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diarrhea and loose stool for a week

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could: Frequent higher fiber diet could cause loose or very soft stools
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Magnesium is indeed a stool softener (like in Milk of Magnesia). It pulls water into the bowel to soften the stool.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Beach
39 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: If these are brand new symptoms you may have contracted a viral gastroenteritis. This should settle down after a few days. Immodium ad may be helpfu ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
See a doctor: If your diarrhea is persistent after several weeks, you should be evaluated.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Bleed on wiping: Could be due to anal fissure or hemorrhoid. Try to take laxatives for a week and see if the bleeding abates. If not, may need to see your pcp.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection or colitis: Your symptoms could be from a bowel infection or colon inflammation. It is best for you to see a gastroenterologist.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See doctor: For an evaluation, as there may be a number of causes ANS has not resolved in a week.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, see doc: for proper diagnosis. You may have a food sensitivity, stress, or IBS, which is a catch all diagnosis for too slow or too fast motility in the gut. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
IBS: Alternating constipation and loose stools in a young female aligns with a pattern of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). A doctor should be encountered, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pain: Is always a signal that something is not right and you should listen to your body talking to you. Visit your doctor again
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Aronchick
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Constipation: If you have seen your doctor and he has determined that your constipation is not due to a process of concern, than the most common cause, seen more in ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need your doctor: Many antibiotics cause diarrhea, but the grave concern would be for an infection like c difficile- a toxin producing diarrhea. Your stool needs to be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jamie Glover
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Not C diff yet: To have soft stools only a few days into the course of antibiotics and then to have those stools regress back to formed stool, I do not suspect C. dif ... Read More
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Diarrhea: your child probably has a viral diarrhea caused by the Roto or Norovirus.Put your child on the Brat diet and make sure he is drinking electrolyte cont ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Excessive Flatulence: Thank you for informing about your residence in Rawalpindi,Pakistan. See an Internist for possible Diagnosis of-Traveler’s diarrhea, Food allergies, F ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Diarrhea : I can understand while you are worried but wait for the test results as this may still be a problem that will resolve .
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection: This sounds like a possible intestinal infection. You will need an examination and treatment as well as a stool culture and analysis. Call for an appo ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes it is possible: Gallbladder disease can also cause the same symptoms as well as other intestinal infections.
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Stomach cramps: Sounds like it is constipation which is very common in 8 y/o rather than IBS. Use peaches, pears, and prunes, eating the fruit and drinking the ju ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Rosan
45 years experience in Family Medicine
It can be: IBS is usually associated with episodic pain, diarrhea and/or constipation , along with mucus. The traditional treatment is treating the symptoms, ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
In hospital: Without having all of the information, it seems as if this child should be in the hospital. You might consider taking them to another facility.
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