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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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Is there a virus or bacteria that causes laryngitis, fatigue, and diarrhea for 2 1/2 months?

Is there a virus or bacteria that causes laryngitis, fatigue, and diarrhea for 2 1/2 months?

No: Laryngitis from a viral infection usually clears in 7 to 10 days and bacterial laryngitis would be most unusual. Diarrhea lasting 2 ;1/2 months could be due to a nonviral infection. Fatigue can occur with any prolonged illness. I recommend a checkup by your pcp for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can ecoli and other bacteria get in a cut on your hand or any part of the body and cause diarrhea and other symptoms?

Can ecoli and other bacteria get in a cut on your hand or any part of the body and cause diarrhea and other symptoms?

No: E coli is everywhere, including in small numbers in tap water. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What can cause white blood cells and bacteria in urine..and having diarrhea with the pain in lower right absomen?

What can cause white blood cells and bacteria in urine..and having diarrhea with the pain in lower right absomen?

The most common: ..cause of white blood cells in urine is a urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacteria in urine may also, but not always, be from infection. UTI's need to be treated promptly to prevent complications. The diarrhea and abdominal pain concern me. Appendicitis and pelvic infections come to mind. Please get prompt medical care. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with a bacterial infection which has cause me you have acute diarrhea . put on antibiotics. when will the antibiotics start to work?

Been diagnosed with a bacterial infection which has cause me you have acute diarrhea . put on antibiotics. when will the antibiotics start to work?

Hopefully soon: If it truly is a bacterial infection (most diarrhea is from a viral infection) then you should start to feel better within the next couple days. But if things don't improve or if you get worse then see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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How can infection like bacteria infection leads to diarrhea?

How can  infection like bacteria infection leads to diarrhea?

Different ways: There are many different ways. Some bacteria elicit toxins that cause diarrhea. Others directly invade the GI tract to cause diarrhea. Some adhere to the colon wall and cause outpouring of fluid and electrolytes. It depends on the bacteria and their modus operandi. ...Read more

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I just finished 10 days of amoxicillin & had diarrhea d/t it how long till it's gone or is due to loss of good bacteria from body & how do I tell?

Possible: It is very possible your intestinal tract flora have been disrupted by the antibiotics. An easy way to help restore your "good" bacteria in the gut is to eat yogurt with live cultures. The diarrhea should resolve soon; please be sure to stay well hydrated with clear fluids. You can use products such as pedialyte to help keep your electrolytes up. ...Read more

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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


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more