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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

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