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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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I have lower cramps diarrhea lower stomach ache for 9 days and then this morning my diarrhea smelled really bad .what is my problem?

I have lower cramps diarrhea lower stomach ache for 9 days and then this morning my diarrhea smelled really bad .what is my problem?

Diarrhea: If you have had your symptoms for 9 days, I think you should see your doctor. I wish you the very best. ...Read more

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My daughter has sand coloured loose stools, which smell almost chemical as does her wind. She is very hot and had a sick bug 4 days ago, any advice?

My daughter has sand coloured loose stools, which smell almost chemical as does her wind. She is very hot and had a sick bug 4 days ago, any advice?

Not sure what you: Mean by "a sick bug," but if you mean she was vomiting, then it sounds like she might have a gastrointestinal virus ("stomach bug"). If she has fever, she can have acetaminophen. For the stools, try to give her a more binding diet, stay off dairy and lots of fluids. Have her seen by her doctor if she is not eating/drinking or not getting better. ...Read more

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What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

Not sure I can: Help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Hi — I have noticed a change in body odour, urine and faeces smell for a few months now — smells like oniony garlic smell — also have loose stools?

Hi — I have noticed a change in body odour, urine and faeces smell for a few months now — smells like oniony garlic smell — also have loose stools?

Here are some ...: Have you experienced any change in your energy & ability to conduct daily chores and tasks of living? If not, congratulate; it yes, concern. To solve this mystery, let's begin with self-searching for possible change in eating habits or lifestyle over the past few months. And bring those as possible identifiable factors to Dr. for analysis, physical exam, & tests as needed so to deduce Dx for Rx ...Read more

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Been having loose stools, getting worse, smell like sulfur, feel weak and tired all the time an in the past couple months have lost over 20 pounds....

Been having loose stools, getting worse, smell like sulfur, feel weak and tired all the time an in the past couple months have lost over 20 pounds....

Gastroenterologist: You need to be seen ASAP by a GI doctor. It sounds as if whatever is wrong with your GI tract has made you anemic and is now a systemic illness, You will probably require colonoscopy and this should be done soon. Best wishes. Please make appt now. ...Read more

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Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Having H2S burps (egg smell).  No vomit or loose stools.  Third time in 3 wk.  Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Could be normal: Foul belching that smells like that could be a normal variant or related to your diet. However, there are conditions that can cause this. A gastric beazor (collection of food particles in the stomach) or gastroparesis can produce this problem. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to look into these possibilities. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder out almost 2 years ago. Every so often I get the same type attacks. This week is bad. Plus my diarrhea just smelled like a perm.

I had my gallbladder out almost 2 years ago.  Every so often I get the same type attacks. This week is bad. Plus my diarrhea just smelled like a perm.

Consider GI : You may want to consider a consultation with a gastroenterologist. The urgency of the appointment would depend on the severity and duration of the symptoms. You may need to go through your primary care for a referral. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hello I suffer badly from constipation and diarrhoea lately I have noticed it smells of either rotting food or very sweet almost like cider.

Hello I suffer badly from constipation and diarrhoea lately I have noticed it smells of either rotting food or very sweet almost like cider.

Diet changes: It sounds like you are having some digestive problems. Try eliminating all dairy and gluten from your diet and adding a probiotic twice daily. Drink at least 2 liters of water daily and walk for 30 minutes daily. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. If problems persist see your GP. ...Read more

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My 1yr old has been havin pale yellow watery poop for 5 days now at times looks orange. Da poop smells bad. He has no fever. Poops 4or5 times a day?

My 1yr old has been havin pale yellow watery poop for 5 days now at times looks orange. Da poop smells bad. He has no fever. Poops 4or5 times a day?

Diet and bowels: What is he eating daily? Is he having any stomach pains? How many veggies does he eat daily? Consult with us to help you see if this is a serious condition. ...Read more

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Is green diarrhea bad?

Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common. If the diarrhea continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bad case of diarrhea?

See your doctor: Or go to an urgent care for stool culture and treatment. In the mean time follow BRAT diet. Take enough liquid to prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea verry bad. What should I do?

I have diarrhea verry bad. What should I do?

Diarrhea: If you have excessive diarrhea, make sure you are well hydrated. Usually, diarrhea is a manifestation of acute gastroenteritis, which would take about 48-72 hours to resolve. If you have longer than this or become too dehydrated, you need to seek medical evaluation and appropriate treatment. Avoid taking immodium if possible since this can actually prolonged the course and can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Could it be bad to be getting diarrhea on arithromicen?

Common: It is actually not uncommon to get an upset GI tract on erythromycin. Try using probiotics. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have traveler's diarrhea?

Could it be something bad if I have traveler's diarrhea?

Yes: Traveler's diarrhea is usually just that and resolves on its own or with Imodium and an antibiotic such as cipro (ciprofloxacin). However, you may have something more serious if you have bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, high fever or your skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow. ...Read more

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Does diarrhea come at end of bad cold?

Does diarrhea come at end of bad cold?

Not usually.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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How do I get over a really bad diarrhea experience?

How do I get over a really bad diarrhea experience?

Depends: If a virus, drink plenty of fluids and let it run its course. If it persists see your dr for an evaluation of other possible causes ...Read more

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What causes bloody mucus after bad bout of diarrhea?

Various: It could be as simple as trauma from wiping/passing diarrhea, to an actual inflammation inside your large intestine, called colitis (often concerning for a bacterial infection). If it persists, definitely bring it to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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Bad Diarrhea for 5 months colonoscopy came back normal?

Bad Diarrhea for 5 months colonoscopy came back normal?

The work-up for: Chronic diarrhea can be complex. Key factors are is it watery, bloody, fatty appearing. The colonoscopy is most important if it is bloody to evaluate for inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and hemorrhoids! If watery, need blood tests/stool cultures to exclude infection and gluten sensitivity. Further helpful tests include fecal leukocytes, electrolytes and fat measurement. You need more work-up. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat really bad diarrhea?

Get a stool test: In order to accurately treat a diarrheal illness one must first and foremost know the cause. Is it salmonella? E coli? A parasite, all of which have different treatments. ...Read more

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I'm sick and have diarrhea all day. Now it's turned red. Is this bad?

I'm sick and have diarrhea all day. Now it's turned red. Is this bad?

See your doctor.: Anytime you have the sudden onset of rectal bleeding, even if it was accompanied by diarrhea, it is important to have it checked out immediately. I would make an appointment to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist ASAP. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea after masterbating is this bad? And what does it mean?

I am experiencing diarrhea after masterbating is this bad? And what does it mean?

Prob not related: The diarrhea is not likely related to masturbation. If you are having problems with diarrhea lasting more than a day or two, you may need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea, have evacuated about six times a day, initially had a bad smell, what I can take?

Diarrhea: Stay on a bland diet. Avoid greasy or fried food. Avoid milk and milk products. Stay away from juice. ...Read more

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Had very bad diarrhea today about six times and with one a very had headache came on while I was going. All over pain & went away quickly?

Intestinal: Sounds like either a fast moving virus or else food ware contaminated with soap. "Food poisoning" symptoms that come on within a few hours of eating are reputed to be more caused by dinnerware contaminated with cleaning chemicals than with bacteria. ...Read more

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I have had really bad diarrhea for the last few months and now it's starting to be bloody with clots. Please help me find out what i wrong?

If it has been for .: Several months and now is getting bloody, the chances that this is infection is low and it is more likely to be inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis. Get evaluated before things get out of hand. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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