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GERD diagnosis 6 years ago, now with upper and upper left ab. pain, diarrhea, dizziness, night sweats -- all for the last 4 weeks. ?

GERD diagnosis 6 years ago, now with upper and upper left  ab. pain, diarrhea, dizziness, night sweats -- all for the last 4 weeks. ?

See your doctor: This could represent multiple pathologies all related to a prior hisotry of GERD. You should see your doctor and ask to see a gastrointestinal specialist ...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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4weeks pregnant, last 3 weeks had diarrhea, heartburn & cramps if i eat more than little bits at a time. Was in malaysia for 2 weeks. Is this normal?

4weeks pregnant, last 3 weeks had diarrhea, heartburn & cramps if i eat more than little bits at a time. Was in malaysia for 2 weeks. Is this normal?

No: These symptoms need to be evaluated by your doctor. Only he/she can put things into perspective and give you the answers you deserve. ...Read more

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Seems like im having very watery diarrhea stools every 2-3 days. No more than twice a day for the last week. Should i be concerned or continue imodium (loperamide)?

Seems like im having very watery diarrhea stools every 2-3 days. No more than twice a day for the last week. Should i be concerned or continue imodium (loperamide)?

See a doctor: Any diarrhea or other major change in bowel habits lasting more than 7-10 days should be medically evaluated. So see your doctor soon. It's impossible to even guess at the cause without a lot more detail. Good luck! ...Read more

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Diagnosed w adrenal fatigue in summer 2013. Last few weeks have had upper abdominal pain (mostly right some left), pain behind right breast, and last month have had constipation/diarrhea. Also been more fatigued and have been sleeping more than usual?

Diagnosed w adrenal fatigue in summer 2013. Last few weeks have had upper abdominal pain (mostly right some left), pain behind right breast, and last month have had constipation/diarrhea. Also been more fatigued and have been sleeping more than usual?

Adrenal fatigue: Check thyroid function TSH/T4 . With right upper abdominal pain check for gallbladder stones,(or colon ) also consider gastritis, GERD with H pylori , food intolerance( (gluten/soy milk), costochondritis, rare mycoplasma or pneumonia, if periods irregular polycystic ovarian syndrome. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/expert-answers/adrenal-fatigue/FAQ-20057906 ...Read more

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What should be done about diarrhea that lasts for more then a week?

What should be done about diarrhea that lasts for more then a week?

See your doc: See your doctor to evaluate your stools for parasites or infections. In the meantime increase your fiber intake and simplify your foods. Brat diet (bananas, rice, apples and toast). ...Read more

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Recently traveled to Malaysia and started having diarrhea that hasn't let up after more than a week, and now I've come down with a fever and headache.

Recently traveled to Malaysia and started having diarrhea that hasn't let up after more than a week, and now I've come down with a fever and headache.

Probably infectious: Almost certainly infections diahrrea. Check CDC website for latest recommendations. Also, want to remain well hydrated. ...Read more

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I've been out if work for 2 months, it's a bit stressful. I just noticed my bowel movements are not regular and I have diarrhea for more than a week.

I've been out if work for 2 months, it's a bit stressful. I just noticed my bowel movements are not regular and I have diarrhea for more than a week.

Constipation: You may be constipated and the diarrhea may represent liquid stool leaking around the obstructing hard stool. A bowel movement may cure your problem. Use the laxative of your choice. My favorite in situations like this is Citrate of Magnesium. It comes in many flavors and when pored over ice, very palatable. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about having diarrhea more than three times a week ?

Should I be concerned about having diarrhea more than three times a week ?

Get it checked: May be something, may be nothing. Could be irritable bowel, could be parasites, celiac sprue, inflammatory bowel, tumors, hormones, etc. See your doc. ...Read more

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I've had light green diarrhea for about a week now. There is no pain, but I have to use the restroom more than 3 times a day. Should i be concerned?

I've had light green diarrhea for about a week now. There is no pain, but I have to use the restroom more than 3 times a day. Should i be concerned?

Yes: 1 week is getting long for a common type of viral illness that can cause diarrhea, and you become more at risk of getting dehydrated and acquiring electrolyte abnormalities with chronic diarrhea. See a dr. For an evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of diarrhea?? Been having it more than like 2 weeks... Anything I eat or drink I gotta go to bathroom?

How can I get rid of diarrhea?? Been having it more than like 2 weeks... Anything I eat or drink I gotta go to bathroom?

Needs check up...: If diarrhea has been going for that long you need a formal exam and labs done in order to check for colitis, bacterial infection, parasitic infection, hepatitis, among others which could be the source of your symptoms. For now eat well, avoid fatty foods, irritants, and stay drinking fluids but not sugary ones since they can worsen symptoms. ...Read more

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My 15month old has diarrhea like bowl movements about 2 a day for over two weeks is also sleeping a considerable more than usual. Should i see gp?

My 15month old has diarrhea like bowl movements about 2 a day for over two weeks is also sleeping a considerable more than usual.  Should i see gp?

You should: Making sure you hydrate him well- with pedialyte for instance. Banana, rice soup would help. Yes, absolutely, you should bring him to see your gp ...Read more

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History of ibs. Past week/gas/full fast/heavy. Last night bad gas. Morning diarrhea 4x and nausea. Now stom feels bruised. No more D. Ibs flare or big?

History of ibs. Past week/gas/full fast/heavy. Last night bad gas. Morning diarrhea 4x and nausea. Now stom feels bruised. No more D. Ibs flare or big?

Ibs: These symptoms could be consistent with ibs but could there also be a component of lactose intolerance? After these symptoms abdominal soreness isn't unusual but if abdominal discomfort persists and there is associated tenderness, an examination by your physician would be advisable. If it was a flare up of ibs do you have any idea of what could have set it off- diet or stress? ...Read more

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I had gall bladder removed in jan 2015 for the last week I have had yellow stool more like diarrhea with mucus and abdominal pain?

I had gall bladder removed in jan 2015 for the last week I have had yellow stool more like diarrhea with mucus and abdominal pain?

Likely not related: Your recent stool changes are not related to your gallbladder being removed 4 months ago. ...Read more

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When sleeping with no cover and feel cold at night. I wake up with diarrhea that lasts for 3 or more days. Why would being cold while sleeping do that?

When sleeping with no cover and feel cold at night. I wake up with diarrhea that lasts for 3 or more days. Why would being cold while sleeping do that?

Doctor can evaluate: Odd symptoms require one to find a primary doctor who has plenty of time to hear the whole story. Just being cold from ambient air would not cause diarrhea, but feeling cold may be due to having a fever (which, if due to a stomach bug, could cause diarrhea). A fever on the rise causes one to feel coldness and chills, but a fever that's dropping will cause one to feel hot and sweaty. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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