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Loose Watery Stools Once A Day
F.21 irregular bowel habits since Dec. 1st. Painful diarrhea. Stools start solid but throughout day turns to diarrhea and mucous. BM 4+ times a day.
Poop check: Sounds like your diarrhea has been a persistent problem for over 2 months. Given the description of mucus in the stool this raises the concern for infection or inflammation as an underlying cause. I would recommend being seen by your doctor where they get get stool studies looking for signs of infection. Based on the results they may find something to treat or consider further testing. ...Read more
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
Frequent bowel movements(solid) 2-3 times after every meal(this is after bad diarrhea last week). Poop is small, yellow and has brown/black thin lines?
Colitis: This sounds like a mild chronic colon infection. In Serbia, and in many areas of the USA, this might be Giardiasis, although there are numerous other possibilities. See a doctor and have this evaluated. The color of you stools and the brown/black lines have little if any relevance. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
Normal color stool, diarrhea and constipation, tiny bit of pain when stool comes out, using bathroom twice per day, is this normal for a 16 year old?
My 2 year old has explosive diarrhea since early saturday she vomit once or twice but mostly diarrhea has a movement of watery stool every 30min to hr?
6 week old baby normally poops once a day has been pooping after every feed the last day. Formula fed, poos are mustard colour and watery. Take 2 dr?
:poop:: It is okay for a baby to poop after every feed. The watery consistency does not sound normal however and the baby may have a light stomach virus. I would feed the baby two feedings with pedialyte instead of formula. If the watery poop continues after switching back to formula, I would take the baby to be evaluated or if there is associated vomiting, fever or other symptoms. ...Read more
Bowels and abd. sore X 3 wks. Gassy. Spasm a lot. No blood. BM once a day avg. Some relief after BM. Stool formed but softer. Light brown color.
For 2 months now my toilet habit changed from once daily to twice or thrice daily. Atimes watery and a times pastery stool with plenty gas. Am worried?
3yr old went from loose brown stool to thick light green seedy&mucousy stool. She has had loose stools for several days.Should I worry?Is it infection
Don't worry: Best advice : avoid dairy, bananas and rice and toast and tea for a few days until poops better ...Read more
Soft fluffy non greasy stool after gallbladder surgery green and yellowish in color not greasy not diarrhea just loose consistency once a day?
Since last week i have 3 times stool in a day stools are normal brown. After one stool i have urge to stool again is it normal?
At least in America: As addressed on HealthTap before, normal stool pattern in America is actually a range. Most people will defecate from once every third to fourth day to three times a day. The timing of stooling depends on intake, transit, more.Changes in stool caliber & texture, evidence of maldigestion/ malabsorption, blood, & sometimes altered color all signal cause for concern that warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
I need to go toilet two times in day ..1st b4 breakfast is normal stool 2nd is after breakfast that is watery stool like diarrea.it happen 1month?
After defecating hard stools i drank water and eventually defecated more hard, then normal and loose stools. Now I have gas. Normal?
Not worrisome: Perhaps you had a stool plug which has now passed. A "good news" is that you have not described bleeding per rectum. Changes in bowel pattern are however a "red flag" to doctors. Depending upon what is a "normal" stooling for you, please discuss your recent bowel irregularity with your doctor who can put it in perspective with the rest of your rx & medical history (with which we are un-aware). ...Read more
My 2 year daughter yesterday passed pale yellow stool. She is not eating much since 1 day and a day before she had loose motions twice.?
Stomach virus: Sounds like she's got a bit of a stomach virus, causing a bit of stomach upset, changing the bacteria in the gut. There can be change to the chemical composition of the stool causing color change. Sometimes that's all that happens, and that's ok. However, the diarrhea can worsen, or fever and vomiting can occur. A probiotic can help get the balance of bacteria in the gut back to normal. ...Read more
Prescribed z-pack for 7 days for travelers diarrhea. Had normal stools until last day of z-pack, then had very loose stools. 1month since the end of my z-pack and I still have loose stools. Already taking probiotics. Can loose stools last this long?
Giardia? IBS?: Azithromycin is effective against only some causes of traveler's diarrhea, not all. But even without Rx, TD usually resolves entirely within a month. Lloose stools due to the antibiotic also should not last this long. You should be evaluated for other causes, such as giardia, an intestinal parasite common in some travelers. Also, new research shows that TD can trigger irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more
Every morning loose stool which is shortly followed with 1 episode of watery diarrhea. Stomach grumbles through day but no movement. What is this?
Been constipated for a few days. Then had a slow hard poop and then watery poop with hard poop mixed with it. Is that a sign of constipation?
Could be : Could be constipation. Inrease fiber in your diet, try to have bowel movement on a regular basis, once daily or every other day. If still constipated with high- fibe diet you can try miralax (polyethylene glycol). See your doctor for a complete evaluation and treatment of this problem. ...Read more
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