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loose stool vs diarrhea
A 31-year-old female asked:
39 years experience 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
22 years experience Pediatrics
It may: For some people too many eggs can create loose stools and excess gas.
A 81-year-old female asked:
58 years experience 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.
A 21-year-old member asked:
60 years experience 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
A 40-year-old female asked:
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Probably not serious: It's only serious if the loose stools are the cause of the "bad back". In other words, if you have a bowel condition that is causing back pain, then ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
23 years experience Family Medicine
Most often dietary: Most often just random event due to dietary changes - if chronic or have blood see your doctor.
A female asked:
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Loose stool: Consider evaluation for food intolerances gluten, milk soy,( can avoid these food for a week and see what happens) or pancreatic insufficiency ( do ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
20 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Whenever you have a drastic change in bowel habits that persist- it is important to be evaluated. There are certain infections, inflammation of bowe ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
25 years experience 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 43-year-old male asked:
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Needs evaluation: Hopefully you have told the GI doctor who does your colonoscopies about this. If not, do so. This is not normal and should be investigated. Hope this ... Read More
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