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How Long After Eating Something Do You Get Diarrhea
Depends: From a few hours to several days, depending on the cause. Diarrhea resulting from bacterial toxins (e.g. Staph, bacillus cereus) starts in a few hours, whereas diarrhea from salmonella, shigella and campylobacter takes longer, because the organism have to replicate first. You can never blame the last food you ate (or sue the last restaurant you ate at) for diarrhea. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I belch a lot these days specially after food since 4 days. Now I have diarrhea what it could be from btw belching like 3times/5 to 10 mins thanks?
Gastric reflux: You are probably having reflux (backing up) of stomach acid into your food pipe (esophagus) which is causing the belching. It is happening right after eating because stomach acid production starts with food entering the stomach. You need to try medications like Maalox, Mylanta, Pepcid (famotidine) AC, Prilosec OTC which can help symptoms. You also need to stay upright at least 45 minutes after eating. ...Read more
What causes occasional boughts of loose stools. Some watery a man late 60...These boughts happen mostly a few minuter after eating....?
I have pain on my lower right of belly button the pain is worse after eating. Also have nausea and now loose stools?
Need evaluation: How long have you had these symptoms? Have you lost weight? Has there been any blood in your stools? If you have had the symptoms for more than two weeks or if you had blood in stool or lost weight, please see your doctor at your earliest to exclude inflammation in the intestine. ...Read more
Gall bladder removed 3 months ago. Stools were a little loose but still only once a day. Past four days developed loose stools/diarreah upon waking, after eating, and even if I don't eat. Tried BRAT diet and not much difference. Related to surgery?
I have bowel urgency with very foul smelling loose stools usually after eating any food (any type) in the am. Dx w celiac > 10 yr gluten free?
Lower rib pain and pressure that is constant but worse after eating? Pain for months and loose stools have taken protonix (pantoprazole) and prilosec no change
Recently, I had two occasions where after eating beans I either had loose stools and/or vomiting. Is this an allergic reaction or food poisoning?
Aller allerg: The title wouldn't let me type in allergic. You are likely having an anaphylactic reaction to beans and need to avoid them. One need to rule out peanut allergy as well and you need to consider having epinephrine autoinjector at all times in case of accidental exposure to beans. Consult an allergist since you likely have nasal and/or respiratory allergies as well. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain by lower belly button. I have also have loose stools for 3 weks with in an hour after eating. Also having dull pain in lower back,?
See doctor: There are several possibilities for these symptoms, some more serious. It is best to see a doctor preferably in an emergency room so you can be seen quickly, tested and treated if need be. ...Read more
I hav barretts oesophagus & vomit a lot, bile acid malabsorption with loose stools recently been getting a fever after eating a meal what cud this be?
Fever: Your fevers are nonspecific and not clearly related to the barretts or malabsorption syndrome as neither of these conditions are usually accompanied by post prandial fever. Are other symptoms like abdominal pain, sweats and chills or cough also occurring then? Infection or noninfectious inflammation are to be considered. See your MD for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more
2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.
When red meat is not cooked properly or is kept in the refrigerated condition for a long time, the possibility of diarrhea increases manifold. Consumption of red meat that is infected with a bacterium called Escherichia coli is one of the most common causes of food poisoning.
Maybe he should get a stool culture. Keep him well hydrated and if there is fever, and diarrhea continues go to the ER. ...Read more
I'm 5weeks 2days pregnant and have persistent & severe diarrhea for the last 3 days, along with gas & bloating. Need to use toilet after food / drink.
Developed diarrhea after food poisoning 3 days ago. Started feeling mod. Achy groin pain radiating to my testicles for past 2 days. Can't move bowel?
ER-now!: This could be a diseminated testicular infection which must be seen and evaluated STAT. ...Read more
Contraction like cramps after food intake, yellow diarrhea stool for 2yrs which smells extremely like vomit. What could it be?
