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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 have bloody diarrhea, what to do?

I have bloody diarrhea, what to do?

Bloody diarrrhea: Can be a medical emergency. Please go to the emergency room. Take care. ...Read more

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I have bloody diarrhea. What do I do?

I have bloody diarrhea. What do I do?

See below: Bloody diarrhea can be self limited and due to a viral infection associated with hemorrhoids. It can also be caused by severe bacterial infections, colitis, diverticulosis and colon cancers. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Can I die from bloody diarrhea if I ignore it?

Can I die from bloody diarrhea if I ignore it?

Maybe: Blood in the stool can come from local benign bleeding like hemorrhoids or anal fissures, or from more serious issues such as diverticula and colonic cancer. You could die from one of these or from serious blood loss if neglected. You should seek attention from your family doctor or a GI specialist and soon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bloody diarrhea?

What is the definition or description of: bloody diarrhea?

Diarrhea with Blood : Bloody diarreha results when the intestinal wall is irritated. You will see red blood in your poop. This can be from an infection, chronic disease, or trauma. If you develop bloody diarrhea with or without fever go to your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it true that massive bloody diarrhea for several months normal?

Is it true that massive bloody diarrhea for several months normal?

NO: You know that bloody diarrhea is not normal. If you have the symptoms you listed you need to see your doctor to be checked out for colitis and other serious conditions. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had bloody diarrhea today and i would like opinions as to what caused it?

Bloody diarrhea: warrants prompt medical evaluation. Possible causes include inflammatory and infectious conditions. ...Read more

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Is colitis always accompanied by bloody diarrhea?

Not always: Colitis comes in different forms (I.e. ulcerative, ischemic, microscopic, etc) and different levels of severity. Bloody diarrhea usually implies severe inflammation. ...Read more

Bloody Diarrhea (Definition)

Bloody diarreha results when the intestinal wall is irritated. You will see red blood in your poop. This can be from an infection, chronic disease, or trauma. If you develop bloody diarrhea with or without fever go to your ...Read more


Dr. Ira Katz
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Bacterial Dysentery (Definition)

Dysentery is severe diarrhea with passage of mucous and blood. Bacterial dysentery is dysentery caused by enteric pathogenic bacteria such as shigella, enteroinvasive ...Read more