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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've had this problem for 5 days with abdominal pain, diarrhea some, gas, and bloating. Do I go to ER or wait to see my family doctor?

I've had this problem for 5 days with abdominal pain, diarrhea some, gas, and bloating. Do I go to ER or wait to see my family doctor?

Symptoms are not ER: -worthy, unless your diarrhea is resulting in dehydration. Are your mouth and lips dry? Are you peeing less? Do you feel your heart racing? If not, you're less likely to be dehydrated. 5 days of diarrhea, pain, gas, and bloating sounds like a problem your family doctor should be able to take care of. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain in left side of abdomen, burning across abdomen, bloating and increased gas and belching...Constant nausea but no diarrhea?

What causes stomach pain in left side of abdomen, burning across abdomen, bloating and increased gas and belching...Constant nausea but no diarrhea?

Food intolerance: You should consult a gastroenterologist. You may have a lactose intolerence or possibly celiacs disease. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain with bloating. Increased diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss. Can this all be related?

I am having upper abdominal pain with bloating. Increased diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss. Can this all be related?

Related: Very simply YES!
You should make an appointment to see a Gynecologist - she will take your history, examine you, order some laboratory data, and begin to help control your problems.
Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic, persistent), burping, passing gas, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, tender abdomen, upper abdominal pain (side: right), side pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, feeling of

My girlfriend is experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic, persistent), burping, passing gas, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, tender abdomen, upper abdominal pain (side: right), side pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, feeling of

Please be checked...: She should be checked out ASAP by following instructions described in How to Handle Sickness on https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby she gain insight on how to work well with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. Clinically, she migh have suffered from chronic irritable bowel disorders. So, be checked and do not try to wait out. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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If I had IBS or IBD, would I have diarrhea all day/everyday? Sometime have loose stools 1-2 a day. Occasional bloating/stomach ache/gas. Lactose?

If I had IBS or IBD, would I have diarrhea all day/everyday? Sometime have loose stools 1-2 a day. Occasional bloating/stomach ache/gas. Lactose?

Diarrhea: If you have either of those, your stools would not necessarily have to be liquid all the time. If this has been going on for a while, you should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist to try to sort it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had abdominal pain with some bloating and mild diarrhea for the past few days. I've also had an itchy feeling all over (from neck down).?

I've had abdominal pain with some bloating and mild diarrhea for the past few days. I've also had an itchy feeling all over (from neck down).?

Stress or allergy: stress can do that it will start with GI and finish with the skin. Allergy possible food allergy again will initiate in the GI system and end up with an itch. See your doctor ...Read more

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What causes, lower abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and hot flashes?

What causes, lower abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and hot flashes?

Bloating, diarrhea: By the way you describe the symptoms it is either a food allergy (i.e. Gluten or lactose) with "hot flashes" just being vasodilatation form histamine release, or viral/bacterial enteritis (i.e. Stomach flu or food poisoning). If it is a food allergy it will occur regularly, a enteritis typically passes without much treatment. ...Read more

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I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Trav. Diarrhea two weeks ago, I then became constipated. Now the last two days I've had severe bloating, waves of abdominal pain?

I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Trav. Diarrhea two weeks ago, I then became constipated. Now the last two days I've had severe bloating, waves of abdominal pain?

Constipation: I recommend that you insert a glycerin rectal suppository and/or give yourself a fleets enema in view of your abdominal discomfort and bloating. I don't recommend a laxative stimulant by mouth as you seem to need treatment that works from below. If increased abdominal discomfort and distension or vomiting occurs, you'll need urgent evaluation and treatment. Senokot (senna) by mouth is ok if no pain, bloat. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, lower abdominal pain and rectal bleeding. The following also describes me: Diarrhea. The pain has been for about a week.?

I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, lower abdominal pain and rectal bleeding. The following also describes me: Diarrhea. The pain has been for about a week.?

Need to examine: Bleeding from the lower end needs to be evaluated by a physical examination. It is likely to be hemorrhoids, however, even that needs to be addressed by a doctor and you should see one.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left), diarrhea, bloating or abdominal fullness, nausea (severity: moderate) and constipation. My friend and I have been experiencing the same symptoms that started around the same time.?

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left), diarrhea, bloating or abdominal fullness, nausea (severity: moderate) and constipation. My friend and I have been experiencing the same symptoms that started around the same time.?

