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Diarrhea After Lifting Up Heavy Object
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
After a week of diarrhea, I have lost weight significantly. It has been 7 months since then and I still haven't gained weight. What could it indicate?
Diarrhea weight: It indicates you. Red to find out what is going on. Recommend 2nd opinion with me. ...Read more
Bulimia: Purging, or induced vomiting, and laxative abuse to induce diarrhea, is a very unhealthy method of weight loss and is considered an eating disorder called Bulimia. Complications include tooth decay, electrolyte abnormalities, and malnutrition. Please stick to a healthy balanced lower calorie diet in combination with 4-6 days of exercise per week for healthy, lasting weight loss. ...Read more
No: It is more the other way around. Chronic diarrhea can be a sign of metabolic disease or a sign that you aren't absorbing nutrients properly. You should see you doctor for workup of the chronic diarrhea. ...Read more
I want to know why I am gaining weight even though I am not able to eat and have had diarrhea for 3 weeks?
I been having excessive diarrhea with red objects coming out that looks like big red beans. What could it be?
Stool studies: Based on your description, it is impossible to think of any disease causing symptoms you described. If it is of concern, you will need to talk to a local doc who may order stool studies if the presentation warrants. ...Read more
My five year old has lost seven pounds in the last 3 months due to chronic diarrhea. Is this a dangerous amount of weight for her to have lost?
Significant-yes: The average 5 yo female weighs just above 40 lb and a 7 lb loss over 3 months is significant. It might not be dangerous in the short term, unless paired with unusual fluid losses, but deserves proper evaluation and treatment. Your PCP or pediatrician could start this but referral to a children's specialty center may be needed to track down the problem. ...Read more
What do you suggest for eating properly now starting to put on a bit of weight but has diarrhea. Drinking. Playing all normal but is this normal?
Drank heavily for the first time last weekend. Have had diarrhea since Sunday but other than that I feel fine. Is this normal? What do I need to do?
I commend you for your honesty about drinking heavily last weekend. It can cause diarrhea
Diarrhea can also be due to food, gastroenteritis or stress.
Trust in healing powers of your body.
Give Rest to your GI System, use only liquids such as Gatorade. Ginger ale or lemonade, slowly introduce light meal.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, judgement about Alcohol use; discuss AA Meetings ...Read more
I'm 37+5week. Started having diarrhea, also a heavy discharge for about a week. Could this mean my babys coming? Really scared as im a first time mummy
30yrs old had period from 4/10-4/18 kinda heavy. Came again on 4/28- heavy (fills pad every 1.5 hrs) and a nasty diarrhea bout 2 days in. Concerns?
You need to be check: Abnormal/irregular periods are due to hormones changes which could be due due to stress or other factors or pregnancy. If pregnant, your pregnancy may be in danger. Anyways contact your dr. Or see one. You're bleeding too much. That bleeding should be reduce/stop. You could become anemic. If your uterus is tilted back, heavy periods can cause diarrhea or it could be due to the flu. ...Read more
Been really unwell and have had severe diarrhea for 3 days I've lost 6lbs in weight & can't eat should I go to the docs or will it go away on its own?
Weight GAIN?: Chronic diarrhea is usually associated with weight loss. If you are experiencing weight gain, then the issue could be related to your diet, especially of you are eating a lot of fatty foods. However, more details discussed with your doctor would be warranted, perhaps a referral to a GI specialist who has a professional interest in chronic diarrhea. ...Read more
Not really: If you get diarrhea after drinking coffee, your stomach may be sensitive to it. Any weight you lose with diarrhea is likely from fluid loss -- and can easily return once the stools stop. For healthy weight loss, you need to eat whole foods (no junk) and also exercise. Realize also that the composition of your body is more important than the number on the scale -- muscle is more firm than fat. ...Read more
Drank very heavily last night (approx 11 UK units) and today I have diarrhea with a sweet smell. Could this be a sign of something serious?
Alcohol effect: Excessive ingestion of alcohol can cause liver damage which can be manifested as diarrhea. The urinary odor likely reflects a state of ketosis from the metabolism of the ingested alcohol particularly if you did not eat any food while you were drinking. Cautious consumption of alcohol is important to prevent chronic liver damage. ...Read more
Tested HIV [email protected] Girlfriend and I have same problems @ same time. Loss weight. Coughing. Headache. Diarrhea. For 7 months now. Is this HIV?
