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Help I've had very loose stools for 4 weeks, im also gettin pains in my tummy and back. What could this be, im worried.?

Help I've had very loose stools for 4 weeks, im also gettin pains in my tummy and back. What could this be, im worried.?

YOU HAVE GONE ON: With symptoms beyond what would be considered safe and reasonable for the symptoms you are having. Any advice other than please see a doctor as soon as possible would not be doing you good at all. So please see a physician as soon as possible for proper evaluation and treatment. ...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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I've been having loose green stool for the past four weeks. Could this be caused by Effexor (venlafaxine) XR? I started taking it around a month ago.

I've been having loose green stool for the past four weeks. Could this be caused by Effexor (venlafaxine) XR? I started taking it around a month ago.

Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) XR is commonly known to cause diarrhea. If temporally the onset of the diarrhea occurred after the start of the medication, then you may have to either change the medication or the dosage that you're currently taking. Do not make any changes in your medication yourself. You should report your potential side effect to your doctor for advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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For about four to six weeks I've had loose stool with blood and mucus present. Is this something I should have checked right away, or wait it out?

Seek help: An infectious process might last this long but you've given it plenty of time to heal itself. It's time to seek care from an expert. ...Read more

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Three four neck nodes enlarged since 3weeks.loose stools and 99•fever since two days.nausea in morning.wat cud this be?

Three four neck nodes enlarged since 3weeks.loose stools and 99•fever since two days.nausea in morning.wat cud this be?

Important evaluation: A viral syndrome with sore throat and low fever can also cause loose stools. The enlarged lymph nodes in your neck are of greater concern, If they are hard and rubbery, this could be more serious. Regardless, the cause of enlarged nodes in your neck should be evaluated by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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10 m baby w loose stool 2 to 4 times/day for four days no fever no vomit no history of new food introduced what's the cause?

10 m baby w loose stool 2 to 4 times/day for four days no fever no vomit no history of new food introduced what's the cause?

Probable virus: Sounds like a mild viral intestinal infection
Continue to feed regular diet, but limit lactose intake by using some pedialyte rather than milk or formula.
If you are breastfeeding, it should be ok to continue
With this age group, it can take 7-10 days for these types of intestinal upsets to clear ...Read more

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Gall bladder removed 3 months ago. Stools were a little loose but still only once a day. Past four days developed loose stools/diarreah upon waking, after eating, and even if I don't eat. Tried BRAT diet and not much difference. Related to surgery?

Gall bladder removed 3 months ago. Stools were a little loose but still only once a day. Past four days developed loose stools/diarreah upon waking, after eating, and even if I don't eat. Tried BRAT diet and not much difference. Related to surgery?

Can be. : You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines now that the gallbladder is gone. This can result in loose stools. Here are some messes like questran that can bind bile salts and may help. See you MD ...Read more

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How to cure loose stools?

How to cure loose stools?

Chronic diarrhea ??: Sounds like you have a case of chronic diarrhea. That can be caused by numerous things from infections to transient malabsorption syndromes to dietary problems. Why don't you make an appt with your doc and if he cannot help see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How often is it ok to have loose stools?

Question unclear: What do you mean by "loose"? Is this a change? It is seldom normal to have this happen unless something in diet or an organism or other inflammatory process is in progress. Generally these are self-limited and resolve in under 5-7 days. The daily frequency is also an issue. Be more specific in your question. Best. ...Read more

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Loose stool for 6 month kid?

Loose stool for 6 month kid?

May be Normal: Can be normal. If your child is acting totally normal and not sickly, this may be a response to a change in diet. If they are sick, check with your doctor.Also, important is the frequency of stooling, gassiness, fever etc. ...Read more

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Can a mutivitamin give you loose stools?

Can a mutivitamin give you loose stools?