Infection?: If your friend and you started to have these symptoms after having eaten the same meal, I would suspect a parasitic issue. If this has been present for more than a week without improvement, it is time to see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Sulfur burps, severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, vomiting. For over a week straight now. Nothing helps.?

Sulfur burps, severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, vomiting. For over a week straight now. Nothing helps.?

Giardiasis: A parasitic disease best treated with Flagyl. See your primary MD ASAP or schedule a virtual appointment with me @ healthtap. Com/jermanhammerstead for Rx. ...Read more

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I'm feeling sick after taking laxatives for the first time, is this common? I have abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, and a mild fever.

I'm feeling sick after taking laxatives for the first time, is this common? I have abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, and a mild fever.

Sick after laxative: Depending on which type you might have some bloating and if it worked "too well" some diarrhea. Some of the laxatives have fiber and other ingredients that can cause "fermentation" while waiting to move thru. This will cause bloating. Other laxatives cause a movement of water into the gut causing discomfort and bloating and nausea. It is a little unusual at 20 to have serious constipation. ...Read more

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I've had nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal fullness, yellow on paper when I wipe, reduced appetite, gagging feelin. 2-3 months now.

I've had nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal fullness, yellow on paper when I wipe, reduced appetite, gagging feelin. 2-3 months now.

See ur doctor: While viral gut infection can linger in symptoms, for weeks, 2-3mo of ur symptoms warrant doctor workup to rule out diabetes, gallbladder disease, thyroid problems, inflamed pancreas or appendix, etc - red flags wud include weight loss, blood, vomit, fever require urgent attention. Pale stool cud even suggest gallstones. Wud need more info but happy to consult or second opinion re workup. Needed. ...Read more

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I have too much bloating & gas, as well as constipation followed by diarrhea, but not much abdominal pain. Is it IBS? What can I do besides tellin my doc?

Good beginning!: Good medicine always begins with the history. Make an appointment with your doc and tell him the full story from the very beginning. Then hopefully he will do a complete and thorough physical examination and then if he deems it necessary order some laboratory tests and when the results come back tell you what his thoughts are and suggested solutions. The key though is always the history! Good luck ...Read more

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What tests are used to diagnose stomach tuberculosis? Suffer from abdominal pain-at navel area, heaviness, gas, constipation, diarrhea, bloating. Thanks.

What tests are used to diagnose stomach tuberculosis? Suffer from abdominal pain-at navel area, heaviness, gas, constipation, diarrhea, bloating. Thanks.

GI Tbc: This is a very uncommon condition in the usa. Generally occurs when you have pulmonary tuberculosis and reduced gastric acidity so that organisms are swallowed and make it past the stomach into the intestinal tract beyond. You should be seen by a gastroenterologist and evaluated and make sure to voice your concerns about tuberculosis. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I think I became lactose intolerant. My symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, lower sever abdominal pain, back pain by kidneys, bloating, and gassy?

I think I became lactose intolerant. My symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, lower sever abdominal pain, back pain by kidneys, bloating, and gassy?

Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements ;/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness ; diarrhea associated with ingesting lactose) may clarify your concern. Some (particularly children) with suspected lactose intolerance however are intolerance to other milk components. Bleeding, weight loss, significant tenderness is not lactose intol. ...Read more

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I have frequent digestive problems with nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, & abdominal pain, bloating & cramping. I had an egd, dr said I'm fine, help!?

I have frequent digestive problems with nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, & abdominal pain, bloating & cramping. I had an egd, dr said I'm fine, help!?

? GERD & IBS: You might have both reflux disease (the heartburn) which responds often to over the counter drugs like Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) and irritable bowel syndrome. The latter is improved with stress management, avoiding trigger foods, and some medicines like anti spasmodics, probiotics, antidepressants, and others. ...Read more

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What is it? I have abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (side: upper) (quality: tearing) (severity: moderate), stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness, back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper, both), diarrhea and constipation.

What is it? I have abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (side: upper) (quality: tearing) (severity: moderate), stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness, back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper, both), diarrhea and constipation.

