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Can anxiety and worrying cause chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, very smelly poo and lots of undigested food inside the poo?

Can anxiety and worrying cause chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, very smelly poo and lots of undigested food inside the poo?

Start it going?: Anxiety can play a big role in getting this sort of thing kicked off. It leads to a flood of chemicals that hit all your organs, esp the weaker ones. Breathing, circulation, gut symptoms are common. The chemicals are the cause, but anxiety sparks them off. See a Dr for the gut. Ask for a CBT referral to learn Anx Mgmt. You may get a short round of Anx Meds. ...Read more

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In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Since dec I've had constipation diarrhea gas bloating small food in stool &foul smelling stools ranging in color&texture. Bacterial or digestive issue?

Since dec I've had constipation diarrhea gas bloating small food in stool &foul smelling stools ranging in color&texture. Bacterial or digestive issue?

Optimize diet: Immediately, i'd focus on a good, balanced diet with addition of fibre such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Add some yogurt to your daily diet. Plus, seek medical input. You could be having early signs of inflammatory bowel disease (chron's or ulcerative colitis.) you need some answers , so talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sinus drainage cause loose stool and diarrhea?

Can sinus drainage cause loose stool and diarrhea?

It shouldn't: In theory, if you have a huge amount of mucus, that can pass through into your stool and cause diarrhea, but usually this is only seen in infants and children. But many viruses, such as adenovirus and enterovirus can cause runny nose (not a sinus infection) and loose stool, so something like this could account for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Unlikely: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallbladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20023909 ...Read more

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Can divirctulitist cause low grade fever and floating stool, not like diarrhea but floating?

Can divirctulitist cause low grade fever and floating stool, not like diarrhea but floating?

Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis should not have any predictable effect on the stool itself, but certainly can cause low-grade fevers. It is usually associated with lower abdominal pain, if it is causing fevers. If you are concerned that you have diverticulitis, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can my chronic abdominal pain,diarrhea,very smelly stools,lots of mucous in my stools, chronic stuffy nose be caused by an imbalance in my gut flora?

Can my chronic abdominal pain,diarrhea,very smelly stools,lots of mucous in my stools, chronic stuffy nose be caused by an imbalance in my gut flora?

Yes: That is one possibility and the easiest to correct. Get on a probiotic ( over the counter) and take it daily and see if that helps.. If symptoms persist beyond two weeks, despite doing thT, then see either a gastroenterologist or colon & rectal specialist. The pharmacist can help with the choice of probiotic. ...Read more

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Can HPV virus caused diarrhea, small cramps and lost of appetite?

Can HPV virus caused diarrhea, small cramps and lost of appetite?

HPV: This is not know to occur. Some strains produce changes on mucosal surfaces that may eventuate in cancer, but gastrointestinal symptoms are not a known result of HPV infection. ...Read more

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Stomach pain,pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec.Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest.cancer? MRSA spread?

Stomach pain,pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec.Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest.cancer? MRSA spread?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic without a thorough history and physical examination by a physician. It is unusual to prescribe steroids for stomach pain and a rash and then get another antibiotic prescribed. Your physician who knows all your findings is best to advise you . I doubt that cancer is the problem,however. Further studies seem warranted. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to combat chronic nausea, abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea and bloody and acidic stools. Esp the diarrhea and acidic stool?

Is there anything I can do to combat chronic nausea, abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea and bloody and acidic stools. Esp the diarrhea and acidic stool?

Need to see doctor!: These are not normal findings! In fact they might be more indicative of inflammatory bowel or possibly other colon conditions. So you need to have this evaluated immediately by your PCP. S/he can refer you to a gastroenterologist, or other specialist to have this further worked up. In the meantime, you should be on very strict diet to quit irritating your gut lining of foods you may be allergic to. ...Read more

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Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that dont go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that dont go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

It can: IBS may cause all these symptoms, but lactose and gluten intolerance should also be considered. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and also give you dietary advice. ...Read more

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Does small intestine bacterial overgrowth cause stomach rumbling, above average flatulence, foul smelling flatulence, and bloating? I Have Crohn's.

Does small intestine bacterial overgrowth cause stomach rumbling, above average flatulence, foul smelling flatulence, and bloating? I Have Crohn's.

Sure, but...: ...so could your Crohn's. Best get checked, since there are ways to distinguish & treat the two possibilities mentioned, most importantly if your symptoms represent an early Crohn's flare. ...Read more

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Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Yes.: C. dificile can cause your symptoms. So can several other things. Blood in the stool is always worrying, until checked out. Call your doc today or get seen today. ...Read more

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Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Yes: Cruciferous vegetables e.G cauliflower, broccoli etc, as well as beans are a common cause of bloating ; gas. Norovirus usually results in fever, chills, intense nausea ; vomiting with profuse watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Many many: Reasons for diarrhea from bacterial infections and parasites to metabolic disorders and tumors. Get to a doctor ASAP and get this sorted out. How are you even functioning with 12-17 bouts of diarrhea per day? ...Read more

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Can exposure to black mold cause sever stomach cramps, watery diarrhea, heartburn and vomiting? Remolding the bathroom found lots of black mold so significant exposure. Took pepto and gasx but the cramps are getting worse

Can exposure to black mold cause sever stomach cramps, watery diarrhea, heartburn and vomiting? Remolding the bathroom found lots of black mold so significant exposure. Took pepto and gasx but the cramps are getting worse

Symptoms : Symptoms can include coughing, headaches, problems with concentration, dizziness nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, hives, skin rashes and lethargy (just to mention a few). As your symptoms are worsening, i recommend that you stay away from the area of contamination and that you get medical help. Working with black mold requires a respirator at minimum. Black mold is very dangerous. ...Read more

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