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Can Acid Reflux Cause Loose Stools
Reflux and diarrhea: Not usually unless there is bleeding or gastroenteritis , food intolerences , immunocompromised state, gallbladder disease- w/ bile acid reflux, irritable bowel, or intermittent camphylobacter infection I though, never say never, as very rarely I have tested individuals with diarrhea for H pylori and it was positive.The antibiotics used for H P can cause diarrhea. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Possible: It's not impossible but not common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Gastrinoma: Yes, diarrhea is anticipated in a condition called zollinger-ellison syndrome, in which excessive acid production by a gastrinoma tumor promotes diarrhea by a number of mechanisms. In the average person with acid indigestion without an associated gastrinoma, the answer is however no. ...Read more
It depends: There are a few surgical options for wt loss and a few are actually very effective in reducing gerd symptoms. I do have patients who report more gerd sx after lap band but usually improves with dietary modification. Sometimes band adjustments are helpful for persistent symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly...: There is a possibility that gerd (gastroesophogeal reflux disease) could lead to weight loss if the severity of the illness was so severe that you were being malnourished as a result. If you have frequent symptoms of acid reflux despite treatment with over the counter or prescription medication you need to contact a gastroenterologist and have an exam and upper endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause increased gas? Can suppressing acid make it harder to digest foods which causes gas, bloating, and constipation?
Low acid: Both low acid and high acid cause similar symptoms. Try apple cider vinegar or sauerkraut with each meal . Change diet to only foods from a plant and not made in a plant(no processed foods). Each green leafy and squashy vegetables. Avoid gluten protein containing foods like wheat, rye and barley based. Drink water with a squeeze of lemon. If you need Zantac (ranitidine) the food was not right for you. ...Read more
No: While the mouth is ultimately connected to the anys, there is no mechanism for gerd to cause discomfort at the off ramp. ...Read more
Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole (prilosec) or proton pump inhibitor helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and in turn reflux. Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...Read more
Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more
Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more
Probable coincidence: Green stool usually is caused by rapid transit - the stool moving through your bowels quickly. It is most likely that this was coincidence, and there is no documented "scientific" reason for this that I am aware of....However this is not the first time i've heard this. Eat plenty of fiber, drink plenty of water, and see if things don't work themselves out (no pun intended). ...Read more
Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria can cause reflux issues. Probiotics as well as otc medications for reflux can be helpful. If symptoms last more than 2 wks, see your family physician. ...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
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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