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I have had lack of appetite, feeling of fullness, gurgling stomach, loose stool for 2 weeks now. No pain at all. Doctor just gave me Omeprazole but for me 2 weeks with this is too much. Any thoughts?

I have had lack of appetite, feeling of fullness, gurgling stomach, loose stool for 2 weeks now. No pain at all. Doctor just gave me Omeprazole but for me 2 weeks with this is too much. Any thoughts?

Gatroenteritis: Two weeks of gurgling in stomach and loose stools suggest to me that you are suffering from an infectious condition of GI Tract called Gastroenteritis and usually gets better within 2to5 days if caused by viruses and sometimes with bacteria like E Coli, Shigela or Salmonela
Since it is persisting for2 weeks it may be from parasites like Giardia or Ameba
You can only diagnose by doing stool culture ...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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Stomach gurgling and loose stool. I believe it is stress related. I'm wondering if black cherry concentrate would assist in preventing this?

Stomach gurgling and loose stool. I believe it is stress related. I'm wondering if black cherry concentrate would assist in preventing this?

Stress: Yes you very likely have irritable bowel or spastic bowel from stress. Black cherry not known to be helpful however peppermint oil and probiotic can be helpful if you wish to go to natural route without medication. ...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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Sir, abdomen pain n loose stools are because of my lead level which is 43.11?

Sir, abdomen pain n loose stools are because of my lead level which is 43.11?

Yes it is possible: Need a full medical evaluation, detailed environmental and behavioral history physical exam and tests for iron deficiency. ...Read more

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My upper abdomen is swelled as compared to my lower one and I have been having loose stools for a week. Could I please know what disease I am sufferin?

My upper abdomen is swelled as compared to my lower one and I have been having loose stools for a week. Could I please know what disease I am sufferin?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis from a viral infection or from food poisoning could cause these symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome can also be a cause, but this is usually a chronic, recurrent problem. The first 2 possibilities should resolve in a few days. You can take kaopectate and avoid eating roughage to relieve diarrhea. Taking mylanta or gasX relieves bloating. ...Read more

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Why do I get a weird feeling in my stomach and loose stools when I sleep on my left side?

Why do I get a weird feeling in my stomach and loose stools when I sleep on my left side?

Do you have IBS?: An interesting article to read to answer your question:
http://www. Healingwell. Com/library/ibs/article. Asp? Author=thompson&id=2 ...Read more

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Some burning & hunger like sensations. In stomach & LUQ. Some loose stools. Otherwise feel fine.

Some burning & hunger like sensations. In stomach & LUQ. Some loose stools. Otherwise feel fine.

Probably normal: The human body is a dynamic system that is constantly changing. Minor aches and pains along with occasional loose stills are all normal. If you have a send e some thing is wrong, or the change in bowel habits is new, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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5 yr old has last two nights needed toilet at bedtime and not made it - loose stools not quite diarrohea, soft and beige. Now has abdominal pains?

5 yr old has last two nights needed toilet at bedtime and not made it - loose stools not quite diarrohea, soft and beige. Now has abdominal pains?

Loose, stools: The change in consistency and the abdominal pains could be a viral gastroenteritis. Keep him on a bland diet and avoid juice or milk until well. If abdominal pain is persistent or fever or blood in stool develops get him seen by his Doctor. ...Read more

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23 weeks preg I have been getting strong pains in my stomach that will last about 2mins untill I use the restroom and have loose stools for 2months?

23 weeks preg I have been getting strong pains in my stomach that will last about 2mins untill I use the restroom and have loose stools for 2months?

Ask your OBGYN: It's good to have a strong relationship w/ your OBGYN and this is a good way to test it out. Call to ask or if your next visit is real soon, be sure to bring it up. You need to select a treatment that will be safe for your baby anyway, and you need to solve this since diarrhea can dehydrate you and that's a bad thing - not to mention the stress and pain. Call ASAP. Best wishes on your birth! ...Read more

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I have stomach pain, loose stools and always tired?

Hyperthyroid: Gastrointestinal symptoms and tiredness, could be a symptom of thyroid diseases: if with diarrhea maybe hyperthyroid and if with constipation could be hypothyroid. ...Read more

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I am having stomach burning sensation, now black loose stools. Should I be concerned?

Maybe.: Black stools can be a cause of bleeding in your gut. Sometimes it can be due to something you ate, or things like Pepto-Bismol (bismuth salicylate). With your burning sensation in your stomach, it is very worrying. Please get checked today. No alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods for now. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my lower abdomen that comes and goes, loose stools, and crampiness.?

I have severe pain in my lower abdomen that comes and goes, loose stools, and crampiness.?

Time to see doctor?: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume & stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Maybe ibs, but see doc if bleeding, fever, tenderness, & recurrent sxs. ...Read more

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Right under my stomach I feel like im wearing a belt that's too tight. Moderate pain. Loose stools simetimes. Just been a cupl days now. Problem???

