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What would cause a constant gnawing pain in my left side and diarrhea all the time. No solid bowel movement in at least 3 years or more.

What would cause a constant gnawing pain in my left side and diarrhea all the time. No solid bowel movement in at least 3 years or more.

Gi: This is difficult to answer. I recommend seeing a GI doctor so you can have a colonoscopy. This is a good first step. It is recommended at age 50 and could shed light on your symptoms. ...Read more

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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Diarrhea stopped after taking BRAT diet but feeling mild pain on both side of the lower stomach and lower back. Also feel like bowel is not empty.?

Diarrhea stopped after taking BRAT diet but feeling mild pain on both side of the lower stomach and lower back. Also feel like bowel is not empty.?

Stomach bug: You might be cramping due to the infection, but now you might be constipated from the BRAT diet which can make you feel like that. See how you feel after you go to the bathroom next. ...Read more

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Daily for 1 month: Flank pain on both sides. Started on left side. Painful bowel movements. Have both constipation & diarrhea. Strain even w\ diarrhea?

Daily for 1 month: Flank pain on both sides. Started on left side. Painful bowel movements. Have both constipation & diarrhea. Strain even w\ diarrhea?

Irritable Bowel?: The diagnosis of irritable bowel is best established after an exam and other possible etiologies are excluded. That being said you should schedule an appointment to have the diagnosis confirmed. Fortunately effective care is available for irritable bowels syndrome. The best care, however, is preventive in nature. ...Read more

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My 15 month old son had an orchiopexy yesterday today he has had frequent loose stools could it be a side effect of general anesthesia?

My 15 month old son had an orchiopexy yesterday today he has had frequent loose stools could it be a side effect of general anesthesia?

See below: Whereas nausea and vomiting are quite common after general anesthesia, diarrhea is not. If diarrhea does not improve or worsens; or is associated with fever, lack of appetite, inability to take oral fluids, signs of dehydration, persistent crying or irritability, I would recommend you both notify the surgeon and contact your child's pediatrician for advice and recommendations. ...Read more

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Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

Yes: Function of the colon is to reabsorb fluid entering the right sided colon from the terminal ileum. The small bowel absorbs nutrients taken by mouth. Liquid in the small bowel passes to colon where liquid is reabsorbed as it passes to the rectum as stool. Rt. colon Ca has liquid passing over it. When solid stool reaches an obstructing left colon tumor it liquefies to be able to pass. ...Read more

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Is there a way to counter the side effect of loose stools caused by viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) &what's considered excessive to the point you should talk to a dr about it?

Is there a way to counter the side effect of loose stools caused by viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) &what's considered excessive to the point you should talk to a dr about it?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is an ssri and rarely causes diarrhea. To counteract the diarrhea one can take probiotic or eat constipating foods such as rice or bananas. ...Read more

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One episode explosive bloody diahorrea, twinges in left side and nausea, maternal history bowel cancer, loose stools 2 weeks, causes please?

One episode explosive bloody diahorrea, twinges in left side and nausea, maternal history bowel cancer, loose stools 2 weeks, causes please?

Unknown: The cause for you is unknown, but possibilities include medications, infection, vascular disease, or inflammatory bowel disease, to name a few. A GI specialist would be a good place to start. I would go soon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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9 month old taking amoxicillin for sinus infec and now has yellow diarrhea. Is this an allergy or side affect? No other symp but is teething

9 month old taking amoxicillin for sinus infec and now has yellow diarrhea. Is this an allergy or side affect? No other symp but is teething

Possible side effect: Amoxicillin (or any other antibiotic) can cause diarrhea. It is not an allergy to Amoxicillin. Keep your infant hydrated with pedialyte and followup with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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For a month now have had diarrhea, no painful bowel movements but feels the pressure of them. Loud constant noises from bowels. No bleeding.

For a month now have had diarrhea, no painful bowel movements but feels the pressure of them. Loud constant noises from bowels. No bleeding.

