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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 gastritis pain, tenderness, burning, gnawing, spread to right side. Can it cause loose stool? Can it reoccur? Waiting on hyplori tests.

Can gastritis pain, tenderness, burning, gnawing, spread to right side. Can it cause loose stool? Can it reoccur? Waiting on hyplori tests.

Check gall bladder: Hi
If this pain spreads to the right and you get loose stools you might need an ultrasound to exclude gall stones or gall bladder infection or inflammation.
This is more common in females, especially if you have a high BMI. ...Read more

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Hi I have reflux, gastritis, lots of gas and intestinal rumbling followed with dark green loose stool that's foul smelling. Is this ibs? If not help!?

Hi I have reflux, gastritis, lots of gas and intestinal rumbling followed with dark green loose stool that's foul smelling. Is this ibs? If not help!?

Not irritable bowel: Reflux isn't IBS, gastitis is inflammation of the stomach. Foul-smelling stools sometimes mean gastroenteritis or malabsorption. Sounds like it is time for a GI specialist or at least a visit to your usual physician for stool studies if the problem continues and even a gluten sensitivity panel with a later GI referral. Irritable bowel synd is a diagnosis of exclusion, although real and painful. ...Read more

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I've been eating healthy but continue with persistent nausea, gas, and loose stools. Stools are brown but formless resembling aerated soil and sinks rather than floats. EGD, blood tests, CT scan, X-rays all normal. Diagnosed with mild gastritis.

I've been eating healthy but continue with persistent nausea, gas, and loose stools. Stools are brown but formless resembling aerated soil and sinks rather than floats. EGD, blood tests, CT scan, X-rays all normal. Diagnosed with mild gastritis.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated. ...Read more

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Can stomach problems (h pyolri infection, pud or gasritis) cause loose stools? Or is this a sign of colon problems too? :|

Can stomach problems (h pyolri infection, pud or gasritis) cause loose stools? Or is this a sign of colon problems too? :|

Helicobacter pylori: This will seldom affect the nature of your stools. This is probably due to another issue. ...Read more

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How to cure loose stools?

How to cure loose stools?

Chronic diarrhea??: Sounds like you have a case of chronic diarrhea. That can be caused by numerous things from infections to transient malabsorption syndromes to dietary problems. Why don't you make an appt with your doc and if he cannot help see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How often is it ok to have loose stools?

How often is it ok to have loose stools?

Question unclear: What do you mean by "loose"? Is this a change? It is seldom normal to have this happen unless something in diet or an organism or other inflammatory process is in progress. Generally these are self-limited and resolve in under 5-7 days. The daily frequency is also an issue. Be more specific in your question. Best. ...Read more

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Hi I have black and loose stool and I feel un energetic?

Hi I have black and loose stool and I feel un energetic?

Seek care: Black stool can be a sign of gi bleed. It needs to be investigated promptly. Please don't wait. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause loose stool?

Yes: Beer is a also a good stool softener. Wine is from grapes which can also cause soft stool. ...Read more

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Can eating eggs cause loose stool?

Can eating eggs cause loose stool?

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

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Could nervousness cause loose stool?

Yes but it should ge: The brain and intestine share the same "nervous system" and yes, it is possible. But other common dietary intolerances may also do this. ...Read more

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Can greasy fast food make loose stool?

Yes: Try to have a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturate fats; no tobacco; and nor more than one drink a day. ...Read more

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20 month old with loose stool for a week?

20 month old with loose stool for a week?

Diarrhea: Your child probably has a viral diarrhea caused by the Roto or Norovirus. Put your child on the Brat diet and make sure he is drinking electrolyte containing fluids, ...Read more

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Why am I having loose stools when eating salad?

Why am I having loose stools when eating salad?

Loose stools: You can get loose stools if your salad is contaminated. Also since salad is full of fiber, it can lead to loose stools. ...Read more

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White loose stool in a one year old little boy?

White loose stool in a one year old little boy?

