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Spring Valley, WI
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why is my 6 year old son having loose stools for the past five weeks? he is allergic to dairy and is on probiotics as suggested by doctor.

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Probiotics: How long has he been on probiotics. What part of the milk? Was he checked for parasites? What is the probiotics made from or grown on?

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Could supplements and vitamins be causing me to have green watery stools in my second trimester?

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No: While anything is possible, it is unlikely. It could be a virus. I would suggest starting a probiotic (good bacteria). This should help balance the digestive system out, but also there is a study that showed that women who took a probiotic during the second half of pregnancy had children with less risk of allergy concerns.
A 21-year-old member asked:

My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

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No: Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby. However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders.
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Watch to.o to make sure he does not get dehydrated. Should have tears, saliva, and wet diapers.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What could cause constant loose bowel movements?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Many causes: It can be due to many causes infections viruses and bacteria parasitic infestations like giardia, amoeba and cryptosordium lactose intolerance if you cosume diary products malabsorption syndromes like celiac disease inflammatory bowel disease like crohns disease&ulcerative colitis.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

My 16 year old sister suffers every few months with extreme cramps , vomiting and diarrhea during her period . Will this ever go away?

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See her doctor: Use of medications like Ibuprofen (advil/motrin) or naproxyn (aleve) started at the onset of her period may help decrease her symptoms. Have your sister see her doctor about other options to improve her menstrual cycles, .
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A 29-year-old female asked:

What would cause my son's ear to bleed slightly after having swimmers ear?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Inflammation: Is the cause of swimmers ear. The skin gets wet and boggy and inflamed and it could bleed from that or if he picks it at all it could bleed. If he had a middle ear infection as well and the eardrum perforated it could bleed. None of these are terrible problems. If you are concerned it is always a good idea to have it checked out.

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