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Loose Stool And Oral Contraceptives
Can contraceptive pills (absorption in small intestines) loose efficacy if I have loose stools in the mornings (possible malabsorption/IBS)?
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more
Yes: If you are asking if a loose bowel movement will impair the effectiveness of your oral contraceptive, the answer is no. If you were having severe explosive diarrhea the the pills could travel through your bowel too fast to be absorbed. This would be very unusual and would require urgent treatment in and of itself. ...Read more
14 weeks pregnant and passing black coloured stool without any bleeding, pain and constipation. Not taking iron tablets. Having only folic acid, vit D?
Bloating excessive gas occasional diarrhea and dry stools,not anaemic, stool test normal and no weight loss, could it be bowel cancer? I'm 24
For about a week, loose and solid yellowish-green stools. Diet hasn't changed. Some rectal discomfort and bleeding when wiping. Cause for concern?
Will eating toothpaste with sodium fluoride and triscolan affect your stool test results(Like two hours before)? Especially if loose stools.
After taking Metamucil fiber supplement to deal with my excess mucus production and foul odor, my stools are elastic in nature; look like intestines.
See your doctor: Mucous in the stools is not normal. See your doctor as you could have a more serious problem going on. ...Read more
Months of dental work. Pain meds+antibiotics. Constipation. Doctor physical+ no blood in stool. Merilax 3 weeks. Passing gas and stool difficult @nite
Itaking antibiotics2weeks for pyelonephritis. ive just had horrendous cramps and urgency to pass stool. Mucus loose stool and some solid with nausea.
Hydrate!: Make sure your child does not become dehydrated. If you are unable to keep anything down your risk for this increases specially if you have diarrhea. Try giving small frequent amounts of fluids, use electrolytes such as pedialyte. If your child continues to have emesis seek medical attention asap. ...Read more
25 yo female, no family history of colon cancer - bloating ulq, sometimes with pain. No blood in stools, changes in stools from constipation to softer stools. Gas, loss of appetite. Colon cancer?
Constipation and: hemorrhoid management work together. Increasing fiber--whole grain bread/cereal, fruits and veggies--generous water intake and more exercise should help regularity. OTC creams or suppositories can improve the pain/symptoms of hemorrhoids and stop the bleeding. You should only use them about a week. If bleeding persists, see doc for eval and possible rubber band ligation or injection of hemorrhoid ...Read more
After treatment (flagyl) and 5 weeks of c.diff- symptoms are worsening, blood in stool, weight loss and cramping. What should be done next? ER?
6 days post op gallbladder removal loose stools no diarrhea soft and fluffy green and yellow in color no antibiotics or any meds also no other issues?
I'm going to barium enema next week with that I have black stools and blood black and sometimes black stools.What are the complications of examination?
Few: Serious complications from a barium colon study are rare. Very rare cases of perforation of the rectum have been reported during insertion of the enema tip. Adequate lubrication and gentle insertion are the best prevention. Minor side effects include bloating, cramping, and passing gas. ...Read more
Blood black with stool and tried ulcer medication only constipation and pain in prostate , bladder with frequent urination. Any medication you advise m?
Melena: Symptoms as described should be evaluated by a physician. They are not a situation for over the counter medications. ...Read more
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
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