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Loose stools vs diarrhea
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Geriatrics 21 years experience
Food allergies: Keep a food log and also track when your bowel movements occur. Bring these to your doctor.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 31-year-old female asked:
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It may: For some people too many eggs can create loose stools and excess gas.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 81-year-old female asked:
Pediatrics 58 years experience
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.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
Family Medicine 60 years experience
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
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 40-year-old female asked:
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
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
3.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Most often dietary: Most often just random event due to dietary changes - if chronic or have blood see your doctor.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A female asked:
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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
1.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 30-year-old member asked:
Family Medicine 20 years experience
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
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 48-year-old female asked:
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Magnesium is indeed a stool softener (like in Milk of Magnesia). It pulls water into the bowel to soften the stool.
1.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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