how concerned should i be about diarrhea

Is it possible to get chapped anus from loose stools and diarrhea. what can you do about it?

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Dr. Michael J. Sinclair
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It is usually the wiping. Diarrhea can cause you to get hemorrhoids which are even more sensitive to wiping. First, fix the diarrhea. Second, use premoistened wipes, not dry toilet paper. If you can use a bidet, even better. If your symptoms persist, its time to go see your doctor and get some help!
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What should I do about a month long bout of loose stools and diarrhea? I returned from Hilton Head a month ago. I ate a lot of fish and fresh shrimp. The diarrhea started after I returned.

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See your doctor


See your doctor and get evaluated for possible infectious cause, celiac disease, or newly onset inflammatory bowel disease
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Is loose stools considered diarrhea?

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No absolute


answer here, but most would consider very loose stool with a prominent watery component to be diarrhea
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Advice? I am having loose stools/ diarrhea everyday?

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Hi, Loose stools everyday, depending upon the duration and frequency and the time of the day or night, can have various causes. If theres is blood, mucus, fevers, wt loss or pain while defecating then you need to see your pcp/GI. Keeping a food chart to see a temporal co-relation to certain foods will help (esp with lactose intolerance). Blood work & stools studies will help for clarification.
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Loose stools or diarrhea each day for 2wks now. help?

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Dr. Jason M. Hemming
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See a doctor


If your diarrhea is persistent after several weeks, you should be evaluated.
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Constant Loose stools to diarrhea, poop 7x a day is that normal?

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Dr. Fernando Austin
Gastroenterology

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This degree of stool frequency is not normal. Variety of possible causes including lactose intolerance , gluten intolerance, Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colits, medication effect and malabsorption to name a few. See your doctor for full work-up. In the mean time, use a lactose free diet since it may help. Probiotics such as Align or Lactobacillus may be of benefit.
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Can tums cause diarrhea or loose stools if taken once a day for last two weeks?

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Yes tums can cause gastric irritation which in turn can cause diarrhea
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My girlfriend says she has loose stools (diarrhea) for almost every bowel movement. What could cause this?

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Many possibilities


There are many possible causes to diarrhea. Infections are a common cause, such as from a bacterial infection (salmonella, shigella, etc), viral infection (i.e. "stomach flu"), or a parasitic infection (giardia, tapeworms, etc.) Additionally, other causes include inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's or ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome and others. Best to see your doctor for testing.

My girlfriend says she has loose stools (diarrhea) for almost every bowel movement. What could cause this?

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Loose stools


There are a large number of causes, some serious. She should see a doctor.
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My girlfriend says she has loose stools (diarrhea) for almost every bowel movement. What could cause this?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
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It could just be that her stomach is sensitive to stress and her diet. Oftentimes, there can be low level food allergies causing symptoms such as these. The most common food allergies are dairy and gluten also peanuts and certain fruit like strawberries, and citrus can cause problems as well. Another possibility could be a chronic infection like Giardia that needs treatment. Have her see her MD/DO
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