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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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Tear: Anal fissures can cause severe pain after a movement. Try a stool softener and be gentle when you are on the toilet. If no better in a few days see yo ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Chronic diarrhea ??: Sounds like you have a case of chronic diarrhea. That can be caused by numerous things from infections to transient malabsorption syndromes to dietar ... Read More
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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Get a check up: The possible causes are too many and thus beyond the capacity to answer on this forum. Please consult your physician to undergo a thorough physical ex ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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For some: For some people it may cause loose bowel movements either as a result of lactose or caffeine sensitivity. For others if you eat too much chocolate you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
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Question unclear: What do you mean by "loose"? Is this a change? It is seldom normal to have this happen unless something in diet or an organism or other inflammatory ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Many reasons: Really hard to tell but common causes include ibs, celiac, ibd, bile salts, infectious or even dietary.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Not always 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Poor digestion: The 'BRAT' diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast and the like) are foods recommended during bouts of diarrhea because they help bind the stool and ar ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Traveller's diarrhea: Food borne illness is when you eat food that makes you sick. Outbreaks may involve bacteria (salmonella, shigella, c.Perfringens, c.Botulinum, b.Cereu ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Intestine infection?: A simple tummy ache with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, may be from a virus or bacteria infection, contaminated food, etc... A normal p ... Read More

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