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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 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
Doesn't sound: Serious!-- if it continues see pcp.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Viruses: If your toddler is truly ill with a viral illness, a cold, antibiotics will not in any way help or treat the problem. Antibiotics treat bacterial infe ... Read More
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A 33-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 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Al hallak
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
?IBS: it looks more like Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
Check: these are non specific symptoms. I Mena that these could be the result of several conditions. I would consider seeing a doctor and taking stool cultur ... Read More

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