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Bloating And Loose Stools
See a GI doctor: Get yourself tested and examined. This is hopefully easy to treat but must be diagnosed first and you cannot do this over the internet. ...Read more
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
This kind of weight: loss , in association with GI symptoms,requires a work up.Its time to go in to ur doc and get checked out. ...Read more
Possible: There are certainly some stool softeners that have high levels of certain chemicals that when in your GI tact can certainly cause the symptoms you describe. There are many other options for you - talk to your doctor about which ones would be right for you so that you don't get a nickname such as toot! ...Read more
I have been having constipation, bloating, diahreah, loose stool, thin stool, and stool inconsistency. Could this be fecal impaction?
Colitis: the differential diagnosis is vast. Infectious...need for stool cultures. IBS celiac and other immune diseases. drug side effects. Thyroid diseases malabsorption/maldigestion diet indiscretion etc etc try to stay on a liquid diet and then slowly introduce a soft mechanical + probiotics...if not better must see a Dr. ...Read more
Go to ER: Bloody stools in a 59 yo requires evaluation. Evaluation needs to be immediate (that's the reason for er and not waiting until tomorrow) because the extent of bleeding needs to be evaluated (do you need blood?) and the possibility that this is a warning sign of worse bleeding needs to be considered. This will determine if you need to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is experiencing thin, pencil-like stools, foul smelling stools, constipation and bloating or abdominal fullness.
See your doctor: I would suggest seeing your child's doctor for an abdominal exam and a more thorough history. If he is constipated you can start with 4oz of prune juice daily until he is seen. ...Read more
Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more
Any illnesses besides IBS that cause diarrhea, loose stool, cramping, upset stomach, and occasional constipation? No vomiting or blood in stool.
Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, cramps, constipation/softer stools, bloating with gas and also indigestion?
IBS: Is best treated by hi fiber and fluids, consistent meal times and quantities of food. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercis. Eating hi fiber with inadequate fluids will give all of your symptoms. It will take 2-4 weeks to see improvement. Good luck. ...Read more
Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabolism is being distorted. This disease can affect virtually any organ in the body because of its interference with energy synthesis. Stop sugar in all its various forms. ...Read more
Bloating excessive gas occasional diarrhea and dry stools,not anaemic, stool test normal and no weight loss, could it be bowel cancer? I'm 24
Colon cancer at 18 years old?
Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea
Change of bowel movement
I feel fine though?
Many possibilities: In the U.S. I would wonder if you have autonomic dysfunction, if you like, a variant of irritable bowel syndrome. In Punjab there may likely be infectious agents associated with these symptoms. I wish I could be of more help but without examining you and possibly even doing some testing it is simply so hard to say. An exam, history, and perhaps simple testing is where to start. ...Read more
Long term frequent diarrhea with stomach pains, bloating, hard to loose weight, and fatigue. And often undigested apples, lettuce, and other food.
Chest burning bad bloody stools feeling like vomiting lots of gas stomach pains on off more bowel movments thin stools diarrhea itchy painful colon.?
IBS?: Not having the opportunity to interview and examine you, i can only go by what you have described. What caught my interest was your description of your stools. You said they were thin, and your rectum felt itchy. Pencil thin stools and the urge to defecate are the cornerstones of the symptom called tenesmus, which is very common in irritable bowel syndrome. Have you been given that diagnosis? ...Read more
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