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30 weeks pregnant with 2nd baby. Loose stools for 2 weeks and feel like I need to go all the time. Also have irritable uterus should I be concerned?

30 weeks pregnant with 2nd baby. Loose stools for 2 weeks and feel like I need to go all the time. Also have irritable uterus should I be concerned?

Taking care w/ baby: Given that you have a baby-on-board, I would be proactive about getting you treated. You should go to the doc and get a diagnosis for the diarrheal illness. With some history, exam and lab tests, there should be some 'road map' to follow. Pregnancy causes your immune system to weaken, and you don't want things to get out of hand. I hope you can get seen TODAY. Take care. ...Read more

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30 weeks prego. Loose stools, lower back pain, extra discharge, cramping, irregular non painful contractions, always feeling bloated/full. Normal?

30 weeks prego. Loose stools, lower back pain, extra discharge, cramping, irregular non painful contractions, always feeling bloated/full. Normal?

A lot of things!: Loose stools can be normal in pregnancy. Back pain, definitely normal. Extra discharge, also normal. Irregular contractions, yes, normal. Always feeling bloated also normal. If you're worried at all, doctor can perform a cervical length us to make sure your irregular contractions aren't leading to pre-term labor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lower back/lower stomach/upper thigh pain loose of appetite throwing up and loose stools 30 weeks pregnant I'm miserable in pain I need some relief?

Lower back/lower stomach/upper thigh pain loose of appetite throwing up and loose stools 30 weeks pregnant I'm miserable in pain I need some relief?

See doctor ASA: Being pregnant, you need to make sure that you don't get dehydrated from all the vomiting and diarrhea. You also need to be seen ASAP since your health may affect the fetus' as well. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Terrible nightmare of baby dying inside at 30 weeks pregnancy now 33 weeks. Had a bad day yesterday would this be why? Is it bad? Can it harm my baby?

Terrible nightmare of baby dying inside at 30 weeks pregnancy now 33 weeks. Had a bad day yesterday would this be why? Is it bad? Can it harm my baby?

Most likely no harm: It is known anybody can have a bad day or distress and get over it. It there is a clinical depression, the profound sadness and other symptoms will affect the person, and sometimes they get dysfunctional. What you have experienced does not reach threshhold to diagnose a mood disorder. Least of all harm to the beby based on any evidence. On the other hand, figure out wht the triggers are, and relax ...Read more

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Can a 20 weeks pregnancy be confused with a 30 weeks pregnancy at the ultrasound? (when irregular period and period over pregnancy)

Can a 20 weeks pregnancy be confused with a 30 weeks pregnancy at the ultrasound? (when irregular period and period over pregnancy)

Follow U/S: When irregular periods or spotting during pregnanty. All can lead to confusion. Ulrasound examination gives you the correct assessment of pregnancy. in your case you are 30 weeks pregnant. Follow U/S results to know your pregnancy progress. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has had diarrhoea, bloody loose stools, nausea and cramping for 30 days now. We've been referred and are waiting for our appt for an col?

My 4 year old has had diarrhoea, bloody loose stools, nausea and cramping for 30 days now. We've been referred and are waiting for our appt for an col?

? infectious?: My first thought with this history would be an infectious diarrhea like salmonella or shigella. There are other possibilities but I would want to know this first before jumping to an invasive procedure. ...Read more

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Does chocolate cause loose stools?

Does chocolate cause loose stools?

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. ...Read more

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What to do about food in toddlers loose stools?

What to do about food in toddlers loose stools?

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 are easier to digest. ...Read more

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HI sir steptococcal URTI can manifest with loose stools?

HI sir steptococcal URTI can manifest with loose stools?

Throat infection: Not the infection by itself but antibiotics used to treat it may cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the difference between loose stools and diarhhea?

What is the difference between loose stools and diarhhea?

LOOSE STOOLS: Have a mushy consistency. Diarrhea is wattery non formed stools. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools. ...Read more

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Urgent loose stools morning only. Possible worm parasite?

Urgent loose stools morning only. Possible worm parasite?

It's what you eat: Probably diet. Give it a few days to see if it resolves on its own. You can also take some BRAT diet to help things along (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) ...Read more

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Does bowel cancer can cause loose stools?

