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Occasional loose stools/diarrhea & tender belly, throb rectal pain fissure wont heal? Sometimes lowgrade fever 99.4 other days feel fine gyno says ibs

Occasional loose stools/diarrhea & tender belly, throb rectal pain fissure wont heal? Sometimes lowgrade fever 99.4 other days feel fine gyno says ibs

See GI specialist: This is not something that should be diagnosed by a gyn doctor. If your gyn doc suspects irritable bowel, a referral needs to be made to a GI specialist. You almost certainly need a colonoscopy as well as certain lab tests that can help determine the cause of your symptoms, and from that can determine the appropriate course of treatment. Your gyn doc seems to feel this is not gyn related, see gi! ...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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What causes occasional boughts of loose stools..Some watery a man late 60...These boughts happen mostly a few minuter after eating....?

What causes occasional boughts of loose stools..Some watery a man late 60...These boughts happen mostly a few minuter after eating....?

Many: Ibs, inflamatory bowel disease, infections, side effects of meds especially some meds like antibiotics and some otc supplements. Just to name a few. You need labs , stool sample and probably a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Excessive Flatulence: Thank you for informing about your residence in Rawalpindi,Pakistan. See an Internist for possible Diagnosis of-Traveler’s diarrhea, Food allergies, Food reactions, Lactose intolerance, Gastroenteritis, Malabsorption, Amoebic dysentery, Giardia, Hookworm infection, or Irritable bowel disease; have tests and treatment. Avoid: Fried and fatty foods Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage Beans, legumes ...Read more

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Is recurrent (but only occasional) loose, bright orange stool a bad sign or normal? My diet consists mostly of grains and dairy, with few vegetables.

Is recurrent (but only occasional) loose, bright orange stool a bad sign or normal? My diet consists mostly of grains and dairy, with few vegetables.

Stool color: stool color and consistency can vary across a wide range of normal, and if your symptoms are only occasional, probably are nothing to worry about. If your store ever appears bloody or black in color, you see your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. Continue your healthy diet! Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes steatorrhoea, highish blood amylase & occasionally lipase, loose pale stools? Normal abdominal ultrasound, CT and colonoscopy.

What causes steatorrhoea, highish blood amylase & occasionally lipase, loose pale stools? Normal abdominal ultrasound, CT and colonoscopy.

Not absorbing fat: Fat in stool can cause bulky foul smelling stool that floats, oily or greasy appearance. Fat in stool is not absorbed by digestive tract. Temporary steatorrhea may result from dietary changes or intestinal infections. Steatorrhea that is persistent may result from block of the biliary tract, pancreatitis or intestinal malabsorption. Need pancreatic lipase to break down ingested fat. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks post gallbladder removal, still having occasional (3-5 times a week) yellow (bile) tinted loose stool. How long does this normally last?

I am 10 weeks post gallbladder removal, still having occasional (3-5 times a week) yellow (bile) tinted loose stool. How long does this normally last?

Yellow bile : This can last for months as you do not have a storage container for your bile. Your liver now produces bile and secretes it directly into the gut as it is required. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps occasionally loose soft oily green stool with mucus some bright blood barely visible in mucus started 6 days ago bm 2-3 daily?

Stomach cramps occasionally loose soft oily green stool with mucus some bright blood barely visible in mucus started 6 days ago   bm 2-3 daily?

Stomach flu?: You may be having a viral gastroenteritis in your locale. 2-3 stools/day are not enough to get dehydrated; so, just treat your symptoms, drink plenty fluids, eat foods that are well-tolerated, use good hand-washing hygiene, and allow a few more days for it to clear. If not improved in another week, then get back to us or see a clinician locally. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have occasional ruq abd pain, continual greasy, loose stool w/ yellow color that actually stains the toilet. Very fatigue. No other health issues. ?

I have occasional ruq abd pain, continual greasy, loose stool w/ yellow color that actually stains the toilet. Very fatigue. No other health issues. ?

Biliary: It sounds like you may be having gall bladder and/or liver dysfunction. This should be investigated by a doctor. You may have a stone or stones in your gall bladder or possibly another type of bile drainage problem. ...Read more

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My 3.5 yr old has always had loose stools. Can be sticky, gritty, occasionally runny. Range of colors. Never complains about gut. Food allergies?

My 3.5 yr old has always had loose stools. Can be sticky, gritty, occasionally runny. Range of colors. Never complains about gut. Food allergies?

GI issues: This is best evaluated by their pediatrician who can take a full history, examine them and test the stools for a variety of possible causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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