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Doctor insights on: Foods Causing Loose Bowel Movements

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What could cause constant loose bowel movements?

What could cause constant 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

Intestine (Definition)

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


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What could cause loose bowel movements when not eating?

What could cause loose bowel movements when not eating?

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

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Can drinking at least 3 bottles of water a day cause loose bowel movements?

Can drinking at least 3 bottles of water a day cause loose bowel movements?

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

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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.

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

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I have had loose bowel movements and then a recurrent chest infection. Can this be the same virus causing both?

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

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Is it possible that a compression fracture be causing excessive loose bowel movements?

Is it possible that a compression fracture be causing excessive loose bowel movements?

Probably not: Unless the compression fx is presing upon the neurologycal elements the answer is not.Check and see if some of the medicine you are taking is the culprit. ...Read more

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What can I do to address loose bowel movements?

What can I do to address loose bowel movements?

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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What to do if my loose bowel movements do not stop even after taking lots of medicines for 3 months.?

What to do if my loose bowel movements do not stop even after taking lots of medicines for 3 months.?

See your doctor.: if your stools have remained loose for three months now, you may have an infectious cause of the problem. You can try increasing your fiber and fluid intake, but you should see your doctor to help straighten it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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