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What to do if I got loose stools/ diarrhea everyday?

What to do if I got loose stools/ diarrhea everyday?

Don't ignore it: This is well worth seeing your provider who may do a stool for fat, culture or other new stool test. If fats and carbohydrates are not being absorbed, they may allow this change to occur. It is easily treatable but only after appropriate testing. ...Read more

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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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Advice? I am having loose stools/ diarrhea everyday?

Advice? I am having loose stools/ diarrhea everyday?

Diarrhea: Hi, loose stools everyday, depending upon the duration and frequency and the time of the day or night, can have various causes.
If there's 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. ...Read more

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Can hot weather cause loose stools/diarrhea? If so why?

Can hot weather cause loose stools/diarrhea? If so why?

2: Bacteria can grow: More rapidly & via mental/emotional mechanisms (a function of personal/individual history&associations with previous experiences during which you have had in hot weather) such relationships are possible, though not common. As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures sending >1, 000, 000 orders/sec brain→body with similar feedback, causes&responses are complex; yet some see relationships not present. ...Read more

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6 month old baby with no appetite, loose stools, diarrhea doesn't digest food well, fussy for past week. Doesn't want his bottle. What can this be?

6 month old baby with no appetite, loose stools, diarrhea doesn't digest food well, fussy for past week. Doesn't want his bottle. What can this be?

Please see Dr.: There are many possible causes for your baby's symptoms. Without examining him it's impossible to diagnose. Please take him to the Dr. For evaluation, especially since he's been ill now for a week. ...Read more

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I was told by my doctor that I have ibs. I have daily loose stools/diarrhea. Lately, my stool has been dark green or almost black. Why is that?

I was told by my doctor that I have ibs. I have daily loose stools/diarrhea. Lately, my stool has been dark green or almost black. Why is that?

Diet and bile: The color of stool is quite variable and most often just reflects the interaction of the food you have eaten and your bile. Dark green is often normal. White, black and tarry or frank blood should be evaluated promptly but most other colors are not important. ...Read more

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I am having intermittent loose stools/diarrhea usually soon after eating my breakfast, which includes Nestle Shreddies (40g serving) with hot milk. I also have a daily, small handfull of nuts/fruit.

I am having intermittent loose stools/diarrhea usually soon after eating my breakfast, which includes Nestle Shreddies (40g serving) with hot milk. I also have a daily, small handfull of nuts/fruit.

Probiotic: Persistent diarrhea after confirmed eradication of C dif infection can be due to a number of causes. Diarrhea may be caused by alteration the normal bacterial flora in the colon, an acquired intolerance to gluten or lactose. A trial of probiotic may help your symptoms. In any event you should seek your physician's guidance in treatment. ...Read more

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I have loose stool/diarrhea two months after taking Azithromycin. Is this normal?

I have loose stool/diarrhea two months after taking Azithromycin. Is this normal?

See your doctor: Are you having some loose stools or watery stools? What was the antibiotic for - a respiratory infection? Antibiotics can alter gut flora and lead to the development of Clostridium difficile diarrhea - which would be less likely but possible with azithromycin. Some report some GI disturbance after for several weeks. Consider checking with your doctor for Cdiff but could start probiotics. ...Read more

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

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

Many things: 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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have mild to severe pain near my left ovary, loose stool-diarrhea, take maca root & vitex. Only 20. Am I pregnant? HPT is neg. I am very irregular

I have mild to severe pain near my left ovary, loose stool-diarrhea, take maca root & vitex. Only 20. Am I pregnant? HPT is neg. I am very irregular

Need more info: Did you have unprotected sex since your last period? If you did and your period is overdue by more than a week, you should get a blood test for HCG level, Alternatively, do a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat it in a week. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I often get loose stools/diarrhea this past summer and if I leave home before first bowel movement of day then I get horrible cramps, but fine after that. Could it be an infection from receptive anal?

I often get loose stools/diarrhea this past summer and if I leave home before first bowel movement of day then I get horrible cramps, but fine after that. Could it be an infection from receptive anal?

Yes: You need to see a doctor to be tested for intestinal parasites and other STDs. Please stop having risky sex. You are likely to get something much worse than diarrhea and cramps. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and I now have stomach pain and loose stools/diarrhea and nautious is my cyst causing that or is that from my hyena hernia?

I have an ovarian cyst and I now have stomach pain and loose stools/diarrhea and nautious is my cyst causing that or is that from my hyena hernia?

Nonspecific: Abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea are fairly nonspecific symptoms. They could be due to a variety of GI problems, most of which however are probably functional. While a hiatal hernia isn't anatomic problem that can cause some functional problems, this is usually related to difficulty eating, chest pain, anemia, or reflux symptoms. You could see your primary care provider to try to sort this out. Best of luck! ...Read more

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27 female-abdominal pain lower quadrant both sides loose stools/diarrhea/anal fissures. Pulsing rectal pain. +midcycle pelvic pain too.- just ibs?

27 female-abdominal pain lower quadrant both sides loose stools/diarrhea/anal fissures. Pulsing rectal pain. +midcycle pelvic pain too.- just ibs?

See a GI ; GYN: And get checked for ibs, ibd / inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal infection, polyps, uterine fibroids etc. Best wishes! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-diarrhea. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/pelvic-pain. ...Read more

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Is loose stools considered diarrhea?

Is loose stools considered diarrhea?

No absolute: Answer here, but most would consider very loose stool with a prominent watery component to be diarrhea. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: 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! ...Read more

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Loose stools or diarrhea each day for 2wks now. Help?

