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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


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I've had infrequent episodes of waking at night with abdominal cramps, diarrhea and break into intense cold sweats, almost passing out, turning pale. ?

I've had infrequent episodes of waking at night with abdominal cramps, diarrhea and break into intense cold sweats, almost passing out, turning pale. ?

Irritable bowel: syndrome can present like this. The sweats, pallor, almost passing out are a response mediated by the vagal nerve. Your doctor will need to examine you and consider testing for the conditions leading to IBS. ...Read more

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I have abdominal cramps,diarrhea,nausea im 11 days due. only feel fatigue but no other symptoms. can i be pregnant? we are trying.

I have abdominal cramps,diarrhea,nausea im 11 days due. only feel fatigue but no other symptoms. can i be pregnant? we are trying.

Need more info: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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I was suppose to start my period on april 17th here I am the 25 still no period. I have abdominal cramps, diarrhea, my dr pregnancy test was neg.

I was suppose to start my period on april 17th here I am the 25 still no period. I have abdominal cramps, diarrhea, my dr pregnancy test was neg.

See below: There are many causes of menstrual irregularities, a common one being anovulatory cycles. For more information, please consult this site. It is unlikely that you are pregnant. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/pages/causes.aspx. ...Read more

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Ate bad donuts i think woke up with really bad abdominal cramps and diarrhea... Food poisoning?

Ate bad donuts i think woke up with really bad abdominal cramps and diarrhea... Food poisoning?

Possibly: If so, this should clear up within 24-48 hours, and if it does not or you develop other symptoms, see a doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Sudden lower abdominal cramps and diarrhea after eating. I ate a macaroni cup and 2 wildberry pop tarts. No fever. Tummy bloated?

Sudden lower abdominal cramps and diarrhea after eating. I ate a macaroni cup and 2 wildberry pop tarts. No fever. Tummy bloated?

Viral versus IBS: This could be some sort of viral enteritis causing these symptoms or could be a form of irritable bowel syndrome. You would need more evaluation to determine. ...Read more

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Feel like Im going to throw up, having abdominal cramps and diarrhea.its bright orange/copper brown,sinks.Was exposed to abestos last week,stuffy nose?

Feel like Im going to throw up, having abdominal cramps and diarrhea.its bright orange/copper brown,sinks.Was exposed to abestos last week,stuffy nose?

Asbestos: Asbestos exposure, usually on a long term basis is more likely to affect the lungs. Your other symptoms may not be related. See your doctor for an assessment and stool collection. ...Read more

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I am having abdominal cramps and persistant diarrhea after having to eat certain foods which I never had any issues before, especially in the morning.

I am having abdominal cramps and persistant diarrhea after having to eat certain foods which I never had any issues before, especially in the morning.

Food allergies?: Keep a list of the foods and review your history with your doctor. You might consider avoiding these foods. An alternative is to be tested for food allergy. All the best and feel better. 7 months is a longtime :-(. ...Read more

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Can sertraline cause abdominal cramps naseau and diarrhea ?

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Can sertraline cause abdominal cramps naseau and diarrhea ?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes, these are some of its side-effects. ...Read more

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Stung by bee now having abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. What should I do?

Stung by bee now having abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. What should I do?

See below: It may be an allergic reaction. Are you having hives? Are you having any trouble breathing or problems with tightness in your throat? ...Read more

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Monthly abdominal cramps/pain, very bad diarrhea, what should I do?

Monthly abdominal cramps/pain, very bad diarrhea, what should I do?

Dr`s.: You need to be evaluated by a physician. Infections and Inflammatory bowel disease need to be consider. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea, abdominal cramps and am 7 days late for my period. I have had 2 negative pregnancy tests. What's going on?

I am experiencing diarrhea, abdominal cramps and am 7 days late for my period. I have had 2 negative pregnancy tests. What's going on?

Not sure: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Wake up to nausea, severe abdomen cramps, & explosive diarrhea that half floats/half sinks & SMELLS!Possible problem or should I just change my diet?

Wake up to nausea, severe abdomen cramps, & explosive diarrhea that half floats/half sinks & SMELLS!Possible problem or should I just change my diet?

Gastroenteritis: The commonest cause of these symptoms is a viral gastrointestinal tract infection or food poisoning. Treatment consists of rest,drinking adequate amounts of fluid, flat ginger ale helps relieve nausea, eating a bland,low fat diet , avoiding harsh roughage and taking kaopectate or imodium to control severe diarrhea after several movements. Symptoms should resolve in several days. See MD as needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloating or abdominal fullness.

I am experiencing  diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloating or abdominal fullness.

Is this an acute...: presentation (like with Norovirus exposure) or are your symptoms chronic and unabating please? Did you eat any unusual foods recently, take antibiotics, or have you been exposed to ill individuals recently? ...Read more

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Stomach cramps in my upper and middle abdomen for about 2 weeks now. With that, I've had constant diarrhea. Already seen a doctor at hospital..still?

Stomach cramps in my upper and middle abdomen for about 2 weeks now. With that, I've had constant diarrhea. Already seen a doctor at hospital..still?

So may possibilities: Your symptoms are too nonspecific. Your limited information does not provide a context for symptom onset, severity, or duration. Especially if distress persists, or is accompanied by bleeding, worsening pain, lightheadedness, or development of vomiting or fever, then get a good examination with appropriate testing for reassurance and/or treatment. ...Read more

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Woke up in early hours with stomach cramps. Now have diarrhea, shortness of breath and tight aches across abdomen, ribcage and middle back.

Woke up in early hours with stomach cramps. Now have diarrhea, shortness of breath and tight aches across abdomen, ribcage and middle back.

Gastroenteritis: Abdominal discomfort with diarrhea suggests a viral intestinal infection. If there is associated nausea and vomiting, then food poisoning may be the culprit. Shortness of breath is usually not seen in these conditions, however unless you have associated lung problems and pleurisy. ...Read more

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Sudden stomach pain went diarrhea and very black stool still having those mild abdomen cramps heard black stool is bad need to know please thx?

Sudden stomach pain went diarrhea and very black stool still having those mild abdomen cramps heard black stool is bad need to know please thx?

Black Stools: I would consult a gastroenterologist if possible. What you describe sounds like an episode of GI bleeding. At your age, I would be concerned about a bacterial infection, or some other pathogen. Regardless, I would follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

= abdominal spasms that ...Read more