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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Unclear: It depends a bit on why you were constipated. May be mg deficient and regular supplementation may help. You may be eating a too low fiber diet, incre ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
C.diff: It may take upto one week to get the stools to get back to normal and may take up to 4-6 weeks for complete recovery of colitis. Good luck !
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Gastroenteritis: Speed of recovery depends upon the cause. If this is viral or uncomplicated food borne issues it should clear up in 5-7 days. You are now at the outer ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. CHARLENE CECILE DE GREEF
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Clostridium occur af: A possible complication of the use of clindamycin is clostridium dificile infection.The stool must be tested for clostridium dificile infection.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Short time: After uncomplicated cholecystectomy will have bm in 2 to 3 days.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably: About 3 days or so, depending on operative findings. If you had an acute infection or any complication, then it would take longer. Ask your surgeon ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Watch: Stool can be colored based on foods we eat and food coloring, however black stool can be concerning in that it can be a sign of bleeding in the intest ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No significance: Poop color is derived from an intensely green product of bilirubin breakdown added to the debris during transit. It changes through yellows to browns ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
See GI: You may have a problem with the motility of the lower GI tract. This might be amenable to medication or surgical intervention. Need to determine why i ... Read More
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