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I feel sick after visiting ghana for 17 days and have severe diarrhea. Why is this?

I feel sick after visiting ghana for 17 days and have severe diarrhea. Why is this?

Diarrhea: You may have amoebiasis, but the number of possible causes is nearly endless. You need to be seen by a doctor, preferably an infectious diseases expert, and have stools for ova and parasites, culture, and a variety of other tests. Do not wait on this as things could get much worse quickly depending upon what this is. Good luck and I hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

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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Hello im on the dp shot and i am a few weeks late for my shot. I have been having severe diarrhea headaches and nausea. light brown spotting am i pg?

Hello im on the dp shot and i am a few weeks late for my shot. I have been having severe diarrhea headaches and nausea. light brown spotting am i pg?

Not Pregnant: You are most likely not pregnant but it would be a good idea to do a pregnancy test to confirm this and then take your dp shot. The diarrhoea and vomitting may be due to a bug and should settle with some pro-biotics. ...Read more

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Had 1 week of severe diarrhea (10-15 bm a day), fever, abd cramps, and constant nausea. Resolved 2 days ago then had bm w/ pinpoint black specks?

Had 1 week of severe diarrhea (10-15 bm a day), fever, abd cramps, and constant nausea. Resolved 2 days ago then had bm w/ pinpoint black specks?

diarrhea,cramps,feve: You probably had a bowel infection. Black spots could be peptobismol if you took that or little specs of blood which turns black. ...Read more

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What would cause instant severe diarrhea followed by a vasovagal episode? It happens every few months always in the middle of the night followed by a trip to the ER for dehydration and nausea.

Nocturnal diarrhea: Irritable bowel syndrome is a common cause of episodic sudden diarrhea but nocturnal episodes are not typical. Other causes of sudden diarrhea are intolerance to certain foods,beverages or medications. Infectious causes would result in more continual diarrhea. The vasovagal reaction is nonspecific. If attacks are common, consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Tests will be done ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea & nausea for 3-5 days 1 week before a period. 7 day period, 3 nice days, then cramps for a week, and then a lighter period, a few good days, repeat. Symptoms worsening over year?

I have severe diarrhea & nausea for 3-5 days 1 week before a period. 7 day period, 3 nice days, then cramps for a week, and then a lighter period, a few good days, repeat. Symptoms worsening over year?

Sounds: Pretty bad and uncomfortable . Have you talked with your doc about options? What the are depend on if you want more children or not but several are available to help you avoid your suffering. Oral contraceptives to the iud to the Depo-Provera shot to an ablation are all possibilities further depending preference and other circumstances. Have a frank talk with your doc. ...Read more

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What would cause severe diarrhea with pale colour and yellow discharge along with nausea and weakness? This is reoccurring

What would cause severe diarrhea with pale colour and yellow discharge along with nausea and weakness?  This is reoccurring

Diet diary: Quite possibly something you're eating..By keeping a diary you may be able to pinpoint the problem. Also make an appointment with a gastroenterologist. ...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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Once mnth knife like stomach pains, cold sweat, nausea, severe diarrhea for 10 mins then completely gone. Not after specific/same foods Not constipted

Once mnth knife like stomach pains, cold sweat, nausea, severe diarrhea for 10 mins then completely gone. Not after specific/same foods Not constipted

See your doctor: This sounds like it could be the symptom set of something more serious. You need a more in depth interview and likely some lab tests to get to the bottom of this.... stop in to see your doc. ...Read more

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By a honey bee on my toe and today i've had severe diarrhea and nausea. Might these stings cause the sickness?

By a honey bee on my toe and today i've had severe diarrhea and nausea. Might these stings cause the sickness?

Possibly: Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present with swelling of tongue, mouth, lips or throat; difficulty swallowing ; breathing, wheezing, tightness of the chest, hives, generalized weakness, confusion ; slurring. ...Read more

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I recently had a bad case of food poisoning, sulfer burps, and severe diarrhea, it's been 4 days but I still feel crampy,nausea,no diarrhea..normal?