Does bowel cancer can cause loose stools?

It varies.: Bowel cancer symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor. If it obstructs, the symptoms include stomach cramps and vomiting. If it bleeds, bloody stools, or black stools. Partial obstruction can cause diarrhea and/or consitpation. Some tumors have no symptoms. If concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

If on IRON: The iron in the prenatal vitamin, or if you are even on a supplemental Iron pill can cause the stool to be black. Call your GYN to assure you are on an iron supplement. If so, most likely fine, but at next visit, you could always have your stool checked for heme to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have lupus sle, just started ab. Swelling and bloated very loose stools?

Have lupus sle, just started ab. Swelling and bloated very loose stools?

See rheumatologist: Your symptoms could be related to your lupus or you could have a second, unrelated problem. Be sure to see your pcp or rheumatologist promptly for a full history, physical exam, and needed laboratory or imaging studies. Treatment will depend upon making a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello, doctors. I was wondering if 1000mg of vitamin C gives you loose stools?

Hello, doctors. I was wondering if 1000mg of vitamin C gives you loose stools?

Large doses of: Vitamin c can cause loose stools. The threshold is different for each person. How the vitamin c is formulated also makes a big difference. ...Read more

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I feel sick and queasy and often have loose stools after eating beef, what might it be?

I feel sick and queasy and often have loose stools after eating beef, what might it be?

Gall bladder: Do you have diarrhea and abdominal pain after the fatty food? It can be due to gall bladder problems You should get evaluated and may need a Ultrasound ...Read more

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Why do I get a weird feeling in my stomach and loose stools when I sleep on my left side?

Why do I get a weird feeling in my stomach and loose stools when I sleep on my left side?

Do you have IBS?: An interesting article to read to answer your question:
http://www. Healingwell. Com/library/ibs/article. Asp? Author=thompson&id=2 ...Read more

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Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

Yes: Function of the colon is to reabsorb fluid entering the right sided colon from the terminal ileum. The small bowel absorbs nutrients taken by mouth. Liquid in the small bowel passes to colon where liquid is reabsorbed as it passes to the rectum as stool. Rt. colon Ca has liquid passing over it. When solid stool reaches an obstructing left colon tumor it liquefies to be able to pass. ...Read more

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Some burning & hunger like sensations. In stomach & LUQ. Some loose stools. Otherwise feel fine.

Some burning & hunger like sensations. In stomach & LUQ. Some loose stools. Otherwise feel fine.

Probably normal: The human body is a dynamic system that is constantly changing. Minor aches and pains along with occasional loose stills are all normal. If you have a send e some thing is wrong, or the change in bowel habits is new, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Loose stools, weight loss over a stone but eating twice as much as I used to, dew to not smoking anymore?

Loose stools, weight loss over a stone but eating twice as much as I used to, dew to not smoking anymore?

Unlikely: Congratulations on quitting smoking. That is unlikely to be the cause of your symptoms. It could be an over active thyroid or celiac disease or some form of malabsorption. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 40 and recently been have loose stools every few days and also been quite tired, do I have colon cancer?

I'm 40 and recently been have loose stools every few days and also been quite tired, do I have colon cancer?

Unlikely: At your age colon cancer is unlikely. The symptoms, however, need evaluation. Common conditions include infection (food borne Salmonella, entero viruses)food allergy/intolerance, (eg Lactaid deficiency gluten sensitivity etc etc) See a Gastroenterologist and get these symptoms evaluated but don;t think the WORST FIRST.....Be well and Hope this helps!

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Hi I have mucus after bm on and off and loose stools once a week. Worried about colon cancer. Should I worry?

Hi I have mucus after bm on and off and loose stools once a week. Worried about colon cancer. Should I worry?

No: It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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2yr old with cough, green loose stools and poor appetite x 2 days. Drinking OK. Virus? Wait it out or take him in?

If stable, wait: This presentation is almost always viral. So long as water intake is OK and your child doesn't become listless all should be well. I presume you know about the BRAT diet. ...Read more

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Can being really constipated cause really loose stools? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

Can being really constipated cause really loose stools? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

You may have: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) in which case diarrhea/gas AND Constipation are ALL Possible!
THERE IS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT!
Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a Board Certified Gastroenterologist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder out 17 yrs ago and I still have IBS problems, is there something that I can take for loose stools?

