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Does chocolate cause diarrhea?

Does chocolate cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea cause: Some people can be sensitive to different foods and get diarrhea. If it seems to happen repeatedly then perhaps for you, chocolate causes diarrhea.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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I made 2 cups of Ovaltine chocolate milk last night, ate a small spoonful of the mix too. Ever since last night, I've had exploding diarrhea nonstop!!

I made 2 cups of Ovaltine chocolate milk last night, ate a small spoonful of the mix too. Ever since last night, I've had exploding diarrhea nonstop!!

Should stop: Maqybe ur lactose intolerant? In the meanwhile drink plenty of fluids to keep up with fluid loss. If it does not stop within 24hrs pls see ur primary doc. Best of luck

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Why is it that chocolate & sometimes milk give me really bad cramps & diarrhea?

Lactose: Milk sugar intolerance. As we get older we become more intolerant to milk sugar. The milk sugar in chocolate and milk runs through the intestinal tract and may cause cramping and diarrhea as well as gas and bloating. Try drinking lactaid milk in which the milk sugar has already been digested. If taking milk chocolate, try a lactaid pill at the time of ingestion, to replace the missing enzyme.

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Hi, So I took 3 pieces of chocolate ex lax thinking it was normal chocolate and I am not constipated. Will it give me diarrhea? And how long will it take

Hi, So I took 3 pieces of chocolate ex lax thinking it was normal chocolate and I am not constipated. Will it give me diarrhea? And how long will it take

Anticipate that...: ...but since we don't know you, we can't estimate your drug response (onset of action or duration). I expect you should notice some cramping soon.

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I have itching and severe diarrhea when I drink milo. But I don't have problem with other chocolate milk. What exactly I'm allergic at?

I have itching and severe diarrhea when I drink milo. But I don't have problem with other chocolate milk. What exactly I'm allergic at?

Not clear: But milo contains barley, wheat and rice each of which can servers an allergen. Need to see a board certified allergist for further evaluation.

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I had lot black chocolate yesterday and today my stool comes reddish colour and yesterday I had diarrhea 3 times. Worried bcz of internal bleeding?

I had lot black chocolate yesterday and today my stool comes reddish colour and yesterday I had diarrhea 3 times. Worried bcz of internal bleeding?

Unlikely: Internal bleeding can be asymptomatic. If you have painless bleeding then you might only notice it when you are feeling weak or lightheaded. Try not to eat so much chocolate. It may alter your bowels. It may give you diarrhea.

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Sick diarrhea nothing coming out extreme pain like need to go. Felt after drinking hot chocolate drink, awake all night. Need to poop but nothing.?

Sick diarrhea nothing coming out extreme pain like need to go. Felt after drinking hot chocolate drink, awake all night. Need to poop but nothing.?

Need to see doctor: If you are having severe cramps so severe which keep you from sleeping you will need to see your doctor or er for furhter evaluation. There are many possible causes which your doctor can help you figure out.

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Huge stomach ache last night and diarrhea after having arizona green tea and chocolate bar. But I always eat dessert? Started new job yesterday too

Huge stomach ache last night and diarrhea after having arizona green tea and chocolate bar. But I always eat dessert? Started new job yesterday too

Diarrhea: Is all you ate yesterday green tea and chocolate? May have been something from earlier, gastroenteritis takes 6-12 hours to develop. May consider probiotics to regulate flora in bowel. Do you have IBS -diarrhea? As could be that as well. Drink water /gatorade so as not to dehydrate, , try probiotic and f/u/ w/ doc

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What's a good way to cure diarrhea?

What's a good way to cure diarrhea?

Diarrhea: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >.

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What OTC product is good for diarrhea?

What OTC product is good for diarrhea?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is probably the best otc anti diarrheal agent. You should probably check with your dr. In case there is a medical problem causing the diarrhea, such as c. Difficile or bowel polyps.

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What is the good diet for my friend who have diarrhea for 3 days and taking medicine for it as prescribed?

What is the good diet for my friend who have diarrhea for 3 days and taking medicine for it as prescribed?

Avoid fat, dairy: A bland diet low in fat and avoiding dairy may help. Smaller, more frequent meals may also be better tolerated.

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Is drinking yakult good for diarrhea?

Is drinking yakult good for diarrhea?

Fermented milk: Yakult is a probiotic dairy product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium "Lactobacillus casei Shirota." The product has almost twice as much sugar per 100grams as Coca Cola or orange juice (18 grams versus 10grams). There are probably less caloric ways to get your dose of probiotics.

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What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

Diarrhea in a toddle: Toddlers are not supposed to take any medications for diarrhea unless a specific organism is found in a stool culture, most diarrhea are due to viral infections & we focus on keeping the child hydrated with small frequent sips of pedialyte & other clear fluids, no dairy products, the child can eat bread, Ricce apple, bananas & progress gradually to regular diet. If it persisted see his Dr

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Any good over-the-counter remedies for a child aged 13 years with diarrhea?

Any good over-the-counter remedies for a child aged 13 years with diarrhea?

Clear liquids: At the onset of diarrhea you may just want to increases his fluids. Most often diarrhea is caused by some viral illness. When keeping sufficient fluids down you can offer bland foods. Most diarrhea does not require medicines. If goes on for longer than expected see your doctor.

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Is materna brand formula good? Or does it make sense that my baby is not good with it? He's been having terrible diarrhea on both the dairy and soy

Is materna brand formula good? Or does it make sense that my baby is not good with it? He's been having terrible diarrhea on both the dairy and soy

Which one: There are many brands of materna formula, there is vegetarian, there is materna sensitive, materna good night rice and materna dairy. You should discuss your childs diarrhea with your pediatrician. He needs to know, the number of stools, consistency, frequency etc. You pediatrician will work with you to choose the appropriate formula. Breast milk is best. Consider breast feeding if not too late.

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Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! Doineedanother

No: If you have urgency and diarrhea, you might have an infection. It is not normal to have diarrhea or an urgency to push. You don't need another colonoscopy you need a stool test to make sure you don't have an infection. They should look for bacteria and parasites.

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