I recently had a bad case of food poisoning, sulfer burps, and severe diarrhea, it's been 4 days but I still feel crampy,nausea,no diarrhea..normal?

Stool testing; BRAT: After 2-3 days, it's no longer a simple case of food poisoning. You may have contracted infectious colitis or gastroenteritis. See a physician; submit a stool sample for testing of Salmonella, Campylobacter, H. Pylori, Norovirus, etc. Drink plenty of fluids, despite lack of diarrhea. BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) may be easier to digest for time being. HealthTap Prime is available. ...Read more

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24 y/o f. Severe abdo pain that wraps around/through to back, nausea, vomiting, severe diarrhea. Can't keep food down. Have hiatal hernia.

24 y/o f. Severe abdo pain that wraps around/through to back, nausea, vomiting, severe diarrhea. Can't keep food down. Have hiatal hernia.

Many issues: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The doctors in the Emergence facility will decide if you can be cared for in the Emergency facility or whether you should be admitted to the hospital.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Since monday morning i've been having constant puking , nausea a headache so painful nothing helps.Also stiff and extremely sore neck.Ive also noticed that i'm more confused and tired.Severe diarrhea

Since monday morning i've been having constant puking , nausea a headache so painful  nothing helps.Also stiff and extremely sore neck.Ive also noticed that i'm more confused and tired.Severe diarrhea

Medical evaluation!: You need to see a physician today. Go to urgent care or an er if you have to. You may only have the flu and dehydration, but more serious illnesses are also possible with these symptoms. At the very least you can be given IV fluids -- dehydration can be so bad it leads to confusion. Please don't try to guess on this -- i can't from here. An in-person medical evaluation is urgently needed now. ...Read more

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No appetite, nausea & severe diarrhea for over a week, now stomach pain right in the center where naval is, and getting chills. Should I be concerned?

No appetite, nausea & severe diarrhea for over a week, now stomach pain right in the center where naval is, and getting chills. Should I be concerned?

Yes: While without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, worsening symptoms indicating an infection is quite serious and needs prompt medical attention (within hours; less than a day, ER probably the best).
might mention that appendicitis would look pretty much right like this........ ...Read more

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Why do I get severe diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea immediately after sex? It happens with or without orgasm. I only have vaginal sex.

Why do I get severe diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea immediately after sex? It happens with or without orgasm. I only have vaginal sex.

Interesting: Do you have any local vaginal reaction as well? If so , these symptoms may point to an allergy to seminal fluid leading to anaphylaxis. Another less likely probability is post-coital migraine without the headaches but diarrhea is not usually the feature in migraine. Have you talked to your doctor about this? ...Read more

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Doc unable to help: I have severe diarrhea, excessive urination, no thirst, nausea & exhaustion, all post gallbladder surgery 4 years ago. Any ideas?

Doc unable to help: I have severe diarrhea, excessive urination, no thirst, nausea & exhaustion, all post gallbladder surgery 4 years ago.  Any ideas?

Cholistid/Questran: Cholestid is a bile binding drug which should stop the diarrhea. Diarrhea is the key linking most of the other symptoms
This article should clarify the problem:

http://www.medicinenet.com/bile_acid_sequestrants/article.htm ...Read more

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7 days late on my period. Bloating, nausea, severe diarrhea, light intermittent cramping and a less than 1 hcg on blood test. Could I be pregnant?

 7 days late on my period. Bloating, nausea, severe diarrhea, light intermittent cramping and a less than 1 hcg on blood test. Could I be pregnant?

Tests are accurate: Pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If still worried, one can do a home urine test after one more week. ...Read more

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Severe diarrhea, nausea every now and again, mild stomach pain, no vomiting, is it food poisoning?

Severe diarrhea, nausea every now and again, mild stomach pain, no vomiting, is it food poisoning?

