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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 37-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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
Can be. : You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines now that the gallbladder is gone. This can result in loose stools. Here are some ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Probably Hemmorhoids: Most likely cause of painless lower GI bleed, in young individuals, is internal Hemmorhoids' But since patients can have painless rectal bleeding fro ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
32 years experience in Gastroenterology
See MD if chronic: many causes chronic diarrhea/bloat- many treatable/reversible so wud seek MD after discontinue milk/milk products, artificial sugar and sodas& caf ... Read More
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A member asked:
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience in Pediatrics
It may: For some people too many eggs can create loose stools and excess gas.

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