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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..

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

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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What could be causing a random onset of headache/diarrhea?

What could be causing a random onset of headache/diarrhea?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Many things: Depends on where and when I get the attacks. Gallbladder disease is a common cause of recurrent pain. Endometriosis, kidney stones, ibs and many more. I suggest a consultation with your family doctor or gyn. Don't ignore. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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!

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!

Giardia: Giardia can be a recurring illness characterized by sulphur odor to gas and breath. Routine stool cultures do not always pick it up. Have his doctor check stool for infection and be sure to have Giardia included. It will likely take three stool samples to be sure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?

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

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause diarrhea?

Not normally.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What causes white diarrhea?

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

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Can exercise cause diarrhea?

Can exercise cause diarrhea?

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 more

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Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Yes: Stress can cause worsening of irritable bowel symptoms - in particular, diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can hot sauce cause diarrhea?

Can hot sauce cause diarrhea?

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

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Does chocolate cause diarrhea?

Does chocolate cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea cause: Some people can be sensitive to different foods and get diarrhea. If it seems to happen repeatedly then perhaps for you, chocolate causes diarrhea. ...Read more

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What can cause acute diarrhea?

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

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

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

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Clear diarrhea what causes this?

Number of things: Things from nonabsorbable sugars in the diet to medications to infections can cause clear diarrhea. Identifying the exact cause requires much more information. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be caused by nerves?

Yes: Diarrhea can be caused by a condition of being nervous, but it quickly disappears after the nervousness is gone. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhea all the time?

Diarrhea: 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

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Can certain formulas cause diarrhea?

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

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Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Yes: Any change in diet can cause gastrointestinal problems. If you have diarrhea suspected from dietary change - then change back and see if it gets better. ...Read more

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What causes green diarrhea in adults?

What causes green diarrhea in adults?

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

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What would cause me to have sour diarrhea?

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

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Which diseases or illnesses cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea: There are so many potential causes of diarrhea. If you have had persistent diarrhea I recommend a full physical with lab testing from your primary physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my daughters diarrhea?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more