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Can't eat ANYTHING anymore without getting distended. Very painful. 4 months of chronic diarrhea, now this. Colonoscopy showed "inflammation" help! ?

Can't eat ANYTHING anymore without getting distended. Very painful. 4 months of chronic diarrhea, now this. Colonoscopy showed "inflammation" help! ?

Not enough info: inflammation is very vague. There are different types. Did they say if there is infection that causing diarrhea or inflammatory bowel disease. You may also want to change your diet. High fiber work better for diarrhea, but inflammation disorders need medical tx

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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I have chronic diarrhea that comes and goes, but it is very difficult to overcome...I've had a recent colonoscopy, all fine...Possibly stress-related?

I have chronic diarrhea that comes and goes, but it is very difficult to overcome...I've had a recent colonoscopy, all fine...Possibly stress-related?

Probiotics: Try probiotics (i.e. Yogurt) or a gluten free diet. If part of your prep included antibiotics, this can change the bacterial flora in your intestines. If you are dairy intolerant, there are probiotic supplements available in the majority of pharmacies, including target. If part of your stress includes drinking coffee or smoking, I would try decreasing one or both of those as well.

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10months chronic diarrhea.2-5yellow, floating, mushy stools/day. Tenesmus in the night. Never pain or spasm. ESR=47\u0026#40;\u0026lt;15\u0026#41;.do a colonscopy or something else?

10months chronic diarrhea.2-5yellow, floating, mushy stools/day. Tenesmus in the night. Never pain or spasm. ESR=47\u0026#40;\u0026lt;15\u0026#41;.do a colonscopy or something else?

Stool analysis: Have a thorough examination, blood work and a stool assessment. If your stools are floating you may have problems with absorption of fat. Be reviewed by a GI specialist to direct further care. All the best and I hope you feel better soon.

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What is the meaning of "inactive colitis" (colonoscopy) in 30y/o with chronic abd pain, nausea & occasional bloody diarrhea?

What is the meaning of "inactive colitis" (colonoscopy) in 30y/o with chronic abd pain, nausea & occasional bloody diarrhea?

Nothing obvious: Colitis means inflammation or ulcerations seen on colonoscopy. If neither change is found, yet have some symptoms from your colon, they may call it inactive or healed condition. I would not worry about it right now and let time help you get over your worry and it is not likely to bother you unless you have an established diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Chronic ab pain and bloody diarrhea. Dr says I need a colonoscopy, but constant false positive pregnancy tests prevent this. Virgin. Help?

Chronic ab pain and bloody diarrhea. Dr says I need a colonoscopy, but constant false positive pregnancy tests prevent this. Virgin. Help?

Need colonoscopy: You may have inflammation of bowel or a lesion causing symptoms that most likely need colonoscopy to define and arrange for treatment. A false postive pregnancy test should not interfere. Although rare, false positive pregnancy tests happen to some women.. False positive test results can happen for various reasons, as each test looks for the levels of hCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in a woman’s urine or blood. There are different reasons why a pregnancy test would yield false positive results. One of the most common might be an at home urine test that was not done properly. Certain prescription drugs can alter results and give false positives. These drugs include Phenothiazines, Anticonvulsants. Certain tranquilizers and some diuretics. Another reason is the possibility of impurities in the urine sample caused by soap or detergent, blood, etc.

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I have chronic constipation, haven't gone for 10 days. Bowel movements have mucus or diarrhea. I eat fiber and drink water. Do I need a colonoscopy?

I have chronic constipation, haven't gone for 10 days. Bowel movements have mucus or diarrhea. I eat fiber and drink water. Do I need a colonoscopy?

Yes: Chronic constipation that does not get better with reasonable changes to your diet and water intake should be explored further. In young patient's a rare cause of diarrhea is hirschprung's, and in older patients this can be the first sign of a colon tumor. I recommend seeing a physician to explore further.

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I have chronic bile salts diarrhea w malabsorption. Had colonoscopy on friday w biopsies taken. Continuous abdominal pain (not gas) since procedure. No fever or other signs. Normal or should I call?

