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I've got chronic diarrhea. What foods should I eat and what to avoid?

I've got chronic diarrhea. What foods should I eat and what to avoid?

Soluble fiber: If you have chronic diarrhea, and have been tested and no cause is found- I suggest foods high in soluble fiber, because they absorb the fluid and make a firmer stool. Foods such as oatmeal and applesauce to give an example. Stay away from insoluble fiber- cause that would make the diarrhea worse. ...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


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Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to harden the stools like bananas, rice, apples. Avoid milk products and keep up fluid intake to replace stool losses. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat if you have diarrhea?

Which foods should you eat if you have diarrhea?

Soluble fiber: Foods with soluble fiber help absorb the water and give a more formed stool. Foods such as oatmeal and applesauce for example. Also consider taking probiotics to reestablish the balance of healthy bacteria in your colon. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should you eat if you have diarrhea?

Bread, rice: Whole wheat and whole grain bread, rice, bananas and fluids for hydration are good for diarrhea. The bananas are high in fiber and will absorb some of the diarrhea to give a formed stool. ...Read more

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I'm having diarrhea and can't eat diary food. What food is suitable when having diarrhea?

I'm having diarrhea and can't eat diary food. What food is suitable when having diarrhea?

Depends on: If this diarrhea is new or chronic. If chronic you need to determine why you are having diarrhea. If it just started avoid foods that are high in fats and proteins as they tend to be more difficult to digest, which is why the BRAT (bananas rice apples sauce toast) is often recommended. This diet can be short of many nutrients so don't use it long term and make sure you are getting salt replacement ...Read more

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I have acute spasm on lft side. Bad diarrhea last tues. Pain if I eat. So very little food since then. No b.M since. Can't bear pain if I eat.?

I have acute spasm on lft side. Bad diarrhea last tues. Pain if I eat. So very little food since then. No b.M since. Can't bear pain if I eat.?

Bad pain & diarrhea: If you haven't had much to eat for several days, & you have what sounds like severe pain when you eat you should really be evaluated by a physician without delay. At the very least you are at risk of dehydration. Six days of persistent symptoms is worrisome for significant infection, inflammation, ischemia of the gut or even a disease state elsewhere in the abdomen. Don't try to sit this one out! ...Read more

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Every time I eat I get diarrhea. No matter what type of food, why?

Every time I eat I get diarrhea. No matter what type of food, why?

Ibs?: This is a common complaint with irritable bowel syndrome. Other things are also possible. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How come every time I eat something dairy or fast food I get diarrhea?

How come every time I eat something dairy or fast food I get diarrhea?

Intolerances: About a 1/4 of the adult population does not make the enzyme needed to breakdown lactose, the sugar in bovine milk products. If it is not, it will act as a stool losener/acidifier & you can get watery poops/cramps. You can take the enzyme in pill form that helps avoid this. You can also have selective intolerances to other food items. If you keep a diary of what to avoid you may narrow down the agents ...Read more

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Why do I have diarrhea, smell of food makes me sick and I can't eat much?

Why do I have diarrhea, smell of food makes me sick and I can't eat much?

GI problem: See pmd. From the nature of the stool it can be known wheather it is a small intestine or large intestine issue. It can be stomach issue also. ...Read more

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Are soft boiled eggs an acceptable food to eat when recovering from diarrhea?

Are soft boiled eggs an acceptable food to eat when recovering from diarrhea?

See no reason why: Not! Unless your allergic to eggs. Rice is good, ; are apples. ...Read more

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Every time I eat tomatoes I get diarrhea, It is so abundant food item that I cant avoid it. How can I increase my tolerance to tomatoes?

Every time I eat tomatoes I get diarrhea, It is so abundant food item that I cant avoid it. How can I increase my tolerance to tomatoes?

Tomato: Try various preparations - cooking vs raw;
Withdraw for 10 days, then introduce very small amounts and stay with small amount for 5 days, then increase slightly for 5 days, then increase slightly again for 5 days - etc -to see how this might help ...Read more

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What foods should we eat when we have cramps and diarrhea?

Avoidance: It is not what you should eat to relieve it but rather what you should not that causes the abdominal cramps and diarrhea. It can he sensitivity to certain food/food allergy. Go to a GI specialist or even an allergist to find out those food causing it and avoid them. They can also diagnose if anything is more severe than food allergy. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat/drink if I have severe diarrhea?

Clear fluids, to diet: Start with clear fluids containing electrolytes and increase the diet to bland diet, brat diet, which is banana, rise, apple and toast, soda, crackers, plain boiled potatoes, clear soups, avoiding fatty, spicy and diary products till back to normal
this is diet for acute diarrhea due mostly to viral and sometimes bacterial infectons causing diarrhea
the main purpose in acute stage is to prevent dehydratio. ...Read more

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What to do if I have diarrhea! Can I eat sugar free food?

What to do if I have diarrhea! Can I eat sugar free food?

Yes: Sugar free foods are not likely to have a negative consequence. ...Read more

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No appetite for over a week. Nausea when trying to eat bland foods, bouts of diarrhea and losing nearly 1 LB a day.

No appetite for over a week. Nausea when trying to eat bland foods, bouts of diarrhea and losing nearly 1 LB a day.

GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest, fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. CIPRO (ciprofloxacin) may be given empirically >You need full exam and lab screen to rule out infection. If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is viral it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more

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You can't eat fried food when you're having diarrhea, but I forgot about that and ate a plate of fried rice just now. So what do I do?

You can't eat fried food when you're having diarrhea, but I forgot about that and ate a plate of fried rice just now. So what do I do?

You don't: Mention the cause (if known) of your diarrhea, but you are right, fried foods can make diarrhea worse, or cause diarrhea in certain people, in part because fried foods have a high fat content and are difficult to digest. However, if you inadvertently consumed some, there is little to do about it after the fact. It won't have any lasting effect, and hopefully will have no effect. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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