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My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment ?

My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment ?

Treat gastroenteritis: Your son is having infective diarrhea or dysentry , may be bacterial infection leading to loose motion and blood in stool .Consult your doctor get the treatment done as soon as possible . he may need blood test,stool test ,i.V. fluids and antibiotics ...Read more

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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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How to cure loose stools?

How to cure loose stools?

Chronic diarrhea ??: Sounds like you have a case of chronic diarrhea. That can be caused by numerous things from infections to transient malabsorption syndromes to dietary problems. Why don't you make an appt with your doc and if he cannot help see a gastroenterologist. ...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'm not pooping right for months now? But i haven't thrown up anytime? I've been having intermittent loose stools. I don't think its ibs! help!

I'm not pooping right for months now? But i haven't thrown up anytime? I've been having intermittent loose stools. I don't think its ibs! help!

Loose stools: At your age group there are few things it maybe: ibs, ibd( inflammatory bowel disease), celiac disease, lactose intolerance or infection. By far the most common one is ibs. Diagnosis usually based on clinical criteria. Alarm signs need to be rule out: blood in the stool, weight loss, symptoms that wake one from sleep or family history of colon cancer. No alarm signs then colonoscopy not needed. ...Read more

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In vanco. C diff. Just feel so tired. Can't sleep tho. Was having smelly runny stool. Now just loose stool. Just wont go away. Feel so out of it?

In vanco. C diff. Just feel so tired. Can't sleep tho. Was having smelly runny stool. Now just loose stool. Just wont go away. Feel so out of it?

C. difficile: This disease can be extremely difficult to control and eliminate, and sometimes requires input from an infectious diseases expert. Go back to your doctor and get re-evaluated and perhaps referred for a second opinion. Do this now, do not wait. This disease can be very severe and occasionally fatal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gassy, frequent loose stools for around 5 months, don't feel weak, not nauseous, bathroom usage 2-3 times, 20 male ectomorph, 64 kg, gassy like crazy ?

Gassy, frequent loose stools for around 5 months, don't feel weak, not nauseous, bathroom usage 2-3 times, 20 male ectomorph, 64 kg, gassy like crazy ?

Diarrheal infection?: Colon, rectum, or anus symptoms can be due to some irritation (inflammation) or infection. Serious problems like cancers are possible, depending on one's age and family history. Irritation can occur from lactose intolerance, viral diarrhea, giardia, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, etc... A primary care dr. Can evaluate, and refer to a G.I. Specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when i go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should i be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when i go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should i be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

I : I would call your doctor. The green stools may not be such a big deal because that can occur when feces transits too quickly through the colon. It prevents bile from be adequately metabolised and thus the feces do not from green to their characteristic brown colored. This is usually wet or liquid. However, the yellow stools could be from an absence of bile salts (liver, gallbladder or common bile duct). I would let you doctor know, as it is likely that he or she might want to see you sooner. ...Read more

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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


Feces (Definition)

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