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is it true that diarrhea runs in the genes?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Well, that's an old joke that diarrhea runs in the jeans.
Nov 14, 2011

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A member asked:

Can fruit juice cause my baby to have diarrhea? ?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Certain fruit juices contain a non-digestible type of sugar called "sorbitol". Sorbitol causes the intestines to pull water in to dilute the sugar. This process causes loosening of the stools. Juices that are high in sorbitol are prune, apple, and pear juice. Most babies do not need juice for nutritional reasons when they are young, though small amounts may be recommended in cases of constipation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is diarrhea common in late pregnancy?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: No more common than for non-preganant. However, late in pregnancy, if carrying low, stools may need to be excessively soft to get past the babies head and this may be interpreted as diarrhea.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take medication for diarrhea while pregnant?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Yes: It is safe to take loperamid (immodium), but avoid bismuth-containing products like pepto-bismol, they contain salicylates which is an Aspirin compound and should be avoided during pregnancy.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Gluten sensitivy and allergy (celiac disease) can cause a host of problems including GI symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating), rashes, headaches, blood in the stools, anemia, etc.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between fraternal and identical twins genes?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Different, same.: Fraternal (dizygotic) twins share 50% of their genes, just like any other siblings. Identical (monozygotic) twins typically have the same 100% dna profile, as if clones of one another.

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