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Are loose stools a sign of pregnancy?

Are loose stools a sign of pregnancy?

Constipation is: Probably more common early on. Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, increased sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are loose stools normal in early pregnancy? Is it possible that this is how my body is dealing with morning sickness?

Are loose stools normal in early pregnancy? Is it possible that this is how my body is dealing with morning sickness?

Loose stools: Loose stools are probably due to a dietary change brought on by your morning sickness and decrease appetite. Don't worry, your appetite will come around and you'll have the chance to get fat. ...Read more

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Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

If on IRON: The iron in the prenatal vitamin, or if you are even on a supplemental Iron pill can cause the stool to be black. Call your GYN to assure you are on an iron supplement. If so, most likely fine, but at next visit, you could always have your stool checked for heme to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools. This is my 3rd pregnancy?

37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools. This is my 3rd pregnancy?

Go to Hospital: When you are having loose stools and cramping in pregnancy, it is important to make sure that your baby is Ok and that you are not dilating. Watch for baby movements and go right away to the hospital birthing center. All will be well. It is better to be safe. ...Read more

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Gurgling stomach, lower ab pain, loose stools, weight loss... Still getting period, on the pill, negative pregnancy tests... Lower back pain... help!

Gurgling stomach, lower ab pain, loose stools, weight loss... Still getting period, on the pill, negative pregnancy tests... Lower back pain... help!

Duration?: Hi. Are these symptoms new or chronic? If acute, you may just have a GI bug that will clear itself within days. If chronic, you need to consider things like inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, etc. Any mucous and/or blood in stool? If it's chronic, or doesn't resolve promptly, please see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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When I orgasm I have explosive diarrhea at the exact same moment, also causing anal leakage for days afterwards. What is going on?

When I orgasm I have explosive diarrhea at the exact same moment, also causing anal leakage for days afterwards. What is going on?

Anal sphincter fails: The anal sphincter (circular muscle) normally, make us socially acceptable animals, and stays closed during most conscious activities except in cuts, tears, anal intercourse, hemorrhoids, or other injuries to its' ability to stay closed. Please see a colon/rectal specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can green tea give you explosive diarrhea?

Can green tea give you explosive diarrhea?

Yes.: Green tea can sometimes cause diarrhea. It's possible that you are sensitive to the tannins or other ingredients. The caffeine levels, if you drink a lot, can also cause diarrhea. You can try it with food, or just avoid. Cut back on the dose or avoid if you are suffering. You could try a decaf version. ...Read more

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Explosive diarrhea due to clindamycin. What can I take?

Explosive diarrhea due to clindamycin. What can I take?

C. diff: Clindamycin is particularly famous for causing clostridium difficile colitis, and it's not recommended that you take anti-diarrhea medications if you have c. Diff. You should get tested for c. Diff before you try taking anything to control your diarrhea. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained), severe). I have had at least 7 episode of explosive diarrhea since this morning?

I am experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained), severe). I have had at least 7 episode of explosive diarrhea since this morning?

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, esp. If as severe as reported. ...Read more

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Having explosive diarrhea or clay-like hard stools. What could be wrong?

Having explosive diarrhea or clay-like hard stools. What could be wrong?

Many things: Not enough info. Have you changed your diet? Is anyone else sick? How long has this been going on? Are you taking any new meds? Laxatives? I would see your md to begin the work up. ...Read more

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Flushing hot face glassy eyes and explosive diarrhea what can be going on?

Flushing hot face glassy eyes and explosive diarrhea what can be going on?

? virus: The commonest cause would be a viral intestinal tract infection. Usually nausea with or without vomiting also occurs. Other causes could include food poisoning or food intolerance like lactose, gluten, or reactions to some medications with a laxative like effect. Avoid harsh roughage, drink room temperature fluids and take kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) as needed. Call your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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How can I stay hydrated when I have a bug causing frequent and explosive diarrhea? I've only had it for about an hour and I am already dehydrated.

How can I stay hydrated when I have a bug causing frequent and explosive diarrhea? I've only had it for about an hour and I am already dehydrated.

Ice chips: Stick to clear liquids for a day. I doubt drinking liquids would cause diarrhea. If it does, try eating small ice chips, or taking small sips of water. If you can tolerate this, try small amounts of other clear liquids. If you feel hungry tomorrow, try small bits of bland, easy to digest food, such as bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast. These foods can also help reduce the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Diarrhea on and off for 1.5 months. Started after cold-like symptoms (including body aches and chills). Just became more explosive during another cold.

Diarrhea on and off for 1.5 months. Started after cold-like symptoms (including body aches and chills). Just became more explosive during another cold.

IBS?: After a stomach virus its not unusual for to have an altered bowel habit as described termed a post-infectious ibs. This can take weeks to months to completely resolve. I suggest seeing your doctor though to make sure nothing else is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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F/58 uncontrollable explosive diarrhea 9 days. Cdiff neg. Dr. Advice bland diet, fluids, etc now incontinent at night last colonoscopy 2010 diverticulit?

F/58 uncontrollable explosive diarrhea 9 days. Cdiff neg. Dr. Advice bland diet, fluids, etc now incontinent at night last colonoscopy 2010 diverticulit?

See a GI doctor asap: You may need to be retested for C. difficile but also get tested for other infectious as well as getting a colonoscopy with biopsies to look for microscopic colitis that can cause frequent, watery stools along with bloating and weight loss. See a GI doctor asap to get this evaluated quickly. I wish you the best in a quick recovery! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend has explosive diarrhea many times a day and takes immodium, but that doesn't help.?

What do you suggest if my friend has explosive diarrhea many times a day and takes immodium, but that doesn't help.?