I had my gall bladder out 17 yrs ago and I still have IBS problems, is there something that I can take for loose stools?

Probiotic VSL3: Our local expert recommends high dose probiotic therapy with vsl3--two to 4 packets per day with the prebiotic inulin. Taking other probiotic foods yogert, kefir, lassi with the above are helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have small kidney shaped things passing in my stool, black specs and stringy, foamy loose stools and constipation. What is it?

I have small kidney shaped things passing in my stool, black specs and stringy, foamy loose stools and constipation. What is it?

Here are...: Noticing the kidney-shaped things in stool is coincidental and not specifically related with GI-symptoms, for which you need to work on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. Meanwhile, check out the timing between current GI-symptoms and Wellbutrin (bupropion) to track if its potential benefits outweighs its side effects. For detailed long-term care, work with Doc closely and timely. ...Read more

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My 7 months old baby has loose stools less appetite vomiting after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

My 7 months old baby has loose stools less appetite vomiting after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

Early stomach flu?: He may be starting to have stomach flu. Try a bland diet, with nothing greasy or fried. Stop milk and juice for a few days until the stool becomes more firm. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days my poop has had white stringy stuff attached to it. I've had some gas and loose stools yesterday. What is going on?

For the last 3 days my poop has had white stringy stuff attached to it. I've had some gas and loose stools yesterday. What is going on?

MaybeItsStringCheese: Sounds like that stringy stuff is mucus (let's call it "butt snot"). That and the gas and loose stools could mean some inflammation.If just a minor virus it should pass in a few days. But if it persists or you start getting cramps ore some streaks of blood, get a doctor to check you for something more serious, like some weird infection or so-called Inflammatory (or Irritable" Bowels. Other stuff too ...Read more

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Son was on cefdinir 10days full corse. It's been 6days &still has upto 10 loose stools /day. Is that normal? Tummy feels icky all day

Son was on cefdinir 10days full corse. It's been 6days &still has upto 10 loose stools /day. Is that normal? Tummy feels icky all day

Not uncommon to have: loose stools on cefdinir or any antibiotic, but 10 loose stools and not feeling well is not common after 6 days. I would recommend you speak to his doctor about this and have him examined. Meanwhile you can try giving him yogurt and/or a probiotic, which may help somewhat. ...Read more

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I'm 21 weeks pregnant and have been having back pains and ligament pains. Normal? And also a few days had loose stools but it gone now.

I'm 21 weeks pregnant and have been having back pains and ligament pains. Normal? And also a few days had loose stools but it gone now.

Normal...: With a baby growing and hormones changing, you may have many symptoms that you didn't realize were part of being pregnant. It is normal to have some mild achy back pain and some pain in stretching ligaments. If you have any acute or severe pain, contact your OB. Stool patterns can change also. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids and eating a healthy high fiber diet. Take care. ...Read more

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I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. When I increase intake of water I got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. When I increase intake of water I got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

Here are some...: Glad you identified the connection between water drinking and stool consistency. So, adjust lifestyle accordingly. To help understand the reality and debate on water drinking, please read article in http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html. Besides, of course, watch what you might have consumed and lifestyle so hoping to unveil other additional potential factors for loose stool. More? Seek counseling ...Read more

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Are there c diff strains that don't cause watery d. Maybe loose stools or mushy liquid bms? Like once a day. Or 1-4x a day on some days.

Maybe: Without knowing more about you, it's impossible to say. But persistent diarrhea as you prescribe warrants an evaluation by a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 31 weeks, since a week im having very frequent loose stools accompained with mild cramps, and pressure could be a sign of labor aproaching?

I'm 31 weeks, since a week im having very frequent loose stools accompained with mild cramps, and pressure could be a sign of labor aproaching?

Loose stool is not: A common sign of impending labor. Mention this to ur oby. This symptom could be from a viral infection or food allergy or intolerance. God bless u! http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/natural-flu-remedies. Htm. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more