IBD: With that long a history of these symptoms, you need to have an examination and some stool studies, blood tests, and a colonoscopy at the very least to determine the reason for your symptoms. I would be suspicious of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease like Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis but could also be a chronic infection or irritable bowel disease. Get checked!!! ...Read more
What's the dosage of econorm for adults? Should it be taken before food or after food? I'm suffering from loose stools since Wednesday. Not taking any
Uncertain: The benefit, and the dose, and the effect of food, are all speculative. If you have persistent loose stools, swallowing some yeast is not likely to help. To correct the condition requires that you first define the cause. You will need professional help for that. Many episodes of loose stools are brief and self contained. If that occurs in your case, be grateful it is gone and do not experiment wit ...Read more
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
As long as you take: It could be as long as you take the medicine. So stop it, you might get it over with. ...Read more
I took ducolax liquid last night & now I have diarrhea. How long will the diarrhea last? I don't want to get caught short at the shops.
Two or three days: Count on two or three days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does miralax and meautcimal if you take both will you get diarrhea and for how long will the diarrhea countinue for?
It would depend on how much of each of these medications you took. If there was only one episode of intake, the effects should wear off in a couple of days.
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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
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Yes: Bloody diarrhea warrants prompt medical attention.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took clindamycin for 2days, my 4m baby and I got diarrhea but ER says 2days is not long enough to get c diff and her lbm will go away. Is this true?
Clindamycin: While c.Diff is always a concern with any broad spectrum antibiotic, Clindamycin certainly has been implicated as being responsible for c.Diff. However, Clindamycin can cause diarrhea on it's own, not related to a c.Diff infection. Clindamycin can cause a colitis but not often after only 2 days. If the drug is stopped, stay hydrated and inform your doctor. In most cases the diarrhea should subs. ...Read more
Lactose intolerant and when I have too much dairy I get severe diarrhea. Could I have IBS as well if I still need to defecate long after nothing left?
Try lactaid: You could have I b s as well as being lactose intolerant. Why don't you take lactaid to see if it improves your condition. ...Read more
My son is 5yrs and has diarrhea for the past 6 days, his pediatrician said he has rotavirus what can I get him to eat or drink. When do I take him to the ER, how long can this last? I'm scared to death please help
Don't worry: Don't worry Mom he'll be fine. Go to urgent care get your son a full history and physical. Oral zofran can be used at his age to treat nausea if present and allow oral rehydration with pedialyte or Gatorade. Pedialyte freezer pops and solution are helpful. Any international travel? Loperamide can also be given in low doses if no abdominal pain or blood in diarrhea. Slowly advance diet as tolerated ...Read more
I had gallbladder surgery three weeks ago and have awful nausea vomiting diarrhea chills headache how long should I go before I get checked?
Get checked out.: If it has been three weeks since your surgery and you have not had a post operative checkup, you should be checked immediately. You need an exam of your abdomen and perhaps some lab evaluation to be sure all is OK and to find out what to do about your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
I have TMJ and my front teeth are long and sharp. If one cannot chew their food all the way, is it easier to get heartburn, acid reflux or diarrhea?
Yup!: Adequate chewing is essential for digestion to work optimally. In fact, the time spent chewing exposes food to saliva. The components of healthy saliva actually are the first stages of the digestion process. That's one reason to maintain oral health. Even if your unable to "chew" due to jaw or dental or gum problems, do hold the minced food in your mouth and allow it time to interact with saliva. ...Read more
I've taken tramadol for so long now that when I skip a dose or day I get withdrawal symptoms of severe anxiety, sweating, chills, diarrhea, etc. If I then take some tramadol the symptoms go away in an hour. I've been getting the tramadol over the Interne
I get frequent loose stools (gi tests normal) and have for many years. Do frequent loose stools over time cause any long term health problems?
Doctor can evaluate: "loose stools" means different things to different people. "frequent" also has many meanings (some call once a week frequent; others once a day). So, a primary care doctor or a GI specialist will have to get the entire story and run some tests. If there is celiac disease, some soretof hormonal problem, a malabsorption of certain nutrients, etc... Then some long term problems might appear. ...Read more
Quite often after eating I get diarrhoea, it doesn't happen all the time but when it does it isn't after the same food if is often various food?
Diarrhea eating: 24 F UK: Quite often after eating I get diarrhoea, it doesn't happen all the time but when it does it isn't after the same food if is often various food? ANS: This is not normal. You need too discuss with your health care team to find the cause. Treating the cause will stop it. ...Read more
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