Diarrhea: Acute diarrhea is usually one of several viruses causing gastroenteritis. If there is blood in it, abdominal pain worsens, or you are unable to hold down liquids, please be seen in the urgent care or ER. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids and rest. If mild nausea is a problem, try sports drinks with electrolytes, sodium and potassium, along with water, flat sprite or 7up and chicken broth. ...Read more

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Severe diarrhea, upset stomach, no appetite, aches, headaches, pressure in eyes and head, nausea, chills. Going on 5 days now. What's wrong with me

Severe diarrhea, upset stomach, no appetite, aches, headaches, pressure in eyes and head, nausea, chills. Going on 5 days now. What's wrong with me

Can't tell : Sounds like an acute viral illness like the flu but no way to tell without a good exam and maybe some labs. You need to see a doctor, my friend. May even need some IV fluids if you are dehydrated. Go asap. ...Read more

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I made fish, hours later in er. Can you get food poisoning with only severe diarrhea and intense lower stomach cramps, but no vomiting or nausea. Went to er, elevated wbc, high neutrophils, low lymphs?

I made fish, hours later in er. Can you get food poisoning with only severe diarrhea and intense lower stomach cramps, but no vomiting or nausea. Went to er, elevated wbc, high neutrophils, low lymphs?

Yes, it can: As we always say, "diseases don't read books."it's likely truthful to say there are more unusual presentations of common problems than classical pictures of those same problems. When it's an unusual set of symptoms we tend not to think of textbook diseases when it may very well be the case. The er likely ruled out other things to explain your symptoms. Ergo, mr. Fish likely had the las laugh! ...Read more

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What could cause severe diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause severe diarrhea from eating something?

E. coli, rotavirus: Enterotoxigenic e. Coli is probably the most common bacterial cause, the rotavirus family is probably the most common viral cause and g. Lamblia is probably the most common parasitic cause. ...Read more

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I am going to school.. Severe diarrhea, suggestions?

Minor? : See the school nurse. You may need to go home until your symptoms abate. You don't want to pass on a possible infection. ...Read more

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Severe diarrhea can lead to dizziness?

Severe diarrhea can lead to dizziness?

Yes!: Yes, if you get dehydrated. If you have severe diarrhea and dizziness, you should go to the er immediately..While drinking a large bottle of gatorade. ...Read more

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What parasites can cause severe diarrhea?

What parasites can cause severe diarrhea?

Ameba and Giardia: Giardia lambia
entamoeba histolytica
cryptosporidium
helminth aka intestinal worm
strongyloidis stercolis. ...Read more

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Is severe diarrhea a common side effect of straterra?

Is severe diarrhea a common side effect of straterra?

It can be: Try drinking some gatoraid, like a glass three times a day. It should help. Otherwise, you will probably need to discuss with your doctor lowering your dose or switching to another treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good comparison to probiotic? And will it help with severe diarrhea?

What is a good comparison to probiotic? And will it help with severe diarrhea?

Probiotics: Probiotics can help in people who have digestive problems and bowel irregularities. Many varieties are available over the counter, such as align, florastor, acidophilus. ...Read more

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I had very severe diarrhea 3 times in the past 6 hours and my body aches. What should I do?

I had very severe diarrhea 3 times in the past 6 hours and my body aches. What should I do?

Fluids orally: Most important thing is to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. For diarrhea you can take immodium ad. But if you are also vomiting and can not keep fluids down, or you have high temperature , then you should consult your doctor. For aches and pains you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) by mouth.Most diarrheas are caused by viral infections and are self limited and get better within 48 hours. ...Read more

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I have a poo between 3 - 12 times a day, is this normal? Majority of it is severe diarrhea.

No it is not normal: You should consult with your doctor, there can be several reasons for that
it may be due to infection with viruses or bacteria or parasites like ameba or giardia
it may be lactose intolerance
inflammatory bowel disease
malabsorption syndrome like celiac disease and others. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Severe Diarrhea (Definition)

Severe diarrhea means having more than 10 loose, watery stools in a single day (24 hours). Moderate diarrhea means having more than a few but not more than 10 diarrhea stools in a day. Mild diarrhea means having a few diarrhea stools in ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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