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I can't eat healthy food. Beans, grains, vegetable, and dark leaves cause gases and diarrhea. What's the problem? What can I do?

I can't eat healthy food. Beans, grains,  vegetable, and dark leaves cause gases and diarrhea. What's the problem? What can I do?

Yes: You will get more gas and stools will be looser on these foods, but they are still healthy for you. These foods cause your bowel to produce more gas as they are digested. This is normal and expected. Sometimes mixing in more whole grain breads and cereals will reduce the loose stools and gas. See your doctor if problem worsens. Good luck! ...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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Can drinking milk when you have lactose intolerance cause any damage other than gas and diarrhea?

Can drinking milk when you have lactose intolerance cause any damage other than gas and diarrhea?

Not really: There are lots of different food intolerances. Some may cause symptoms like an allergic reaction, while others may cause mild symptoms. Check out http://goo.Gl/jhaqg for more information. ...Read more

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Can being really constipated cause really loose stools ? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

Can being really constipated cause really loose stools ? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

You may have: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) in which case diarrhea/gas AND Constipation are ALL Possible! THERE IS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a Board Certified Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Yes: Cruciferous vegetables e.G cauliflower, broccoli etc, as well as beans are a common cause of bloating ; gas. Norovirus usually results in fever, chills, intense nausea ; vomiting with profuse watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the cause of uppee left abominal pain, gas and diarrhea? 

What is the cause of uppee left abominal pain, gas and diarrhea? 

It depends: There can be multiple causes for such symptoms such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, infections, and irritable bowel syndrome. If this is a chronic condition you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes feces to be nearly white in color? Diarrhea 2 days (green) then white feces, with gas

What causes feces to be nearly white in color? Diarrhea 2 days (green) then white feces, with gas

Hello, : Hello, when the feces transits too fast through the colon, it doesn't get adequate liquid reabsorbed by the body. The green bile in the feces doesn't get metabolized into the normal brown color of feces. The white feces means that there is a problem with lack of bile. This needs to be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more