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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 ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 doesnt go away by tomorrow i would recemmend letting your endoscopist know. If your pain gets worse do not wait to call!. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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)

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