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loose stool not diarrhea

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 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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimiro Giua
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colitis: the differential diagnosis is vast. Infectious...need for stool cultures. IBS celiac and other immune diseases. drug side effects. Thyroid diseases m ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chioma Lazz
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Time to see a doctor: Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea. If you are alternating between the two, it is best to see your internist as there are medical conditions tha ... Read More
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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 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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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Not necessarily.: An infection with giardia can present with diarrhea or constipation or neither. Stool color is not a reliable way to determine the organism responsib ... Read More
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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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Different causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. Recommend that this be medi ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes it can: Any GI irritation can cause loose stools.
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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
This kind of weight: loss , in association with GI symptoms,requires a work up.Its time to go in to ur doc and get checked out.
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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 male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. So ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irri ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience in General Surgery
Avoid fatty foods: it is very common to have after GB surgery for few month. If troublesome watch what you eat. You may realize how much fat in some foods- regular milk ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Colon cancer: At your age colon cancer not likely. There are other more likely reasons for your symptoms such as irritable bowl or other. See your healthcare work ... 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Too young toworry: Colon cancer would be the last thing you need to consider.it is rare in young people. You can ignore this for now.Only if this persists, you should g ... Read More
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