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Chronic Diarrhea After Colonoscopy
Can't eat ANYTHING anymore without getting distended. Very painful. 4 months of chronic diarrhea, now this. Colonoscopy showed "inflammation" help! ?
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 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 doesnt go away by tomorrow i would recemmend letting your endoscopist know. If your pain gets worse do not wait to call!. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
...: A wide range of conditions can cause chronic diarrhea including irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, food allergies, celiac disease, overactive thyroid and malabsorption syndromes. Infectious causes can include bacteria (salmonella, shigella, e. Coli, c. Diff, campylobacter, etc.), parasites (giardia, entamoeba histolytica, cryptosporidium, etc.) and viruses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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