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What to take for a loose stool and gassy stomach?

What to take for a loose stool and gassy stomach?

Depends: If these are brand new symptoms you may have contracted a viral gastroenteritis. This should settle down after a few days. Immodium ad may be helpful. If they have been going on for a while it may be a food intolerance (milk intolerance from lactase deficiency?). See your doctor to discuss if this has lasted for more than a few days. ...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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Loose stools or diarrhea each day for 2wks now. Help?

Loose stools or diarrhea each day for 2wks now.  Help?

See a doctor: If your diarrhea is persistent after several weeks, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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For about a week, loose and solid yellowish-green stools. Diet hasn't changed. Some rectal discomfort and bleeding when wiping. Cause for concern?

For about a week, loose and solid yellowish-green stools.  Diet hasn't changed.  Some rectal discomfort and bleeding when wiping.  Cause for concern?

Bleed on wiping: Could be due to anal fissure or hemorrhoid. Try to take laxatives for a week and see if the bleeding abates. If not, may need to see your pcp. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps, green diarrhea for a week and urge to urinate?

Stomach cramps, green diarrhea for a week and urge to urinate?

See doctor: For an evaluation, as there may be a number of causes ANS has not resolved in a week. ...Read more

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Should I see a gastroenterologist? For about a month i've had a change in bowel movements (constipation), loss of appetite, and weight loss.

Should I see a gastroenterologist? For about a month i've had a change in bowel movements (constipation), loss of appetite, and weight loss.

Urgent YES: Both 'change of bowel habit' and 'weight loss' are alarm symptoms and require urgent workup. Take action now - it may save your life. ...Read more

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Loose stool for 2 weeks. Ate rice, yogurt, probiotics and it went away. Then constipation now loose stool again. Is this IBS? Do I need to see dr?

Loose stool for 2 weeks.  Ate rice, yogurt, probiotics and it went away.  Then constipation now loose stool again.  Is this IBS? Do I need to see dr?

Yes, see doc: for proper diagnosis. You may have a food sensitivity, sress, or IBS, which is a catch all diagnosis for too slow or too fast motility in the gut. Please look at both physical and emotional factors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I keep getting constipated for a week and than have loose bowels for a few days and back to constipation. Is this normal? What is it?

I keep getting constipated for a week and than have loose bowels for a few days and back to constipation. Is this normal? What is it?

IBS: Alternating constipation and loose stools in a young female aligns with a pattern of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). A doctor should be encountered, and with special gastroenterological attention. ...Read more

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No BM for a week then severe gas pains in my lower abdomen every evening for following week. Loss of appetite. Now BM only with colon cleanse.

No BM for a week then severe gas pains in my lower abdomen every evening for following week. Loss of appetite. Now BM only with colon cleanse.

Constipation: If you have seen your doctor and he has determined that your constipation is not due to a process of concern, than the most common cause, seen more in young women, is a sluggish colon. Recommendations to treat this are : increase fiber, hydrate well. If this does not work, or if you feel worse than stop fiber and replace with Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Make sure your MD is following you ...Read more

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Itaking antibiotics2weeks for pyelonephritis. ive just had horrendous cramps and urgency to pass stool. Mucus loose stool and some solid with nausea.

Itaking antibiotics2weeks for pyelonephritis. ive just had horrendous cramps and urgency to pass stool. Mucus loose stool and some solid with nausea.

Need your doctor: Many antibiotics cause diarrhea, but the grave concern would be for an infection like c difficile- a toxin producing diarrhea. Your stool needs to be tested. Until you can be seen by a clinician yogurt MAY be beneficial. ...Read more

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I began antibiotics for a skin infection. A few days in had green soft stools. Now have light brown formed stools. With abdominal cramping. Cdiff?

I began antibiotics for a skin infection. A few days in had green soft stools. Now have light brown formed stools. With abdominal cramping. Cdiff?

Not C diff yet: To have soft stools only a few days into the course of antibiotics and then to have those stools regress back to formed stool, I do not suspect C. diff yet. I would expect C. diff to start a bit later, perhaps 5-7 days or more into the course of medication. My guess is that you are having a direct antibiotic side effect. Of course, if symptoms continue or worsen, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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20 month old with loose stool for a week?

20 month old with loose stool for a week?

Diarrhea: your child probably has a viral diarrhea caused by the Roto or Norovirus.Put your child on the Brat diet and make sure he is drinking electrolyte containing fluids, ...Read more

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Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Excessive Flatulence: Thank you for informing about your residence in Rawalpindi,Pakistan. See an Internist for possible Diagnosis of-Traveler’s diarrhea, Food allergies, Food reactions, Lactose intolerance, Gastroenteritis, Malabsorption, Amoebic dysentery, Giardia, Hookworm infection, or Irritable bowel disease; have tests and treatment. Avoid: Fried and fatty foods Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage Beans, legumes ...Read more

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Diarrhea once a day in morning for three weeks lost 10 pounds GI sent me for blood and stool test no pain scaredofcrohns 16 yrs. Brat diet for 14 days?

Diarrhea once a day in morning for three weeks lost 10 pounds GI sent me for blood and stool test no pain scaredofcrohns 16 yrs. Brat diet for 14 days?

Diarrhea : I can understand while you are worried but wait for the test results as this may still be a problem that will resolve . ...Read more

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8yo no BM for a few days, then has bouts of stomach cramps, hard stool, then softer stool. But a bunch in one day. Happens often... Ibs? Mom has ibs

8yo no BM for a few days, then has bouts of stomach cramps, hard stool, then softer stool. But a bunch in one day. Happens often... Ibs? Mom has ibs

Stomach cramps: Sounds like it is constipation which is very common in 8 y/o rather than IBS. Use peaches, pears, and prunes, eating the fruit and drinking the juice. Plenty of water and perhaps Miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you child has not been seen for this then get a check up first. ...Read more

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Is having one or two single loose stools (not diarrhea) a week IBS? I treated myself with loperamide. Now constipated and I have mucus? IBS?

Is having one or two single loose stools (not diarrhea) a week IBS? I treated myself with loperamide. Now constipated and I have mucus? IBS?

IBS more complex: While loose stools and constipation can be part of the picture of IBS- simply based upon those 2 symptoms one cannot make a diagnosis of IBS. It is more complex so I recommend you see a physician so that an full history with blood tests, stool tests, and other diagnostics can be run so that a complete workup can be performed. www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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1year baby with positive salmonella &blood culture.2 weeks with diarrhea &fever.In&out ER for a week and mucous&bld in stool. Won't eat or drink much?

1year baby with positive salmonella &blood culture.2 weeks with diarrhea &fever.In&out ER for a week and mucous&bld in stool. Won't eat or drink much?

Sounds like your : Child failed outpatient management and it is time to be admitted in the hospital for IV fluids. Response is based on your information above. My question to you-did you go see your pediatrician? Were these er doctors pediatric trained? Etc etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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