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I'm wondering why I keep getting extreme diarrhea and pains in my upper right side. It's not constant but happens every day.?

I'm wondering why I keep getting extreme diarrhea and pains in my upper right side. It's not constant but happens every day.?

Couple of things: This could be an issue with your colon or your gallbladder, so its probably time to see your family doctor for an evaluation. ...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


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Took 2 laxatives last night it's been 20 hours and I have extreme diarrhea. Help?!

Took 2 laxatives last night it's been 20 hours and I have extreme diarrhea. Help?!

Stay hydrated: You should be careful not get dehydrated as a result of diarrhea. Moreover if you use laxatives inappropriately this could results in blood electrolyte imbalance and promote heart arrhythmias along with acid base disturbances that can cause you more than extreme diarrhea. Abusing laxatives can be fatal. Https://www. Nationaleatingdisorders. Org/laxative-abuse-some-basic-facts ...Read more

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I have extreme diarrhea that's been going on for many years but now it's up to 20 times a day with extreme cramps?

I have extreme diarrhea that's been going on for many years but now it's up to 20 times a day with extreme cramps?

See your doctor: Presumably after all this time you are under medical care for this problem. Follow up with your doctor. If for some reason you haven't been getting professional care, do it now; or if in care and the cause and treatment remain unclear, get a second opinion, probably from a gastroenterologist. It should be pretty easy to diagnose a problem like this and control symptoms, and maybe cure it. ...Read more

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I've had extreme diarrhea for the last 4 days after being in hawaii. I have a history of diverticulitis. Could this be related?

I've had extreme diarrhea for the last 4 days after being in hawaii. I have a history of diverticulitis. Could this be related?

Maybe: Recent travel and diarrhea suggest turista usually due to a local strain of e. Coli. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the colon which presents with pain rather than diarrhea. See your internist for stool cultures and antibiotics if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I recently took a trip from the us to jordan and now I am experiencing extreme diarrhea and intense intestinal pain and gas every time I eat.

I recently took a trip from the us to jordan and now I am experiencing extreme diarrhea and intense intestinal pain and gas every time I eat.

Need antibiotics.: It sounds like you have Travelers Diarrhea. This usually responds well to one of several antibiotics. Taking the antibiotic for 3 days will cure most cases. If the diarrhea persists you will need to have your stool tested for enteric pathogens and parasites. Imodium (loperamide) AD will help and drink Pedialyte instead of regular fluids. A Health Tap physician can prescribe medication for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Gassy digestive system. Not gluten/ lactose related. Found no pattern. Worse at night, wake up, painful digestive sys. Extreme diarrhea. Dehydration?

Gassy digestive system. Not gluten/ lactose related. Found no pattern. Worse at night, wake up, painful digestive sys. Extreme diarrhea. Dehydration?

IBS vs other?: You could be describing irritable bowel syndrome. Sometimes there are some treatable causes for ibs including bacterial overgrowth which can be treated by a course of antibiotics.
Certainly a few tests will help sort out what the cause of your symptoms are. ...Read more

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I have extreme diarrhea some vomiting and major gas and possibly pregnant what could cause this?

I have extreme diarrhea some vomiting and major gas and possibly pregnant what could cause this?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had extreme diarrhea for 3 days. When I wipe it has a fishy smell and is somewhat oily. I have severe stomach cramps. What is wrong?

I have had extreme diarrhea for 3 days. When I wipe it has a fishy smell and is somewhat oily. I have severe stomach cramps. What is wrong?

Get stool tested: It could just be a bad case of gastroenteritis but since its been going on for 3 days, I would advise you talk to your doctor and get stool tested to exclude infection. ...Read more

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Passed a round, 1/2" diameter "ball" from rectum after extreme diarrhea. Did search photos of polyps & hemmoroids. Looked exactly like colon polyp.?

Passed a round, 1/2" diameter "ball" from rectum after extreme diarrhea. Did search photos of polyps & hemmoroids. Looked exactly like colon polyp.?

Go to GI doctor: It would be very unusual to pass a colon polyp. It may be a blood clot. It would be very wise to see a gastroenterologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Extreme diarrhea - water, headache, right flank pain, dizziness off & on for 1 week for all symptoms.

Extreme diarrhea - water, headache, right flank pain, dizziness off & on for 1 week for all symptoms.

Dehydration: Hydrate yourself with water and sports drinks. Eat bland foods, avoid fatty or spicy foods. If the diarrhea continues, get your stool tested. ...Read more

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27 y/o F. Been having recurring stomach issues involving extreme diarrhea, sharp pains in the stomach, nausea, and sweating. Pains stay regardless?

27 y/o F. Been having recurring stomach issues involving extreme diarrhea, sharp pains in the stomach, nausea, and sweating. Pains stay regardless?

Go see a doctor: Your symptoms appear to be quite severe. So you need to go see a doctor for a medical check up, diagnosis and treatment. If you do not have a doctor, go to an ER today. ...Read more

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Past 3 days I have been vomiting, dizzy, fatigue, and extreme diarrhea. My 3yo has had the diarrhea side and my 1 yo the vomiting. What is it?

Past 3 days I have been vomiting, dizzy, fatigue, and extreme diarrhea. My 3yo has had the diarrhea side and my 1 yo the vomiting. What is it?

