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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;

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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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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Food allergies: Keep a food log and also track when your bowel movements occur. Bring these to your doctor.
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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 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 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. 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chioma Lazz
40 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Diarrhea has to do with very frequent stools.
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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
? Fistula ?: Bright red blood implies it the source of blood is very distal in your GI tract, probably a hemorrhoid. But you state that the blood is exiting the wr ... 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Malabsorption: Malabsorption. Also how long you have it. What is your usual diet?What meds you are on? Any concurrent intestinal disease? All matter. If condition is ... Read More
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Fast transit: The feces is being moved through the intestines so quickly that water is not being reabsorbed through the gut.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Umean 24/7 constant?: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection/dysbiosis, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, address malabsorption/maldigestion, ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Possible: It could be..But the stool with cdiff should be water period. In the hospitals, a formed stool will not even be processed. You need to have your doc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
C.Diff: I think you should take the medication prescribed by your doc and expect improvement, however, it won't be sudden, so try to be patient. Make sure to ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes it is possible: Gallbladder disease can also cause the same symptoms as well as other intestinal infections.
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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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 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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