the babie's diet, and sometimes the mother's diet. In many circumstances loose stools can be normal. Has there been a change... Read More
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
May not be: One common cause is overfeeding in formula-fed infants. However, breastfed infants often have loose bms several times a day. In older children over-co... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Too long: I am sorry, you must feel uncomfortable. 3 weeks is a bit too long to say just a viral infection and I would try to have some stool studies done to se... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Magnesium is indeed a stool softener (like in Milk of Magnesia). It pulls water into the bowel to soften the stool.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Loose stools: Diarrhea of this duration suggests a possible need for further history and study of the stools with culture, exams for ova and parasites, etc. Go and ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Diarrhea: If you had a viral intestinal infection stool tests would be negative and symptoms resolve within a week or so. If diarrhea lasts much longer stool is... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Colonoscopy: You have reached an age in which beginning routine colonoscopy every five years may be indicated. Discuss with your family doctor. The intermittant l... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Wick
Specializes in Pathology
Blood diarrhea: Those findings suggest infectious diarrhea. You need to consult your physician and have a stool examination and culture.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
Depends: This would depend upon the activity of your disease. Do you have abdominal pain, bloating, fever, etc? Are you on any medications for the Crohn's? Alt... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Stool sample: See your doctor for fecal studies. If you are having mucus or white streaks in your stool then get analysis. You may be experiencing bacteria or fun... Read More

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