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Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.

Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.

GI symptoms: Please see your doc who may refer you to a GI specialist. If all is well then see a nutritionist. Are you following the vegan diet correctly? One diet does not fit all. We respond differently. Consider experimenting to see what food plan works best for you. Probiotics may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm having diarrhea and i ate oatmeal for breakfast and chinese food for lunch so what's causing my diarrhea?

I'm having diarrhea and i ate oatmeal for breakfast and chinese food for lunch so what's causing my diarrhea?

What's the cause?: Impossible to say without testing. "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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How can i have a regular bowel movement everymorning? Ive tried high fiber diets and Metamucil hurts my stomach and gives diarrhea.. 19 girl

How can i have a regular bowel movement everymorning? Ive tried high fiber diets and Metamucil hurts my stomach and gives diarrhea.. 19 girl

BM's: Not everyone is created equal, and not everyone will have perfect BM's every morning. Some people may not have a BM daily and still be in the "normal Range of BM's. Be patient, and keep trying different foods and be sure to stay steady in your routine of eating meals at the same time of the day, and eventually, you will develop a pattern of good BM health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I started with low carb diet about a week ago and I eating dark chocolate good in low carb diet?

I started with low carb diet about a week ago and I eating dark chocolate good in low carb diet?

Love chocolate: There is alot of data that indicates that dark chocolate is good for you but let's get real : it's not low carb! A 1.5 oz candy bar (Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate) has 21 grams of sugar in it! (sugar is a carbohydrate). ...Read more

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I have diarrhea and abdominal discomfort after changing my diet by reducing many carbs, taking a probiotic and eating more fiber. Is this normal?

I have diarrhea and abdominal discomfort after changing my diet by reducing many carbs, taking a probiotic and eating more fiber. Is this normal?

It certainly can be: The more changes you make in your diet, the higher likelihood you will experience changes in your bowel habits. The bowel gets used to processing certain types of foods and when you present something different, it adjusts. Making changes gradually rather than all at once is the best way to minimize these effects. Back off something and reintroduce gradually; symptoms should improve. ...Read more

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Long term frequent diarrhea with stomach pains, bloating, hard to loose weight, and fatigue. And often undigested apples, lettuce, and other food.

Long term frequent diarrhea with stomach pains, bloating, hard to loose weight, and fatigue. And often undigested apples, lettuce, and other food.

How long?: How long have these symptoms been going on for? These symptoms have multiple possible causes such as problems digesting food. I see you have had your gallbladder removed? Rarely this can lead to diarrhea and bloating. Talk to your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having bloated stomach, sometimes bloody. My diet is low carb, high protien, low fat. I exercise twice a day. Also constipated.

I am having bloated stomach, sometimes bloody. My diet is low carb, high protien, low fat. I exercise twice a day. Also constipated.

Chronic : Chronic constipation is a common malady. Diet of high protein can aggravate this problem, and bloating may come from excess bowel contents. Increase oral liquid intake and fiber intake with more fruits and vegetables may help. Some people take extra fiber supplements such as metamucil or citrucel , 1 up 3 times a day. You do not say your age, and whether there would be an indication for evaluation such as colonoscopy. It would be a good idea to review your concerns with your doctor at your next visit. ...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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How come i get really bad abdominal pain and diarrhea after eating white-flour based foods?

How come i get really bad abdominal pain and diarrhea after eating white-flour based foods?

Sensitivity: You may have a sensitivity to white flour. Is it all flour or just white flour. Consult with your physician, they might want to evaluate you for celiac - an intolerance to gluten in wheat rye and barley products. ...Read more

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Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Many many: Reasons for diarrhea from bacterial infections and parasites to metabolic disorders and tumors. Get to a doctor ASAP and get this sorted out. How are you even functioning with 12-17 bouts of diarrhea per day? ...Read more

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I had a barium swallow today. I drank water and ate high fiber foods and 2 fiber choice capsules. Now I have cramps, gas and diarhea. Is this normal?

I had a barium swallow today. I drank water and ate high fiber foods and 2 fiber choice capsules.  Now I have cramps, gas and diarhea. Is this normal?

Yes: This should be self limiting. All that fiber is undigetable and will cause gas and cramping. If it does not resolve in a day see your physician. ...Read more

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Before yesterday i was suffering from stomach ache, vomiting, dizziness, and nausea..so is soup good for me to eat today? And especially lentil soup?

Before yesterday i was suffering from  stomach ache, vomiting, dizziness, and nausea..so is soup good for me to eat today? And especially lentil soup?

Worth a try since...: ...you seem to have improved. We can't however be sure of your response, since we don't know the cause of your recent distress. Start slow with liberalizing your diet, & good luck! ...Read more

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My stomach cramps a lot before bowel moment and stool is like undigested ,yellow,. greasy.I lost 5 kg weight and also pain in calf.I am underweight.

My stomach cramps a lot before bowel moment and stool is like undigested ,yellow,. greasy.I lost 5 kg weight and also pain in calf.I am underweight.

Mal absorption: What you said sounds like a malabsorption from some reason, you need to have physical and blood work if necessary ct of the abdomen to rule out celiac disesese, inflammatory bowel disease or something else. Unnatural weight loss is an omnious sign, do not ignore ...Read more

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30 mins after eating salad from store, started getting nausea, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea and gagging. Is this food poisoning?

30 mins after eating salad from store, started getting nausea, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea and gagging. Is this food poisoning?

Food poisoning: It certainly could be. I strongly recommend you have one of your family or friends take you as soon as possible to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well -- please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Always bloated/full feeling despite eating clean, and weight gain. Some constipation and slow digestion/metabolism. My GI is out of ideas after tests.

Always bloated/full feeling despite eating clean, and weight gain. Some constipation and slow digestion/metabolism. My GI is out of ideas after tests.

Further eval needed: Consider seeing a holistic or integrative type doctor. Further study to evaluate your diet, intestinal microbes and metabolism will help. Studies to consider; comprehensive digestive stool analysis, organic acid test, TSH, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4. Try eating "Paleo" (google it) and adding probiotics for the time being. ...Read more

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Got on a low-to-no carb diet, similar to South Beach Diet. Got headaches, hunger, and palpitations. Why? And how can I allieve this?

Got on a low-to-no carb diet, similar to South Beach Diet. Got headaches, hunger, and palpitations. Why? And how can I allieve this?

You need: Carbs to function. These are starvation diets. Your body is going into starvation mode. So in the long run will be detrimental to your overall health. Sit with a nutrtionalist and get a well balanced meal plan. Exercise and drink plenty of water. Weight and inches will come off. And stay off. ...Read more