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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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Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot (not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more

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How to alleviate diarrhea cramps.

How to alleviate diarrhea cramps.

Take hyosciamine: Take hyosciamine, reduce solid food intake, drink plenty of fluids - pedialyte or gatoraid. ...Read more

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Why is it that chocolate & sometimes milk give me really bad cramps & diarrhea?

Why is it that chocolate & sometimes milk give me really bad cramps & diarrhea?

Lactose: Milk sugar intolerance. As we get older we become more intolerant to milk sugar. The milk sugar in chocolate and milk runs through the intestinal tract and may cause cramping and diarrhea as well as gas and bloating. Try drinking lactaid milk in which the milk sugar has already been digested. If taking milk chocolate, try a lactaid pill at the time of ingestion, to replace the missing enzyme. ...Read more

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Does anyone know why my UC is ok for a few days but then I get diarrhea and cramps later on?

Does anyone know why my UC is ok for a few days but then I get diarrhea and cramps later on?

Many possibilities: People with UC have ups and downs. There are lots of things that can influence it. Keep a diary that records what you eat, how much sleep you get, activities, etc and see if there are any patterns. ...Read more

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The past few days I've been experiencing diarrhea-esque, cramp-like pains, yet no accompanying diarrhea. Not contact with typical trigger foods.

The past few days I've been experiencing diarrhea-esque, cramp-like pains, yet no accompanying diarrhea. Not contact with typical trigger foods.

What are triggers?: Your comment about typical trigger foods makes me suspect you have some symptoms like this with certain food. That is important history. Cramping pains can be from many causes, but it does not sound like a severe issue such as appendicitis. Spastic colon/irritable bowel can do that, as can food allergies (gluten), and other causes. A good history and physical exam should help identify the cause. ...Read more

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It's been over two months since I had a colonoscopy. Since then my bowls have not returned to normal. Severe cramps and I go until I have diarrhea.

It's been over two months since I had a colonoscopy. Since then my bowls have not returned to normal. Severe cramps and I go until I have diarrhea.

Post-colonoscopy: You really need to go back and see the physician who performed the procedure and have them evaluate you. Do this soon. First make a detailed list of your symptoms and the times they occur and take it with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How should I deal with diarrhea and cramps?

See your doctor: If this is a chronic problem you should see your doctor. For acute, non-bloody, diarrheaplenty of fluids, Imodium (loperamide) or kaopectate are appropriate. If no improvementin 2-3 days see your doctor. For bloody diarrhea or for fever see your doctor. ...Read more

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What foods should we eat when we have cramps and diarrhea?

What foods should we eat when we have cramps and diarrhea?

Avoidance: It is not what you should eat to relieve it but rather what you should not that causes the abdominal cramps and diarrhea. It can he sensitivity to certain food/food allergy. Go to a GI specialist or even an allergist to find out those food causing it and avoid them. They can also diagnose if anything is more severe than food allergy. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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