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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: What you don't say is/whats new! If you have been on the same diet for years, but the loose BMs are new, then possibly not. If you just started a ne ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional sy ... 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
If not resolved soon: Doctor might check for C. difficile intestinal infection. Culturelle probiotics help some people. There are many Lactobacillus types, and different st ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: May reduce the frequency also.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not NGU or HIV: NGU cannot do this. Acute HIV could, but only in the first 2-4 weeks, and would also cause sore throat, fever, generalized lymph node enlargements, an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many potential cause: There are many potential causes including worms, candida, hemorrhoids; see your doctor;
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Likely normal: Pregnancy induces a number of changes and one may be some change in bowel habits. Wish you good health and a healthy baby!
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Blood in stool: Be checked to see if you have an infection or inflammation causing your symptoms. It seems like you have prior GI symptoms but blood in stool should b ... Read More
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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