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Do bananas cause diarrhea?

Do bananas cause diarrhea?

They could: Generally bananas are considered to be constipating. Any food can cause diarrhea in certain people. ...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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Does pomengranate juice twice a day cause diarrhea along with a cup of banana shake?

Does pomengranate juice twice a day cause diarrhea along with a cup of banana shake?

Possibly: Stop drinking it for a few days and see if your diarrhea resolves. If so, then recurs when restart - you have proven cause and effect. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does eating a lot of dried fruit cause diarrhea? I ate dried bananas apples kiwi and mango, how can that cause diarrhea

Why does eating a lot of dried fruit cause diarrhea? I ate dried bananas apples kiwi and mango, how can that cause diarrhea

Couple reasons: Increased fiber in a concentrated form and dried fruit often has sulfites. Many people get diarrhea with sulfite ingestion. ...Read more

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I can feel my stomach rolling, a firmilliar feeling of pre-diarrhea. I've eaten pasta, banana, muffin, and milk/cereal. What can I do to ease/ stop it?

I can feel my stomach rolling, a firmilliar feeling of pre-diarrhea. I've eaten pasta, banana, muffin, and milk/cereal. What can I do to ease/ stop it?

Cut out dairy: For starters, it could be lactose intolerance, so try cutting out dairy from your diet. There are many other causes as well, and if it persists after you have tried that you should see your doctor ...Read more

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It's been 4 days that I have diarrhea. I've been taking imodium (loperamide). I'm drinking water and eating banana, rice and toast. What else should I do?

It's been 4 days that I have diarrhea. I've been taking imodium (loperamide). I'm drinking water and eating banana, rice and toast. What else should I do?

See below: Do you have fever, blood or pus in your stools, abdominal pain? Have you been on antibiotics in the last 3 months? Have you had foreign travel? If so, stop the immodium and get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Woke with diarrhea today, took kaopectate, (kaolin and pectin) had water and banana. Was nauseous. Now my stool looks like Coffee grounds. Should I be worried.?

Woke with diarrhea today, took kaopectate, (kaolin and pectin) had water and banana. Was nauseous. Now my stool looks like Coffee grounds. Should I be worried.?

Diarrhea: Dark, tarry stools can be worrisome. Diarrhea with nausea over 4 days see MD, over 3 episodes per day. What was your colonoscopy like at 50? If abdominal pain or cramping involved or left lower quadrant pain diverticular disease could be to blame if pain see MD ASAP. Need exam to look for blood in stool, see Gotham Medical Associates Gastroenterology Dr. Joseph Good luck. ...Read more

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5 month old teething baby has stomach flu about 10days, has diarrhea & fever up to 37, 6. She eats rice&banana & breastmilk. What else can I do?

5 month old teething baby has stomach flu about 10days, has diarrhea & fever up to 37, 6. She eats rice&banana & breastmilk. What else can I do?

Dual problems: A double whammy. And she's probably all out of sorts, too. Keep her well hydrated. Monitor temperature. If it goes above 38, 5 make sure she sees Physician. A frozen teething ring may provide comfort. Talk to Pediatrician about liquid nSaids for babies. ...Read more

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I am pregnant (19 weeks). I was sick (diarrhea & bloated stomach). I did not eat a lot of vegetable, meat, milk in the past 10 days. I was eating chicken soup, banana and prenatal vitamin (jamieson). Will this impact the baby?

I am pregnant (19 weeks). I was sick (diarrhea & bloated stomach). I did not eat a lot of vegetable, meat, milk in the past 10 days. I was eating chicken soup, banana and prenatal vitamin (jamieson). Will this impact the baby?

Probably not.: Even if you got a little dehydrated and had low-grade fever the answer would still be no. Only severe dehydration and prolonged high fevers could adversely impact the pregnancy and increase the risk of bleeding or pregnancy loss. No long-term effects should be expected from your fetus provided the pathogen did not cross the placenta. Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogen that could cause fetal loss. ...Read more

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Recently found out have low potassium, added 2 banana's, orange juice and tomoato juice to diet but causing loose stools, concerned counterproductive?

Recently found out have low potassium, added 2 banana's, orange juice and tomoato juice to diet but causing loose stools, concerned counterproductive?

Why is it low?: Do you know why is it low?
Is it because you're on medicines that artificially lower it? There are rare genetic conditions that can lower potassium?

