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No appetite for over a week. Nausea when trying to eat bland foods, bouts of diarrhea and losing nearly 1 LB a day.

No appetite for over a week. Nausea when trying to eat bland foods, bouts of diarrhea and losing nearly 1 LB a day.

GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest , fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. CIPRO (ciprofloxacin) may be given empirically >You need full exam and lab screen to rule out infection. If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is viral it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more

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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Today is day 5 of diarrhea & nausea. Im starting to feel dehydrated & weak/dizzy. What bland food/drinks can I have to restore electrolytes? Help!

Today is day 5 of diarrhea & nausea. Im starting to feel dehydrated & weak/dizzy. What bland food/drinks can I have to restore electrolytes? Help!

Seek help: If your symptoms are going on for 5 days and you are starting to feel dizzy, you may need IV fluids. If you are able to keep fluids down and you have access to a drug store, Pedialyte is great for electrolytes. You can also take in fruit juice, sports drinks or broth. Dry toast, rice, crackers and low-fiber fruit like bananas are bland foods usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder operation last week.Since yesterday having loose stools although i'm still eating light, bland food. Please help.

Had gall bladder operation last week.Since yesterday having loose stools although i'm still eating light, bland food. Please help.

No restrictions.: After your gall bladder is removed, you really don't have any dietary restrictions. About 30% of women who have gall bladder removal will have post meal urgency, which is an aggressive urge to have a bowel movement soon after meals. This is not due to the absence of the gall bladder. It is self limited, but if it persists longer than one likes, try imodium (loperamide). Good luck ...Read more

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How fast can food trigger diarrhea ?

How fast can food trigger diarrhea ?

Multiple way : Food can cause diarrhea in many ways. The food could bad. The food could be contaminated with some bacteria. You could be allergic to the food. The food could high in sugar or other substance stimulating diarrhea. You could be intolerant to a part of food like lactose in milk and lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help with diarrhea?

Please suggest what foods help with diarrhea?

BRAT diet: Btead, rice, appkesauce, tea/toast. Drink plenty of fluids too. ...Read more

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If I have diarrhea would i be absorbing food?

If I have diarrhea would i be absorbing food?

Not well: With diarrhea, food moves very quickly through your GI system. With some types of infectious diarrhea, the villi in your small intestine which are most responsible for absorbing nutrients, can be damaged. If they're not doing their job, you would not be absorbing food well and some may come out in your stool. ...Read more

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Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to harden the stools like bananas, rice, apples. Avoid milk products and keep up fluid intake to replace stool losses. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat if you have diarrhea?

Which foods should you eat if you have diarrhea?

Soluble fiber: foods with soluble fiber help absorb the water and give a more formed stool. Foods such as oatmeal and applesauce for example. also consider taking probiotics to reestablish the balance of healthy bacteria in your colon. ...Read more

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How can you tell what food caused your diarrhea?

How can you tell what food caused your diarrhea?

Keep a dairy: Keep a dairy of your intake and look for an association between what you are eating and the possible cause of your diarrhea. ...Read more

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