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Doctor insights on: Constipation Followed By Diarrhea Pregnancy

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Are diarreha and constipation common in early pregnancy ?

Are diarreha and constipation common in early pregnancy ?

As above: Not necessary, try to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does IBS worsen in pregnancy? Or is it just luck? I am 11weeks and really suffering with both diarrhoea them severe constipation and stomach cramps

Does IBS worsen in pregnancy?  Or is it just luck? I am 11weeks and really suffering with both diarrhoea them severe constipation and stomach cramps

IBS and pregnancy: IBS is actually poorly studied in pregnancy. About 1/3 of pregnant women report constipation, usually late in the pregnancy, and another 1/3 report increased stool frequency. In addition, increased stress during pregnancy can make IBS symptoms worse. Increasing fiber intake often helps. You should increase fluid intake also. If these simple measures don't help, see your Obstetrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain when pressing on lower left quadrant after spasm, excess gases, constipation followed by diarrhea,Is this pain normal in case of IBS ?

Pain when pressing on lower left quadrant after spasm, excess gases, constipation followed by diarrhea,Is this pain normal in case of IBS ?

Ibs : Remember ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. So you would have had a full evaluation to be given the diagnosis of ibs. If this is not the case See your doctor for a full and thorough exam ...Read more

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23 f. No gallbladder. Just finished menstrating. Nausea, bloating, constipation followed by diarrhea. Orange/yellow. No fever. Feel sick.

23 f. No gallbladder. Just finished menstrating. Nausea, bloating, constipation followed by diarrhea. Orange/yellow. No fever. Feel sick.

Many things: Would need a full medical history and physical exam. Many possibilities, including fatty food intolerance after gallbladder surgery, viral condition, less likely bacterial infection from bad food, irritable bowel, etc. ...Read more

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Alternating diarrhea and constipation. What is going on with me?

Get it evaluated: You need to be evaluated by a GI specialist. There are several causes for this issue. Make sure they screen you for celiac disease. ...Read more

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Stool problem - constipation, diarrhea and slime?

Stool problem - constipation, diarrhea and slime?

Time to see a doctor: Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea. If you are alternating between the two, it is best to see your internist as there are medical conditions that may present that way. ...Read more

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How to deal with the diarrhea and constipation I get during my periods?

Regulate Bowels: Try to keep your bowels regulated all the time and you will be less bothered by a change during your menstrual cycle. Eat plenty of fiber enriched food and stay well hydrated. And be aware that any irregularity will pass. ...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


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