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Can Hemorrhoids Cause Loose Stools
Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools. ...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
What are some reasons for a bleeding hemorrhoid when you have loose stools and how do you get the bleeding to stop.?
Just hemorrhoids?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. ...Read more
Having had loose stool for several days, the anal region is now inflamed & it would appear that there is swollen blood vessel? Is this hemorrhoids?
Is basically a swollen VEIN (thus is a blood vessel) You really should have an in person examination for EXACT diagnosis ind treatment...in the meantime SITZ baths (siting in a partially filled tub of warm-hot (NOT BURNING) water may be very helpful!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Is it normal to have major bloating a day after a rectal exam w/ lower back pain? Impacted w/ blood in stool, external/internal hemorrhoids, loose stool
Depends: I would need to know more about your hx, and what exactly was done during the rectal exam. If you had invasive type of procedure--lower GI series where a barium enema is introduced into anus--or a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy--then cramping or bloating are to be expected for 4-24 hrs. If you are having further difficulties, consult with dr who ordered, or performed tests. Good luck. ...Read more
Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more
I feel an intense pulsating pain in my right and left lower abdomen as feces moves through my stomach. Diarrhea for months until macrobid. Persistent hemorrhoid for 3 months. Pcp falling short. Help?
May need GI consult: You may want to ask your pcp if a consultation with a gastroenterologist is in order. ...Read more
I'm male 31 have had loose stool for last 12 days and hemroid flaired up 2nd time in a month and a new one appeard marble sized. Should I be worried?
Depends: While the hemorrhoids are not of major concern persistent stool changes may be. Make a virtual consult and I'd be happy to discuss further and possibly get the hemorrhoids treated with rx medication. ...Read more
Not sure I can: Help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Antibiotics yes: Yes could be due to antibiotics, see your doctor. ...Read more
Only if...: These are not likely to cause loose stools unless one has gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance or milk allergy. All of these are surprisingly common. Whole wheat is no more likely than white flour to cause loose stools. The best way to see if you have issues with these foods is to avoid wheat/gluten and dairy for at least 2 weeks and reintroduce them one at a time to see how they affect you. ...Read more
I am using nan pro stage 2 and changed to dexolac. It caused loose stools to my baby. What should I do to control it? What are the precautions?
Possible: Yes, it is possible; try restarting it for a few days and see how it goes; ...Read more
See a doctor: The answer to your question could fill a good textbook, and the answer to getting rid of it depends upon the cause. See a good doctor and find out what is wrong. ...Read more
Single episode explosive bloody diahorrea, loose stools two weeks, left side twinges, nausea, causes please?
Blood diarrhea: Those findings suggest infectious diarrhea. You need to consult your physician and have a stool examination and culture. ...Read more
Alcohol malabsorptio: Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism. One of several possible factors causing this clinical picture is small intestinal damage leading to malabsorption alcohol inhibits the breakdown of nutrients into usable molecules by decreasing secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas (2). Alcohol impairs nutrient absorption by damaging the cell. ...Read more
Possible: It's not impossible but not common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can IBS causes you to pass hot wind farts; almost making it feel like your gonna get loose stools?
Yes: IBS has many symptoms & causes. A visit to see your family physician to talk with you about medication and the several causes of IBS is in order. It is a very annoying condition but can be helped. ...Read more
Can mild reactive gastritis and small HH cause LUQ pain (around rib and side) & formed but loose stools?
Is it possible to have a virus that causes abdo discomfort and 1-2 episodes of loose stools per day? Also achy and tired.
Enterovirus: Yes. Enterovirus end can cause symptoms like that. They usually last several days to a week. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids. If it isn't improving, or is worsening you may need to see your physician. ...Read more
Can adding to much fiber at once cause loose stools, and I've been eating 2 cups of activia yogurt a day plus I have a cold?
Stools: The character and consistency of stools may change with alterations in dietary intake which change the colonic bacterial flora, but as long as this does not change the frequency of stooling, probably will resolve spontaneously if actually due to your changes in diet. On the other hand, the loose stools are more likely related to the virus producing your cold. If it keeps up, see a doctor. ...Read more
What causes occasional boughts of loose stools. Some watery a man late 60...These boughts happen mostly a few minuter after eating....?
Can drinking a lot of water cause you to have loose stools first it was ok I eat a peanut butter sandwichstools was ok then it was loose why?
Too many nuts cause loose stools, and red color? Little chunks of red? I don't think it's blood, since it doesn't seem to be a liquid. Suggestions??
Red in stool: If you recently ate a red-appearing material, then you may have rapid intestinal transit resulting in the food's inadequate digestion. However, be concerned since blood clots may also appear as red blobs. Bleeding in such a case can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek confirmation & care. ...Read more
I have had loose stools for the last 4 mornings, I have been suffering from acid reflux badly is the cause of the loose stools. I'm tired and stressed?
I can't tolerate fiber or more than a bit of sugar. They cause discomfort and loose stools - sometimes foamy or just liquid for hours the next morning?
Supplements?: Are you talking about fiber supplements? It is common for fiber supplements to cause some cramping and loose stools when first starting on them. Why are you taking the fiber? It may just mean that you need to get your fiber from fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. ...Read more
Not always diarrhea: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more
Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?
Most often dietary: Most often just random event due to dietary changes - if chronic or have blood see your doctor. ...Read more
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