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Diarrhea And Palpitations
Woke up with severe abdominal pain in lower left and diarrhea with light brown watery texture. I've had abdominal pain in upper left abd. For a month and a week with short of breath and palpatations?
Abd pain & diarrhea: Dylan, you need to be seen by a healthcare providers as soon as possible. The symptoms you are describing are worriesome. Good luc, . ...Read more
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
Check electrolytes: See your doctor for a thorough history and physical examination. Diarrhea can lead to dangerously low electrolytes, such as low potassium levels, that could be leading to your heart palpitations. If you're feeling severely weak, dizzy, or passing out, you should call 911 for evaluation. ...Read more
Use ORS if needed: Do not use any anti-diarrheal medication. Young children and infants should not be given a clear liquid diet. They should continue a normal diet but avoid high fat items. Nursing mothers should continue nursing. Do NOT give young children: plain water, tea, soda, Gatorade or Juices. They need an Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS). THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGES CONTAIN DETAILED PATIENT INFORMATION: http:// bit. Ly/1yjrrsa AND http:// bit. Ly/1BTTJbh ...Read more
I have uncontrollable diarrhea. For an example today I got to work and got out of my car feeling just fine however as I started to walk the diarrhea s?
My daughter has had I b s set for 6 years now currently has had diarrhea for 1 month followed with chills what what are your recommendations
See a GI doctor: Do not wait on this. A one month episode of diarrheic stools and chills suggests the possible spread of infection beyond the colon lumen. This could be quite serious and should be investigated aggressively. Hope she gets well soon. ...Read more
If diarrhea can help you dump the invader quicker, then what if you take a med that causes constipation as a s/e, making you incapable of diarrhea?
Even if a certain part of the intestine's response to infection is to make diarrhea more likely, it's not that simple. Bacterial toxins and infection also contribute.
Nowadays the use of lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) or stool anti softener is considered okay. If you have constipation, it means your diarrhea is over. ...Read more
I am having terrible diarrhea, and gas. This has been going on for 21 days. I am having terrible diarrhea, and gas. This has been going on for 21 days. Every time I eat, I either have to try to hold it or find a rest room within 20 to 30 mins. It almost s
Diarrhea that lasts for more than a few days must be considered due to a infectious parasite.
Campers, hikers and people to who come incontact with fresh water can be exposed to numerous parasites due to animals drinking the same water.
I would suggest you see a physician for a stool culture and ova and parasite study. This won't get better without proper treatment. ...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
Rice bananas toast: Rice (white or brown) bananas and toast are good foods to eat when you have diarrhea. A whole grain toast, banana and brown rice, will absorb some of the water in the loose stool to make it more formed. ...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