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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Hi. I've been taking Omeprazole for about a month for acid reflux. Yesterday and today I had loose stools that were orange. Is this caused by the Rx?

Hi. I've been taking Omeprazole for about a month for acid reflux. Yesterday and today I had loose stools that were orange. Is this caused by the Rx?

Omeprazole sideeffec: Abdominal pain, lose tools diarrhea and bloating maybe side effect of omeprazole. Stools color change may depend on the diet or gallbladder dysfunction

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Been having loose stools ever since I came off acid reflux medication (nizatidine) is this normal? Been one week.

Been having loose stools ever since I came off acid reflux medication (nizatidine) is this normal? Been one week.

GERD meds: May be a side effect of mediciation. Stop all GI meds for 1 week and follow a regualr diet- if not improved, call your physician.

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I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

IBS: Symptoms of loose stools ; abdominal cramps in young adult male suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Intestinal cancer would be most unusual. Personally, I would be interested in history of extreme sports participation ; chronic low back pain, which I have found concommitent with these symptoms in young adult males. The symptoms suggest that a primary medical doctor evaluation is in order.

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Can acid reflux cause diarrhea?

Can acid reflux cause diarrhea?

Reflux and diarrhea: Not usually unless there is bleeding or gastroenteritis, food intolerences, immunocompromised state, gallbladder disease- w/ bile acid reflux, irritable bowel, or intermittent camphylobacter infection I though, never say never, as very rarely I have tested individuals with diarrhea for H pylori and it was positive. The antibiotics used for H P can cause diarrhea. F/u/w/ doc

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I am on pantoprozole for acid reflux and once a week I get rotten egg smelling belches followed by diarrhea. Could it be caused by medication or what?

I am on pantoprozole for acid reflux and once a week I get rotten egg smelling belches followed by diarrhea. Could it be caused by medication or what?

Probiotics: These medicines have been reported to alter healthy flora in the colon and make one succeptible to overgrowth of c difficile infection. This could be the diarrhea. Probiotics and a diet in short chained fructoligosacchardies from bananas, garlic, asparagus and tomatoes and whole grain wheat products can help establish normal flora while on these medications.

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About a week ago I had bad acid reflux. Biting my throat. Started taking prevacid (lansoprazole) and now I have stomach pain and diarrhea. What is the cause?

About a week ago I had bad acid reflux. Biting my throat. Started taking prevacid (lansoprazole) and now I have stomach pain and diarrhea. What is the cause?

Prevacid/Diarrhea: If you have abdominal pain and diarrhea after taking Prevacid to control diarrhea, it could be prevacid's side effects. Suggest to stop the medications. If you have seldom acid reflux and needed a quick fix, try zantac (ranitidine) instead.

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I have been sick for three weeks now I have been vomiting atleast once a day ocasional diarreah and horrific acid reflux I ve been seeing a urgent car?

I have been sick for three weeks now I have been vomiting atleast once a day ocasional diarreah and horrific acid reflux I ve been seeing a urgent car?

Get a second opinion: You need to see a primary care doctor with a regular medical practice. You have been suffering for 3 weeks, and it's time to find someone who can follow through with you and do a full evaluation. I hope you feel better soon!

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What is pepto bismol used for? And can I use it for acid reflux after a meal? I'm on toprol (metoprolol) XR and synthroid. Also having diarreah

What is pepto bismol used for? And can I use it for acid reflux after a meal? I'm on toprol (metoprolol) XR and synthroid. Also having diarreah

Yes: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is used for nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and diarrhea. Since heartburn is a common signs of acid reflux, most likely pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will help. Consult your doctor about a medication you can take if this over the counter drug does not help. Always consult your doctor about mixing medications as well since I am not familiar with your medical history.

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I have acid reflux but I have been having terrible stomach ache and diarrhoea recently is this due to the acid flux or something different?

I have acid reflux but I have been having terrible stomach ache and diarrhoea recently is this due to the acid flux or something different?

Tricky: Without an exam, I can only give general information. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, you'd expect reflux to give upper symptoms (like heartburn) but not lower symtpoms like diarrhea.

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Are acid reflux and diarrhea related?

Not usually.: Although both maladies affect the digestive tract, they are usually not related. Since they are both fairly common, it is possible that you could have both problems happening at once. They probably are not related though. If either are out of control, see your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck.

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Every time I eat anything, doesn't matter what it is, I feel really sick start to get acid reflux and diarrhea.?

Every time I eat anything, doesn't matter what it is, I feel really sick start to get acid reflux and diarrhea.?

Reflux and diarrea: Hello, this is unusual and to be occurring in a 20yo young woman, I would be alerted to this being as a result of a psychological condition like social anxiety as being the cause and as such could be a precursor to an eating disorder. I would suggest as well as treating the symptoms which is easy there is a robust psychological intervention. Pse see a psychologist as well thx

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I have had diarrhea at least once a day for about two weeks now. Along with this, I've also had heartburn/acid reflux. What might this be?

I have had diarrhea at least once a day for about two weeks now. Along with this, I've also had heartburn/acid reflux. What might this be?

Reflux: An irritated stomach can trigger loose bowels as well. Please see your provider to get assessment and treatment for your stomach and intestinal problems

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


Dr. Gary Sandler
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more