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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 traveler's diarrhea be contagious?

Can traveler's diarrhea be contagious?

Not usually: Traveler's diarrhea occurs when you accidentally eat or drink food contaminated with germs. To prevent it eat cooked food served hot, drink bottled water and avoid fresh produce, buffet meals, dipping sauces, and ice in your drinks. Of course you will want to wash your hands before you eat and after toileting. If two people on the same trip get sick, usually they have eaten the same food. ...Read more

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Is cholera like typhoid?

Is cholera like typhoid?

No: Cholera is caused by vibrio cholerae, and is mainly a secretory diarrhea, or to put it more simply, abundant aqueous diarrhea, which will lead to dehydration if left untreated. Very rarely if at all fever will be present. Typhoid on the other hand, caused by salmonella typhi, is a systemic febrile disease, which can cause sepsis. Classic typhoid fever will rarely present with diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of gastrointestinal infection. ...Read more

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Effects of salmonella typhimurium?

Salmonella infection: Possible Salmonella symptoms include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), musculoskeletal aches & pains, fever, chills & headaches. If Salmonella enters the blood stream it can cause endocarditis (infection involving heart), Osteomyelistis (bone infection) & infection of brain/ spinal cord (meningitis). Salmonella can sometimes be fatal. ...Read more

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How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?

How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?

Good Hygiene and...: Good handwashing and be careful of the water.These diseases are spread thru feces and sewage. ...Read more

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Is giardiasis the same thing as traveler's diarrhea?

Is giardiasis the same thing as traveler's diarrhea?

No: Usually travelers diarrhea i.e. Montezumas revenge is caused by e.Coli a different strain of bacteria. We all have e.Coli in our GI tract. Giardia is a parasite found in freshwater streams that can cause diarrhea, but is much less common than e.Coli infection. Special stains or endoscopy can be used to show if giardia is present. ...Read more

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21 y/o M with GERD, IBS. Recurring bouts of sulphur burps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloated?

21 y/o M with GERD, IBS. Recurring bouts of sulphur burps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloated?

Need more info: Sorry to hear you are battling these symptoms. Are these symptoms worse after eating or not? Are they present at rest? Notice any blood in your stool? Trying to figure out if this is a motility issue, inflammatory issue, etc. ...Read more

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Stool problem - constipation, diarrhea and slime?

Stool problem - constipation, diarrhea and slime?

Time to see a doctor: Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea. If you are alternating between the two, it is best to see your internist as there are medical conditions that may present that way. ...Read more

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Malaria and typhoid fevers?

Malaria and typhoid fevers?

BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read more

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Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Unlikely: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallbladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20023909 ...Read more

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What cause bloating, nausea, throwing up, diarrhea, fever to 101?

What cause bloating, nausea, throwing up, diarrhea, fever to 101?

Gastroenteritis: Generally may be due to one of several viral infections and this should clear within a day or so. The fever is a little higher than usual, and if this does not clear rapidly you need to see a doctor, since there are bacterial and parasitic causes which will require therapy. Stay well hydrated. If you cannot keep anything down see your family doctor asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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


Dr. Warren Foster
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Giardiasis (Definition)

The intestinal tract with ...Read more