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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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Lower abdominal pain when bowel movement is trying to be passed. Those muscles hurt. Constant stomach gurgling. Diarrhea. Tightness in upper abdomen?

Lower abdominal pain when bowel movement is trying to be passed. Those muscles hurt. Constant stomach gurgling. Diarrhea. Tightness in upper abdomen?

If..: If symptoms have been present only for a few days this can be caused by a virus most of the time. In this case drinking plenty of fluids,rest and taking over the counter antidiarrheal meds and analgesics helps with symptoms. If this has been going on for more than a week or so then it is time to get checked. Make an appointment with your doctor if this is the case. ...Read more

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Diarrhea off/on for past few weeks. For last week it has been frequent, watery, pale/yellow along with loud gurgling abdominal sounds & cramps/pain.

Diarrhea off/on for past few weeks. For last week it has been frequent, watery, pale/yellow along with loud gurgling abdominal sounds & cramps/pain.

Exam: See your MD and give your history and have an exam. Be prepared to send off a stool sample. Keep a dietary record. All the best. ...Read more

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Explosive diarrhea with undigested food. Gas. Left lower abdominal pain gurgling in stomach and feels like rectum. 1 week?

Explosive diarrhea with undigested food. Gas. Left lower abdominal pain gurgling in stomach and feels like rectum. 1 week?

Explosive diarrea: hello ~ text book description of GIARDIASIS, intestinal infection by Giardia Lamblia. Go to GP and get request to go for stool Microscopy and culture. The G lamblia has a very characteristic appearance under microscope and is easily diagnosed and do Giardia EIA test to confirm diagnosis. Rx is FLAGYL 250mg tid x 5 days ...Read more

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Have had upper abdominal discomfort w some chest, burping, diarrhea, nausea, gurgling in upper abdomen, now feel like have to cough when breath?

Have had upper abdominal discomfort w some chest, burping, diarrhea, nausea, gurgling in upper abdomen, now feel like have to cough when breath?

Hiatal hernia w GERD: This is only one of several possibilities. Strongly suggest that you see a gastroenterologist ASAP and be fully evaluated. this will probably required esophagogastroduodenoscopy. ...Read more

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I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

Vomitong and Diarrhe: Had food, following which had vomiting and smelly diarrhea. You may have low fever 100-100.2 F Most probable cause is a viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, Have culture and sensitivity of stool Take Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg TID, to reduce vomiting or ciprofloxacin administered for 3 days 250 mg, TID Prevent dehydration with clear fluid, usually lasts for 2-5 days, no improvement after 3 days, see geastroe ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnant cramping in lower abdomen no spotting and feels like diarrhea but nothing coming out along with loud stomach gurgling?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant cramping in lower abdomen no spotting and feels like diarrhea but nothing coming out along with loud stomach gurgling?

Monitor...: Dear Janet170, This must be scary. Mild cramping sometimes happens normally during the early stages of pregnancy. The loud stomach gurgling makes me think that this is not the pregnancy but maybe some intestinal problem/issue. I would suggest to continue to monitor, if bleeding, go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain & discomfort w some chest discomfort, diarrhea, nausea, gurgling in upper abdomen & weird feeling on back teeth. ER said a virus?

Upper abdominal pain & discomfort w some chest discomfort, diarrhea, nausea, gurgling in upper abdomen & weird feeling on back teeth. ER said a virus?

It very well: Could be. I am guessing that they did some tests and they didn't show anything more severe. If it is viral, it should pass in several days. If they don't, go to your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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21 y/o female .. i've been having stomach gurgling for a month and an urge to stools postprandial for 2 weeks now with loose stools but not watery?

21 y/o female .. i've been having stomach gurgling for a month and an urge to stools postprandial for 2 weeks now with loose stools but not watery?

Colitis: This may be irritable bowel syndrome,gluten intolerance or intestinal infection. A stool sample should be sent for culture for pathogens as well as ova and parasites. An antispasmodic medication like bentyl (dicyclomine) can be prescribed .before meals if you have irritable bowel syndrome. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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20 year old male pressing pain in lower left abdomen, diarrhea ?

20 year old male pressing pain in lower left abdomen, diarrhea ?

See your doctor.: Belly pains and diarrhea commonly happen with viral gastroenteritis - aka the stomach bug or flu. If you're having blood in your stools, a high fever, unable to hold down any foods, or if the pain in your left lower side is increasing in intensity, then it's time to see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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So the bf has had severe pain in his lower left abdomen and diarrhea for about a week what could this be?

Diverticulitis: This could be any number of things including an infectious diarrhea, or diverticulitis, appendicitis or even a kidney stone. Severe symptoms indicate seeing a doctor about the condition as soon as possible, and abdominal pain is not something to fool around with, or wait with hoping it will get better. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea, pain in my abdominal, and a headache (pain and headache for 2 days prior to diarrhea) what medication/action should I take?

I have diarrhea, pain in my abdominal, and a headache (pain and headache for 2 days prior to diarrhea) what medication/action should I take?

Tell your parents.: You may have a virus. Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help for pain. ...Read more

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54 yo male, softball sized swelling in left abdomen a few inches below his ribcage. Rapid onset (one day), no diarrhea, pain or other symptoms.

54 yo male, softball sized swelling in left abdomen a few inches below his ribcage. Rapid onset (one day), no diarrhea, pain or other symptoms.

Get checked: Well, you certainly would want to be checked immediately. There are so many possibilities and an exam and appropriate studies can help to diagnose the problem. Some potential causes could be quite simple and others much more ominous, please get checked. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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