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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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What if someone has been throwing up and loose stools when they wake and been like that for about a week?

What if someone has been throwing up and loose stools when they wake and been like that for about a week?

Gastroenteritis: 2 common causes are a viral gastrointestinal infection and food poisoning. Both conditions usually resolve within a week. Treatment is resting, good room temperature fluid intake, a light diet such as broth, saltine crackers progressing to soft solid foods, flat gingerale to settle nausea and kaopectate or Imodium for severe diarrhea control. See your MD if not improving. ...Read more

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My boyfriend ate snow crab legs, he's having massive diarrhea and vomiting also his throat is swelling up. He doesn't like hospital. What can I do?

My boyfriend ate snow crab legs, he's having massive diarrhea and vomiting also his throat is swelling up. He doesn't like hospital. What can I do?

Benedryl: Give him benedryl and take him to an urgent care or hospital even if he doesn't want to go!!!!! Throat swelling can get worse and be fatal. Don't let him give excuses! ...Read more

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My boyfriend keeps vomiting and has constant diarrhea. It started yesterday morning. He's also not able to keep any fluids down.

My boyfriend keeps vomiting and has constant diarrhea. It started yesterday morning. He's also not able to keep any fluids down.

Le Grippe: Take him to the emergency room. His is severely ill, at risk for dangerous levels of dehydration, rupture of esophagus from retching, and cardiovascular problems. ...Read more

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I had severe vomiting & diarrhea. Todays the 3rd day & I'm about 90% better. My boyfriend now has what I did. Can I get sick again if I'm around him?

I had severe vomiting & diarrhea. Todays the 3rd day & I'm about 90% better. My boyfriend now has what I did. Can I get sick again if I'm around him?

Very unlikely: You and your partner probably have an intestinal virus; the most common is called norovirus. Whatver the cause, you're getting better because your immune system is working. That same immune response also protects you from another infection with the same vrus, especially this soon. You won't catch it again from your partner. No worries! Best wishes to both of you for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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I fingered my boyfriend last week and now I’m sick with vomiting and diarrhea. Is it possible I ingested some of his feces? I tried to keep my fingers

I fingered my boyfriend last week and now I’m sick with vomiting and diarrhea. Is it possible I ingested some of his feces? I tried to keep my fingers

Sure: There's always a risk when one's fingers go where the sun don't shine, or even where light does shine. The usual way to eat infectious poop germs is by accidentally getting the germs onto one's hands from touching surfaces such as doorknobs, faucet handles, bathroom walls, cell phones, keyboards, etc... Of course, sticking one's finger where the poop germs live is a sure way to spread things. ...Read more

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Cold chills to sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea out of no where. Started at night. Boyfriend has the same symptoms.

Cold chills to sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea out of no where. Started at night. Boyfriend has the same symptoms.

Gastroenteritis: Most commonly this will be a viral infection and should begin to resolve within 3-5 days, but if you cannot keep things down and are becoming dehydrated you may want to go and be seen professionally. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Thoroughly cooked/ate fish. 3 minutes later felt spacey and ran to bathroom, bad interm. Diarrhea, no vomiting. Food poisoning? Anything I can do?

Thoroughly cooked/ate fish. 3 minutes later felt spacey and ran to bathroom, bad interm. Diarrhea, no vomiting. Food poisoning? Anything I can do?

Food poisoning: Less likely food poisoning because the offending agent usually takes 4-12 hours to produce symptoms. Probably a chemical irritant to the mucosal lining. The body is great at trying to get rid of irritants. However, the fish did not cause the diarrhea. Whatever irritated the lining increased the movement of the intestines which moved the stool contents along at a faster rate-thus diarrhea. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is having sulfur burps, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. I tried everything but he's still sick, he has no insurance. IDKWhat to do?

My boyfriend is having sulfur burps, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. I tried everything but he's still sick, he has no insurance. IDKWhat to do?

No Insurance: Sometimes one is so sick that you just have to be seen despite the lack of insurance. This seems to be one of those cases. Healthtap Prime would not really help here as he sounds to sick and I would refer him to the ER. They will let you make payment. He sounds like he is dehydrated and needs some fluids. ...Read more

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Can you have food poisoning with no vomiting/diarrhea, and still have appetite? Scared I ate fruit that had bacteria on it, bad body aches next day

Can you have food poisoning with no vomiting/diarrhea, and still have appetite? Scared I ate fruit that had bacteria on it, bad body aches next day

Not food poisoning: Body aches, with no other symptoms, probably isn't food poisoning. More likely an unrelated viral infection. See your doctor if your symptoms continue or you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more

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Have a bad stomach pain I have diarrhea and vomiting?

Have a bad stomach pain I have diarrhea and vomiting?

Avoid juice and soda: Viral gastroenteritis is an infection that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. It happens when a person’s stomach and intestines get infected with a virus.
Viral gastroenteritis can also cause:

a fever
a headache or muscle aches
belly pain or cramping
a loss of appetite
if you have diarrhea and vomiting, your body can lose too much water. Doctors call this “dehydration.” dehydration. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad lower stomach pain, I have diarrhea, im vomiting yellow stuff. What's going on?

I'm having really bad lower stomach pain, I have diarrhea, im vomiting yellow stuff. What's going on?

