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Does Not Eating Cause Diarrhea
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.
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
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!
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.
I have black diarrhea. I've been eating a lot of Oreos the past few days, could this be the cause?
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.
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?
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Eating a lot of fruits and veggies (especially if combined with juices) can cause toddler's diarrhea.
Travelers diarrhea: Yes, avoid street food, drink bottled water and avoid fruits and vegetablesSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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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