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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No absolute : Answer here, but most would consider very loose stool with a prominent watery component to be diarrhea.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Check ingredients...: If your multivitamin is high in magnesium, you're getting a laxative effect equivalent to taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Alternatively ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience in Pediatrics
It may: For some people too many eggs can create loose stools and excess gas.
A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Night: Night time if you normally go to the washroom in the morning, or first thing in the morning if you go to the washroom in the evening.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Too much water: Diarrhea is stool that has not had its water reabsorbed back into the body.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
YES: Liquid more than solid.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience in Gastroenterology
Loose Stools: This degree of stool frequency is not normal. Variety of possible causes including lactose intolerance , gluten intolerance, crohn's disease or ulcera ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Diarrhea: = Liquid or watery bowel movements, sometimes associated with cramping or frequency. May be viral, bacterial, fungal, chemical or emotional.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: I don't know what "flemy" stool is but diarrhea is 3 liquid stools in a 24 hour period.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
No: lack of fiber will make the stool harder and thicker fiber is important for a healthy vowels the stool you have is a reflection of your diet eat more ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
YES: Salad is uncooked vegetable with high fiber. It draws fluid from the intestinal wall into the lumen. Sometimes too much salad intake can cause diarrhe ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabol ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Mebeverine: Possible as the medication relaxes the muscle around the gut therefore it could cause loose stool and bloating.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably blood: What you describe is not normal . You should see your doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience in Pediatrics
Hydrate!: Make sure your child does not become dehydrated. If you are unable to keep anything down your risk for this increases specially if you have diarrhea. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Stein
46 years experience in Cardiology
Loose soft stool: Diarrhea is not only loose watery stool, but there is frequent urgency as well (got to get there or else!) You have not commented on frequency or urg ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not always: Colitis comes in different forms (I.e. ulcerative, ischemic, microscopic, etc) and different levels of severity. Bloody diarrhea usually implies sever ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Thin stool: Changes in caliber of stools not usually associated with hemorrhoid more concern for lesion inside colon and higher than rectum. Could be concern for ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
IBS: 24 y male has chronic loose stools, recently with "mucus", and has had a negative clinical work-up for Irritable Bowel Disease, IBD. These ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Loose stools: After ruling out an infectious process that is causing you loose stools, get checked for celiac disease or food, milk or fructose intolerence.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Get it checked.: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens & collards. Artificial food ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
12 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: There are other conditions that need to be consider and rule out with all those symptoms. Hormone imbalances such as Thyroid hormone, anxiety/stress, ... Read More
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