Diarrhea: Possibilities include intestinal infection, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, gluten intolerance or lactose intolerance.Overactive thyroid is less likely. If you can't determine whether dietary causes are triggering the diarrhea, consult a gastroenterologist who will evaluate you and order the appropriate tests in order to diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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Hello. I was hoping you could help me with something. I have been having a lot of cramping in my stomach and bowels the past few days. Today I have had 3 bowel movements, all three felt like productive movements, but perhaps diarrhea in consistency. Whe

Hello. I was hoping you could help me with something. I have been having a lot of cramping in my stomach and bowels the past few days. Today I have had 3 bowel movements, all three felt like productive movements, but perhaps diarrhea in consistency. Whe

Spastic syndrome: It sounds like you have irritable bowel syndrome.
Eat more yogurt, and banana.
Avoid raw green, and red meat, and greasy food.
Eat multiple small meals.
Hydrate well, and eat more fibers.
Managed stress.
Exercise, practice yoga.
Knowing your age might help us giving you more advice.
Not better, see a doctor ...Read more

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Hello, I have a loose bowel for a week now not diarrhea and only once a day what its the cause is it food or something else?

See below: Diarrhea describes bowel movements (stools) that are loose and watery. It is very common and usually not serious. Many people will have diarrhea once or twice each year. It typically lasts two to three days and can be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. If you have loose stools longer than few days, please see PCP to determine etiology. ...Read more

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Why am I having no bowel movement after diarrhea?

Why am I having no bowel movement after diarrhea?

Not uncommon: Many times after a bout of diarrhea, your insides are completely devoid of stool´╝î. Depending upon how much you eat right afterwards, you may not generate enough still to have a bm for a day or two. ...Read more

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I can't control my bowel movments with this diarrhea. What's best to slow it down?

I can't control my bowel movments with this diarrhea. What's best to slow it down?

Loperamide: Loperamide, but see a doctor if persistent or present with fever or bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you constantly have to use the restroom and your bowel comes out alittle thicker then watery diarrhea? More than 4 times in 1 hr

Stomach flu?: Do a brat diet until it stops. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern or additional questions about this contact me via a Video Consultation at my Virtual Practice web site: www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Is it okay for someone with bowel issues such as diarrhea or IBS to eat pasta?

Is it okay for someone with bowel issues such as diarrhea or IBS to eat pasta?

IBS: It depends. If you notice any symptoms such bloating, gas, heartburn, cramps, loose BMs, fatigue after eating with bread, flour, or pasta then it is not okay. In fact, I would avoid them altogether forever. If absolutely no symptoms then probably okay. I would recommend also a strong probiotic as well. ...Read more

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Chronic diarrhea (6-7/day) liquid bowel. ..everyday for about 4-5 months now?

Chronic diarrhea (6-7/day) liquid bowel. ..everyday for about 4-5 months now?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea for 4- 5 mos, time to see your doctor for examination & work up. At the meantime avoid fatty, dairy & fast food, stay hydrated with plenty of fuids such as ginger ale & tea. Feel better. ...Read more

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Does an external hemmorhoid cause bowel problems like diarrhea or would that just be two separate symptoms at once?

Does an external hemmorhoid cause bowel problems like diarrhea or would that just be two separate symptoms at once?

Two different issues: External hemorrhoids cause local symptoms only for the most part. They would not be related to diarrhea in a causal manner. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea common after small bowel resection?

Is diarrhea common after small bowel resection?

Depends on: Extent and part of resection. Diarrhea can occur if ileum is resected more commonly than jejunum. Even jejunum if is more than, say, 1/3. But compensatory hyperplasia can occur, so it should improve over time. Ask a gastroenterologist for a formal opinion. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

Is diarrhea a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Diarrhea is a frequent symptom of ibs. There are 3 different types of ibs, 1) diarrhea predominant 2) constipation predominant and 3) alternating.
However, diarrhea can also be seen in other conditions including celiac sprue, aids and crohns. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent bowel movements that aren't diarrhea?

What could cause frequent bowel movements that aren't diarrhea?

Irritable bowel: Irritable bowel or colonic motility disorders can increase bowel movement frequency without diarrhea.
Add fiber to your diet help regulate the frequency ...Read more

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When I have a bowel movement it burns while I am having one. My bowel movement are either diarrhea or constapation?

When I have a bowel movement it burns while I am having one. My bowel movement are either diarrhea or constapation?

IBS?: A gastroenterologist can diagnose you and tell you what to do. Irritable bowel syndrome is a broad diagnosis for folks who vary between constipation and the runs. If that's what it is, it is very treatable and all will be well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease compared to regular diarrhea?

What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease compared to regular diarrhea?

Moreso: Pain, frequent bms, nighttime bms, joint pains, skin rash, eye pain, fever, weight loss, bleeding. These can be seen in infectious diarrhea (usually short-lived), but more commonly seen in ibd, especially if recurrent, or lasting for more than a few days. Got any of these symptoms? See your doc...Soon. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Side Effect (Definition)

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