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With carcinoid syndrome is flushing constant and is diarrhea and pain present. I have facial flushing +palpitations menopause 9 yrs ago ?

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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


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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

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

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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

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 : 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

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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?

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

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Can diarrhea caused by e coli last for 3+ weeks?

Can diarrhea caused by e coli last for 3+ weeks?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How can you tell if someone has giardia or e coli diarrhea?

How can you tell if someone has giardia or e coli diarrhea?

Stool examination: Examination of stool by an accredited laboratory can resolve that. ...Read more

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What causes an inability to digest meat? I.E. Meat causes diarrhea for a year now

What causes an inability to digest meat? I.E. Meat causes diarrhea for a year now

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

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

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

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

Depends: It all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like Metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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What diet for diarrhea?

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

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How to remove diarrhea?

How to remove diarrhea?

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

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What to do for diarrhea?

What to do for diarrhea?

"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

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What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

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

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What causes white diarrhea?

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

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How can diarrhea be treated?

How can diarrhea be treated?

Diarrhea: Oral rehydration (replace lost fluids & salt), loperamide (imodium) & bismuth subsalicylate, and most important of all, discuss with your doctor to explore the causes. ...Read more

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What are diarrhea quick fixes?

What are diarrhea quick fixes?

Brat diet: Brat diet is banana rice apple juice and toast. As long as you dont have a fever, abdominal cramping or blood in stool. If diarrhea lasts longer than 48 hours or is accompanied by the above sx you may need to see health care provider. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

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

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Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

on medication?: If the baby is on diuretics or digoxin for congestive heart failure, diarrhea can cause problems. Let your cardiologist know. ...Read more

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How come i get diarrhea so much?

? Allergy: it could be allergy or irritable bowl syndrome ,you should see GI doctor. ...Read more

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Clear diarrhea what causes this?

Number of things: Things from nonabsorbable sugars in the diet to medications to infections can cause clear diarrhea. Identifying the exact cause requires much more information. ...Read more

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What should I do for my diarrhea?

What should I do for my diarrhea?

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

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Is it normal to diarrhea everyday?

Daily diarrhea: No. See your physician. Could be many things including allergy, digestive disorder, hormonal issue or anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhea all the time?

Diarrhea: 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

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How come I have prolonged diarrhea?

How come I have prolonged diarrhea?

Many: This can be caused by many conditions. It is best to consult a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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What causes green diarrhea in adults?

What causes green diarrhea in adults?

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

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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