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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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Chronic diarrhea no pain.itch worse in evening.sometimes I wake up at night and I scratch whole my body for few minutes.nocturia too.why?bad illness?

Chronic diarrhea no pain.itch worse in evening.sometimes I wake up at night and I scratch whole my body for few minutes.nocturia too.why?bad illness?

Parasites?: Would suggest starting with stool studies- ova and parasites, specifically. Your symptoms suggest a possible parasite related infection- possibly Giardia among others. Please see your doc at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Please help. It has often happened to me to wake up at night with fever diarrhea anxiety and numbness that wont let me sleep. How serious can this be?

Please help. It has often happened to me to wake up at night with fever diarrhea anxiety and numbness that wont let me sleep. How serious can this be?

Fever: Any illness characterized by repetitive episodes of fever along with other systemic symptoms needs to be evaluated by a physician. Would record these episodes with your temp, pulse, respirations with any and all associated symptoms and their timing and take this with you to a doctor. If you can see an infectious diseases expert, so much the better. Good luck. ...Read more

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When sleeping with no cover and feel cold at night. I wake up with diarrhea that lasts for 3 or more days. Why would being cold while sleeping do that?

When sleeping with no cover and feel cold at night. I wake up with diarrhea that lasts for 3 or more days. Why would being cold while sleeping do that?

Doctor can evaluate: Odd symptoms require one to find a primary doctor who has plenty of time to hear the whole story. Just being cold from ambient air would not cause diarrhea, but feeling cold may be due to having a fever (which, if due to a stomach bug, could cause diarrhea). A fever on the rise causes one to feel coldness and chills, but a fever that's dropping will cause one to feel hot and sweaty. ...Read more

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I swallow the mucus at night it causes me to wake up very nausea and have diarrhea. Why does this happen?

Post-nasal drips: If you have a lot of post-nasal drips , you can get nauseated but not diarrhea. Do you know where the mucus is coming from? Should check with your family doctor re. This. ...Read more

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Gassy digestive system. Not gluten/ lactose related. Found no pattern. Worse at night, wake up, painful digestive sys. Extreme diarrhea. Dehydration?

Gassy digestive system. Not gluten/ lactose related. Found no pattern. Worse at night, wake up, painful digestive sys. Extreme diarrhea. Dehydration?

IBS vs other?: You could be describing irritable bowel syndrome. Sometimes there are some treatable causes for ibs including bacterial overgrowth which can be treated by a course of antibiotics. Certainly a few tests will help sort out what the cause of your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Whenever i drink alcohol, i wake up in the morning with almost diarrhea/ stomach cramps. Normal? Is having a glass of wine everyday bad?

Whenever i drink alcohol, i wake up in the morning with almost diarrhea/ stomach cramps. Normal? Is having a glass of wine everyday bad?

Normal, for you: In most people this does not happen, but there is a physiologic reason for when it does. The alcohol gets quickly absorbed by the intestinal cells, which then shut down absorption of water from within the intestines. Therefore, there is extra water within the intestines, which comes out as diarrhea. One glass of wine a day, may be beneficial for your heart arteries. ...Read more

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I have burning stomach pains, nausea when I lay flat, diarrhea 1-2 times a day. Mostly wakes me up at night from the pain and some diarrhea.

I have burning stomach pains, nausea when I lay flat, diarrhea 1-2 times a day. Mostly wakes me up at night from the pain and some diarrhea.

Stomach issues: It sounds like you have both upper and lower Gastrointestinal problems - the nausea and pain in stomach could be virus or acid reflux. The diarrhea could indicate infection lower in the gut. If you have fever, blood in stools, then see your M.D. right away. If the diarrhea and pain continue for more than four days, see your M.D. as well. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up in night with abdominal cramps and soaked in sweat and have severe diarrhea? Happens 3 times a month or more no matter what I eat

Why do I wake up in night with abdominal cramps and soaked in sweat and have severe diarrhea? Happens 3 times a month or more no matter what I eat

Your need: to be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist to determine the reasons for your symptoms. You should not ignore them since there may be a specific reason eg: IBS -D Irritable Bowel Syndrome -Diarrhea There is now medication for this. Talk with your PCP (Primary Care Professional) for a referral! Dr Z ...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


Nocturnal (Definition)

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