Or was this a random lab finding. If it was a random finding, realize potassium levels can fluctuate moment to moment. Also machines have error too. If its borderline low, don't go nuts with a high potassium diet.
If it's markedly low, talk to doc! ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure diarrhea aside from bananas?

What is the best way to cure diarrhea aside from bananas?

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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8mo has diarrhea and pooped 4x yesterday. Should I pause feeding solids or is it ok to give her apples and bananas?

8mo has diarrhea and pooped 4x yesterday. Should I pause feeding solids or is it ok to give her apples and bananas?

Diarrhea: I would keep her on a full diet unless she vomiting. Interestingly enough apple sauce can mate diarrhea worse. There are limitations to the BRAT diet and it is not used routinely anymore. Any vomiting should be treated with small amounts of Pedialye and potentially IV fluids for dehydration concerns. All the best. ...Read more

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6 days left of Lamisil (terbinafine) course. Diarrhea for past 10 days, worsening now. Diet consist of bananas, bread, h2o only. Can you recommend a probiotic pleas?

6 days left of Lamisil (terbinafine) course. Diarrhea for past 10 days, worsening now. Diet consist of bananas, bread, h2o only. Can you recommend a probiotic pleas?

Probiotics...: Two probiotics I trust and recommend to my patients are align and vsl #3. In addition to the brat diet which you appear to be on, you could try taking an anti-diarrheal such as kaopectate or Imodium (loperamide) to help control frequency of diarrhea. Your bottom will thank you if you switch from tp to flushable wet wipes. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has had diarrhea for 3 days. Been giving her gatoraid and ginger ale from her vomiting, she is able to eat bananas, and toast. Help?

My daughter has had diarrhea for 3 days. Been giving her gatoraid and ginger ale from her vomiting, she is able to eat bananas, and toast. Help?

Probable viral: Most probably viral gastroenteritis. Need to be careful depending on the age of the kid. Infants and small children can easily become dehydrated and hard to assess how sick they are. Best to check with a pediatrician if not better in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Why bananas make me have diarrhea and brown rice makes me constipated? I'm type2 diabetic, hypertension and gad

Why bananas make me have diarrhea and brown rice makes me constipated? I'm type2 diabetic, hypertension and gad

Food diarrea: Hello~ I have no idea why bananas give you diarrea because it should do the opposite because it contains pectin. But if it does AVOID it and see if diarrea improves. If not, its not the bananas. Then do a food diary for 10n d and see your doctor. More likely diabetic neuropathy, another food allergy, or infection, or meds. If persistent please see your MD thnx ...Read more

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What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

What causes frequent diarrhea?

Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Clear diarrhea what causes this?

Number of things: Things from nonabsorbable sugars in the diet to medications to infections can cause clear diarrhea. Identifying the exact cause requires much more information. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhea all the time?

Diarrhea: I take it that you are having more than 3 bowel movements daily. This is a pretty large differential that includes irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, hormonal imballances (i.e. Hyperthyroidism), infectious diarrhea including intestinal parasites. I could go on.

Important to know: does the diarrhea wake you up, bleeding, fever, pain, bloating? ...Read more

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What causes green diarrhea in adults?

What causes green diarrhea in adults?

Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my daughters diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Unfortunatley there can be many causes of diarrhea. The most common are viral illnesses and food poisoning. There are many other things like parasites, irritable bowel disease, food intolerances, medication side effects, and others. If your daughter has had diarrhea for more then 2 weeks, has blood in her diarrhea or is not able to stay hydrated because there is so much, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of sickness causes my diarrhea to be black?

GI Bleed or drugs: If u r bleeding in your stomach this could cause ur stool to be black (melena). It also smells very bad. Peptobismol can also make your stools black. If u r not taking any drugs and having stomach pain with the black stools u should see a doctor. ...Read more

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This is kind if a weird question but what causes diarrhea?

This is kind if a weird question but what causes diarrhea?

What's the cause?: Not a weird question at all! "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diarrhea and what foods make you have it?

What are the causes of diarrhea and what foods make you have it?

Sugar, fat: High amounts of simple sugars can cause a diarrhea, as weel as too much artificial sweeteners with xylitol for example. Also, some people don't tolerate too much fat in their diet and within a half hour of eating a large fatty meal can have diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Yes: Brad Azo Gantrisin and generic sulfisoxazole with phenazopyridine. It is used for urinay tract infection. Beside diarrhea it also causes nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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