Right under my stomach I feel like im wearing a belt that's too tight. Moderate pain. Loose stools simetimes. Just been a cupl days now. Problem???

Inflammation: The discomfort is consistent with mild inflammation of your gastrointestinal tract such as seen with a viral infection which usually resolves without any specific treatment except light diet, rest, TYLENOL (acetaminophen) and kaopectate If diarrhea develops. Flat ginger ale sooths nausea. Avoid alcohol. See your Physician if symptoms worsen such as abdominal discomfort, vomiting, high fever, black or bloody stools. ...Read more

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Been having lower left abdomen and lower back pain with loose stools for 5 days.

Been having lower left abdomen and lower back pain with loose stools for 5 days.

Seek med attn: Anytime one has abdominal pain for 5 days regardless of location it is important to be immediately seen by a phyisician. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis cause loose stools? I have had loose stools for 2 years often they float. I also have fatigue. Stomach noisy in early morning.

Does gastroparesis cause loose stools? I have had loose stools for 2 years often they float. I also have fatigue. Stomach noisy in early morning.

Gastroenterologist: I would be suspicious of gluten intolerance or sensitivity. Other possibilities include lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome. I would be reluctant to attribute your bowel symptoms to gastroparesis. Consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis, treatment and dietary advice. ...Read more

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Dioerreha 3 times last Mon and 9 times this Mon with stomach cramps +mucus. Loose stools every day. Didn't go both Sundays could it be conspiation?

Dioerreha 3 times last Mon and 9 times this Mon with stomach cramps +mucus. Loose stools every day. Didn't go both Sundays could it be conspiation?

Diarrhea: There are many causes of diarrhea. This does not sound like constipation. Yours is associated with cramping and mucus. As this has been going on for 2 weeks, see your doctor for further evaluation to help sort out the cause. All the best and thank you for using Health Tap. ...Read more

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My sister aged 30 years having two kids last born is 1 year old. She complaints of stomach upset, loose stools, pricking pain since1 week. Please help?

My sister aged 30 years having two kids last born is 1 year old. She complaints of stomach upset, loose stools, pricking pain since1 week. Please help?

Diarrhoea: Try peptobismol.....1oz per BM up to 6 times a day. Hydrate yourself. Considering the possibility of infection, parasites.....better to get stool examined and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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If someone shouts at me, it makes my stomach upset, ie one time loose stools ect, is it a normal response or is my system over reacting abnormally, ?

If someone shouts at me, it makes my stomach upset, ie one time loose stools ect, is it a normal response or is my system over reacting abnormally, ?

Would see someone: You appear to be very bothered if you get any negative feedback. Would consider seeing a pyschologist as this does seem to be an issue for you. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago I've been having stomach pains, constant urges to go and loose stools but there is no blood but I'm worried and I hope it's not the C word?

4 weeks ago I've been having stomach pains, constant urges to go and loose stools but there is no blood but I'm worried and I hope it's not the C word?

At age: 18 the C word is virtually impossible!

Your symptoms are most likely due to a stomach virus or food allergy.

Hope this helps...4 weeks is a bit too long. Get it checked out with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi DW, Leighann Starnes here. Over the last couple months I've had a few health swings. I wake up with loose stools and sick to my stomach. Today I was awful all day. Plus my feet felt like I was walking on rocks while in my slippers. I would like to have

Hi DW, Leighann Starnes here. Over the last couple months I've had a few health swings. I wake up with loose stools and sick to my stomach. Today I was awful all day. Plus my feet felt like I was walking on rocks while in my slippers. I would like to have

Gastroenterologist: Because of the prolonged course of your symptoms, a simple viral gastroenteritis doesn't appear likely. Possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome or an intestinal infection due to parasite or pathigenic bacteria or possible inflammatory bowel disease, or gluten sensitivity. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. The appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps and diarhea for 4 days. Creamy yellow oily loose stools. What does this mean?

Sounds like: A fat malabsorbtion problem which can be associated with a number of enteric viral infections! Check with your Primary Medical Care Provider if symtoms persist! In the meantime avoid fatty foods!!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Extreme nausia, vomited once very loose stools every 30 mins to hour, stomach pains, froffy burps, egypt 1 week ago?

Extreme nausia, vomited once very loose stools every 30 mins to hour, stomach pains, froffy burps, egypt 1 week ago?

Sounds a lot like: You have TRAVELLER's DIARRHEA most common cause abnormal strains of E COLI. You need some antibiotics to stop this...go to ER for Treatment!!!!
Good Luck
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have abdominal bloating and loose stools everyday for over 4month; what are the differences between IBS and chronic colitis?

I have abdominal bloating and loose stools everyday for over 4month; what are the differences between IBS and chronic colitis?