See a doctor: If your diarrhea is persistent after several weeks, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it common to have loose stool or diarrhea when I go on a diet?

Is it common to have loose stool or diarrhea when I go on a diet?

Yes: Yes, often as the body adjusts to a new diet, diarrhea, constipation or increase in flatus. ...Read more

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I'm vegan and recently I've been having loose stools (not diarrhea- just not firm stools) 2-3 times/ day. Is this bcz of my diet? Anything to help?

I'm vegan and recently I've been having loose stools (not diarrhea- just not firm stools) 2-3 times/ day. Is this bcz of my diet? Anything to help?

Possibly: What you don't say is/whats new! If you have been on the same diet for years, but the loose BMs are new, then possibly not. If you just started a new supplement or eating Mentos, its probably that. If NOTHING has changed, then you may have a more complex and possibly urgent problem. It's OK to have 3 controlled soft BMs a day. It's NOT normal to have urgent or very watery BMs. Consider seein ...Read more

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Can sinus drainage cause loose stool and diarrhea?

Can sinus drainage cause loose stool and diarrhea?

It shouldn't: In theory, if you have a huge amount of mucus, that can pass through into your stool and cause diarrhea, but usually this is only seen in infants and children. But many viruses, such as adenovirus and enterovirus can cause runny nose (not a sinus infection) and loose stool, so something like this could account for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Constant loose stools to diarrhea, poop 7x a day is that normal?

Loose Stools: 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. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is causing bloating and loose stools (not diarrhea or watery)?

How do I find out what is causing bloating and loose stools (not diarrhea or watery)?

Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology to account for associated altered stools. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem sounds like it is ongoing. ...Read more

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I feel nauseous every time after I eat and occasionally will have loose stool or diarrhea about 15 minutes after. What could this be?

Abdominal symptoms: Could be stomach or duodenal ulcer or gastritis, gallbladder or pancreas issues. You need to have a physical exam by a doc to get the work up started. ...Read more

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In an average month I will have 25+ days of loose stools or diarrhea. No blood or mucous is visible. Recent CBC normal. Not sure how to end this-?

In an average month I will have 25+ days of loose stools or diarrhea. No blood or mucous is visible. Recent CBC normal. Not sure how to end this-?

Chronic diarrhea: In brief you are describing chronic diarrhea. Common causes include parasites, like giardia in the water, or other parasites if you have traveled outside the country. A stool test can determine this. Other medical causes include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, microscopic colitis, and various malabsorption syndromes. Additional stool tests will be helpful. ...Read more

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36weekspreg. Feeling extra crampy and extra tired today. More loose stools and diarrhea too. Sign of labor approaching soon?

Diarrhea: This is not a sign of impending delivery. Something else is responsible, and likely to be a virus. The best sign of labor approaching is the fact that you are 36 weeks along. Have a great baby. ...Read more

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Both calves suddenly cramping without exercise for no reason all day. Goes away briefly. I am having loose stools and diarrhea for awhile. Why?

Both calves suddenly cramping without exercise for no reason all day. Goes away briefly. I am having loose stools and diarrhea for awhile. Why?

Diarrhea: You really need to see a doctor and be examined. This could be one of several issues and it is possible that the cramping is due to dehydration or electrolyte imbalance as a result of the diarrhea. Go and be professionally evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Is having one or two single loose stools (not diarrhea) a week IBS? I treated myself with loperamide. Now constipated and I have mucus? IBS?

Is having one or two single loose stools (not diarrhea) a week IBS? I treated myself with loperamide. Now constipated and I have mucus? IBS?

IBS more complex: While loose stools & constipation can be part of the picture of IBS- simply based upon those 2 symptoms one cannot make a diagnosis of IBS. It is more complex so I recommend you see a physician so that a full history with blood tests, stool tests, and other diagnostics can be run & a complete workup performed.

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6 days post op gallbladder removal loose stools no diarrhea soft and fluffy green and yellow in color no antibiotics or any meds also no other issues?

6 days post op gallbladder removal loose stools no diarrhea soft and fluffy green and yellow in color no antibiotics or any meds also no other issues?

Steatorrhea: It sounds like you have some fat malabsorption after your surgery, which may not be unusual. If your skin or eyes are yellow or you feel itchy, that may suggest more of a problem. Check with your surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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Loose stools/ diarrhea for two months, sweating more frequently, stronger body odor and losing milk supply for baby. A few times vision has been "off"?

Loose stools/ diarrhea for two months, sweating more frequently, stronger body odor and losing milk supply for baby. A few times vision has been "off"?

See md asap: Clearly something is amiss. Can't tell here what is causing your issues. Coulf be infection, inflammation, etc., but it is affecting milk supply, likely getting dehydrated, or "sick". See MD ...Read more

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I had a stomach bug of some sort 4weeks ago and continue to have loose stools or diarrhea almost every morning. I am anxious and scared.

I had a stomach bug of some sort 4weeks ago and continue to have loose stools or diarrhea almost every morning. I am anxious and scared.

See a doctor: This should be fairly easy to diagnose with a stool specimen and a history and physical exam. There are several easy to treat GI infections you may have gotten. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Loose stool or diarrhea, Bruning when urinating, and lymph nodes in the pelvic area are slightly swollen with no pain?

Loose stool or diarrhea, Bruning when urinating, and lymph nodes in the pelvic area are slightly swollen with no pain?

Dysuria: Have a urine checked for infection. If the diarrhea doesn't stop or there is blood in your stool have that checked out too. All the best. ...Read more

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