A 23-year-old male asked:
why we get loose stools? how to avoid them?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Frequent loose poop?: "Loose stools" means different things to different people. "Frequent stools" also has many meanings (some call twice a day frequent; others 4 times a day frequent). One's primary care doctor can get the entire story and maybe run some tests. There may be an infection, food poisoning toxin, celiac disease, some sort of hormonal problem, medication effects, malabsorption of certain nutrients, etc...
98 viewsAnswered Feb 25, 2020
Should I be concerned about my baby's bright green diarrhea?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: If you ask my wife, she'd answer differently, but no, bright green diarrhea is not going to cause any harm. Most diarrhea is viral, and the virus causes inflammation and change to the intestinal world. Normal bacteria there changes. It's that bacteria that changes the stool to different colors, so if you change the bacteria, you change the color. When the virus goes away, it changes back.
6.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Can certain formulas cause diarrhea?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: If all babies were just alike there would be only one infant formula. Yet everyone knows that babies are born with differences; this can extend into tolerance or intolerance of infant formula. Perhaps the most common are cow milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance. While not exactly the same, symptoms of increased gasiness, colicky pain, and diarrhea are common hallmarks of these disorders.
6.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Nothing: The color of diarrhea is not important-- unless it's red with blood. Green means the gut is moving quickly, and you're seeing green bile. But that really doesn't mean anything special.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?
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Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Stool sample: You would be given containers by a lab to collect stool, which would be tested for certain bacteria.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
Got a bump when I poop. I don't think it's a hemorhoid, so what could it be?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 30 years experience
Hemorrhoid or polyp?: "bumps" when having a bowel movement commonly are internal hemorrhoids that prolapse when straining. Sometimes a rectal polyp can prolapse as well, or even rectal tissue itself. Hemorrhoidal "tags" can also prolapse. This should be evaluated by a surgeon with either in office examination or even colonoscopy if there is blood on toilet paper during bowel movements.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 25, 2020
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