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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 am having loose stool just every morning with gas and pain but its all bearable what causes it and I feel ok after that?

I am having loose stool just every morning with gas and pain but its all bearable what causes it and I feel ok after that?

Reaction 2 somthing: Perhaps something you are eating is causing this type of reaction in your digestive tract. Might be worth seeing an allergist or GI specialist to rule out gut inflammation or reaction to something in your diet. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Past 4 days fatigue, nausea and loose stools in the morning, ok in afternoon, but no appetite. Blood work is fine, abdominal ultrasound showed gallstone. Not pregnant (tested). No urq pain. Gallstone?

Past 4 days fatigue, nausea and loose stools in the morning, ok in afternoon, but no appetite. Blood work is fine, abdominal ultrasound showed gallstone. Not pregnant (tested). No urq pain. Gallstone?

Nausea fatigue: If you skipped a period, then do urine pregnancy test again. Maybe some type of infection. Keep seeing your doctor. If loose stools persist then do stool test for infection and parasites. Be sure you are not taking medicine or drugs that are working against you. ...Read more

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I almost always have diarrhea or loose stool in the morning and then sometimes during the day with stomach pain. Could this possibly be ibs?

I almost always have diarrhea or loose stool in the morning and then sometimes during the day with stomach pain. Could this possibly be ibs?

IBS: Your symptoms could be secondary to ibs. However, ibs could only be diagnosed if all the other possible causes are ruled out. If you are having these chronic symptoms, you should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have had loose stools every morning for as long as I can remember. I am a 32 year old woman. Is this ok?

I have had loose stools every morning for as long as I can remember. I am a 32 year old woman. Is this ok?

Loose stool: Consider evaluation for food intolerances gluten, milk soy, (can avoid these food for a week and see what happens) or pancreatic insufficiency (do you get frequent bronchitis - may be a form of cystic fibrosis) or H pylori gastritis which ca nbe diagnosed via blood test of breath test. Would also check thyroid f/u /w/ doc ...Read more

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TTC and experiencing loose stools every morning. Could this be from taking elevit at night?

TTC and experiencing loose stools every morning. Could this be from taking elevit at night?

Elevil Rx & PG: The use of Elevil nightly while attempting pregnancy can seriously hamper your ability to get pregnant. Consider discontinuing its' use if you are serious about trying to conceive. ...Read more

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For the last three weeks my son has had loose stools every morning. He drinks soy milk. What should I do?

For the last three weeks my son has had loose stools every morning. He drinks soy milk. What should I do?

Loose stools: As long as he is not having diarrhea and dehydration, loose stools are not an issue. But you can give him more potatoes, rice, and carotts to make his stools more formed. Yougurt also may help the intestinal flora and affect, in a good way the stools. We do not want him to have hard stools as they are not health. ...Read more

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I have stool problem from last 2 year. Passing loose stool only in the morning?

I have stool problem from last 2 year. Passing loose stool only in the morning?

Might be normal: One stool of pudding or apple sauce consistency per day is normal for may. If you have one lose stool but other formed ones, you're probably constipated or have irritable bowel. See your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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1yr boy passes watery loose stool once in the morning n 1 in evening which is soft in consistency, he had diner around 9pm, cause of morning stool?

1yr boy passes watery loose stool once in the morning n 1 in evening which is soft in consistency, he had diner around 9pm, cause of morning stool?

Depends: If your child has only had a watery stool once or twice in a day, and it isn't a frequent occurrence, there is no real concern. Different foods, changes in appetite, changes in digestion can cause this once in a while. If your child is having >4-5 watery stools/day on a regular basis, he should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Wat is the cause my 1 yr boy passes loose stool during sleep every morning around 7, 8 am?

Wat is the cause my 1 yr boy passes loose stool during sleep every morning around 7, 8 am?

Not listening: As I have suggested to you before, stop giving your child 12 ounces of milk before bedtime. Also check to see if he. Is lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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Urgent loose stools morning only. Possible worm parasite?

It's what you eat: Probably diet. Give it a few days to see if it resolves on its own. You can also take some BRAT diet to help things along (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) ...Read more

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I have been having loose stools, almost like diarrhoea every morning. For as long as I can remember. Also smelly gas.

I have been having loose stools, almost like diarrhoea every morning. For as long as I can remember. Also smelly gas.

Needs a specialist,: A gastroenterologist to evaluate you, as there are several possibilities, physical examination, some diagnostic tests and possible sigmoidoscopy / colonoscopy may be in order. Start with your primary doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I've had loose stools (type 6) in the morning and then I'm feeling fine the rest of the day. I am usually more constipated. Is it normal?

For 2 weeks I've had loose stools (type 6) in the morning and then I'm feeling fine the rest of the day. I am usually more constipated. Is it normal?