Check ingredients...: If your multivitamin is high in magnesium, you're getting a laxative effect equivalent to taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Alternatively, some pill vehicles can cause loose stool, even if the pill ingredients do not. In any case, stop taking the supplement & if diarrhea persists, another cause must be sought. ...Read more

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Long time loose stool, what could this be?

Long time loose stool, what could this be?

Loose Stool: Loose stool may be due to various causes including change in dietary pattern, bowel infection, irritable bowel syndrome, or more serious condition such as inflammatory bowel disease or even cancer. If this persists, or become more severe, you should go see a doctor, as you are close to the age of 50 when a formal colonoscopy exam is recommended: http://www.Laendo. Net/english/what-is-a-colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Have had loose stool for years should I worry.

Have had loose stool for years should I worry.

Chronic diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea is defined as loose stools that last for at least four weeks. It can be due to irritable bowel syndrome, infection, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, endocrine abnormalities and drugs, among other rarer entities. A gastroenterologist can solve this fairly quickly. Go and see one, and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Does green loose stools associate with giardia?

Does green loose stools associate with giardia?

Not necessarily.: An infection with giardia can present with diarrhea or constipation or neither. Stool color is not a reliable way to determine the organism responsible, if any. Only a test for parasites can do this, and it takes checking 3 stool samples, because the parasites may not be present in every stool. See your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have loose stool all the time?

Loose Stool: Loose stool may be related to various causes including type of food you eat, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, or even serious condition such as ulcerative colitis or cancer. If the symptom is severe or persistent, you may want to consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Hi i have black and loose stool and I feel un energetic?

Seek care: Black stool can be a sign of gi bleed. It needs to be investigated promptly. Please don't wait. ...Read more

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Loose stool with pieces of vegetables, should I be concerned?

Loose stool with pieces of vegetables, should I be concerned?

Possible-a stool for: A few simple stool tests will reveal the answer. ...Read more

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Then how come I always seem to have loose stool? Is that normal?

Then how come I always seem to have loose stool? Is that normal?

Diet related likely : Depends on your diet and other symptoms: do you have pain, stomach cramps. Consult with us to see if underlying inflammatory issue present. ...Read more

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Dark brown loose stool. What does it mean and should I be worried?

Possibly diarrhea: You have diarrhea. Also, you should always be concerned for possible blood in the stool. See you primary care asap. ...Read more

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Having brown loose stool floats on suface and stringy help please?

Having brown loose stool floats on suface and stringy help please?

Changes in bowels: If you are having any fevers, pain in abdomen, blood in stool, weight changes, or going to bathroom at night, I would want you to be seen by M.D. If the flat stools persist, then an exam also warranted. ...Read more

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I have been having a loose stool for the last two days. In mongolia?

I have been having a loose stool for the last two days. In mongolia?

Diarhhea: Traveller's diarrhea is cery common... Prevention is with good hand washing, clean water and good food hygiene. If you have diarrhea it usually lasts a few days and you need to hydrate and replace electrolytes. If it continues or you notice it is bloody, see a local physician. ...Read more

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What can I eat to make my stool harder? I'm sick of having loose stool!

What can I eat to make my stool harder? I'm sick of having loose stool!

Add fiber.: The first thing would be to increase the insoluble fiber in your diet, like bran or psyllium. Review your eating habits: the foods most commonly associated with loose stools are milk/ ice cream, fruits, salads/leafy greens when eaten to excess. Also, moderate intake of caffeine and artificial sweeteners. Still having loose stools? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can your gallbladder give you loose stools? If so, what is recommended?

Gallbladder: Gallbladder problems not usually associated with diarrhea as the synptoms are more of a blocking of bile by stones in the gallbladder. Diarrhea can happen after gallbladder comes out ...Read more

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When is the best time to take Metamucil for loose stools? 1 tsp a day enough?

When is the best time to take Metamucil for loose stools? 1 tsp a day enough?

Night: Night time if you normally go to the washroom in the morning, or first thing in the morning if you go to the washroom in the evening. ...Read more

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