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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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Does hydrocephalus cause loose watery stools and stomach shaking?

Does hydrocephalus cause loose watery stools  and stomach  shaking?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus may cause problems with walking, poo urine control an memory impaiment but NOT loose watery stolls and stomach shaking. ...Read more

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What cause bloating, nausea, throwing up, diarrhea, fever to 101?

What cause bloating, nausea, throwing up, diarrhea, fever to 101?

Gastroenteritis: Generally may be due to one of several viral infections and this should clear within a day or so. The fever is a little higher than usual, and if this does not clear rapidly you need to see a doctor, since there are bacterial and parasitic causes which will require therapy. Stay well hydrated. If you cannot keep anything down see your family doctor asap. ...Read more

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Stomach cramping, vomiting, eggy burps, with clear liquid stools? What is this?

Stomach cramping, vomiting, eggy burps, with clear liquid stools? What is this?

Nausea and diarrhea: possibly due to viral enteritis . If it doesn't clear on its own within one to two weeks you will need a consult. Other possibility includes IBS ...Read more

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I am experiencing rectal bleeding, unintentional weight loss, diarrhea (quality: bloody diarrhea) (severity: chronic diarrhea) , excessive sweatin...

I am experiencing  rectal bleeding, unintentional weight loss, diarrhea (quality: bloody diarrhea) (severity: chronic diarrhea) , excessive sweatin...

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I either have diarrhea or constipation. Black stool (once) Pains. Brown mucus & gas w/ constipation Little blood. Bloating. Nausea. Tired. ideas?

I either have diarrhea or constipation. Black stool (once) Pains. Brown mucus & gas w/ constipation Little blood. Bloating. Nausea. Tired. ideas?

Medical eval needed.: These changes in bowel habitus are not normal. Black stool - if tarry & malodorous could represent bleeding. The obvious blood in stool also warrants assessment. You need assessment to see if you have an inflammatory or infectious condition that is causing these changes. Take care. ...Read more

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I have watery diarrhea (passed fresh blood once), stomach growling, excessive gas inc eggy burps, vomiting, appetite loss, sharp stomach cramps?

I have watery diarrhea (passed fresh blood once), stomach growling, excessive gas inc eggy burps, vomiting, appetite loss, sharp stomach cramps?

Diarrhea: May be gastroenteritis. ,bacterial or viral that could resolve in 1 week. Try probiotic. The concern is that with blood may be E coli 0157:H7 that is associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome so bactrim in particular is not recommended- the impact of other antibiotics in unclear. if having > 6 movements a day would lf/u/ w/ ER/ doc as will get dehydrated. ...Read more

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Orange watery stool? Abdominal crming, gasy, watery orange stool.Some solid stool, lack of energy.

Orange watery stool? Abdominal crming, gasy, watery orange stool.Some solid stool, lack of energy.

Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose the reason for your orange colored stool. Passing orange feces may mean the stool either isn’t absorbing or isn’t coming in contact with enough bile salt. This can happen if the stool is transiting too quickly through the colon. As a result of moving so rapidly, fluid is not be adequately reabsorbed through the colon which results in liquid feces. Sometimes the problem can be that bile isn’t getting through the bile ducts (i.e., like gallstones). Diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones & inflammation of the bile ducts are just a few possible reasons for orange stool. If you have been ingesting a lot of antacids that contain aluminum, that can also cause orange stools. Suggest you consult with your doctor on this one. ...Read more

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What causes bloody watery stool during marathon?

What causes bloody watery  stool during marathon?

Runner trots: Long-distance/marathon runners can experience an unpleasant symptom associated with prolonged exercise: diarrhea. Also known as "runner's trots" or "runner's diarrhea, " exercise-induced diarrhea can result in severe cramping, constipation and loose, watery stools during or after an exercise session. While the exact cause of exercise-induced diarrhea is unknown. ...Read more

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Have diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and runny nose?

Have diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and runny nose?

Could: be viral syndrome. Extra fluid intake,rest, OTC analgesics may be helpful otherwise medical evaluation ...Read more

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Dizziness/weakness, vomiting, diarrhea. Started this evening. Stomach flu?

Dizziness/weakness, vomiting, diarrhea. Started this evening. Stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: It may not be the "flu" per se, but it sounds like you have a GI bug. Usually this is from a virus. For most people, the biggest risk is dehydration. Drink an electrolyte solution or make one yourself. Google "oral rehydration solution recipe". Otc meds like loperamide, used according to label instructions might be helpful. ...Read more

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Stool problem - constipation, diarrhea and slime?

Stool problem - constipation, diarrhea and slime?

Time to see a doctor: Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea. If you are alternating between the two, it is best to see your internist as there are medical conditions that may present that way. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim
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Hypokalemia (Definition)

Most labs will define normal as 3.5 to 5. Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal. Level below ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more