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Pathophysiology of diarrhea and vomiting?

Pathophysiology of diarrhea and vomiting?

Complicated: This topic would require a small textbook to explain simply. You might want to get a textbook of pathophysiology and start reading. ...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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Severe stomach cramps and diarrhea from watermelon?

Severe stomach cramps and diarrhea from watermelon?

If this consistently: Occurs - then it is important to stop eating the watermellon. In the mean time, consider ginger to quell your GI track. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with IBS. Can excessive stomach acid cause diarrhea?alot of heartburn and nausea this past weekend and now uncontrolled diarrhea.

Diagnosed with IBS. Can excessive stomach acid cause diarrhea?alot of heartburn and nausea this past weekend and  now uncontrolled diarrhea.

IBS: IBS in traditional medicine is a diagnosis of exclusion. Newer research shows the bacteria in your gut determine the gut health. The healthier bacteria thrive when your diet is high in natural fibers from vegetables and fruits. You can chose symptom relief in the short term or change how you eat and get more lasting results. See www.institute of functional medicine .org for more info ...Read more

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Can vomiting and diarrhea causes heart enzymes to elevate?

Can vomiting and diarrhea causes heart enzymes to elevate?

Enzymes: Vomiting and diarrhea not related to a cardiac event should not cause significant change in cardiac specific enzymes. ...Read more

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Having constant abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Often brought on by stress, anxiety, and diet.

Having constant abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Often brought on by stress, anxiety, and diet.

I suggest seeing a: Gastroenterologist or your physician. Improving healthfulness of your diet if very important. If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). In the meantime try this: hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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Can severe constipation cause vomiting, dizzy and. Weakness?

Can severe constipation cause vomiting, dizzy and. Weakness?

NOT cause and effect: But all related to lousy diet, especially all the sweet stuff. It results in deficiency of vitamin b and magnesium. ...Read more

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Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Many many: Reasons for diarrhea from bacterial infections and parasites to metabolic disorders and tumors. Get to a doctor ASAP and get this sorted out. How are you even functioning with 12-17 bouts of diarrhea per day? ...Read more

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What causes sudden upset stomach with constant diarrhea 10-20 min after eating. And vomiting before eating?

What causes sudden upset stomach with constant diarrhea 10-20 min after eating. And vomiting before eating?

Vomiting: I was going to suggest you may be having a strong reaction to gluten, dairy, or dome other food, but that would not explain the vomiting before you eat. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain associated with bowel movement alternating constipation and diarrhea anxiety insomnia weight and apatite loss whats wrong?

Severe abdominal pain associated with bowel movement alternating constipation and diarrhea anxiety insomnia weight and apatite loss whats wrong?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is likely. Chronic anxiety is complicating the issue. Try to identify offending foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you and give dietary advice(ex. Fodmap diet) and/or medication. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for stress management. Medication may also be prescribed for short term help. ...Read more

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Can coffee cause bloating and diarrhea?

Can coffee cause bloating and diarrhea?

No: It can not be caused by coffee beans but most probably caused by cream or milk in the coffee if you have lactose intolerance In some people drinking morning coffee makes them go to bathroom to move bowel,but it is not diarrhea and not much bloating,it is just a reflex activity which some like as it keeps them regular ...Read more

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Help! Been having diarrhea and is possible to have systemic viral infection and hypokalemia. I'm just worried.

Help! Been having diarrhea and is possible to have systemic viral infection and hypokalemia. I'm just worried.

Diarrhea: With the symptoms you describe you could have a viral process and low K, but no way to know from out here. Go see your Dr for evaluation.. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim
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Hypokalemia (Definition)

Most labs will define normal as 3.5 to 5. Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal. Level below ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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