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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Diarrhea: You have recently been on an antibiotic and have developed diarrhea which makes me concerned for C diff infection. However, if diarrhea has subsided ... Read More

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: The shape of stool reflects the interaction between anal tone, its ring shape, and stool softness/hardness. The softer the stool, the more likely to s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Need stool tests: Could be a chronic slow bleed.You need to see a doctor and get blood and stool tests.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Extreme anxiety: Can include the use of medication but please do not forget mind-body modalities. The gut is sometimes called "the second brain" because it is connect ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Oh yes: The same neurotransmiiters and receptors in the brain (serotonin, Dopamine and others) also occur in the gut. Some people get loose stools with anxie ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Diet & supplements?: The state of your stool also depends greatly on the kind of food you're eating, and the supplements you're taking. Vitamin c and magnesium, for insta ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely: Yes to all of these!
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
See MD: No direct connection between stress and changes in stool. Suggest you see your primary care provider to find out what can be causing bowel changes. No ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: Your constipated. Try to stay hydrated, remain active and increase your fiber intake. Also try to find something to aid in stress reduction like med ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This finding could: just be due to something you ate or to an inflammatory process in your bowels. If this is an isolated event there is nothing to worry about. If you ha ... Read More

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