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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 drinking too mich water cause diarrhea?

Does drinking too mich water cause diarrhea?

Never;: Too much water intake result in too much urination only. When there is diarrhea, drink a lot of fluid. Increased fluid intake prevents dehydration. If diarrhea continues, electrolytes e.g. Sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate are lost, leading to fluid and electrolyte imbalance with dehydration. Need to drink electrolyte solution (e.g. Pedialyte) along with regular food. Avoid leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water cause diarreah? I drank a lot of water on day and also had very watery diarrhea same day.

Yes: When you drink excessive amounts of water, your body can get overwhelmed & more than usual can bypass the stomach & small intestine and end up in the large intestine. The large intestine resorbs water as the stool makes its way around but if there is a huge amount of water, stool content drawing water to stay in the bowel (osmotic pressure), &/or the movement is quick, then you can get diarrhea. ...Read more

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Just started a new diet that has me drinking 148 oz of water a day. Can that cause my diarrhea? Or can it be the vitamins I started taking.

 Just started a new diet that has me drinking 148 oz of water a day. Can that cause my diarrhea? Or can it be the vitamins I started taking.

Be careful: That's a lot of water ( almost 4 1/2 liters). Yes, I suspect the loose stools. Be careful of fad diets that involve extremes of any particular food or supplement or excessive water. ...Read more

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What would cause a sudden onset of very watery diarrhea? I was fine all day. Now I have had the diarrhea for 3 hours. Should i take anything to stop it? I am drinking water and i just ate some plain rice. I don't have any more sudden urges but each time

There : There are certain foodborne illnesses that have an acute/sudden onset. You likely ate contaminated food. This type of diarrheal illness usually lasts 24-72 hours. If it has persisted longer than this, you have a high fever, blood or parasites in your stool, and/or severe abdominal pain, then a medical visit is in order. The key with this type of illness is to maintain adequate hydration, and eat a bland diet until a regular diet is tolerated. I hope you are better by now. ...Read more

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Can not drinking enough water, too much coffee and caffeine and a day full of drinking alcohol cause explosive watery diarrhea, more than 4 times/hr

Can not drinking enough water, too much coffee and caffeine and a day full of drinking alcohol cause explosive watery diarrhea, more than 4 times/hr

You are: Probably irritating your digestive system, cannot keep that up for other reasons too, and dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Get help from someone. ...Read more

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Suddenly drinking tap water causes diarrhea, but also started my period. Which is the cause? Neither tap water / periods usually cause diarrhea for me

Suddenly drinking tap water causes diarrhea, but also started my period. Which is the cause? Neither tap water / periods usually cause diarrhea for me

Change in bowels: Change in bowels is a red-flag to doctors that evaluation is needed. You did not specify whether your concern reflects a change in stool texture, altered ease or completeness of elimination, frequency of stooling, or what was previously baseline. Please provide more information, or better yet see your physician for evaluation (check of thyroid, hormones, abdominal x-rays, physical). ...Read more

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Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention? I not sick, just want a better bod

Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention?  I not sick, just want a better bod

No shortcuts to abs.: The above answer is an excellent simplification of a complex topic: fluid and electrolyte balance. No one food or supplement will enhance your ab's. Exercise your core and maintain a normal body habitus. Check your BMI as a guide. It's boring advice, but healthier. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


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