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Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Period 4 days late - normally 28 day cycle. Neg preg test on day of missed period. Immense cramping with bowel movements?

Period 4 days late - normally 28 day cycle. Neg preg test on day of missed period. Immense cramping with bowel movements?

Pregnancy test: Periods can come a little bit late if you happen to have a mistimed ovulation. Try a pregnancy test again in a week to see if you're pregnant. Sometimes you can just miss a period altogether, which would not necessarily be abnormal as long as it does not keep recurring. ...Read more

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Frequent bowel movements, cramping with no period yet, a few days late, tubes tied over 5 years ago?

Frequent bowel movements, cramping with no period yet, a few days late, tubes tied over 5 years ago?

Question?: If your tubes have been tied there is very little possibility that you are pregnant. Frequency of bowel movements would not necessarily have any relationship to your being pregnant if you were, and any bowel problem may be responsible for delaying the onset of your period. You can always get a home pregnancy test kit and check a first morning voided urine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Could a missed period be due to signifigant weight loss? I have fatty liver and have lost 50 lbs since march

Could a missed period be due to signifigant weight loss? I have fatty liver and have lost 50 lbs since march

Possible: If you are very underweight or very overweight you could become irregular. If you are very overweight, losing weight may cause you to begin to cycle more regularly. ...Read more

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Hi! I have had a missed period with no other symptoms other than a rapid weight loss and no appetite. I haven't had sex at all and I am wondering if there is a serious issue?

Hi! I have had a missed period with no other symptoms other than a rapid weight loss and no appetite. I haven't had sex at all and I am wondering if there is a serious issue?

See answer: Rapid weight loss can cause you to miss a period due to hormonal changes. If the weight loss is unusual and not the result of dieting and exercise you should see your physician to see what the cause is. ...Read more

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Took urine preg test 59 days and 44 days after unprotected sex both at obgyn. Accurate? 2 missed period BC of map or 7lb weight loss (5'6'' @ 123lbs)?

Took urine preg test 59 days and 44 days after unprotected sex both at obgyn. Accurate? 2 missed period BC of map or 7lb weight loss (5'6'' @ 123lbs)?

Missed period: Is not uncommon related to stress as well as weight loss or other hormonal imbalance such as underactive or over active thyroid. 123 pounds is slim for a woman 5"6." If both tests are negative, please relax about pregnancy and eat a healthy diet. Further weight loss may have more significant effects. ...Read more

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I have frequently urination and have pain in both side of lower abdomen, gaining weight from last week, missed periods, what is the meaning of this?

I have frequently urination and have pain in both side of lower abdomen, gaining weight from last week, missed periods, what is the meaning of this?

UTI? Pregnancy?: Your symptoms could suggest several possibilities. Frequent need to urinate could be due to a urinary tract infection. Missing your cycle could be due to pregnancy, hormone imbalance, stress, use of birth control. I suggest you seek care to determine the cause as both issues require medical treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms I have : frequent bowel movements (unusual for me), irritable, cramping, brown period for 3 days then light " period" for 2. Pregnancy?

Symptoms I have : frequent bowel movements (unusual for me), irritable, cramping, brown period for 3 days then light " period" for 2. Pregnancy?

Go get tested: You can get a pregnancy test kit from your local friendly pharmacist. If it is negative 7-10 days after you suspect you may have become pregnant it is unlikely, and if your symptoms persist you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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TMI sorry... im having frequent bowel movements... cramps. Pelvic pain delayed period. .. negative pregnancy test... what's wrong with me?

TMI sorry... im having frequent bowel movements... cramps. Pelvic pain delayed period. .. negative pregnancy test... what's wrong with me?

See a doctor: You seem to have several problems going on. I advise you to see a primary care doctor for initial evaluation. Then he or she may refer you to see a specialist as needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have upset stomach, bloating, headache, gas, frequent bowel movements and excessive urination, and hot flashes, before period?

Is it normal to have upset stomach, bloating, headache, gas, frequent bowel movements and excessive urination, and hot flashes, before period?

We hope not: That does sound like more than annoying PMS. Even if an exam determines thatit is all PMS, it's a severe type and you can find help from an OBGYN. Have an exam and discover what's going on. That's too bad to just allow it to go on and on w/out putting up a fight. I hope it's an easy win. ...Read more

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Does more frequent bowel movements mean higher fiber?

Does more frequent bowel movements mean higher fiber?

What is the question: I cannot figure out what you are asking? Does high fiber cause more frequent bowel movements? Often yes, but not in all people. Is the question if I'm having frequent bm's should I eat more fiber? Maybe. The goal for daily fiber is 25 g per day or more. Check your fiber intake (count for a day or two), then increase as needed to get over 25 g per day. Most people in U.S. Are way below that. ...Read more

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I have frequent bowel movements right after eating, often loose, is this normal?

I have frequent bowel movements right after eating, often loose, is this normal?

No: See your doctor for full history, exam, and possible tests. It may be easily avoidable with simple diet modifications. ...Read more

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What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movements each time.

What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movements each time.

Not Digesting...: 18 y/o Female asks, What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movement each time. Most likely one is not digesting their foods adequately/ properly. May be Intolerant to some of the gas forming foods (beans, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onions, ...) they eat w consequential bowel Irritability /Gassiness. See PCP or GI consult for evaluation/management ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am experiencing frequent bowel movements and sudden urge to pee?

Sorry you are: Having trouble. There are many reasons you might be struggling with these symptoms. One that is simple to address is too much caffeine. You should consider talking to your primary doctor about it. ...Read more

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Pale stool, not every time, frequent bowel movements daily?

Pale stool, not every time, frequent bowel movements daily?

R/O IBS: IBS IS SX OF EXCLUSION. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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I am a healthy 19 yr old yet I've been experiencing frequent bowel movements, fecal incontinence, and blood on my tissue paper. What is this?

I am a healthy 19 yr old yet I've been experiencing frequent bowel movements, fecal incontinence, and blood on my tissue paper. What is this?

Please see GI: Your symptoms are concerning and would recommend a visit either with PCP or GI. Etiology could be infectious or some other process like autoimmune or neoplastic ...Read more

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Frequent bowel movements more than once per day?

Frequent bowel movements more than once per day?

Depends on you: Frequent is more frequent for you. If you always poop 3 times a day then that is normal for you. If you always poop every other day then that is normal for you. If you are a once a day popper most of the time and all of a sudden you start pooping 6 times a day, then that would be "frequent bowel movements" for example. ...Read more

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I am having very frequent bowel movements. How can I reduce the frequency?

I am having very frequent bowel movements. How can I reduce the frequency?

Add bulk diet: Unless this is chronic problem, you may try by add fiber and roughage to your diet. Increase the amount of raw and green vegetables like salads and try taking fiber like metamucil every day. If not better start by visiting your personal provider. ...Read more

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Does caffeine cause more frequent bowel movements?

Does caffeine cause more frequent bowel movements?

Yes: Caffeine increases the speed of transit through the bowel. It increases bowel movements. But caffeine alone will not adequately treat constipation. ...Read more

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I was given two shots of penicillin this morning and now I am haven't very frequent bowel movements. Is this normal?

I was given two shots of penicillin this morning and now I am haven't very frequent bowel movements. Is this normal?

Antibiotics: Although antibiotics can eventually cause diarrhea, they would not have that effect within the same day of receiving them. There must be another cause of your frequent stools. Perhaps it is related to whatever reason you actually received the antibiotics in the first place. If the problem persists, contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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