Serious: White stools are a serious concern and he should be evaluated by his pediatrician. Stool should always have color to them and absence of color could indicate a blockage or inflammed liver, gallbladder - see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Can adhesions be causing my chronic loose stools?

Anything is: Possible, but not likely in your case that diarrhea is caused by adhesions, if you have normal anatomy otherwise. Consult with a GI specialist for other possible causes of chronic diarrhea. ...Read more

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Do loose stools mean a guaranteed end of constipation?

Do loose stools mean a guaranteed end of constipation?

Not necessarily: If you have an impaction of hard stools that is incomplete, only liquid stool can get by the plug of stool. The mistake is to take something to stop the "diarrhea" which will plug you up fast. Use a plain fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) or glycerine suppositories to make sure your rectum is empty before trying to control the diarrhea. ...Read more

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What can cause loose stool - coffee-grounds-like appearance?

May be blood: Coffee grounds substance appearing in loose bowel movements may be digested blood from a bleed higher up in the intestinal tract. Blood in you gastrointestinal tract can act almost like a laxative and make you go looser than usual. I would get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I always get loose stools a day after being constipated?

Why do I always get loose stools a day after being constipated?

Loose stool/constip: During constipation part of the stools become fermented from intestinal bacteria & it becomes loose, it usually comes out after the hard part of the stool, sometimes it leaks around it & causes soiling. I hope that helps answer your question. Try to control your constipation with high fiber diet, prune juice, plenty of fluids, you can also try miniral oil or miralax (polyethylene glycol). Good luck ...Read more

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Mebeverine causes a little bloting and loose stool. Is it normal?

Mebeverine: Possible as the medication relaxes the muscle around the gut therefore it could cause loose stool and bloating. ...Read more

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Tip of stool is hard and followed by loose stool. Plz tell reason?

Tip of stool is hard and followed by loose stool. Plz tell reason?

Not to worry: The tip of the stool may have had more fluid extracted from it so it may be harder. It is generally not a worry signal. ...Read more

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Green and loose stool? Didn't eat anything with green dye! What's wrong?

Green and loose stool? Didn't eat anything with green dye! What's wrong?

Green is bile: When your stool passes fast through the intestinal tract the green bile is the color you see in the stool, because the bile doesn't have time to get reabsorbed and give the darker colored stool you are used to. Yellow colored diarrhea is seen in even faster traveling stools. The darker the color, the slower the transit and greater reabsorption of bile. ...Read more

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How long does gastroenteritis last? Can loose stools continue after 9 days?

How long does gastroenteritis last? Can loose stools continue after 9 days?

Well: Yeah It can last one to 10 or 12 days. Sometimes intestines are affected and a person can have some symptoms for two or three weeks even. If you're having abdominal pain fever or blood in your stool be signs to be concerned. For specific diagnosis treatment see a doctor in person or make a HealthTap visit ...Read more

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Can stopping Omperazole suddenly cause loose stools and for you to be bloated??

Can stopping Omperazole suddenly cause loose stools and for you to be bloated??

Possible: Yes, it is possible; try restarting it for a few days and see how it goes; ...Read more

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What are some common causes loose stools in adults and how do you get rid of it?

What are some common causes loose stools in adults and how do you get rid of it?

See a doctor: The answer to your question could fill a good textbook, and the answer to getting rid of it depends upon the cause. See a good doctor and find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Nausea followed by loose stools happened for the second time this month. What's wrong?

Cannot diagnose: This could be the same or recurrent symptoms from one infection or two different issues. The only way in which to resolve this is to go see a doctor and get diagnosed and treated if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it fine if an infant passes loose stool 3-4 times a day or sometimes more than that?

Is it fine if an infant passes loose stool 3-4 times a day or sometimes more than that?

Loose stool: It is fine if the stool is not watery but just loose. Younger babies can have a bowel movement each time they eat. As long as the baby is urinating and not having any other symptoms, this is probably normal. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more