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Is it normal to have diarrhea after hemicolectomy?

Is it normal to have diarrhea after hemicolectomy?

Adjustment: Diarrhea after hemicolectomy can occur. Remember the main function of the colon is to absorb water. When you remove a segment of the colon then the transit time changes. Keep a record of food that causes diarrhea. An adjustment time will let you find food to help. ...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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What does it mean if a client 2 weeks post right hemicolectomy suffers from diarrhea and vomiting?

What does it mean if a client 2 weeks post right hemicolectomy suffers from diarrhea and vomiting?

See below: Diarrhea is common after right colon surgery. Dink more liquids and add fiber such as mwtamucil up to 3 times a day. Vomiting may be due to pain pills or narcotics. Stop pain pills & call the surgeon if there is persistent vomiting or increasing abdominal pain or fever. ...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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How do I cure diarrhea?

How do I cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: Irritable bowel syndrome, condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection (diet and meds).Inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, steroids and specific medications) viral gastroenteritis, fluids support and sometimes meds.Bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be dangerous?

Can  diarrhea be dangerous?

Diarrhea: If chronic and causes loss of nutrients and other essential elements, or if resulting from untreated infection or tumors. ...Read more

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What can I do for diarrhea?

What can I do for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Most cases of acute diarrhea are self-lmited - they resolve without treatment. Helpful things include a plain, simple 'BRAT' diet - bananas, rice, apples, tea, toast -, increased intake of clear fluids, avoidance of milk and other dairy, temporarily. Sometimes OTC antidiarrheals may be used, but sometimes these are contraindicated. If persists, call your provider! ...Read more

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What makes diarrhea go away?

What makes diarrhea go away?

Fasting: With good hydration suffices most of the time. Of course diarrhea is usually investigated and may benefit from treatment if a cause is found. ...Read more

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Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Yes: Stress can cause worsening of irritable bowel symptoms - in particular, diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have diarrhea?

Great question: Many answers, first keep up with fluid loses, also see a pediatrician who can do an evaluation for possible causes. It can be a sugar enzyme deficiency, it can be a intestinal bug or many other possible causes. Treating the symptoms alone wont get the answer, so, some evaluation of the stool may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a bad case of diarrhea ?

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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Gingerale can help for diarrhea?

Gingerale can help for diarrhea?

You can drink : Slightly flattened ginger ale, it may help to soothe nausea & GI discomfort by reducing spasm. It may help with mild loose stool but don't expect it to heal rip roaring diarrhea. Making up fresh organic ginger tea would be more advantageous. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to stop diarrhea?

Increase Fiber: Try altering your diet, starting with increasing fiber. If diarrhea persists, get evaluated as bacterial causes, viral causes, and certain medical causes such as ibs-d may all be treated a little differently, ...So it is importatn to get the proper dignosis for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Boyfriends ad diarrhea for 1 week?

Boyfriends ad diarrhea for 1 week?

Question?: Diarrhea has numerous causes, and a weeks duration is not unusual for some of these. Without knowing more about it there is nothing else to offer. ...Read more

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What drugs to use for my diarrhea?

What drugs to use for my diarrhea?

Imodium (loperamide) AD: Try an over the counter antidiarrheal such as Imodium (loperamide) AD for your diarrhea as long as it is not bloody nor associated with high fevers. If you need to be on it regularly, see your physician to make sure you do not need further testing. ...Read more

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How you are getting diarrhea easy?

The causes of: Diarrhea cannot be summarized in 400 characters or pages. Keep a diary of foods and circumstances to see if you notice triggers. Then see your personal physician for an exam. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure diarrhea?

Diarrhea: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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