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Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What does it mean when you have gray stool? I have had 2-3 abnormal bowel movements in the past few days, mainly gray stool. What does that mean?

What does it mean when you have gray stool? I have had 2-3 abnormal bowel movements in the past few days, mainly gray stool. What does that mean?

Let me explain: Light-colored, white or clay-colored, this may indicate a bile duct obstruction. Certain medications, such as large doses of Bismuth Subsalicylate (kaopectate, pepto-bismol) and other anti-diarrheal drugs. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps, abnormal bowel movements. Can it be viral, and how do you know which virus?

Stomach cramps, abnormal bowel movements. Can it be viral, and how do you know which virus?

Could be: Very difficult to determine which virus may be causing your symptoms and usually not worth the trouble trying. ...Read more

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I am male 41 years have halitosis for 1 year reason unknown most probably stomach indigestion have abnormal bowel movements?

I am male 41 years have halitosis for 1 year reason unknown most probably stomach indigestion have abnormal bowel movements?

See below: This sounds like a stomach problem what do you mean by abnormal bowel movements...Have you seen a physician you should have a nutritional workup done. ...Read more

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IBS- Been for an ultrasound and blood tests. All clear.. so why do I still have severe stomach cramps, bloated, abnormal bowel movement, nausea?? Pls

IBS- Been for an ultrasound and blood tests. All clear.. so why do I still have severe stomach cramps, bloated, abnormal bowel movement, nausea?? Pls

IBS: IBS is not diagnosed with blood tests or ultrasound. It is diagnosed when other things are normal. Ask your doctor for suggestions for treatment. There are some meds and many people find that probiotics help. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a temp of 96.3. He has had extreme fatigue past 2 days and stomach pains. No abnormal bowel movements. Blood sugar normal, WBC 7500?

My 3 year old has a temp of 96.3. He has had extreme fatigue past 2 days and stomach pains. No abnormal bowel movements. Blood sugar normal, WBC 7500?

Rest & monitor: Nothing unusual based on your information. Offer, yet don't force food and beverage. Allow him to rest/sleep at home. His symptoms and labs with acute onset suggest a viral illness that may take a good week to recover. If concerns arise, follow up with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can low vitem d and low white blood cell cause weight loss muscle astropy weird stomach noise, constipation, abnormal bowel movement pain on lowr bac?

Can low vitem d and low white blood cell cause weight loss muscle astropy weird stomach noise, constipation,  abnormal bowel movement pain on lowr bac?

Many symptoms: A very low vitamin D and/or a low blood count can be the cause of your symptoms but it could be something else. If this doesn't go away, or gets worse, over a few hours you need to see a doctor right away. A trip to the Emergency Room would be in order. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Can intestinal candidiasis cause recurrent vaginal yeast infections and abnormal/painful/irregular bowel movements?

Can intestinal candidiasis cause recurrent vaginal yeast infections and abnormal/painful/irregular bowel movements?

Yes: You need anti candida diet: no sugar, no flour products. Until you get better, also no fruit and no carbohydrates. Eat 1 tbsp of coconut oil with each meal. Eat lots of non starchy vegetables and enough quality protein. Consider betaine hcl with each meal, take it in the middle of the meal. Also take saccharomyces boulardi, which is the yeast against yeast. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more