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Diarrhea And Menopause
With carcinoid syndrome is flushing constant and is diarrhea and pain present. I have facial flushing +palpitations menopause 9 yrs ago ?
It's episodic: Carcinoid syndrome causes episodic flushing, diarrhea, and palpitations. Other things can cause these symptoms and you mention one of them-- menopause. I notice you have asthma, and if you use albuterol inhalers they can definitely cause those symptoms. Steroids like Prednisone can also cause this, as can anxiety, dumping syndrome, and a host of other things. See a doc to get this sorted out! ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
I just started taking vivelle dot for post menopausal symptoms and started having severe nausea, cramping and diarrhea . I'm on the lowest dose possible. Could the patch be causing these symptoms? I was on the patch for a few days before I started get
Yes, mostly: Estrogen replacement therapy can cause nausea, bloating, cramping, irregular spotting and breast tenderness upon initiation of this medication. Diarrhea is not a symptom related to estrogen replacement therapy. If the diarrhea continues, you need to be evaluated for the diarrhea. ...Read more
Had a diarrhea accident in my pants and now wondering how to prevent possible UTI or vaginal infections. 53 yrs old female in good medical health, post menopausal. Started drinking lots of fluid and cranberry juice. Any other ideas. My doc said wait until
I agree with your doctor. This incident does not necessarily mean you will get a vaginal or urinary tract infection. There is a possibility that harmful bacteria present in the diarrhea did not enter the vaginal or urinary tract. So like your doctor, i agree that you should wait for symptoms to occur. For example a UTI can cause burning with urination, frequency, lower abdominal pain, and even fever. While a vaginal bacteriainfection usually presents with a vaginal discharge with a foul odor and irritation. If any of the above occur please see your doctor.
I wish you well. ...Read more
41-menopausal. Lower left belly pain for 6 months, gas, diarrhea, fatigue., Doc did CT scan 6 months ago w/o findings. Could I still have a problem?
See GI doc: Have you tried keeping a food journal to see if certain foods bother you, such as lactose/dairy? Your doctor can test for celiac disease (gluten allergy) . An upper endoscopy may be needed to evaluate for gastritis (stomach inflammation). I also do stool studies to evaluate if you have inflammation in your bowels which may need a colonoscopy. I hope you get well soon! ...Read more
YES.: Intestinal infections can temporarily damage the inner lining of the intestinal tract and antibiotics can temporarily disrupt your normal intestinal bacteria, Both processes can prolong G.I. problems, including diarrhea, even after the infection is cleared. Try avoiding fatty, spicy foods & foods that cause gas and try yogurt & other probiotics until your G.I. tract is back to normal. ...Read more
If you have diarrhea and close the lid on the toilet and then flush it, can E. coli particles get into the air and if so how far can they travel?
Why do you ask?: This is very unlikely. You need a fair dose of these E coli to get sick. Droplet transmission is unlikely in this setting in any case. Further, E coli are all around us. There's no avoiding others' gut flora in the long run. Stop worrying and go about having an enjoyable life. ...Read more
Returned from vacation in the philippines, and I got some bad diarrhea the last day. Hasn't cleared up. How do I tell bad food from e. Coli or worse?
Are you any better?: If you are getting a bit better each day, then it is not serious. Hemorrhagic e. Coli infection often causes significant symptoms--cramps, bloody diarrhea, fever, dark-urine etc...If u are not experiencing those symptoms, add some peptobismol and probiotics such as align (otc) may help. If getting worse, consult your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Stool examination: Examination of stool by an accredited laboratory can resolve that. ...Read more
Meat: You may either have a meat allergy or meat intolerance. It is best if you seek help from an allergist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more
What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more
BRAT for acute runs:
Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated.Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md
probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more
Gentle on GI track: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >. ...Read more
"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
More data needed: "Atypical" does not mean anything with "diarrhea". Sloppy wording. Is it infection or inflammatory? Stool cultures and C Difficile tests rule out the former. Colonoscopy helps with the latter. In addition there are malabsorption syndromes or certain cancers that can cause diarrhea - gastroenterologist can help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more
Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more
BRAT diet: Diarrhea is best managed by drinking plenty of fluids and restricting fiber. The brat diet consists of bananas ( greener the better) , rice (white), applesauce, toast (white). Saltine crackers and bullion may also help. Also, avoid dairy as lactose intolerance is common. Good luck. ...Read more
I take it that you are having more than 3 bowel movements daily. This is a pretty large differential that includes irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, hormonal imballances (i.e. Hyperthyroidism), infectious diarrhea including intestinal parasites. I could go on.
Important to know: does the diarrhea wake you up, bleeding, fever, pain, bloating? ...Read more
Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more
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