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Am I burning more calories when I am constipated or when I have a bad case of diarrhea?

Am I burning more calories when I am constipated or when I have a bad case of diarrhea?

Neither in most case: Neither constipation not diarrhea affect calorie consumption. In some cases an infectious diarrhea may lead to poor absorption of calories and decreased intake and chronic inflammatory diarrhea may increase metabolic demands in some cases but a significant difference would only be seen in very sick patients. ...Read more

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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 constipation and diarrhea problem and I also have severe headache burning feeling in my head. Different body pains, my mind is not working well?

I have constipation and diarrhea problem and I also have severe headache burning feeling in my head. Different body pains, my mind is not working well?

IBS: Sounds like you have inflammatory bowel syndrome. Please refer to my answer to constipation. Don't give up keep treating constipation with natural fiber like psyllium husk with a lot of water, avoid constipation provoking food and drink a lot of water. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation muscles spasm under my left ribs also suffer from constipation/diarrhea/bloating/inability to eat what could this be?

I have a burning sensation muscles spasm under my left ribs also suffer from constipation/diarrhea/bloating/inability to eat what could this be?

GI hypomotility: These could be symptoms of chronic constipation. Alternatively, if you also get acid reflux, this could represent (diaphragmatic) hiatal hernia. A gastroenterologist (gut doctor) could examine you for these problems and work with you to find a solution. ...Read more

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I'm a nearly 19 year old female. I have a consistent burning sensation/discomfort in my urinary tract even when not peeing, constipation, & diarrhea?

I'm a nearly 19 year old female. I have a consistent burning sensation/discomfort in my urinary tract even when not peeing, constipation, & diarrhea?

Consult your physici: There are a number of things that can cause this ranging from a yeast infection, to chlamydia, to other infections. There are also allergies, irritants, and other inflammatory disorders that need evaluation. I would recommend that you see your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Almost in tears not sure what to do. Abd pain x3 weeks nausea/vomiting constipation/diarrhea sharp/burning us normal cough making worse GI appt 2/28?

Almost in tears not sure what to do. Abd pain x3 weeks nausea/vomiting constipation/diarrhea sharp/burning us normal cough making worse GI appt 2/28?

Pain: You may have irritable bowel syndrome with delayed transit of your stool. For now push fluids, reduce milk andmilk product intake and increase fiber in diet with fruits, nuts, figs, raisins, dates. Also eat high fibered cereals. A stool softener may also help. ...Read more

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I have constipation & diarrhea Cramping & burning in my stomach. Eating less and never hungry. Doctor said it was IBS is that what it sounds like?

I have constipation & diarrhea Cramping & burning in my stomach. Eating less and never hungry. Doctor said it was IBS is that what it sounds like?

Abdominal pain: The cramping and burning pain with decrease hunger sounds like gastritis but the constipation and diarrhea sounds like IBS. You may have 2 processes going on. IBS is usually associated with stress. You can try an over the counter antacid to see if that relieves your burning if it does tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Burning sensation around navel, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation. U-endoscopy, ultrasoung neg. Gi done all she can, doc wont say its ibs?

Burning sensation around navel, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation.

U-endoscopy, ultrasoung neg.

Gi done all she can, doc wont say its ibs?

Gastroenterologist: If you have been thoroughly evaluated by a GI doctor and still do not have an answer would suggest getting a second opinion. Irritable bowel syndrome should not be producing all these changes. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant?Unprotected sex 2 months ago. Had 2 periods, neg. Tests been having digestion issues constipation, diarrrhea, burning tum & never hungry

Am i pregnant?Unprotected sex 2 months ago. Had 2 periods, neg. Tests been having digestion issues constipation, diarrrhea, burning tum & never hungry

Probably not: If you've had 2 negative tests there are probably other reasons why you feel this way. Just being nervous and anxious can throw your cycle off and cause digestion issues. I'd say follow up with your doctor soon ...Read more

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Is it possible to have constipated diarrhea?

Is it possible to have constipated diarrhea?

Actually--yes: If the constipation is long term it builds up fecal material in the colon. This can subsequentlly partially liquefy and lead to diarrhea. I had a patient whose left leg was paralyzed due to a massive build up of stool(it took about 10 enemas to clear it) that pressed on the motor nerve to her leg. The paralysis cleared up after the stool was removed. ...Read more

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Alternating diarrhea and constipation. What is going on with me?

Alternating diarrhea and constipation. What is going on with me?

Get it evaluated: You need to be evaluated by a GI specialist. There are several causes for this issue. Make sure they screen you for celiac disease. ...Read more

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How tcan I ?Heal anal burning caused by diarrhea?

How tcan I ?Heal anal burning caused by diarrhea?

Cleansing/cortisone: Gentile cleansing of the area with cool & thinly soapy water followed by 1% (otc) cortisone cream will help most folks within days.Avoid scented wipes or scented soaps. ...Read more

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How to heal anus burning caused by a day of diarrhea?

How to heal anus burning caused by a day of diarrhea?

Cleansing/cortisone: Gentile cleansing of the area with cool & thinly soapy water followed by 1% (otc) cortisone cream will help most folks within days.Avoid scented wipes or scented soaps. ...Read more

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How often do you see diarrhea with MS? Is it more often constipation?

Bowel: Constipation far more common but diarrhea can be seen, especially when using either Gilenya (fingolimod) or Tecfidera. However, co-morbidities may also be present, such as inflammatory bowel disease, and infections. ...Read more

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Is it normal for diarrhea to cause very intense burning and itching in the anal area?

Is it normal for diarrhea to cause very intense burning and itching in the anal area?

It's common: Diarrhea tends to irritate the anus, especially in patients with hemorrhoids. Burning and itching are the most common symptoms of external hemorrhoids. Good perianal hygene via Sitz baths or long soaks in a regular bath tub are suggested to control your symptoms. Sometimes cortisone cream can help too. However, if you also have bleeding with diarrhea, consider an evaluation with a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more