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Have Had Loose Stools And Diarrhea For Two Years
For approx a month I have been feeling full after small portions, had brown mucus in stool and nausea. I have suffered with constipation for years.
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
My 4 year old has had diarrhoea, bloody loose stools, nausea and cramping for 30 days now. We've been referred and are waiting for our appt for an col?
For two years I have been experiencing bouts of diarrhea lasting 3-5 days twice a month. I now have had diarrhea for 10 days, black, and fatigue?
C MD: If taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to rx diarrhea, it may cause black stool, iron pills also. If not, black stool is from blood in the gut, until proven otherwise- a big deal. See md now. That much diarrhea can be from infection, parasites, inflammation, e.g. Ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, less likely other bad stuff. Fatigue can be from anemia, perhaps due to chronic, and now acute bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For three months I have had low grade fevers and extreme nausea every day. For the past week I have had yellow stools. Could this be pancreatic cancer?
My 5 yr old daughter had diarhhea a week ago and since had yellow loose stools and lots of gas with on/off abdominal pain. Would a virus last so long?
Yes: While the virus may not be actively damaging the gut lining they often continue to shed in the poop for up to 6 weeks or more.The digestive/absorptive surfaces must rebuild and that can take some time.Transient loss of the ability to digest milk sugars can mean watery stools for a while but it will return. ...Read more
Hello, I have been experiencing constipation for the past two years. Symptoms started after dieting and weight losS. Stool is sticky and fatty w/mucus?
Fiber/fluids/exercis: Best way to combat constipation is plenty of fiber, fluids & exercise. Avoid iron & other constipating meds. If that's not enough, time to go see your Family Doc for evaluation. You may need stool studies, possibly referral to Gastroenterologist. If you lost weight, unlikely that you would have hypothyroidism which can cause constipation. We don't typically start worrying about colon cancer til 50 ...Read more
Diarhhea: Traveller's diarrhea is cery common... Prevention is with good hand washing, clean water and good food hygiene. If you have diarrhea it usually lasts a few days and you need to hydrate and replace electrolytes. If it continues or you notice it is bloody, see a local physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescribed z-pack for 7 days for travelers diarrhea. Had normal stools until last day of z-pack, then had very loose stools. 1month since the end of my z-pack and I still have loose stools. Already taking probiotics. Can loose stools last this long?
Giardia? IBS?: Azithromycin is effective against only some causes of traveler's diarrhea, not all. But even without Rx, TD usually resolves entirely within a month. Lloose stools due to the antibiotic also should not last this long. You should be evaluated for other causes, such as giardia, an intestinal parasite common in some travelers. Also, new research shows that TD can trigger irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more
I had yellow diaherea and temp for two days and now have had only two clay colored movements/ how unusual is this?
Is having one or two single loose stools (not diarrhea) a week IBS? I treated myself with loperamide. Now constipated and I have mucus? IBS?
IBS more complex: While loose stools and constipation can be part of the picture of IBS- simply based upon those 2 symptoms one cannot make a diagnosis of IBS. It is more complex so I recommend you see a physician so that an full history with blood tests, stool tests, and other diagnostics can be run so that a complete workup can be performed. www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does lisonpril cause watery stools? I have been taking it for four days and had watery stools every since.
Don't know: But 4 months means it is time to see the doctor and find out what is the cause. ...Read more
Four year old has had stomach cramps and diarrhea for six weeks. Stool sample was checked and normal. Why is it lasting so long?
Stool sample: Cannot say what is wrong with your 4 yr old because need more info. What tests were run on the stool? Sounds like they might have giardiasis, but without more history, and knowledge about what tests were run, very difficult to predict. Go back to pediatrician and get more info. This is not normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea is defined as loose stools that last for at least four weeks. It can be due to irritable bowel syndrome, infection, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, endocrine abnormalities and drugs, among other rarer entities. A gastroenterologist can solve this fairly quickly. Go and see one, and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
I have been sick for the past two days. with upper abdominal cramping and diarreah. My stool has been black and i really haven't had a appetite.
since appendectomy in March my bowel movements haven't been normal. Constipation for days then loose stools w/ having to wipe a lot. Then back 2 Cons?
Female 25. I have had two bouts of explosive dark brown diarrhea over the past two hours. Should I be concerned?
Only if painful: I'd stay close to a toilet, (stay home), stay away from others (minimize spread), and drink plenty of fluids (alternate water and Gatorade). If this continues or is uncontrolled, or associated with anything more than mild abdominal pain/cramping, then head to an urgent care or ER (if severe) or see your doctor in the morning. Speed of follow up is proportional to pain. ...Read more
For the past week I've had diarrhea. Since Monday I have been taking Kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and the diarrhea has stopped but now I have gas pain after eating.
I am having rapid onset of diarea, bile vomiting, no temperture, every ten days to two weeks for over two months. I have used im I have used immodium, pepto bismal and gator aid
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