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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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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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What is diarrhea, loose motions, liquid stools?

What is diarrhea, loose motions, liquid stools?

Too much water: Diarrhea is stool that has not had its water reabsorbed back into the body. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea completely liquid stool?

Yes- completely and-: it will come out of the anus quickly ("squirt", "like Niagara Falls"). If it's liquid with small blobs of stool, it's not diarrhea but rather, loose stool. ...Read more

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

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 you define diarrhea, is it bowel movement consistency or frequency? Is one lose stool bowel movement diarrhea?

How do you define diarrhea, is it bowel movement consistency or frequency? Is one lose stool bowel movement diarrhea?

Diarrhea: = Liquid or watery bowel movements, sometimes associated with cramping or frequency. May be viral, bacterial, fungal, chemical or emotional. ...Read more

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Can a lack of insoluble fiber in diet for almost 8 months cause thin stools? And is a mushy but still formed stool considered loose or normal stool?

Can a lack of insoluble fiber in diet for almost 8 months cause thin stools? And is a mushy but still  formed stool considered loose or normal stool?

No: lack of fiber will make the stool harder and thicker fiber is important for a healthy vowels the stool you have is a reflection of your diet eat more healthy hydrate well and exercise ...Read more

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Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP. ...Read more

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Is loose stool normal after eating salad?

Is loose stool normal after eating salad?

YES: Salad is uncooked vegetable with high fiber. It draws fluid from the intestinal wall into the lumen. Sometimes too much salad intake can cause diarrhea, and you would see undigested salad in the stool. ...Read more

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Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?

Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?

Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabolism is being distorted. This disease can affect virtually any organ in the body because of its interference with energy synthesis. Stop sugar in all its various forms. ...Read more

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Mebeverine causes a little bloting and loose stool. Is it normal?

Mebeverine causes a little bloting and loose stool. Is it normal?

Mebeverine: Possible as the medication relaxes the muscle around the gut therefore it could cause loose stool and bloating. ...Read more

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Diet if child has emesis and loose stool from flu?

Diet if child has emesis and loose stool from flu?

Hydrate!: Make sure your child does not become dehydrated. If you are unable to keep anything down your risk for this increases specially if you have diarrhea. Try giving small frequent amounts of fluids, use electrolytes such as pedialyte. If your child continues to have emesis seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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If the stool is fluffy almost falling apart, but not liquid is that considered diarrhea?

If the stool is fluffy almost falling apart, but not liquid is that considered diarrhea?

Could be.: Diarrhea is less about having an actual "watery" movement and more about the mechanism for such as well as the volume and frequency of movements. So this description could represent diarrhea, especially if there's a reason for you to have such. ...Read more

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Is colitis always accompanied by bloody diarrhea?

Is colitis always accompanied by bloody diarrhea?

Not always: Colitis comes in different forms (I.e. ulcerative, ischemic, microscopic, etc) and different levels of severity. Bloody diarrhea usually implies severe inflammation. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid cause thin stool?

Is hemorrhoid cause thin stool?

No: Hemorrhoids are vascular and soft and rarely are the cause of change in bowel habits or constipation or change in the caliber of the stool in and by themselves. ...Read more

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Is having orange oily stools (steatorrhea) serious?

Get it checked.: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens & collards. Artificial food coloring & some meds (antacids) are other reasons. Inadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel & diarrhea are possibilities especially with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation or abd.Discomfort. Stooling change warrants eval. ...Read more

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