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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.

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Why do I have constant loose/mushy NOT watery stools. My diet is one large meal per day after wok @ 10pm and just beverages the rest of the day.

Why do I have constant loose/mushy NOT watery stools. My diet is one large meal per day after wok @ 10pm and just beverages the rest of the day.

I think you have: Largely answered the question yourself. Your diet is the problem! One meal, late at night (inactivity after eating) and probably sweetened or caffeinated beverages. Spread out your calories, make sure you get more fiber (veggies, fruits, healthy grains (cereal/bread/quinoa), nuts. You are presenting your intestine a challenge with your current pattern and too much has to go through too fast!

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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.

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My 17mnth old has had very loose, watery stools for almost a week now. Vomited a little yesterday morning too. No fever and seems otherwise fine.???

My 17mnth old has had very loose, watery stools for almost a week now. Vomited a little yesterday morning too. No fever and seems otherwise fine.???

Resolving gastro: Simplify his diet for a few days. Encourage hydration primarily with water, avoid juices and take it easy on milk for a period of time. Focus on foods that are easy to digest - plain oatmeal or oat cereal, apple sauce, dry toast, mashed potatoes without the butter/cream etc. That should help his poops become more formed while the gut is healing from being sick.

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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.

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Loose stool for 16 days. Called dr he said sounded like gastroenteritis said to take imodium (loperamide). It helped at first but watery stools are back.

Loose stool for 16 days. Called dr he said sounded like gastroenteritis said to take imodium (loperamide). It helped at first but watery stools are back.

Repeat; get checked: You can try the Imodium (loperamide) for another day. If no relief, then see your clinician again. Have you recently taken antibiotics? If so, you may have C. dificile infection and require a different antibiotic to clear the diarrhea. Hope that helps.

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What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

Is this new?: Change in bowell habits, with watery stools needs a diagnostic work up. See your health care provider.

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Can bacterial overgrowth in the colon or small bowel cause loose or watery stools which are. Sometimes pale?

Can bacterial overgrowth in the colon or small bowel cause loose or watery stools which are. Sometimes pale?

Pale stools: Pale stools can be caused by bacterial infection, infestation with parasite, yeast overgrowth, liver/gallbladder dysfunction and other diseases. Certain foods and medications can also affect the consistency and color of stools.

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I had clind. 300mgx7 for gum pain. 6th & 7th day, I had watery stools, so I stopped the drug. 3 days now, still soft stools, mild abd. Pain. To worry?

I had clind. 300mgx7 for gum pain. 6th & 7th day, I had watery stools, so I stopped the drug. 3 days now, still soft stools, mild abd. Pain. To worry?

Diarrhea on clinda: There is a possibility that you may have a C. diff infection of your intestines while on the antibiotics. This may happen with any antibiotic but it is more common with Clindamycin, especially iv. I would recommend contacting your doctor about stopping the Clindamycin. You may need to be treated empirically with Flagyl. In the mean time, add probiotics (live culture yogurt) to your diet.

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Help? I have been taking a bit more than prescribed 3x a day of laxido in the hope that I will get watery stools to prevent anal fissure will this work?

Help? I have been taking a bit more than prescribed 3x a day of laxido in the hope that I will get watery stools to prevent anal fissure will this work?

Not necessary: Why would you want diarrhea? Just take the normal dose of stool softener. This will help prevent anal fissures, and not have you running to the bathroom 10 times a day.

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3 yr old has been having watery stools for 4 wks. Only 2x per day at most, but no formed bm in this time. No fever, eating fine, acting fine.

3 yr old has been having watery stools for 4 wks. Only 2x per day at most, but no formed bm in this time. No fever, eating fine, acting fine.

See below: It could be an allergic or conditions. Schedule a checkup with your doctor for further evaluation.

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C diff treated with metronidazole almost three months ago. Is it normal to still have watery stools multiple times a day after this length of time?

C diff treated with metronidazole almost three months ago. Is it normal to still have watery stools multiple times a day after this length of time?

C diff: I highly suggest that you get the stool retested. Continued watery stools suggest that either the c diff was not fully treated or there is something else going on like colitis. Hope that helps.

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Hey, good day. I have a little stomach discomfort that gets a little worse sometimes, and I have been passing splattery, watery stools for two days.?

Hey, good day. I have a little stomach discomfort that gets a little worse sometimes, and I have been passing splattery, watery stools for two days.?

Sounds: Like a viral gastroenteritis (eg: ECHO viruses) and there are many during Summer months! WASH YOUR HANDS, SEPARATE your DISHES and do not SPREAD this to family or guests. Rice, (boiled) and /or rice cereal, apple juice, and avoid extremities of Temperature in the foods/liquids you consume! Many of these are over in 48 hours. ..some last for a week to 10 days. Hope this helps Dr Z

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My daughter had her 6 weeks vaccination on Monday 9 October, since Monday after she has had a running tummy (watery stools) about 5 nappies a day?

My daughter had her 6 weeks vaccination on Monday 9 October, since Monday after she has had a running tummy (watery stools) about 5 nappies a day?

These: Symptoms are NOT generally related to the vaccination (local swelling, fussiness, fever yes but diarrhea NO!)
Call your daughter's PEDIATRIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL!

Hope she feels better quickly!
Dr Z

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Not felt well all day. Had three episodes of very watery stools. Stomach is cramping now and lower back hurts. Now only mucus why?

Not felt well all day. Had three episodes of very watery stools. Stomach is cramping now and lower back hurts. Now only mucus why?

Gastroenteritis: You may have an infection (Gastroenteritis) Make sure you drink lot of clear liquids to prevent dehydration.And if it continues consult your Doctor as you may need stool culture and meds for cramps If the loose bowels stopped and only mucus means you are already getting better. Most of these infections are viral and get better by themselves but some may be bacterial from e coli, shigela, Salmonella

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Does hydrocephalus cause watery stools?

Does hydrocephalus cause watery stools?

Spina bifida?: The cause for hydrocephalus is more important than the result. Many cases of hydrocephalus are from a malformation associated with spina bifida. This would also result in bowel and bladder problems. You may have associated tethered cord. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate.

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My infant always has watery stools it comes and goes what could be the problem?

My infant always has watery stools it comes and goes what could be the problem?

Watery stools: We could use more information on what you are feeding your infant. If he is breast fed watery stools may be normal, otherwise watery stools usually indicate a viral gastroenteritis and he should be placed on a bland diet.

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