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Foods Causing Loose Bowel Movements
Many causes: It can be due to many causes infections viruses and bacteria parasitic infestations like giardia, amoeba and cryptosordium lactose intolerance if you cosume diary products malabsorption syndromes like celiac disease inflammatory bowel disease like crohns disease&ulcerative colitis. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Probably not...: When defining "normal" for most things in medicine, consider a bell curve. Regarding stool frequency, "normal" is anywhere from 3 movements a day to once every 3-4 days. The peak of the bell curve (ie. Most common) is the magic 1 movement a day that everyone thinks is "normal." the bristol stool scale can also be used to define "normal" stool texture. Your doctor can help find "your normal.". ...Read more
Ever since my Galbladder has been removed I have terrible loose bowel movements, I take fiber. I'm 34. I watch what I eat. No matter the food.
It's not uncommon: Many patients have diarrhea after cholecystectomy for the first few months. Some patients have diarrhea that lasts longer, and there are medications to take to help. There are some other reasons you may have diarrhea, including infectious. You should speak with your surgeon or primary care physician to try to figure out why it's happening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had loose bowel movements and then a recurrent chest infection.
Can this be the same virus causing both?
No usually: Doubt that you have the same infection. A good evaluation by a physician will get to the cause of these problems if they are recurrent ...Read more
Drink fluids and see: Just drink clear liquids containing some sugar and electrolytes and if it still does not get better or you start vomiting and can not hold any fluids go to er for IV fluids and blood and stool test main concern is to prevent dehydration, as most of these caused by viruses are self limiting if you have high fever with it or have travel abroad you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
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