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Does eating too much licorice cause diarrhea or black stools?

Does eating too much licorice cause diarrhea or black stools?

Yes, but...: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit.

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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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Hi! I just had a quick question...can not eating cause diarrhea?

Hi! I just had a quick question...can not eating cause diarrhea?

Intolerance: That may mean that you have intolerance to certain food such as milk products of glutin. It may also mean you have ulcers or dyspepsia. Get checked out!

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Male (67) w distended stomach, nausea (no vomiting), diarrhea, not eating. Dye CT showed no blockage. Wbc norm. Partial block? Possible other causes?

Infection: Gastroenteritis, i.e. Infection of the stomach. In your case, it seems involvement of large intestine. Adhesions from previous surgeries, causing obstruction, increase amount of use of opiates for tx of pain, volvulus, intususseption, poor peristaltic movements due to nerve damage, ischemia of bowel, dehydration, hard stool impaction, etc. Please consult your pcp, GI consultation.

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Can eating Oreo cookies cause black diarrhea?

Can eating Oreo cookies cause black diarrhea?

Not likely: The biggest concern would be a gastrointestinal bleed. Any such diarrhea should be evaluated.

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I have black diarrhea. I've been eating a lot of Oreos the past few days, could this be the cause?

I have black diarrhea. I've been eating a lot of Oreos the past few days, could this be the cause?

No: Black or dark brown? Black stools, whether solid or loose, can be sign of blood in the stool. You might want to have this checked especially if you have any belly pain, fever, weight loss.

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Hi, I've been experiencing diarrhea after not eating for a day it has happened several times. Is this normal?

Hi, I've been experiencing diarrhea after not eating for a day it has happened several times. Is this normal?

Diarrhea: No it is not normal. I strongly recommend you set up a program with a nurse practitioner. If she/he can help you things will be fine. That said, if the nurse feels strongly that you must see a doctor, please do so. Keep me posted - hope all goes well.

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I've been experiencing diarrhea on-and-off for the past 6 months. It doesn't seem to be linked to the food I'm eating. What else could cause this?

I've been experiencing diarrhea on-and-off for the past 6 months. It doesn't seem to be linked to the food I'm eating. What else could cause this?

Need evaluation: Diarrhea over 6 months may be due to chronic infection, malabsorption and less common reasons. It appears that you are under the care of a doctor and it would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor as more history and tests may be needed.

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Could eating tomatoes cause diarrhea?

Yes: Diarrhea is a common symptom of allergic reaction to tomato. Gi symptoms often occur within minutes to hours after eating tomato. Histamine released in the GI tract creates abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Histamine dilates and increases the permeability of blood vessels, allowing an excess amount of fluid fluids to enter the gut.

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Can eating celery cause diarrhea?

Can eating celery cause diarrhea?

No not normally: No eating celery usually does not cause diarrhea.

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How can eating eggs cause diarrhea?

How can eating eggs cause diarrhea?

Salmonella: Raw eggs may carry salmonella and if eaten without proper cooking, salmonella infection may occur and result in diarrhea.

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Will eating peas cause diarrhea in a child?

Yes: They can peas are often on lists of foods to avoid with diarrhea and can cause gas.

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What could cause severe diarrhea from eating something?

E. coli, rotavirus: Enterotoxigenic e. Coli is probably the most common bacterial cause, the rotavirus family is probably the most common viral cause and g. Lamblia is probably the most common parasitic cause.

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Can eating a lot of sweet peas cause diarrhea in a child?

Can eating a lot of sweet peas cause diarrhea in a child?

Yes: Eating a lot of fruits and veggies (especially if combined with juices) can cause toddler's diarrhea.

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Is it possible to avoid traveler's diarrhea by not eating street food?

Is it possible to avoid traveler's diarrhea by not eating street food?

Travelers diarrhea: Yes, avoid street food, drink bottled water and avoid fruits and vegetables

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Several days of diarrhea, loks like spinach? Not eating anything green! Why?

Several days of diarrhea, loks like spinach? Not eating anything green! Why?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green ; slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs.

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Will eating too much sugar cause diarrhea?

Will eating too much sugar cause diarrhea?

Sugar & diarrhea: Yes, eating too much sugar can cause diarrhea. If a large amount of sugar makes its way into your intestinal tract, it tends to pull fluid from the intestinal wall to the inside. More fluid in the intestines means looser stools and possibly diarrhea.

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Can eating too much fiber cause diarrhea?

Can eating too much fiber cause diarrhea?

No it does not: No eating too much fiber may make you move bowels more often but it does not cause diarrhea.

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Why can an eating disorder cause diarrhea?

Why can an eating disorder cause diarrhea?

Eating Disorders: Cause people to consume foods in an unnatural way. Your body will have difficulty processing it.

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What causes diarrhea and will eating boiled rice and chicken help ease the problem?

What causes diarrhea and will eating boiled rice and chicken help ease the problem?

Usually diarrhea is: Caused by viruses or bacteria and parasites, possibly transmitted by contaminated food or water. Medications, especially antibiotics, can cause diarrhea as well as lactose intolerance, fructose, artificial sweeteners, surgery, other digestive disorders include irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease. Self care: liquids, low-fiber foods-rice, eggs, chicken. Avoid dairy

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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