Viral gastro illness: The most likely cause of all your symptoms is a viral gastroenteritis ("stomach bug"). For all three of you, focusing on hydration is mandatory. For the two small children, they should be evaluated to assess their hydration status ASAP. Clear liquids with electrolytes (pedialyte, gatorade etc) at room temperature in small sips frequently. Goal for the kids should be about 1 oz/hr. NO milk or diary ...Read more

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I also have elevated WBC and liver enzymes with blood in my stools and extreme diarrhea.

I also have elevated WBC and liver enzymes with blood in my stools and extreme diarrhea.

That's serious: Please forgive my frankness. You know that we can't do a workup here or even advise you about a huge range of diagnostic possibilities. You are a good person to take charge of your health like this, and you need to bring this persistence to bear on your personal physician. Ask for a full explanation of the ongoing workup, which should be complete in a few weeks at most. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo. All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?

Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo. All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?

Dietary modification: You can try a gluten free diet. Ct scans, mri, and colonoscopy are not sensitive or specific when the symptoms are loose stools. Dietary modification is associated with less risk than continuing with invasive procedures. A nutritionist would also have recs on supplements you can try. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause extreme nausea, diarrhea, weakness, & fatigue?

Can IBS cause extreme nausea, diarrhea, weakness, & fatigue?

Possible, unlikely: If this is acute, more likely due to some intervening factor. Unpublished data suggests that eating 3 cups of unpasteurized yogurt a day may alleviate symptoms of IBS. Try it, cannot hurt. If your current symptoms continue see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Since thurs I have had extreme watery diarrhea with dry heaving and a fever. Went to er twice am not dehydrated. Haven't eaten since thurs how do I stop it?

Since thurs I have had extreme watery diarrhea with dry heaving and a fever. Went to er twice am not dehydrated. Haven't eaten since thurs how do I stop it?

See your physician: Without know the specifics of your illness it's impossible to give specific advice. Generally if a viral gastroenteritis is suspected, and the patient isn't febrile or have blood in the stool, Imodium (loperamide) AD (OTC) is helpful in reducing diarrhea. Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) is very helpful to prevent dehydration and reduce the diarrhea (sold OTC as Pedialyte). You must see your physician for advice. ...Read more

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Past 72 hours diarrhea, headache, body ache, no fever, extreme fatigue. Diarrhea is gone, but still feel exhausted w/ headache. What could I have?

Past 72 hours diarrhea, headache, body ache, no fever, extreme fatigue. Diarrhea is gone, but still feel exhausted w/ headache. What could I have?

GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest, fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. You need full exam and lab screen/Stool culture to rule out infection. If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is vital it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more

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I cut my finger today. It was fine. Then I woke up at 4am from pain. When I removed the bandaid, I had extreme nausea, diarrhea, sweating, faintness?

I cut my finger today. It was fine. Then I woke up at 4am from pain. When I removed the bandaid, I had extreme nausea, diarrhea, sweating, faintness?

Reacted to blood?: It seems like you had a reaction to seeing blood. It is very normal for some people to feel that they are good to faint when they see blood. You should feel better by now, but if it keeps happening, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnoses unknown? Severe trapped wind like pain, extreme fatigue, diarrhea and constipation, loose stools, headache, nauceous. Thyroid test fine.

See a doctor: Symptoms can occur with several diagnosis. History, physical examination and some labs can help. Consider ruling out cortisol deficiency and gastrointestinal causes- best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Was feeling fine- normal day. I ate japanese hobachi steak & lobster & ordered 6 pc sushi. Husband ate some as well. About 1 1/2 hrs later- intractable vomiting & extreme watery diarrhea x 3 hours. Drenched in sweat, weak, lethargic, muscle cramps inc

Was feeling fine- normal day. I ate japanese hobachi steak & lobster & ordered 6 pc sushi. Husband ate some as well. About 1 1/2 hrs later- intractable vomiting & extreme watery diarrhea x 3 hours. Drenched in sweat, weak, lethargic, muscle cramps inc

Food borne, Staph?: The timing suggests a food-related reaction. Quick onset with vomiting suggests a food contaminated with staph or other toxin-producing germ. Probably not from the meat or fish (even raw), but maybe sushi rice, salad, or other. See your doctor today, and phone your local health department to report possible food-borne illness. Usually not dangerous, though; should improve within a day or two. ...Read more

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My mother has severe burning sensation in chest, neck, face, hands and head, shortness of breath, extreme weakness, diarrhea, plz help.

My mother has severe burning sensation in chest, neck, face, hands and head, shortness of breath, extreme weakness, diarrhea, plz help.

Very worried.: Namaste. I'm very worried about your mother given the symptoms you describe. The best help I can give you is to inspire you to take her to a doctor right away. I understand your worry about her and your plea for help from us, but she must see a doctor near you as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Some foods, which I try to avoid, cause *extreme* fatigue, then diarrhea. Is this more than just a food sensitivity I need to worry about?

Some foods, which I try to avoid, cause *extreme* fatigue, then diarrhea. Is this more than just a food sensitivity I need to worry about?

Foods cause fatigue: You may actually have a food allergy which could become dangerous. Good idea to see an allergist about your problem. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removed 11 days ago, still suffering extreme pain, nausea, diarrhea, chills. Gpt/alt 81 and alkaline pH 169. Dirct biliru 0.2 why?

Gallbladder: Could be a complication of surgery or the cause or your pain was not your gallbladder. Recommend seeing your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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