Wrong concern: With a recent negative HIV test, your diarrhea isn't caused by HIV even if you've turned positive. What concerns me is your tobacco use -- please try to stop -- your carrying a diagnosis of Graves's which is a killer if not managed properly and is infamous for causing both diarrhea and the palpitations and perhaps high systolic pressure you note. You deserve a relationship with a physican-guide. ...Read more
How to cope with morning diarrhea that occurs when you eat milk, egg or oily food? Too heavy of a breakfast may sometimes cause diarrhea as well.
Avoidance...: Symptoms may be related to lactose intolerance or gallbladder problems. I suggest either trying a lactaid supplement with breakfast or avoiding dairy altogether to see if symptoms improve. Secondly, i'd try eliminating heavy fatty food to see what impact that may have. If symptoms persist, go see a GI specialist. Good luck! ...Read more
Almost 2yrs post ERCP for SOD2.Still have chronic diarrhea, pains in side & bk & can't gain weight. On no meds now, is there any help? New research?
SOD2: It is very likely in your situation that there is more going on than just sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. SOD does not usually cause diarrhea and weight loss, although the pain that you described certainly could be due to it. I would advise you to return to your gastroenterologist if your symptoms are persistent. Good luck. ...Read more
No, not unless...: Chronic diarrhea by itself is not an emergency. Weight loss by itself is not an emergency. However, they become an emergency if new or worse symptoms occur due to the chronic conditions finally causing the patient's body to decompensate (such as due to finally not having enough water, nutrients, or calories remaining in the body). ...Read more
What's the cause of diarrhea occurring every time after workout and after I eat heavy foods? (ex. Foods high in carbohydrates)
Diarrhea: The working out may be secondary to the activity. Are you taking energy drinksbbefore working out. If fatty foods cause diarrhea likely associated with poor digestion, gb or stomach. ...Read more
After 2 months of heavy Vicodin use, I have gone cold turkey for almost 2 weeks and still have chronic diarrhea. When will the diarrhea stop?
Getting better?: I've heard that it can get worse and peak at about a week or so and then slowly gets better by four or five weeks. Definitely drink lots of water! Also, if possible find a Dr you trust to help you through this time. Best wishes! I really admire your courage but hope you'll find support. ...Read more
Dear Dr, I had diarrhea for the last 2 days, just took 1 pill of diafuryl. I have no BM now. I feel a bit heavy and full in stomach. Please help.
Try prunes: Sometimes antidiarrheals can slow transit and lead to mild constipation. Increase your fiber content of your diet regularly to smooth out digestive trouble. Try prunes or another dried fruit combined with a warm cup of tes to promote a bowel movement now, and if that is ineffective, maybe pepto bismol will help. ...Read more
I've never been able to get my weight above around 105-110 and I'm a 5'9 male. Why not? Also any time I drink water or eat I get nauseated n diarrhea.
Gastroenterologist: You may have gluten intolerance or sensitivity and may not be absorbing food properly. Overactive thyroid and diabetes are other conditions that can make it difficult to gain weight or can cause weight loss. A gastroenterologist can evaluate, advise and treat you and will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
I have had diarrhea for 3 days now. It's in heavy liquid form and hardly urinate. I have tried pepto no results. Recommendations?
See a doctor ASAP: If you have a doctor make an appointment real soon or go to an urgent care or er. The cause may or may not be difficult to discover and treat but the symptoms are dangerous. Before those symptoms cause other problems, get some help. Until then - keep well hydrated - water or sport drinks with balanced electrolytes may be a good idea. Go now, okay? ...Read more
Could SIBO cause weight loss without diarrhea, I have SIBO and lost about 15lbs in 5 months and can't seem to gain weight, been on a low fodmap diet.
For the last 6 months I have suddenly gotten really light headed, occasional diarrhea and very weak. I have also unintentionally lost a lot of weight?
It is definitely: Time for medical evaluation. This one can't be answered using this format. Take care. ...Read more
Weight gain after receiving 4 bags of normal saline IV solution? I gained 7 lbs. Had severe dehyd after diarrhea. In the ER, given 4 bags over a 9 hr course. Went in at 115lbs and now after 3 days, at 222 lbs. Normal? How long till out of body?
Normal: Each bag was a Liter of fluid (essentially a quart). Each quart is two pints. A pint of fluid weighs about a pound. "Pints a pound the world round" so you got 8 pints or 8 pounds of fluid. Your weight went up appropriately. If you were severely dehydrated it will stay in your body until your usual input (eating and drinking) and output (peeing and pooping) is restored to normal. ...Read more
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