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How to get rid of fishy smelling diarrhea?

How to get rid of fishy smelling diarrhea?

PMD: Get stool examined and cultured. That will pin point the treatment. Usual cause amebiasis. ...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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Stomach pain, fatty light fishy smelling diarrhea and nausea?

Stomach pain, fatty light fishy smelling diarrhea and nausea?

Without further: Information such as +/- fever, +/- sore throat, +/- body aches, +/- fatigue or low energy, +/- previous surgery or history of bowel obstruction or appendicitis, I would think if those are all negative you are probably looking at either food poisoning or viral infection causing these symptoms. Of course, addition of any or all above factors will change the diagnosis. Water intake is most importan ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea which smells fishy I drink alot of coke cola can this be causing problem?

I am experiencing diarrhea which smells fishy I drink alot of coke cola can this be causing problem?

Diarrhea: If the diarrhea is only a few days old, it may be due to some food reaction or an intestinal tract viral infection. Both resolve in a few days with avoidance of harsh roughage, intake of adequate fluids and taking kaopectate to control diarrhea. The odor is nonspecific. If you're having chronic diarrhea, then see your physician or gastroenterologist for testing. Possible Gluten or lactose intolera ...Read more

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My 3 year old has had 3 diarrhea poops in the past 2 hours. The last one I noticed a fishy smell. She is fine otherwise and ate a good breakfast.

My 3 year old has had 3 diarrhea poops in the past 2 hours. The last one I noticed a fishy smell. She is fine otherwise and ate a good breakfast.

Diarrhea: If no fever and tolerating fluids that should be sufficient. Most diarrheal illnesses last no more than 2 days. If vomiting, fever or decreased URINE output get checked. ...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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I've had orange diarrhea and have just gotten off of antibiotics for a hand infection. Also mucus when I wipe, orange and fishy smelling. Gas as well.

I've had orange diarrhea and have just gotten off of antibiotics for a hand infection. Also mucus when I wipe, orange and fishy smelling. Gas as well.

Below: Many patients will have GI changes with antibiotics.
Suggest waiting for about 3 days after finishing the antibiotic, if still having problems, then call you DR with report

If any fever, or abd pain, then you should be seen. ...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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Is green diarrhea bad?

Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common. If the diarrhea continues see your doctor. ...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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I am having a diarrhea?

I am having a diarrhea?

Need more info: If it is an isolated event, you may take an immodium tablet or Pepto-bismol. If it does not abate in a day, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove diarrhea?

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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How do I cure diarrhea?

How do I cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: Irritable bowel syndrome, condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection (diet and meds).Inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, steroids and specific medications)
viral gastroenteritis, fluids support and sometimes meds. Bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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How is diarrhea treated?

Depends: That depends on the cause. In some cases, antibiotics or anti-parasitic drugs are needed. In others, it's just a matter of keeping hydrated until it runs its course. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...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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How come I have diarrhea?

We do not know: We do not know why you have diarrhea without getting a detailed history and physical examination
diarrhea can be cause by
1viral, bacterial, protozoan infections of GI tract
2food poisonong
3lactose intolerance
4inflammatory bowel diaease
5antibiotics side effect and other drugs
6malabsorption syndrome
so get it checked by your doctor to find the cause and appropriate treatment. ...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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Can a cold cause diarrhea?

Not normally.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be dangerous?

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Can diarrhea be dangerous?

Diarrhea: If chronic and causes loss of nutrients and other essential elements, or if resulting from untreated infection or tumors. ...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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Why do people get diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is caused when a virus ir bacterium upsets the normal flora of the bowel resulting in diarrhea. ...Read more

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Do dates give you diarrhea?

Do dates give you diarrhea?

Dates: Not me, but they do give some people diarrhea. If they do, you should illuminate them from your diet, or at least cut back. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Most cases of acute diarrhea are self-lmited - they resolve without treatment. Helpful things include a plain, simple 'BRAT' diet - bananas, rice, apples, tea, toast -, increased intake of clear fluids, avoidance of milk and other dairy, temporarily. Sometimes OTC antidiarrheals may be used, but sometimes these are contraindicated. If persists, call your provider! ...Read more

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How can I relieve diarrhea?

IMODIUM (loperamide): Imodium® diarrhea medicine is over the counter in your pharmacy. ...Read more

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How do people get diarrhea?

How do people get diarrhea?

Diarrhea: There are many ways people get diarrhea. Food intolerance like lactose, contaminated food. Viral and bacterial infection such as travelers, antibiotic colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac sprue, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, medications etc. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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