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A 47-year-old member asked:

Does chocolate cause loose stools?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
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 may also have loose stools.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have black loose stool, what is the cause?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Blood loss from gut: Black stool can be a result of many things, bleeding in your intestine, taking iron supplements, eating certain foods, or taking vitamins. Because it might represent an acute bleed in the stomach or intestines, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is important. Call your physician and make an appointment to be seen ASAP
A 29-year-old member asked:

What commonly causes loose stools in adults?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
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) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Does alcohol cause loose stool?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
Yes: Beer is a also a good stool softener. Wine is from grapes which can also cause soft stool.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Could nervousness cause loose stool?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes but it should ge: The brain and intestine share the same "nervous system" and yes, it is possible. But other common dietary intolerances may also do this.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can adhesions be causing my chronic loose stools?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Anything is: Possible, but not likely in your case that diarrhea is caused by adhesions, if you have normal anatomy otherwise. Consult with a GI specialist for other possible causes of chronic diarrhea.

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