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Abnormal Bowel Movements
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
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
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?
I am male 41 years have halitosis for 1 year reason unknown most probably stomach indigestion have abnormal bowel movements?
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
My 35 year old daughter with Cerebral Palsy has for the past month frequent abnormal large bowel movements?
Is it diarrhea?: A secretory diarrhea can produce large volumes of stool and should be tested for infection and other pathology. Have her primary care physician aware of this change any they can order stool studies in order to make a diagnosis. Once determined, proper treatment can begin. Be sure to test for C diff. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on my left side after I eat near rib cage, shortness of breath, feel pressure under breasts, soreness in back. Bowel movements abnormal?
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