6 stools: Hello ~ if you DON'T normally have 6 stools in the AM, then its not normal. If the stools are normal consistency, less of a problem. If stools LOOSE more of a problem. Why not pay a visit to GP where he can take an extensive history to ensure there's no major problem. Thanks ...Read more

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Took 1 immodium ad for loose stool this morning now worried that i'll be constipated tomorrow. How to get my body regular and prevent constipation?

Took 1 immodium ad for loose stool this morning now worried that i'll be constipated tomorrow. How to get my body regular and prevent constipation?

Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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Every morning for the past week I wake up with loose stool, every morning and I don't know why. I know I'm not pregnant and I haven't changed my eat?

Every morning for the past week I wake up with loose stool, every morning and I don't know why. I know I'm not pregnant and I haven't changed my eat?

See your doctor: Likely this should get better on it own, But if you want you could try taking Imodium for a couple of days. If that does not work, I would advise you go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Did a blood and poop test everything was normal (not STD test) I do loose stool every morning kinda like diarrhea. Std/hiv? 25days vaginal sex only

Did a blood and poop test everything was normal (not STD test) I do loose stool every morning kinda like diarrhea. Std/hiv? 25days vaginal sex only

Not STD: There are many potential answers. Wonder if this happens after you have consumed dairy in the morning such as milk in the cereal. If so, you may have lactose intolerance for which lactaid milk or taking lactase tablets may provide the solution.
If not, provide more details. It is however not std. ...Read more

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Hi yesterday I had loose stools and I woke up this morning with lower right side pain?

Hi yesterday I had loose stools and I woke up this morning with lower right side pain?

Diarrhea with pain: Infectious diarrhea and other form of colitis can cause pain discomfort. If continued diarrhea or fevers or pain seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Loose watery stool every morning, once per day. I feel perfectly fine, no pain, no fatigue. What could it be?

Loose watery stool every morning, once per day. I feel perfectly fine, no pain, no fatigue. What could it be?

Need more info: Is it related to a particular food? Any recent weight loss? Any blood or mucus in stool? Loose stool can be a sign of many different conditions. ...Read more

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I had loose watery stools this morning and it happened about 4 or 5 times within an hour and that's it. Stomach still rumbles, what is going on?

I had loose watery stools this morning and it happened about 4 or 5 times within an hour and that's it. Stomach still rumbles, what is going on?

VIRAL GASTROENTERITI: It seems without examining you that you may be having viral gastroenteritis, you need to make sure you drink plenty fluids to prevent dehydration and give your bowels some rest
but if it persists consult your doctor as it can be due to bacterial infection like e coli. Shigela, salmonela etc.
But fluid replacement is to prevent dehydration is the key. ...Read more

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I had a stomach bug of some sort 4weeks ago and continue to have loose stools or diarrhea almost every morning. I am anxious and scared.

I had a stomach bug of some sort 4weeks ago and continue to have loose stools or diarrhea almost every morning. I am anxious and scared.

See a doctor: This should be fairly easy to diagnose with a stool specimen and a history and physical exam. There are several easy to treat GI infections you may have gotten. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Loose very watery stool every morning soon after waking for the last few weeks. Sometimes twice. No blood. Very mild tummy pains during the day.?

Loose very watery stool every morning soon after waking for the last few weeks. Sometimes twice. No blood. Very mild tummy pains during the day.?

Among other causes: Self-limited diarrhea and abdominal pain typically reflect a "24-hour bug" or staph food poisoning. We can't comment as to cause here however given the limited context you provided but, your diarrhea sounds more persistent and is accompanied by recurrent discomfort so, evaluation is certainly in order. ...Read more

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Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Excessive Flatulence: Thank you for informing about your residence in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
See an Internist for possible Diagnosis of-Traveler’s diarrhea, Food allergies, Food reactions, Lactose intolerance, Gastroenteritis, Malabsorption, Amoebic dysentery, Giardia, Hookworm infection, or Irritable bowel disease; have tests and treatment.
Avoid:
Fried and fatty foods
Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage
Beans, legumes ...Read more

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Loose stools for 2 weeks 2 weeks back, I was woken up by the need to go in the morning and the feeling is like I ate something wrong (mildly nauseous?

Loose stools for 2 weeks 2 weeks back, I was woken up by the need to go in the morning and the feeling is like I ate something wrong (mildly nauseous?

Loose stools: Diarrhea of this duration suggests a possible need for further history and study of the stools with culture, exams for ova and parasites, etc. Go and be seen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've had mucus in my stools and mucus when I wipe for 3 weeks now and very small loose stools and now I keep feeling nauseous morning or night?

Stool sample: See your doctor for fecal studies. If you are having mucus or white streaks in your stool then get analysis. You may be experiencing bacteria or fungal overgrowth. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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