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I have diarrhea everyday along with indigestion/heartburn and excessive wind. Also stomach cramps. Could this be chrons?

I have diarrhea everyday along with indigestion/heartburn and excessive wind. Also stomach cramps. Could this be chrons?

Maybe. see your doc: Could be lots of things, including crohn's, celiac sprue, parasites, bacterial infection, dietary causes, meds, etc. Depends on duration of symptoms, history, physical, labs. Crohn's DX needs additional testing by radiologic imaging, and/or endoscopic changes (colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, and/or capsule endoscopy) to confirm diagnosis. ...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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I've been getting frequent heartburn symptoms added with fatigue and loss of appetite, in addition to loose stools for the past 5 days, any ideas? thx

I've been getting frequent heartburn symptoms added with fatigue and loss of appetite, in addition to loose stools for the past 5 days, any ideas? thx

Heartburn: The combination of heartburn and loose stools may be due to gastroenteritis which could be viral. Black stools would suggest bleeding from the stomach lining and could explain fatigue. Follow a bland light diet,avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. Prilosec relieves heartburn and kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) reduces diarrhea.See your physician if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my upper stomach that doesn't feel like indigestion. A sore/hoarse throat that comes and goes for the last 2wks and loose stools?

I have a dull ache in my upper stomach that doesn't feel like indigestion. A sore/hoarse throat that comes and goes for the last 2wks and loose stools?

See a doctor: This could be one of several conditions but you would need thorough evaluation before reaching any definitive conclusions. Could be reflux esophagitis creating the abdominal discomfort and sore throat, in which case might be Helicobacter pylori infection, although this should not generally create diarrhea. Giardia can do this, as can numerous other conditions. Go and be seen. And good luck. ...Read more

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For months and months now I've had nausea after eating, heartburn, indigestion, fatigue, diarrhoea, headaches and absent periods. What could be wrong?

For months and months now I've had nausea after eating, heartburn, indigestion, fatigue, diarrhoea, headaches and absent periods. What could be wrong?

Fatigue: I would get your thyroid checked as this could be something associated with all the symptoms. Pregnancy can be stressful and it can bring a thyroid problem on. You may have dysbiosis. That is a primary digestive problem. Have you tried a trial of probiotics ...Read more

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For a year Ive had nausea after eating, diarrhoea, heartburn, indigestion, headaches, absent periods and fatigue. Not pregnant. Dr prescribed domperidone but said nothing. Had ovary scan and mild PCOS?

For a year Ive had nausea after eating, diarrhoea, heartburn, indigestion, headaches, absent periods and fatigue. Not pregnant. Dr prescribed domperidone but said nothing. Had ovary scan and mild PCOS?

Probably not related: Domperidone blocks dopamine. it can be used to treat nausea and vomiting, to increase transit of food through the stomach, and to increase lactation. Your symptoms may be due to 2 separate issues. If you have already been tried on medicines for acid and not seen improvement you should see a GI doctor. PCOS can cause irregular periods,acne,increased hair (hirutism) due to hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Diarreah,naseau.heartburn.no appetite,barely eaten for a week.lost 2 lbs. All started while under stress.also weak.had negative colonoscopy 6/14.pain.

Diarreah,naseau.heartburn.no appetite,barely eaten for a week.lost 2 lbs. All started while under stress.also weak.had negative colonoscopy 6/14.pain.

Anxiety: Stress can exacerbate the symptoms of any underlying condition. Have your anxiety treated with counselling and medication. You may have irritable bowerl syndrome with acid reflux also. I do not see you on any medication for the stomach related issues. See your doctor, you could be tried on some medication after examination and diagnosis of the underlying problems. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more