Gallbladder or ulcer: Symptoms are highly suggestive of gallbladder problem/disease. An ultrasound is simple, noninvasive & highly sensitive test to evaluate for gallbladder disease & recommended first test after history & exam by health care provider. An upper endoscopy aka EGD is also high yield test for looking for ulcer, gastritis, reflux but is more invasive & expensive. ...Read more

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Is it hyperacidity? Belching, bloating, dry mouth, bitter taste, nausea, diarrhea, ligjtheaded, apnea, abdominal pain? Shaky&cold feeling if hungry?

Worth visit to ENT: Some of your symptoms are characteristic of either gastroesophageal or laryngoesophageal reflux. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, belching, bitter or metallic taste in your throat, frequent throat clearing, mcuous sensation in the throat, heartburn, bloating can all be possible symptoms of the effect of acid overproduction in the stomach. Schedule a visit with your local ent, primary doctor or gi. ...Read more

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About every five to six weeks, I experienced bloating and severe abdominal pain, following by vomiting and then diarrhea. This lasts anywhere from six to 24 hours. I am very groggy and my mouth is sandpaper-dry. I had some tests and the doctor said I have

About every five to six weeks, I experienced bloating and severe abdominal pain, following by vomiting and then diarrhea. This lasts anywhere from six to 24 hours. I am very groggy and my mouth is sandpaper-dry. I had some tests and the doctor said I have

There: There are many possible causes for such symptoms. Lactose intolerance as well as celiac disease are possibilities. Also a parasitic condition called giardiasis can cause some of these symptoms. Celiac disease can be tested for with a blood test and celiac disease can be confused with irritable bowel. If these symptoms have been going on for more than a few months, I strongly suggest that you see a gastroenterologist (gi specialist). He/she can test you for all these above conditions.
Good luck and I hope your symptoms get better quickly once a diagnosis is made. By the way, irritable bowel does not tend to cause vomiting. ...Read more

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Can IBS be the reason I have morning nausea and nausea after eating, bloating, sharp abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, heartburn and burping?

Can IBS be the reason I have morning nausea and nausea after eating, bloating, sharp abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, heartburn and burping?

All these symptoms: Could be from IBS. Seek a professional evaluation by a gastroenterologist and expect some testing to rule out other potentially more serious disorders, infections and parasites. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) and irregular menstrual periods. The following also describe me: Diarrhea, Bloating or abdominal fullness, Lower abdominal pain, Stomach cramps, Abdominal discomfort, and Tender abdomen. What should I d?

Abd pain: For how long? If it is chronic think food intolerances -gluten, soy, milk (avoid those products and see if helps), possible H pylori infection- a bug that can cause gastritis and need antibiotics, early inflammatory bowel disease (any blood in stool?) or irritable bowel syndrome. if irregular menses check for polycystic ovarian syndrome with ultrasound f/u/ w / doc ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized), diarrhea, nausea (severity: moderate), back pain (side: upper, lower), appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), constipation, bloating or abdominal fullness, stomach cramps (quality: cramping in low

I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized), diarrhea, nausea (severity: moderate), back pain (side: upper, lower), appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), constipation, bloating or abdominal fullness, stomach cramps (quality: cramping in low

Some possibilities..: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually R lower abdomen), diverticulitis, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "moderate pain, " more than mild pain, may need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of symptoms such as abdominal pain a few hours after eating, extreme fatigue and bloating, pain on lower right quadrant, occasional canker sores, leg edema, excessive gas, occasional diarrhea. I had a small bowel follow thoug?

I have been having a lot of symptoms such as abdominal pain a few hours after eating, extreme fatigue and bloating, pain on lower right quadrant, occasional canker sores, leg edema, excessive gas, occasional diarrhea. I had a small bowel follow thoug?

Gastroenterologist: You are describing primarily GI symptoms. Because of their severity, distribution, and your history it would be advisable to start the diagnostic process with a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What would the workup b 4 right lower abdominal pain, bloating, constipation/loose stools, lower back ache, pressure in abdomen?

What would the workup b 4 right lower abdominal pain, bloating, constipation/loose stools, lower back ache, pressure in abdomen?

An understanding of: Anatomy, more detailed history about specifics, careful examination focusing on probabilities along with educating you about the issues, options for differentiation of possible reasons, treatment options & how to evaluate them, along with $, timing issues & likely outcomes of different options. Seek out assistance worthy of your trust; may be difficult to find due to knowledge, time & $ issues. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more