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Causes Of Random Diarrhea
What causes random uncontrollable diarrhea. I always have dairy products but this time made a grilled cheese sandwich and 10 mins later non stop dia..
Food poisoning: A lot of times, diarrhea that occurs right after eating a meal is a type of food poisoning as a result of the staph aureus toxin. It could also be food sensitivity as well ...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
Many things: Unfortunately too numerous to list here as we only get 400 characters. Recommend you see your doctor for formal evaluation and work up. Sorry couldn't be more helpful. Best of luck ...Read more
I am getting diarrhea, and food does not seem to be a cause. This goes on and off randomly throughout the week. What should I do?
Maybe: Diahrrea means there is too much water content in the stool. It is frequently infectious but at times it is not. Make sure you clean and dry hands carefully b4 eating. Use Purell. Eat BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce, toast) to help firm up stool. Take Loperide (Imodium) to slow down peristalsis. ...Read more
Can too much almond milk cause diarrhea? I haven't had it in a while and I drank 6 cups of it and randomly got diarrhea
It does for you: If you drank 6 cups of almond milk and had diarrhea, then if you stop and the diarrhea goes away, you will have answered the question ...Read more
I suffer from random abd cramping, followed by diarrhea and vomiting. Painful to the point I sweat and almost pass out. What could cause these attack?
A lot of mucus in stool for months now, random cramping. Now diarrhea for past 4 days, random cramping, and now blood and mucus. Cause for concern?
Yes it's a concern: It sounds like you have an inflammatory process in your intestinal tract. There are numerous potential causes, both infectious and non-infectious ones. Some are serious, such as diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), and more. Get evaluated promptly; your PCP probably will refer you to a gastroenterologist -- or contact one directly. ...Read more
My 7 yo son randomly out of the blue gets very sick. Throwing up, diarrhea, and gas all smell like sulfur?! It happens regularly without known causes!
I sometimes get random sharp stomach pain after eating. Sometimes it also causes diarrhea. It happens maybe once or twice a month. Why could this be?
Not specific enough: There are many potential causes for your problems ranging from gastritis (won't account for the diarrhea), food allergy... to irritable bowel syndrome. Keep a food diary to find out what may have triggered your symptoms. If you can't find a pattern, consult your doctor or gastroenterologist. ...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
Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more
But tastes so good!:
When we think diarrhea, its rather specific in terms of multiple large volume bowel movements.
If you are having a "diarrheal" illness after eating hot sauce, make sure its not expired and change the bottle. If all hot sauces are causing it, then we've gotta think something in it is upsetting your GI tract. ...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
Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more
I take it that you are having more than 3 bowel movements daily. This is a pretty large differential that includes irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, hormonal imballances (i.e. Hyperthyroidism), infectious diarrhea including intestinal parasites. I could go on.
Important to know: does the diarrhea wake you up, bleeding, fever, pain, bloating? ...Read more
Yes: If all babies were just alike there would be only one infant formula. Yet everyone knows that babies are born with differences; this can extend into tolerance or intolerance of infant formula. Perhaps the most common are cow milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance. While not exactly the same, symptoms of increased gasiness, colicky pain, and diarrhea are common hallmarks of these disorders. ...Read more
Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more
Sour diarrhea?: What do you mean by "sour diarrhea"? Are you talking about the smell? How long have you had this? Any other symptoms associated with it? If your symptoms persist or get worse, then you should probably see a doctor. A lot of diarrhea resolves on its own within a couple of days. I wish you the best. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Unfortunatley there can be many causes of diarrhea. The most common are viral illnesses and food poisoning. There are many other things like parasites, irritable bowel disease, food intolerances, medication side effects, and others. If your daughter has had diarrhea for more then 2 weeks, has blood in her diarrhea or is not able to stay hydrated because there is so much, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
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