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Can You Have A Colonoscopy If You Have Stomach Pain And 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
I have been having gastro intestinal discomfort for five days and have seen a doctor. What can I eat to ease the discomfort?
IBS/GUTBLISS.COM: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/Hpylori/CELIAC PANEL . you also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/Dy . Also limit lactose if it flares symptoms. ...Read more
If you have diarrhea or stomach flu, do you have colitis? Or, is colitis diagnosed only if your bowel symptoms never clear up?
Colitis: There are many types of colitis, inflammation of the lining of the colon. Infectious colitis can come from bacteria in bad food or bad water and resolve with treatment. Crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis need to be diagnosed with testing such as colonoscopy. Ischemic colitis comes from low blood flow. Viral conditions such as the "flu" are not likely to cause colitis that i know of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still possible: Crohn's disease affects small bowel, primarily. So this part of the GI tract is not accessible via egd or colonoscopy. So the diagnosis is made on clinical basis and barium studies of the small bowel. You can consult a gastroenterologist for further clarification. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an upcoming colonoscopy that I have to have a liquid diet for. I think I may have a stomach ulcer. Will not eating make my ulcer worse?
Not for the: short amount of time this preparation lasts! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
Do you have to have diarrhea and vomiting to have a stomach virus? Get cold chills and very nauseous.
Can you still have sensitivity to Aspirin even after taking it for 3 mths if you have GERD would symptoms be dull burning in stomach if sensitivity?
Yes: ASA can induce stomach symptoms (heart burn, ulcer) even with just a few doses- depending on individual sensitivity. This is a common complication from all NSAIDs and not necessarily a sensitivity. GERD symptoms also vary greatly but most complaints consist of heartburn and bloating. ...Read more
I have stomach cramps a lot have pcos and wondered how do you tell if you have IBS or are lactose intolerant?
IBS: Diagnosis of ibs generally requires a doctor's evaluation, i suggest you see one if you are having GI problems. I highly doubt any GI complaints are related to pcos. ...Read more
Headache : Yes reasons for not having a bowel movement include not eating which can cause a headache, constipation due to not having enough hydration which can cause headache. Regardless you should be regularly going to the bathroom. If your system suddenly changes you should be seeing a physician to figure out why it has changed. Bowel movements are needed in order to get rid of toxins and waste from us. ...Read more
See a Dr.: Than you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Intensity.: If it's the worst pain you ever had, call your doctor. ...Read more
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