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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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Im 31 weeks, since a week im having very frequent loose stools accompained with mild cramps, and pressure could be a sign of labor aproaching?

Im 31 weeks, since a week im having very frequent loose stools accompained with mild cramps, and pressure could be a sign of labor aproaching?

Loose stool is not: A common sign of impending labor. Mention this to ur oby. This symptom could be from a viral infection or food allergy or intolerance. God bless u! http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/natural-flu-remedies.Htm. ...Read more

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36wks vomiting, loose stools, all day consistent terrible lower back pain. .5cm 50% effaced. Should i go to l&d. Could this be labor?

36wks vomiting, loose stools, all day consistent terrible lower back pain. .5cm 50% effaced. Should i go to l&d.  Could this be labor?

Go to L;D: If you are vomiting that means you are unlikely to keep down fluids, in which case, you likely might need an IV and to receive IV fluids. It sounds like a viral illness, meaning that typically self-limited and will go away in 12-24 hours, but go to l;d so you can be evaluated for dehyrdation. Sometimes nausea and vomiting is assc with labor, but go to l;d and find out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks and one day pregnant, lately I've been having constant nausea, acid reflux, headaches, hot flashes, and loose stools, impending labor?

Im 37 weeks and one day pregnant, lately I've been having constant nausea, acid reflux, headaches, hot flashes, and loose stools, impending labor?

Probably not: Please call your OB to discuss as your OB knows you, could be a viral infection and common to get nausea, ht burn at the end which there are otc meds u can take for this, let your OB decide but i rec seeing your OB before the weekend. ...Read more

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I'm almost 34 weeks pregnant with my 5th kid. I have been getting back pain, head aches and loose stools. Are these signs of labor coming soon?

I'm almost 34 weeks pregnant with my 5th kid. I have been getting back pain, head aches and loose stools. Are these signs of labor coming soon?

Maybe: Loose stools can cause contractions. The headache isn't likely related to labor. It could just be a headache, unless you have an elevated blood pressure. If the back pain is constant, its less likely labor. If every few minutes lasting 30-60 seconds its more likely contractions. The only way to know for sure is call your OB and see if they want you to get on a fetal monitor. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant 2day n woke up bout 4:30 with an uncomfortable belly pains, back pain, over heating n have been sick, have diarrhea can this b labour?

Possibly: You should time your pain. If pain becomes regular and predictable with increasing intensity, then you should call your doctor. Could be due to dehydration from diarrhea. Make sure you increase fluids and rest. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more