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Does Too Much Fiber Cause Loose Stools
Can adding to much fiber at once cause loose stools, and I've been eating 2 cups of activia yogurt a day plus I have a cold?
Stools: The character and consistency of stools may change with alterations in dietary intake which change the colonic bacterial flora, but as long as this does not change the frequency of stooling, probably will resolve spontaneously if actually due to your changes in diet. On the other hand, the loose stools are more likely related to the virus producing your cold. If it keeps up, see a doctor. ...Read more
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
I can't tolerate fiber or more than a bit of sugar. They cause discomfort and loose stools - sometimes foamy or just liquid for hours the next morning?
Supplements?: Are you talking about fiber supplements? It is common for fiber supplements to cause some cramping and loose stools when first starting on them. Why are you taking the fiber? It may just mean that you need to get your fiber from fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. ...Read more
Loose stools for over a week that leave quickly. Took Psyllium, helped bulk stools. Is soluble fiber the only problem? Eat fiber but most insoluble.
MOM 3 days ago. Explosive loose stools 2 days ago. Now can't go. Increased fiber, water, and nothing is working going on 2 days with no stool. Help?
More info needed to: Determine proper approach. Going just by your limited story, I would add daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) along with the fiber and a high fiber diet.As long as you R eating and drinking normally and in no discomfort, you could give the above regimen 1-2 weeks. Your next step is a work up by Gastroenterology. ...Read more
Took MOM 2 days ago. Explosive loose stools yesterday. Today urge to go but can't. Increased fiber and water. What can I do? Is this IBS or serious?
Too much MOM: You may have taken too much MOM which contains Magnesium. Too much Magnesium can cause diarrhea. Too much fiber without lots of water can slow down your stool transport. Try to take Magnesium citrate 500mg every night. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily with a fiber supplement. Aloe vera juice also helps. ...Read more
Have sjogrens syndrome. Get "backed up" & loose stools despite fiber, h20, &miralax. Normal colonoscopy. Senokot (senna) results in normal BM. How often can I take?
Constipation: Senokot (senna) can be taken every day to treat constipation in a safe way. Aside from being irritating, Fleet's enemas should be avoided. Increase water intake and amount of fiber in your diet to decrease constipation. If daily Senokot (senna) does not help, an appointment should be made with primary physician or GI specialist ...Read more
Colonoscopy last week showed diverticulosis. Started using align and increased fiber. Still have cramping, now loose stools with leakage! ?
Haven't had normal bm in 2 weeks, tried stool softener, laxative, more fiber, & enema. Causes loose stool. Worried about impaction? What should I do?
Pain or bloating?: If not you can keep doing what your doing for a while but if pain or distention develop see your doctor pronto. ...Read more
Is there a way to counter the side effect of loose stools caused by viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) &what's considered excessive to the point you should talk to a dr about it?
Could multi-vitamin/mineral supplements cause excessive bloating, difficulty breathing and loose stools?
Bloating, loose stoo: Not likely. See your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your problems. ...Read more
Possible: It's not impossible but not common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible: Yes, it is possible; try restarting it for a few days and see how it goes; ...Read more
See a doctor: The answer to your question could fill a good textbook, and the answer to getting rid of it depends upon the cause. See a good doctor and find out what is wrong. ...Read more
Single episode explosive bloody diahorrea, loose stools two weeks, left side twinges, nausea, causes please?
Blood diarrhea: Those findings suggest infectious diarrhea. You need to consult your physician and have a stool examination and culture. ...Read more
Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?
Most often dietary: Most often just random event due to dietary changes - if chronic or have blood see your doctor. ...Read more
I get frequent loose stools (gi tests normal) and have for many years. Do frequent loose stools over time cause any long term health problems?
Doctor can evaluate: "loose stools" means different things to different people. "frequent" also has many meanings (some call once a week frequent; others once a day). So, a primary care doctor or a GI specialist will have to get the entire story and run some tests. If there is celiac disease, some soretof hormonal problem, a malabsorption of certain nutrients, etc... Then some long term problems might appear. ...Read more
I have been having loose stools for at least a year now with undigested food. No.blood or pain but I'm wondering what the cause is. I know I'm not nea?
Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools. ...Read more
Not sure I can: Help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Antibiotics yes: Yes could be due to antibiotics, see your doctor. ...Read more
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