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Diarrhea Or Constipation
Your baby's bowel movements (stools) during the first two days will be black and tar-like (sticky and soft). Early and frequent breastfeeding during the first 48 hours will flush this sticky stool (meconium) from the infant's bowels. The stools will become somewhat runny or seedy. This is the normal stool consistency for a breastfed baby and should not be confused with diarrhea. During the first month, your baby may have a bowel movement after each breastfeeding. This frequency decreases with age. Don't worry if bowel movements occur after every feeding or every three days, as long as the pattern of bowel movements is regular and your baby is ...Read more
Yes: It happens, usually when you're so blocked up from very hard stool that the only thing that can get around the blockage is liquid stool. ...Read more
I've been having diarrhea and constipation for the last couple of months. What medication can I take to make these symptoms go away?
Gastroenteritis: Rather than taking medication it is more important to find out what is going on. For this you will need to see a doctor who should obtain stool samples after a detailed history and physical exam. This may be irritable bowel syndrome, infection with giardia lamblia or half a dozen other possibilities. Go soon and do not neglect this. Good luck. ...Read more
My sister has diarrhea and constipation, it switches back and forth and has been going on for 1 year. What do you she has?
Saw a dr say you can't have diarrhea and constipation at the same time on a question i saw... But can't you have both with a bowel obstruction?
Diarrhea/Constipatio: If you have bowel movement and without having abdominal pain, unlikely you have bowel obstruction. You can have severe constipation that leads to obstipation/stool impaction. Stool becomes hard at the distal end, but soft/liquid at the proximal colon. The liquid portion will leak, which resulted in diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Don't be worried. Just go to your doctor (primary care) and let them know about it. They will determine initial testing or dietary changes, if necessary, and follow up. But don't worry about it. Life is too short to worry about things. Start a diet diary and let your doctor know about it. Also track the frequency and consistency of stool. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have diarrhea and constipation. Sick at the sight of food and head constantly spinning. Is this a virus or something?
I've read many articles about diarrhea or constipation may be the cause of our stress level. Any truth to that?
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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