See MD if chronic: Many causes chronic diarrhea/bloat- many treatable/reversible so wud seek MD after discontinue milk/milk products, artificial sugar and sodas& caffeine for couple weeks as these are common culprits. Red flags for urgent attention: blood, fever. weight loss, anemia. Pain relieved w BM is major distinction of IBS from chronic diarrhea, and "colitis" generally reserved for ulcerative colitis/Crohn's
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Does green loose stools associate with giardia? I feel fine and have been losing weight also have stomach pains and stomach growling.

Does green loose stools associate with giardia? I feel fine and have been losing weight also have stomach pains and stomach growling.

Possible: Any prolonged case of diarrhea or change in bowel habits warrants an exam and possible also testing your stool for infection which would include giardia along with many other infectious causes. I would also mention your weight loss and abdominal pain to your MD when you get evaluated. ...Read more

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Am male of 22 years. I have problem of upper abdomen pain n loose stools from 6 months. My lead level in blood is 43.11.Is it the reason? Help me?

Am male of 22 years. I have problem of upper abdomen pain n loose stools from 6 months. My lead level in blood is 43.11.Is it the reason? Help me?

May be: Whatever else, your blood lead level is high and needs to be treated. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003360.htm ...Read more

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I have felt nausious with stomach pain for a week with 1 a day loose stools but today the pain has got worse the stools every hour, egypt 1 week ago?

I have felt nausious with stomach pain for a week with 1 a day loose stools but today the pain has got worse the stools every hour, egypt 1 week ago?

Travelers diarrhea: You probably have travelers diarrhea.
Take fluids such as pedialyte and see a doctor who will most likely prescribe you some antibiotics ...Read more

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This morning I had loose stools and mild low-abdomen (pelvic) discomfort when passing. For 5 days prior had EXCESS gas (gone now). Should I be worried?

This morning I had loose stools and mild low-abdomen (pelvic) discomfort when passing. For 5 days prior had EXCESS gas (gone now). Should I be worried?

Gas pains & recovery: The body always wants to get "back into health" and I think here you've proved that. Certainly the body will try to rid itself of any germs or toxins which probably affected u for the last few days. Now that you're getting better I wouldn't worry. It might be useful to try and "go back" and think of what may have triggered you off- to limit problems in the future. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I purposely put on 20 lbs and have noticed some upper and lower stomach bloat. Could it be water retention? Also I have daily loose stools. Thanks

I purposely put on 20 lbs and have noticed some upper and lower stomach bloat. Could it be water retention? Also I have daily loose stools. Thanks

Symptoms: These three elements may or may not be connected in any meaningful fashion. The GI symptoms may signify an inflammatory condition within your gut. You might try eating a cup of Yogurt several times a day for a week or so and see if that does not clear things up. If it continues, however, see your PCP and get this worked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Akash (22, M).Problem of upper abdomen pain n loose stools from 6 months. Lead level in blood is 43.11.Is it the reason? Please give some tips to cure it?

Akash (22, M).Problem of upper abdomen pain n loose stools from 6 months. Lead level in blood is 43.11.Is it the reason? Please give some tips to cure it?

Lead Level: High blood lead levels can cause abdominal pain, but usually associated with constipation rather than loose stools. Check with your PCP as to other causes of abdominal pain since 6 months is too long to go with these symptoms without getting them checked out. ...Read more

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I went off my nexium because of loose stools and took zantac for a couple of days. The zantac didn't work so I went back on the nexium it has been a few days and I'm still having stomach problems...how long can it take for the nexium to work?

I went off my nexium because of loose stools and took zantac for a couple of days. The zantac didn't work so I went back on the nexium it has been a few days and I'm still having stomach problems...how long can it take for the nexium to work?

Try tapering off: Try tapering off nexium (esomeprazole) by taking it every other day for about 2 weeks. You can overlap with Zantac daily as needed during this time frame. If the loose stools persists or is associated with weight loss this could indicate microscopic (lymphocytic colitis) related to chronic nexium (esomeprazole) use. This as well as other possible causes of the diarrhea should then be investigated by your physician. ...Read more

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Iron tablets giving me bad stomach cramps and loose stools. Is this normal and when should it pass?

Iron tablets giving me bad stomach cramps and loose stools. Is this normal and when should it pass?

Common side effect: What you are experiencing are common side effects of oral iron. You may try a different preparation. If you can not tolerate oral iron talk to your doctor about taking it intravenously. Intravenous treatment can be done in one sitting.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Been sick for a week. Saw doctor, said it was a stomach bug. Symptoms improved, all but loose stools. Is this normal? Thanks for your time

Been sick for a week. Saw doctor, said it was a stomach bug. Symptoms improved, all but loose stools. Is this normal? Thanks for your time

Yes: The lower "tract", ie the colon takes a bit longer to re-normalize! Apples, Bananas, and RICE cereal may help "normalize" your BM's


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

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