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Can too much probiotic cause diarrhea? Today I've had a probiotic pill, a kombucha drink and yogurt. Then soon after the yogurt experienced "d"

Can too much probiotic cause diarrhea? Today I've had a probiotic pill, a kombucha drink and yogurt. Then soon after the yogurt experienced "d"

May be: Probiotics have not been shown to be beneficial, the commercial messages notwithstanding. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?

Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?

Clostridium: CDiff does have a significant relapse rate. It has to be 100% liquid in order for the lab to process the sample. Young people can tolerate symptoms much more than the elderly or ill and therefore tend to go on with the infection a lot longer before seeking treatment. It may resolve spontaneously. But better if you go to your primary, ID or GI doctor. Avoid clindamycin in the future.

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I used to eat ~1 cup of yogurt/day but stopped recently. For the last few weeks I've had loose stools 1x/day. Is this related due to probiotics?

I used to eat ~1 cup of yogurt/day but stopped recently. For the last few weeks I've had loose stools 1x/day. Is this related due to probiotics?

Could be: A lot of things. Mostly the calcium and lack of fiber in yogurt is more likely. The probiotics is a bit tricky because most commercial yogurt isn't that good on quality control of the living bacteria. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,

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Will probiotics help with diarrhea?

Will probiotics help with diarrhea?

They usually do help: When having diarrhea but it all depends what's causing the squirts to begin with...

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Can probiotics help you avoid diarrhea?

Can probiotics help you avoid diarrhea?

Yes: Probiotics can help replenish the gut with healthy microbes.

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Could probiotics cause diarrhea and burping?

Could probiotics cause diarrhea and burping?

Yes in some: Probiotics can cause diarrhea and bloating in some pople.

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Docs, what's a gentle probiotic to take if you have problems with diarrhea?

Docs, what's a gentle probiotic to take if you have problems with diarrhea?

Probiotics: If you have GI symptoms and have seen your doctor, a multi-strain probiotic is a good. Recent research points to the bacteria in the gut as influencing mood and overall health so a probiotic can be helpful for all of us. Peace and good health.

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What is a good comparison to probiotic? And will it help with severe diarrhea?

What is a good comparison to probiotic? And will it help with severe diarrhea?

Probiotics: Probiotics can help in people who have digestive problems and bowel irregularities. Many varieties are available over the counter, such as align, florastor, acidophilus.

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I'm on my third day of taking VSL 3 probiotic and have horrible diarrhea. Is this a common side effect?

I'm on my third day of taking VSL 3 probiotic and have horrible diarrhea. Is this a common side effect?

Probiotic troubles: I wonder whether the diarrhea might have come from some antibiotics that were given recently or this product? Sometimes there can be abdominal discomfort or even diarrhea with these products - depending on your tolerances. You should probably stop taking them and call your GI doctor for help. In the mean time, taking in some fluids/chicken soup will help with the volume losses. Hope u feel better.

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Would probiotics help chronic diarrhea for the elderly?

Would probiotics help chronic diarrhea for the elderly?

Probiotics helpful: Try elimination diet. Go dairy free for 1 month except yogurt & butter milk If no improvement, try gluten free diet. Good quality probiotics daily. Yogurt drinks with good bacteriae like kefir is good. Avoid caffeine.Have you seen a doctor for this?

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Never had digestive issues and take probiotics daily. 4 weeks ago started having diarrhea and I still have it. It looks like powder. Any ideas?

Never had digestive issues and take probiotics daily. 4 weeks ago started having diarrhea and I still have it. It looks like powder. Any ideas?

Diarrhea: For that length of time is serious. You MAY develop electrolyte imbalance and dehydration. Please see your doctor. Personality traits such as Type A too hard working MAY be a PART of the picture. Peace and good health.

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How to treat episodes of diarrhea? Probiotics? Bread? And solutions for gas too would be appreciated.

How to treat episodes of diarrhea? Probiotics? Bread? And solutions for gas too would be appreciated.

Endefen is a natural: Product used to help w/GI symptoms. Start w/seeing your doc first to get a proper diagnosis. Take Endefen to see if it helps. Also consider a food sensitivity test by Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas. Peace and good health.

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How many probiotics (10 billion capsules) per day do you recommend for IBS (diarrhea)?

How many probiotics (10 billion capsules) per day do you recommend for IBS (diarrhea)?

Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better. It safer to look for mixed probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health.

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What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better. It is better to look for mixed probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health. Another type of doc may answer this question too and address conventional medications.

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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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Diarrhea (Definition)

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