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Foods To Help Stop Loose Bowel Movements
What to do if my loose bowel movements do not stop even after taking lots of medicines for 3 months.?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
I've had bloated and frequent loose bowel movements for 4 days. I now have a pain right side that comes and goes. Not agony but niggly. Scared appendix?
An evaluation: By your primary physician will be necessary to rule out acute abdomen. ...Read more
My 2 year old son has has loose bowel movements for 3 days it is powel yellow but every so often it's like slime with bits of brown and yellow bits?
Virus?: One of the main concerns with diarrhea in small children is dehydration. It sounds like he might have a viral gastroenteritis causing his symptoms. It will get better on its own. You just have to make sure he drinks plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. If he starts vomiting a lot, complains of abdominal pain, gets high fever, he should be seen by his doc. If diarrhea gets worse, also call. ...Read more
Went on gluten free diet found 85% decrease pain now have multiple loose bowel movements after each meal am I missing something in diet?
Cause of pain: You need to figure out the cause of the pain- gluten intolerance verses celiac or other food allergy, intolerances. You should see a physician to help work this thru. Putting yourself on a gluten free diet doesn't mean that was the only issue and there could be sources of gluten you aren't aware of. Try to get a diagnosis first. ...Read more
After feeling pain n my upper left chest I often have a period of loose bowel movements.....I have been diagnosed with angina.?
This could be angina: Angina can manifest itself in many forms depending on the patient. Classically it is a squeezing pressure which can radiate into the neck, jaw, shoulders, or arms. It is frequently associated with shortness of breath. However, some describe only mild aches, stabbing, burning. Or even no pain at all. The associated symptoms can include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, etc. You need to see your dr. ...Read more
I have chronic kidney disease stage 4. ... Is it common to have loose bowel movements to that are lasting a few days?
Silly question, can using castor oil on the scalp promote loose bowel movements? Has been happening to me the last few days of doing this.
P in P: Castor oil needs to be digested in the small intestine before it can cause diarrhea. In the small intestine, castor oil becomes ricinoleic acid. This is what causes the diarrhea. Hence, castor oil placed on the scalp is less likely to be converted to ricinoleic acid and unlikely to be the cause of your loose stools. Enjoy your oils, stay beautiful and p in p (poop in peace)! ...Read more
Loose bowel movements during weight loss normal? Losing 2 lbs per week eating balanced diet and daily exercise. 5 serv. Of fruit and veg per day.
High intake of fruit: High intake of fruit can cause diarrhea. ...Read more
For the past few months I've had loose bowel movements & there's been either slime or mucus in them. Also severe pain with it when I'm on my period.
Need more info: I don't think that the BM's & the attendant menstrual period are connected. The loose stools & mucus indicate some irritation in your intestinal tract. See your family physician for an exam. If he/she is unable to come up with a diagnosis he/she may refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I have many loose bowel movements. It is so bad that if I cough I even leak some BM. Awful. Can u tell me what is wrong & what doctor I sd seek. Tx?
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Hi, Thank you for your question.
You are having bowel incontinence. You should first start by seeing your primary care doctor.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...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
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