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Weight loss, loose green stools, stomach pain relieved with bowel movement?

Weight loss, loose green stools, stomach pain relieved with bowel movement?

This kind of weight: loss , in association with GI symptoms,requires a work up.Its time to go in to ur doc and get checked out. ...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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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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Incredibly smelly loose stools, gas, and abdominal pain?

See a GI doctor: Get yourself tested and examined. This is hopefully easy to treat but must be diagnosed first and you cannot do this over the internet. ...Read more

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Bowel movements were soft yellow stools then yellow diarrhea, been experiencing stomach nausea too.?

Bowel movements were soft yellow stools then yellow diarrhea, been experiencing stomach nausea too.?

Different causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. Recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Colon cancer at 18 years old? Bloating Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea Green stool Change of bowel movement I feel fine though?

Colon cancer at 18 years old? 

Bloating
Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea 
Green stool
Change of bowel movement

I feel fine though?

Colon cancer: At your age colon cancer not likely. There are other more likely reasons for your symptoms such as irritable bowl or other. See your healthcare worker as it may be normal or you may have a reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been having constipation, bloating, diahreah, loose stool, thin stool, and stool inconsistency. Could this be fecal impaction?

I have been having constipation, bloating, diahreah, loose stool, thin stool, and stool inconsistency. Could this be fecal impaction?

Colitis: the differential diagnosis is vast. Infectious...need for stool cultures. IBS celiac and other immune diseases. drug side effects. Thyroid diseases malabsorption/maldigestion diet indiscretion etc etc try to stay on a liquid diet and then slowly introduce a soft mechanical + probiotics...if not better must see a Dr. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause loose watery stools and stomach shaking?

Does hydrocephalus cause loose watery stools  and stomach  shaking?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus may cause problems with walking, poo urine control an memory impaiment but NOT loose watery stolls and stomach shaking. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more

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Hv had bloody stool with some abdominal pain and intermintant loose stools?

Hv had bloody stool with some abdominal pain and intermintant loose stools?

Go to ER: Bloody stools in a 59 yo requires evaluation. Evaluation needs to be immediate (that's the reason for er and not waiting until tomorrow) because the extent of bleeding needs to be evaluated (do you need blood?) and the possibility that this is a warning sign of worse bleeding needs to be considered. This will determine if you need to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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Bloating and gas from stool softener?

Bloating and gas from stool softener?

Possible: There are certainly some stool softeners that have high levels of certain chemicals that when in your GI tact can certainly cause the symptoms you describe. There are many other options for you - talk to your doctor about which ones would be right for you so that you don't get a nickname such as toot! ...Read more

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No bowel movement and stomach pain after laxative?

May be impacted: You may have a stool impaction. This is a large collection of stool that has hardened to the point abdominal it's very hard to clear. You get stomach cramps as gas and fluid backs up around and stretching the colon. You should see your doctor about this. He may have to arrange for disimpaction. Or a G.I. Evaluation and colonoscopy. Good health. ...Read more

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Chronic diahrea,mucus in stool, urgent and frequent bowel movements, abdominal pain. Colonoscopy normal and healthy. IBS ?

This may be IBD: mucus and diarrhea is usually a phenomenon of inflammation of bowel. The colonoscope is designed to examine the colon for tumor and can reach terminal ileum but can visualize above it. A camera pellet swallowed can visualizse the entire small bowel to determine if there is inflammation of SB. If symptoms persist the GI physician should evaluate small bowel. ...Read more

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Chest burning bad bloody stools feeling like vomiting lots of gas stomach pains on off more bowel movments thin stools diarrhea itchy painful colon.?

Chest burning bad bloody stools feeling like vomiting lots of gas stomach pains on off more bowel movments thin stools diarrhea itchy painful colon.?

IBS?: Not having the opportunity to interview and examine you, i can only go by what you have described. What caught my interest was your description of your stools. You said they were thin, and your rectum felt itchy. Pencil thin stools and the urge to defecate are the cornerstones of the symptom called tenesmus, which is very common in irritable bowel syndrome. Have you been given that diagnosis? ...Read more

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Weight loss dark diarrhea and farting?

Weight loss dark diarrhea and farting?

Have evaluated: This should be evaluated by a physician. The dark stools could be a sign of bleeding in your intestines. Weight loss associated with this could be conerning as well. ...Read more

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Stool problem - constipation, diarrhea and slime?

Stool problem - constipation, diarrhea and slime?

Time to see a doctor: Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea. If you are alternating between the two, it is best to see your internist as there are medical conditions that may present that way. ...Read more

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I find vegetables undigested after bowel bowel movement. also abdomen pains sometimes.

I find vegetables undigested after bowel bowel movement. also abdomen pains sometimes.

Common: The most common type of food to be seen undigested in the stool is actually vegetables. They often are very high in fibers that we do not have enzymes in our digestive system to degrade them with. The fiber could also be causing gas pains. This can be a very normal finding. If you have accompanying frequent diarrhea, unintentional weight loss, or other stool changes, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Constipation, and diarrhea, bloating, rapid unexpected weight loss, unable to stay hydrated, feeling full even after bm occasional abdom pain. Help?

Constipation, and diarrhea, bloating, rapid unexpected weight loss, unable to stay hydrated, feeling full even after bm occasional abdom pain. Help?

Time for a checkup: While there are lots of benign reasons you may have this, it may represent a more serious condition, such as inflammatory bowel disease. You should schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more