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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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Could a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) give you diarrhea?

Fleets enema: Absolutely. It is a saline laxative and draws water into the colon and causes diarrhea. Its effects are limited and should only provide a transient diarrhea. ...Read more

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Have UC. Switched 2 nites ago from 1g Mesalamine suppository to 4g Mes. Enema. Experiencing flu-like symps. Diarrhea, body aches and abd pain. Why?

Have UC. Switched 2 nites ago from 1g Mesalamine suppository to 4g Mes. Enema. Experiencing flu-like symps. Diarrhea, body aches and abd pain. Why?

Mesalamine: These symptoms are common adverse effects of this medication, and in your case, may be related to increasing the dosage. Best of health to you! ...Read more

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Haven't changed my diet at all, but today I used 3 enemas, although poured out the solution and filled with purified water, and had loose stools and cramps in lower abdomen later. Why the cramps?

Haven't changed my diet at all, but today I used 3 enemas, although poured out the solution and filled with purified water, and had loose stools and cramps in lower abdomen later. Why the cramps?

Stimulating bowel: You are stimulating your bowel with the water. Best not to switch the liquid out, as you will loose the benefit of the enema. 3 at one time may be a lot. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pretty intense diarrhea the day after one's first enema?

Is it normal to have pretty intense diarrhea the day after one's first enema?

Need more info: What agent was used for enema? Was it one of the quack detox enemas? Following a usual soap water enema or salt enema, you should not have diarrhea, let alone intense diarrhea. Keep you fluid intake high to prevent dehydration and if the diarrhea does not subside in a day or so, see your doctor or go to an emergency room at a nearby hospital. ...Read more

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How long will diarrhea last after saline enema in toddler?

Hours: If you used a child size saline enema, then the diarrhea usually lasts less than 2 hours. I would not expect it to last more than 8-12 hours at the very longest. If it is longer than that then there is probably another cause of the diarrhea, other than the enema. ...Read more

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I just found I am pregnant Saturday. I am constipated due to issues with meds taken for travelers diarrhea while abroad last week. Can I use an enema?

I just found I am pregnant Saturday. I am constipated due to issues with meds taken for travelers diarrhea while abroad last week. Can I use an enema?

No enema: An enema can cause electrolyte issues and should be avoided. Most laxatives are not safe for pregnancy. If you don't get relief from increasing fluids and fiber, you could consider colace (docusate sodium) or metamucil. However, if the constipation is too severe, see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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So having loose to diarrhea stool that is gritty like sand is normal? Never had before surgery was constipated with very small BMs after daily enemas

So having loose to diarrhea stool that is gritty like sand is normal? Never had before surgery was constipated with very small BMs after daily enemas

GI surgery?: If you had an operation on your intestines, or abdominal surgery of any type recently, consider placing a call to your surgeon to see if its related. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

Depends: It all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like Metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated. Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md
probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

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How to remove diarrhea?

Gentle on GI track: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >. ...Read more

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What to do for diarrhea?

What to do for diarrhea?

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

More data needed: "Atypical" does not mean anything with "diarrhea". Sloppy wording. Is it infection or inflammatory? Stool cultures and C Difficile tests rule out the former. Colonoscopy helps with the latter. In addition there are malabsorption syndromes or certain cancers that can cause diarrhea - gastroenterologist can help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more

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How can diarrhea be treated?

How can diarrhea be treated?

Diarrhea: Oral rehydration (replace lost fluids & salt), loperamide (imodium) & bismuth subsalicylate, and most important of all, discuss with your doctor to explore the causes. ...Read more

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What are diarrhea quick fixes?

What are diarrhea quick fixes?

Brat diet: Brat diet is banana rice apple juice and toast. As long as you don't have a fever, abdominal cramping or blood in stool. If diarrhea lasts longer than 48 hours or is accompanied by the above sx you may need to see health care provider. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

On medication?: If the baby is on diuretics or digoxin for congestive heart failure, diarrhea can cause problems. Let your cardiologist know. ...Read more

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How come I get diarrhea so much?

? Allergy: It could be allergy or irritable bowl syndrome, you should see GI doctor. ...Read more

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Clear diarrhea what causes this?

Number of things: Things from nonabsorbable sugars in the diet to medications to infections can cause clear diarrhea. Identifying the exact cause requires much more information. ...Read more

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What should I do for my diarrhea?

What should I do for my diarrhea?

BRAT diet: Diarrhea is best managed by drinking plenty of fluids and restricting fiber. The brat diet consists of bananas (greener the better), rice (white), applesauce, toast (white). Saltine crackers and bullion may also help. Also, avoid dairy as lactose intolerance is common. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to diarrhea everyday?

Is it normal to diarrhea everyday?

Daily diarrhea: No. See your physician. Could be many things including allergy, digestive disorder, hormonal issue or anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhea all the time?

Diarrhea: I take it that you are having more than 3 bowel movements daily. This is a pretty large differential that includes irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, hormonal imballances (i.e. Hyperthyroidism), infectious diarrhea including intestinal parasites. I could go on.

Important to know: does the diarrhea wake you up, bleeding, fever, pain, bloating? ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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