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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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Have chronic pancreatitis having diarrhea with red blood coming out in plops w/sm amt. Bm and what look like tissue what could this be. Been 3 days?

Have chronic pancreatitis having diarrhea with red blood coming out in plops w/sm amt. Bm and what look like tissue what could this be. Been 3 days?

Rectal bleeding: If the blood is bright red this generally indicates it is originating from the lower part of your bowel. It may not be related to your pancreatitis. Have your doctor exam you to see if there is a source for the bleeding. You may require a colonoscopy to find out the exact cause. All the best in getting this sorted out. Watch for low blood with persistent bleeding. Read more

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Diagnosed Pancreatitis for 4 yrs no insurance (28yr M)need rerouting of the duct. Constant yellow watery diarrhea and nasusea. Any idea if this is relate?

Yes: The symptoms are typical for chronic pancreatitis and the illness needs to be addressed promptly. If no other recourse, one can go to an ER to determine severity/immediate risk and utilize and case management services available there. Read more

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My husband takes pancrelipase for pancreatitis; had a reaction of hives and diarrhea together 6 times this month. Can this be from the pancrelipase?

My husband takes pancrelipase for pancreatitis; had a reaction of hives and diarrhea together 6 times this month. Can this be from the pancrelipase?

Rx side effects: Yes, this is entirely possible as common side effects from Pancrelipase may include: nausea or vomiting; mild stomach pain or upset; diarrhea or constipation; bloating or gas; greasy stools; rectal irritation;headache, dizziness; cough; or weight loss. Hives may suggest an allergic ige reaction as well. He should follow up with his GI or prescribing doctor. Read more

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Why yellow diarrhea? Narcotic withdrawal. It's bright yellow, very acidic and diarrhea even goes to water consistency. Can trigger pancreatitis too.

Why yellow diarrhea? Narcotic withdrawal. It's bright yellow, very acidic and diarrhea even goes to water consistency. Can trigger pancreatitis too.

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. Read more

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Is it possible that the doctor misdiagnosed me with acute pancreatitis?? Severe gastroentritis? Gastritis? Intestinal problems? Diarrhea 2x in 1 week

Is it possible that the doctor misdiagnosed me with acute pancreatitis?? Severe gastroentritis? Gastritis? Intestinal problems? Diarrhea 2x in 1 week

Pain's NOT normal...: ...but you have provided us none of your test results nor your symptomatic presentation upon which we rely to render an intelligent guess. However, we can neither converse with you nor examine you in this format. If you're unhappy with one provider's diagnosis then ask questions of him about it. If the response is unsatisfying, seek the opinion of another physician. Pancreatitis is serious. Read more

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Diagnosed with pancreatitis & campylobacter inf Been sick for 15 days. Was improving but began having stomach pain and diarrhea again. What do I do?

Diagnosed with pancreatitis & campylobacter inf Been sick for 15 days. Was improving but began having stomach pain and diarrhea again. What do I do?

Go back to MD: You must return to your doctor or gastroenterologist to let them reevaluate your therapy and check up on you. Do not take chances! Gall bladder been checked? Read more

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Pain in upper right abdomen and back. Sticky stool, nausea. No pain the epigastric or left side, no diarrhea. Is it pancreatitis?

Pain in upper right abdomen and back. Sticky stool, nausea. No pain the epigastric or left side, no diarrhea. Is it pancreatitis?

Possibly: It is possible for this to be pancreatitis, but there are many other possible diagnoses also. Regardless, you need an urgent evaluation to evaluate the symptoms. If pancreatitis is present, it will be easy to tell with simple blood tests and possibly x-rays or scans of the abdomen. Good luck. Read more

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I left the hospital yesterday after 5 days with pancreatitis. And an h pylori infection in my stomach. My lipaise was normal again. No fever, no vomiting, mild diahrrea. White blood cells were normal again. Today I have a lot of ab pain?

I left the hospital yesterday after 5 days with pancreatitis. And an h pylori infection in my stomach. My lipaise was normal again. No fever, no vomiting, mild diahrrea. White blood cells were normal again. Today I have a lot of ab pain?

Seek evaluation: At a minimum, you should contact your hospital team via the contact instructions in your discharge summary. You should consider going to the emergency room, as this could represent a recurrence of your pancreatitis. I wish you well! Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. Read more

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Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Yes: Stress can cause worsening of irritable bowel symptoms - in particular, diarrhea. Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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