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what is the difference between diarrhea and loose stool

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Define "Diarrhea": Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Different: I believe diarrhea must include a serious increase in the frequency of the bms and looseness.Of course other symptoms such as fever, cramps, etc may b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
LOOSE STOOLS: Have a mushy consistency. Diarrhea is wattery non formed stools.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience in Cardiology
Ibs: is a conditions and u may have frequent bms normal or watery. Steatorrhea is a sign of fatty stools due to malabsorption syndrome which needs a ge con ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience in Pediatrics
The type of stools: Constipation is when someone passes hard stools. A person can go to the bathroom every other day, but if it is a soft bowel movement, it is not consti ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Many things: Numerous types of bacterial and viral infections can cause diarrhea, some watery, some bloody, some with mucus. Be seen and tested for a diagnosis.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
A cause of diarrhea: Osmosis is the movement of water across a membrane and naturally occurrs to acheive homeostasis. When you consume a concentrated substance which cann ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Diarrhea v infection: Diarrhea is defined as 3 loose bowel movements in a 24 hour period. Dysentery is a severe infection of the intestines usually caused by a bacterial i ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience in Preventive Medicine
The same: They are essentially the same.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Travellers dirrhea: Travellers diarrhea is caused when you are travlling to countries where the water supply is contaminated with e coli, and if you drink water which is ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Fat: Fat is a type of tissue in the body. Bloating is a condition of having excessive air in the bowels.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
See doctor: There is no normal cause of blood in the stool. You need evaluation by your doctor, and possibly referral to a gastroenterologist for evaluation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Merola
38 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Itis=inflammation: Gastritis is inflammation of stomach lining and can be serious. Gastroenteritis is inflammation as well but usually due to a virus and self limiting, ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
IBS: Ibs is more of a functional problem and not one caused by structural changes. It DX is made by classic signs and symptoms and no other structural pro ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
23 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Direct cause: Straining to have a hard bowel movement irritates hemorrhoid veins causing vein swelling, discomfort and sometimes bleeding. Do not sit for long times ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience in Family Medicine
Both are laxatives: Biscodyl is chemical strong laxative. Sennosidees are vegetable laxative, are quite safe and can be taken regularly.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
These are: Generally the same as a c difficile infection can cause c difficile colitis manifesting by abdominal pain, diarrhea, often bloody stools, fever among ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Vomiting: vomiting is the involuntary forceful expulsion of stomach contents, where regurgitation can be voluntary or involuntary of food that comes up , such ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andras Koser
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diarrhea for both: Cyclospora is an organism that can cause gastroenteritis, cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal signs and symptoms. If you have diarrhea that las ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Muscle Tone: The "tightness" of the vagina refers to the muscle tone of the surrounding walls. Things can stretch these muscles out, such as vaginal child-birth. ... Read More
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