Prob gastroenteritis: This may be an acute viral infection, food poisoning (staph aureus, clostridium perfringens), or potentially bacterial infection (enteropathogenic e. Coli, shigella, salmonella, etc.) or parasitic (unlikely). This should clear entirely in 3-5 days and if it does not you should definitely see a doctor, or do it right away if you cannot keep things down. Best. ...Read more

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Can your white blood count be off from having a bad stomach virus? Vomiting/ diarrhea? Or does that mean you have something else causing your symptoms

Can your white blood count be off from having a bad stomach virus? Vomiting/ diarrhea? Or does that mean you have something else causing your symptoms

Limited usefulness: Unless one of the absolute counts is extremely far from the reference range or there are abnormal cells, white counts aren't helpful in working up the minor transient illnesses that folks get. You can raise you white count to 20000 (granulocytes mostly) by a 20 minute icy shower. ...Read more

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I have crohns disease & I woke up this morning vomiting and diarrhea badly. This pain is beyond intense. Should I go to the e.r I can't even eat.

I have crohns disease & I woke up this morning vomiting and diarrhea badly. This pain is beyond intense. Should I go to the e.r I can't even eat.

If you cannot: Reach the Medical Provider who is treating your crohns I would opine that an ER (or preferably a Walk In Unit) is indicated. In the meantime Clear Liquids only!


Hope this is helpful....Good luck...BE WELL!


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My 3 year old is vomiting up mucus has really bad diarrhea what should I do?

My 3 year old is vomiting up mucus has really bad diarrhea what should I do?

Vomiting & diarrhea: Try to assess if your 3 yo is getting dehydrated or not. Signs to look for: no tears when crying, dry mouth or thick saliva, weak cry, body weakness - trouble getting up or wlaking, sleeping a lot, fever, not urinating in last several hours, not able to keep down water or pedialyte. If any of the above are present, bring your child to his pediatrician, urgent care center or hospital ed. ...Read more

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My husband has been sick for the past 3 days now. He has diarrhea really bad, vomiting, fever and Shoulders hurting him.

Diarrhea and: Vomiting are not good together, a patient can become quickly dehydrated. Take him to the doctor, he might suffers from an infectious gastroenteritis ...Read more

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5 days ago quick bloating painful, nausea, violent vomiting 7x, diarrhea lasted 2 hr. Now, bad upper ab pain and to back, sudden after some meals. Help?

5 days ago quick bloating painful, nausea, violent vomiting 7x, diarrhea lasted 2 hr. Now, bad upper ab pain and to back, sudden after some meals. Help?

Gastroenteritis: The cause of this is unclear but complications may have arisen, including possible perforation of your GI tract, pancreatitis, etc. Go and see a doctor and get this professionally evaluated. Good luck ...Read more

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2 day Virus with severe diarrhea and bad nausea, fine last night and into today now the nausea is back. No vomiting as of yet 33yr male?

2 day Virus with severe diarrhea and bad nausea, fine last night and into today now the nausea is back. No vomiting as of yet 33yr male?

Gastroenteritis: Sounds like you have had a viral gastroenteritis. it may take your body a few days to recover from this. Drink plenty of fluids but avoid liquids with lots of sugar as they may make diarrhea worse. Eat a bland diet. If you are not better in a day or two or if you begin getting worse, then I suggest that you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Vomiting, diarrhea, fever, lower back pain for 1 day. Bad problem?

Vomiting, diarrhea, fever, lower back pain for 1 day. Bad problem?

Check it out: This sign you have gastrointestinal problem unless you prove other wise. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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Bad diarrhea, vomiting and sharp abdominal pain for 3 days. Unable to eat or drink. How can I stay hydrated?

Bad diarrhea, vomiting and sharp abdominal pain for 3 days. Unable to eat or drink. How can I stay hydrated?

I would go to ER: If someone has diarrhea or vomiting from food poisoning or a virus, drinking Gatorade, pedialite or other electrolyte fortified water is a good way to try to stay hydrated. From your description with sharp abdominal pain X 3 days you could even have perforated appendicitis or ulcer. It is best to go to urgent care or ER for evaluation. They can give you IV fluid since you can't keep anything down. ...Read more

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I have two boys 1 and 6 months they both at coughing, vomiting, fussy, diarrhea, and wheezing badly but no fever what should I do?

I have two boys 1 and 6 months they both at coughing, vomiting, fussy, diarrhea, and wheezing badly but no fever what should I do?

Call your doctor: If they are wheezing badly you should call your doctor. It sounds like they have an infection. Are they running a fever? They may need nebulization treatments and a "brat" diet to help reduce the diarrhea. A brat diet consists of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast to firm the stools. ...Read more

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Began vomiting after eating guacamole at a family gathering. 1 other person also became ill. Day 2 I have developed bad diarrhea. Can I take questran (cholestyramine)?

No- see your doc...: Food poisoning / GI infections from food typically results in a defense mechanism in your body of evacuation (you are literally trying to get the "stuff" out of your body). Cholestyramine essentially slows the progession of feces through your system; if there is infection, you are extending its presence. This medication is not recommended until you are sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Diarrhea and vomiting 4 times in one year bad taste in mouth what could it be. I have IBS and have had 4kids.

Diarrhea and vomiting 4 times in one year bad taste in mouth what could it be. I have IBS and have had 4kids.

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori can cause HALITOSIS blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet (Wholeapproach. Com) TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL. ...Read more

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Just got a bad bout of the stomach bug and have been vomiting and having diarrhea for a day now. What concerns me is how hard/bloated my stomach is?

Just got a bad bout of the stomach bug and have been vomiting and having diarrhea for a day now. What concerns me is how hard/bloated my stomach is?

Gastroenteritis: Abdomen painful? Where? If right lower quadrant - concern for appendicitis Has the vomiting /diarrhea subsided? I gastroenteritis, does start to taper off. Are you able to hold any liquid down? If not, will get very dehydrated which worsens vomiting. If the abdomen is hard with severe pain, especially on movement, concern for peritonits. Follow up with doc today ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more


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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more