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Foods Causing Loose Bowel Movements
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 more
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
What to do if my loose bowel movements do not stop even after taking lots of medicines for 3 months.?
I am 30+3 with 3rd baby and having regular loose bowel movements and diarrhoea, I feel well so not a bug. Also lots of Brixton hicks. Is this normal?
It doesn't: Dringking sodas cannot help anything in the body. It might be one of the worst habits that has been inserted into our lives. ...Read more
Loose stools: First, understand that there are two broad types of loose stool: acute and chronic. Acute loose stool is a temporary symptom, arising suddenly and lasting for up to a few weeks. Chronic loose stool, on the other hand, is continuous and does not go away without medical attention. If your have loose stools for over a week, you should probably see a doctor. ...Read more
Could be: Smelly loose stools can be due to many reasons. Infection with a virus or bacteria is one. However some foods also cause smelly bowel movements. Too much juice in your child's diet can also be the cause of loose stools. If you are seeing blood in the stool, your child is having more than 5 stools a day or vomiting frequently and unable to eat or drink, contact your dr. Asap. ...Read more
Queasiness, loose bowel movements accompanied with bright blood. What could be the problem. Should I be worried?
Yes: But only if the blood is not coming from a local source like hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Bright red blood in the stools could be a signal for the presence of conditions needing urgent management and you should definitely see a GI doctor to make certain that this is not one of them. Good luck. ...Read more
I had deer meat yesterday and it was fully cooked and today I have been having loose bowel movements everytime I eat and then I get hungry?
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