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Severe Gas pain immediately after and diarrhea x5 days post first time protected anal sex. ?

Severe Gas pain immediately after and diarrhea x5 days post first time protected anal sex. ?

Doubt STD: The immediate symptoms were just irritation, gas, or something along those lines. No infection can cause symptoms that fast. Even the diarrhea probably is unrelated; most STDs from anal sex would cause rectal or anal pain, sores, discharge, etc. So probably just a coincidence. But see doctor if it continues. If STD risk (new or unsafe partner), rectal STD testing would be a good idea to be safe. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me about having gas, bloating, diarrhea, & nausea after gallbladder out?

Can you tell me about having gas, bloating, diarrhea, & nausea after gallbladder out?

Not unusual: About 6% of patients will develop these symptoms after cholecystectomy. The treatment will need sometimes anti-dirrhea medication first and if it did not work then Cholesteramin powder may be needed. ...Read more

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I just finished a 10 day course for c diff. 3 days later, and i'm having acid reflux, dull hunger pain, gas, and diarrhea. normal after antibiotics?

I just finished a 10 day course for c diff. 3 days later, and i'm having acid reflux, dull hunger pain, gas, and diarrhea. normal after antibiotics?

Which medication?: if metronidazole was used to treat your c diff infection, then yes it can cause those said side effects, if it stays for more than a week, see your doctor for recheck, best wishes ...Read more

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Can being really constipated cause really loose stools ? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

Can being really constipated cause really loose stools ? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

You may have: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) in which case diarrhea/gas AND Constipation are ALL Possible! THERE IS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a Board Certified Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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For the last 3 days my poop has had white stringy stuff attached to it. I've had some gas and loose stools yesterday. What is going on?

For the last 3 days my poop has had white stringy stuff attached to it. I've had some gas and loose stools yesterday. What is going on?

MaybeItsStringCheese: Sounds like that stringy stuff is mucus (let's call it "butt snot"). That and the gas and loose stools could mean some inflammation.If just a minor virus it should pass in a few days.But if it persists or you start getting cramps ore some streaks of blood, get a doctor to check you for something more serious, like some weird infection or so-called Inflammatory(or Irritable" Bowels. Other stuff too ...Read more

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I have loose stools all the time. Sometimes I feel like I'm constipated but when it comes out its like an explosion with a lot of gas. What's going on?

I have loose stools all the time. Sometimes I feel like I'm constipated but when it comes out its like an explosion with a lot of gas. What's going on?

Irritable bowel synd: The description of your symptoms is consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. For more information see: http://helpdoctor-irritablebowelsyndrome-ibs.blogspot.com/ There are more serious conditions that could cause these symptoms. Consider an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm 65, loose stools not everyday.sometimes gas, bloated.cbc, cea, schevo test all normal. should I worry?

I'm 65, loose stools not everyday.sometimes gas, bloated.cbc, cea, schevo test all normal. should I worry?

Annual Checks: You need to have your regular annual check ups and ask your doctor for advice. The only thing I would want to make sure is that you have had a Colonoscopic exam for Cancer screening.This is one important test.Other than that your problem does not sound serious. You should exercise daily...walking is one of the best way to keep your bowel healthy and moving normally. This will help to reduce bloati ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more