I have chronic bile salts diarrhea w malabsorption. Had colonoscopy on friday w biopsies taken. Continuous abdominal pain (not gas) since procedure. No fever or other signs. Normal or should I call?

Some abdominal: Discomfort is not uncommon after colonoscopy. Its secondary to colonic distention from the air insufflation during the procedure. It should go away over the next 24 -48 hrs. If you have abdominal distention along with the pain then ill be concerned. If its pain by itself and it doesn't go away by tomorrow I would recemmend letting your endoscopist know. If your pain gets worse do not wait to call! .

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What can be done for chronic diarrhea?

What can be done for chronic diarrhea?

Replacement: Replacement of fluids and electrolytes and cultures for underlying causes for the chronic diarrhea.

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What is the definition or description of: Chronic diarrhea?

Chronic diarrhea =: 3 or more loose stools per day for four or more weeks.

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Is chronic diarrhea common in perimenopause?

Is chronic diarrhea common in perimenopause?

Something else: Chronic diarrhea is not usually a menopausal symptom. Your diarrhea could be pointing to something else such as food intolerance such as gluten or dairy. I recommend visiting your doctor to be further evaluated.

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What could cause chronic diarrhea in a diabetic?

What could cause chronic diarrhea in a diabetic?

Diabetic Diarrhea: Patients with a longstanding history of diabetes may experience frequent diarrhea, and this has been reported to occur in up to 22% of patients. Abnormally rapid transit of fluids may occur in the colon, leading to increased stool frequency and urgency. Diabetic diarrhea is due to autonomic neuropathy leading to abnormal motility and secretion of fluid in the colon.

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Can chronic diarrhea cause an inability to lose weight?

No: It is more the other way around. Chronic diarrhea can be a sign of metabolic disease or a sign that you aren't absorbing nutrients properly. You should see you doctor for workup of the chronic diarrhea.

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My toddler has chronic diarrhea, what can I do to help relieve him?

Toddler diarrhea: Relief of chronic diarrhea is a complex answer. There can be many causes, some very serious, some a simple as a food intolerance (like milk intolerance). I would suggest discussing with your doctor if the diarrhea is chronic (more then 3 months). I usually ask my patients to let me know if they have diarrhea for more then 2 weeks or bloody diarrhea. Also grab some zinc oxide to protect his bottom!

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Help! I've been having chronic diarrhea since I can remember. What's up?

Help! I've been having chronic diarrhea since I can remember. What's up?

Need more details: Have you ever discussed this with your PCP? What does diarrhea even mean for you? The differential is wide, though if indeed 'since you can remember', makes certain causes like infections and malignancy a lot less likely.

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My boyfriend has chronic diarrhea, he's often nauseous. What could be causing this?

Diarrhea: The person needs a formal evaluation for work-up of the cause of the diarrhea. This includes but is not limited to: inflammatory bowel disease such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis, gluten intolerance (celiac disease), lactose intolerance, pancreas disease, etc. Work-up is advised.

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Day 5 of chronic diarrhea I can't eat anything and im constantly drinking something... Someone please tell me what to do...

See a doctor: Have the stools analyzed and cultured, give the doctor a full history and undergo a physical exam. This may yield a very successful outcome.

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Since Saturday I have had chronic diarrhea. Everytime I eat, an hour later I have to go to the bathroom. What could this be?

Diarrhea due to?: Since Saturday I have had chronic diarrhea. Everytime I eat, an hour later I have to go to the bathroom. What could this be? ANS: Since Saturday is not chronic. You have acute diarrhea. Most likley related to something you ate. Should be getting better now. Ask if others you ate with say Friday or Saturday to see if they are ill. See your Dr if not starting to get better.

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I was having gastritis the other day which turned into a chronic diarrhea...Is it a serious issue? How long does the diarrhea last?

I was having gastritis the other day which turned into a chronic diarrhea...Is it a serious issue? How long does the diarrhea last?

R/o infectious diarr: If you have chronic diarrhea (more than 3 weeks)you will need further investigation. Recommend stool cultures for parasites, bacterial cultures and c.Diffcile toxin testing.

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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