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Is it normal to be both constipated and have diarrhea in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to be both constipated and have diarrhea in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: A lot depends on hydration status and , of course other meds and/or vitamins one is taking. Prenatal vitamins high in iron can constipate. Good hydration lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and fibre can keep one fairly regular. ...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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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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I have been both constipated and had diarrhea this week. What does that mean? What can I do?

Look at diet: Stool irregularity can relate to diet and other lifestyle issues. But it can also be from thyroid disease, meds, infections and even crohn's disease. The most common cause once other things evaluated is spastic colon or irritable bowel syndrome. More no s needed. If this is recurring, be seen. ...Read more

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My whole 19 yrs of my life I've been a constipated person then will have diarrhea. What is this ?

My whole 19 yrs of my life I've been a constipated person then will have diarrhea. What is this ?

Sounds like: irritable bowel. But it is impossible to tell whether or not you might have another condition. Best to consult a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Some days i'm so constipated it hurts then the next day I have diarrhea. Should I do something about this?

Some days i'm so constipated it hurts then the next day I have diarrhea. Should I do something about this?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. Remember, consistency from day to day. ...Read more

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What to do if I have diarrhea for a week if not i'm constipated?

What to do if I have diarrhea for a week if not i'm constipated?

Sounds like IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is very common in today's world. The major cause for it is poor diet. Get rid of all the sugar and sweeteners and stick to God made food. ...Read more

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Really constipated enimas not helping but keep getting feeling i have diarrhea and LOTS of bubbling WHY?? Of nothing is coming out,, waiting on colono

Really constipated enimas not helping but keep getting feeling i have diarrhea and LOTS of bubbling WHY?? Of nothing is coming out,, waiting on colono

Please give us more: health info on you? Impossible to ascertain the cause, or reason behind your chronic constipation without a history of your medical/family/ social/sexual/surgical/ meds/supplements/ procedures. Very few people have colonoscopies at 32 unless medically indicated. So do help us understand more your situation so we can help. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more