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Foods That Cause Loose Stools
Consider allergy?: Perhaps there can be some type of allergy you have with eggs? My suggestion would be to keep a food diary of everything you eat along with how you feel after those meals. See if there is a correlation with eggs and your symptoms. You may find it could be something else you are eating as well! ...Read more
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
Fatty Foods.: Not normal to have orange oily fat in stools. Body usually absorbs 100% of fats consumed. There is something wrong, either medications like 'orlistat' or Alli, or deficiencies of enzymes are causing this. Sometimes a parasitic infection can cause this. See your doctor about it. ...Read more
Possible: It's not impossible but not common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could multi-vitamin/mineral supplements cause excessive bloating, difficulty breathing and loose stools?
Sure.: The foods we eat affect the appearance of our stools, including the color. ...Read more
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
I eat only junk food and high fatty foods. Could this cause oil slick in toilet after bowel movement?
Good fat vs.: bad fat. Bad fat in junk food can result in greasy bowel movements and overall deterioration in health. Good fat such as found in coconut oil and olive oil will increase the probability of good health and give you a feeling of satiety so you are not so hungry. Try to eat better now or you may pay for it later. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Cause of foul sweet odorous bowel movements. Frequent loose bm's. Diabetic, over weight. Could it possibly be c-diff?
Yes: Some can. In particular, rice cereal, bananas, potatoes, bread, cheese and pasta tend to be more constipating. Try to offer oatmeal cereal instead and more high fiber foods. Fruits and vegetables can help. Pureed prunes and pears are helpful for young babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any illnesses besides IBS that cause diarrhea, loose stool, cramping, upset stomach, and occasional constipation? No vomiting or blood in stool.
Can lack of exercise and healthy diet cause difficult bowel movements even if stools are normal and not hardened? Normal stools but difficult passing?
Fiber & water.: By "lack of...healthy diet", we usually would refer to the lack of fiber-containing foods and enough daily water intake. Both of these are important for the easy passage of normal stools. Lack of such can lead to stools that are more solid than they should be and therefore more difficult to pass. Believe it or not, a "normal" stool is 75% water so adequate water intake is important for this. ...Read more
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