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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 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 ?

Can sertraline cause abdominal cramps naseau and diarrhea ?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


Dr. Chevies Newman
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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more