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Can Nutrisystem Cause Severe Diarrhea
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
No, but look further: Severe anemia is an unlikely cause for constipation and vice versa. Anemia and constipation can both be caused by cancer of the colon, however, so the greatest concern should be their occurring together, but not one actually causing the other. Further studies should be pursued when anemia and constipation show up at about the same time. ...Read more
It can: This is a well observed phenomenon, particularly with endurance athletes/runners. This exercise induced diarrhea is felt to be possibly be related to low blood flow to the gut, as blood is shunted(diverted) to the muscle .. a variant of ischemic colitis! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Zofran (ondansetron) cause chronic constipation that causes chronic nausea and ultimately weight loss?
Anything is possible: But it's not likely that Zofran (ondansetron) would cause enough constipation to cause enough nausea to cause weight loss. In fact, Zofran is used to treat nausea. Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zofran-side-effects.html where I couldn't find any mention of your scenario. If you're worried about that sequence of events, ask your doc for another antinausea medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may have constipation but not severe. Common causes of severe constipation are meds induced, diet related, not drinking enough fluids, and metabolic changes. Colonic inertia is another cause which requires a detailed workup. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Possibly: The type of mushrooms purchased at the grocery are safe but some people could have sensitivities to them. If you pick you own, then i would be very careful. In fact, i suggest you do not pick your own mushrooms. But yes, i would say that one can become ill if mushrooms do not agree with them. By ill i mean diarrhea, cramping, colicky pain. If this is the case, stop eating them. ...Read more
Well......: several possibilites. I cannot say in your particular case. Irritable bowel can certainly cause both http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.html this explains it more fully. And medications taken for it certainly cause diarrhea (magnesium containing antacids). follow the podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epiphany-of-the-week/id972173760 ...Read more
Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...Read more
NOT a diarrhea cause: An esophageal erosion is usually caused by gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). The symptoms of gerd are: heartburn, chest pain, swallowing difficulty, and cough (@ night). Acid blockers (ppi's) such as Omeprazole (prilosec, zegerid) are prescibed to decrease acid but may have diarrhea as a side effect. You may want to try an alternate otc medication, prevacid (lansoprazole). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
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