We would most likely: ALL recommend immediate evaluation by a physician to determine the cause and other associated complications from excessive body fluid losses. ...Read more

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My friend has explosive diarrhea many times a day and takes immodium, but that doesn't help. What else is there to take?

Needs a workup: Your friend should have a workup to discover what if anything is contributing to this problem (irritable bowel syndrome).Sometimes they have food allergies or intolerance (like wheat) and some people will have this with food dyes (#40 red). Blood tests can identify some of the issues but an elimination diet may discover other triggers. Overall health may suffer if this in not evaluated. ...Read more

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Bouts of abdomen pain/nausea/explosive diarrhea that half floats/sinks occur regularly for me (at least 3-4 times a month). I feel better afterwards.?

Bouts of abdomen pain/nausea/explosive diarrhea that half floats/sinks occur regularly for me (at least 3-4 times a month). I feel better afterwards.?

You need to: Make a list of what you eat....and when you get these episodes what did you eat?? Sounds like FATTY FOOD intolerance. (Stool "floats")

More info needed
Hope this is a helpful "beginning"!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I missed my period last month. This month it's late but today I had explosive diarrhea at work all over the floor I couldn't keep it in. Then I had?

I missed my period last month. This month it's late but today I had explosive diarrhea at work all over the floor I couldn't keep it in. Then I had?

Food poisoning?: First, did you check a pregnancy test to make sure you aren't pregnant? Did you eat something that could have made you sick or possibly contracted a viral gastroenteritis? if you are pregnant your immunity can be lower early in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Female 25. I have had two bouts of explosive dark brown diarrhea over the past two hours. Should I be concerned?

Only if painful: I'd stay close to a toilet, (stay home), stay away from others (minimize spread), and drink plenty of fluids (alternate water and Gatorade). If this continues or is uncontrolled, or associated with anything more than mild abdominal pain/cramping, then head to an urgent care or ER (if severe) or see your doctor in the morning. Speed of follow up is proportional to pain. ...Read more

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Explosive, watery diarrhea for 8 days in 77 year old with lots of belching and gas. Where to start? What type of dr.?

Explosive, watery diarrhea for 8 days in 77 year old with lots of belching and gas. Where to start? What type of dr.?

Primary care doc: A pcp will work up the diarrhea for infection. If it is not infectious and persists beyond 2 weeks, a referral to a gastroenterologist is needed. ...Read more

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Took MOM yesterday at 10 am. Had diarrhea and now explosive loose stools on and off all day today 3:00 pm. When does it wear off? Took 3ml.

Took MOM yesterday at 10 am. Had diarrhea and now explosive loose stools on and off all day today 3:00 pm. When does it wear off? Took 3ml.

About a day: MOM should weak off in 24 hours or so. You might still have some loose stools for a few days but it should be improving. If you have some constipation try something milder next time like Colace or Miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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I am having explosive diarrhea, naseua, chills, fever, and extreme body aches... Any idea what I could possibly have? And it's been a week now.

I am having explosive diarrhea, naseua, chills, fever, and extreme body aches... Any idea what I could possibly have? And it's been a week now.

Something bad: U r likely 2 have a food poisoning or a parasite infection & u need 2 c an infectious disease specialist now. It could b a viral infection also, which runs it's course but bacterial & sepsis is treatable, so get 2 1 now! Some r life threatening. ...Read more

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Digestive issues for a while. Has gotten worse. Frequent nausea, pain, & diarrhea. It's explosive & orange or sometimes BRIGHT yellow and fatty.?

Digestive issues for a while. Has gotten worse. Frequent nausea, pain, & diarrhea. It's explosive & orange or sometimes BRIGHT yellow and fatty.?

Needs evaluation: These symptoms require evaluation by a physician. Fatty stools can indicate problem with pancreatic enzymes. Other possible causes can be infection, GI motility problems. Best way to address is a thorough evaluation by a doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Woke up at 3 this morning with explosive watery diarrhea. Have gone 12 times in 11 hours. Intense abd cramps. No T. No n/v. Virus? Appendix? Food P?

In general: In general appendicitis usually does not have diarrhea (although I have seen it before) and has intense abd pain typically in the right lower abdomen. Sounds like virus to me as that is most common. It is important to stay very hydrated and if you are nauseated to get anti nausea medications and be evaluated. There are other poss diagnosis like diverticulitis (but usual has temp left side pain) ...Read more

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Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

? celiac disease: Your symptoms are consistent with an intestinal malabsorption disorder and sensitivity to gluten (celiac disease) is suggested. See your physician who will order the appropriate tests and, if needed, send you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of explosive water diarrhea. My stomach hurts so very bad. How long will this last? What should I do? It hurts and I'm scared

I have been having a lot of explosive water diarrhea. My stomach hurts so very bad. How long will this last? What should I do? It hurts and I'm scared

Fluids: Keep up with the fluid losses and don't become dehydrated, that is the most important thing to do. I don't know how long it will last. See your physician if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Elderly female walks into er. Complaint: sudden, explosive diarrhea w/b.M. In pants & hard fall. History: recurring diarrhea past year, c.H.F. Lucid w/normal vitals. Describe your treatment, please:?

Elderly female walks into er. Complaint: sudden, explosive diarrhea w/b.M. In pants & hard fall. History: recurring diarrhea past year, c.H.F. Lucid w/normal vitals. Describe your treatment, please:?

Complex problem: Patient fell - might have injured their back or head. Difficulty with bowel and bladder might be a conus lesion. An elderly patient with heart problems is prone to many concurrent problems. This should be handled bot by the er but by your cardiologist or family physician. And maybe even a gastroenterologist needs to be consulted. If this isschemic then the er or vascular surgeon is needed. ...Read more

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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