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Occasional loose stools/diarrhea & tender belly, throb rectal pain fissure won't heal? Sometimes lowgrade fever 99.4 other days feel fine gyno says ibs

Occasional loose stools/diarrhea & tender belly, throb rectal pain fissure won't 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

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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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I feel nauseous every time after I eat and occasionally will have loose stool or diarrhea about 15 minutes after. What could this be?

I feel nauseous every time after I eat and occasionally will have loose stool or diarrhea about 15 minutes after. What could this be?

Abdominal symptoms: Could be stomach or duodenal ulcer or gastritis, gallbladder or pancreas issues. You need to have a physical exam by a doc to get the work up started. ...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 stool ever appears bloody or black in color, you see your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. Continue your healthy diet, since a high fiber diet tends to result in consistent stools! 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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I've been having intestinal gurgling on and off for a week. Occasional mild nausea, no vomiting. Loose stools and gas pain too. Any ideas?

I've been having intestinal gurgling on and off for a week. Occasional mild nausea, no vomiting. Loose stools and gas pain too. Any ideas?

Sounds like you: Probably have a stomach virus. Try some pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for relief-it will turn your stools black in color. You can take pepto as long as you're not pregnant. Eat a bland diet next few days, or even clear liquids (like gatorade) and see if this helps. If symptoms persist, see your Dr. ...Read more

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So im 19, been taking medication for depression. Loose stools and constipation occasionally but no blood in stools and no nausia. Is it colon cancer?

So im 19, been taking medication for depression. Loose stools and constipation occasionally but no blood in stools and no nausia. Is it colon cancer?

Antidepressants: Unlikely. Antidepressants are known to cause some people significant constipation.On the flip side, if you miss a dose or two then you can have the reverse by having a few loose stools as part of "withdrawals".Make sure to take your medicine as recommended by your physician. Talk to them about the issues with your bowel movements, they might recommend starting a regular stool softener to help, . ...Read more

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How to cure loose stools?

How to cure loose stools?

Chronic diarrhea??: Sounds like you have a case of chronic diarrhea. That can be caused by numerous things from infections to transient malabsorption syndromes to dietary problems. Why don't you make an appt with your doc and if he cannot help see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How often is it ok to have loose stools?

Question unclear: What do you mean by "loose"? Is this a change? It is seldom normal to have this happen unless something in diet or an organism or other inflammatory process is in progress. Generally these are self-limited and resolve in under 5-7 days. The daily frequency is also an issue. Be more specific in your question. Best. ...Read more

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Loose stool for 6 month kid?

Loose stool for 6 month kid?

May be Normal: Can be normal. If your child is acting totally normal and not sickly, this may be a response to a change in diet.If they are sick, check with your doctor. Also important is the frequency of stooling, gassiness, fever etc. ...Read more

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Can a mutivitamin give you loose stools?

Can a mutivitamin give you loose stools?

Check ingredients...: If your multivitamin is high in magnesium, you're getting a laxative effect equivalent to taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Alternatively, some pill vehicles can cause loose stool, even if the pill ingredients do not. In any case, stop taking the supplement & if diarrhea persists, another cause must be sought. ...Read more

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Long time loose stool, what could this be?

Long time loose stool, what could this be?

Loose Stool: Loose stool may be due to various causes including change in dietary pattern, bowel infection, irritable bowel syndrome, or more serious condition such as inflammatory bowel disease or even cancer. If this persists, or become more severe, you should go see a doctor, as you are close to the age of 50 when a formal colonoscopy exam is recommended: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/what-is-a-colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Have had loose stool for years should I worry.

Have had loose stool for years should I worry.

Chronic diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea is defined as loose stools that last for at least four weeks. It can be due to irritable bowel syndrome, infection, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, endocrine abnormalities and drugs, among other rarer entities. A gastroenterologist can solve this fairly quickly. Go and see one, and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Does green loose stools associate with giardia?

Does green loose stools associate with giardia?

Not necessarily.: An infection with giardia can present with diarrhea or constipation or neither. Stool color is not a reliable way to determine the organism responsible, if any. Only a test for parasites can do this, and it takes checking 3 stool samples, because the parasites may not be present in every stool. See your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have loose stool all the time?

Loose Stool: Loose stool may be related to various causes including type of food you eat, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, or even serious condition such as ulcerative colitis or cancer. If the symptom is severe or persistent, you may want to consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Hi I have black and loose stool and I feel un energetic?

Seek care: Black stool can be a sign of gi bleed. It needs to be investigated promptly. Please don't wait. ...Read more

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Loose stool with pieces of vegetables, should I be concerned?

Loose stool with pieces of vegetables, should I be concerned?

Possible-a stool for: A few simple stool tests will reveal the answer. ...Read more

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Then how come I always seem to have loose stool? Is that normal?

Then how come I always seem to have loose stool? Is that normal?

Diet related likely: Depends on your diet and other symptoms: do you have pain, stomach cramps. Consult with us to see if underlying inflammatory issue present. ...Read more

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Dark brown loose stool. What does it mean and should I be worried?

Possibly diarrhea: You have have diarrhea. Also you should always be concerned for possible blood in the stool. See you primary care asap. ...Read more

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Having brown loose stool floats on suface and stringy help please?

Having brown loose stool floats on suface and stringy help please?

Changes in bowels: If you are having any fevers, pain in abdomen, blood in stool, weight changes, or going to bathroom at night, I would want you to be seen by M.D. If the flat stools persist, then an exam also warranted. ...Read more

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I have been having a loose stool for the last two days. In mongolia?

Diarhhea: Traveller's diarrhea is cery common... Prevention is with good hand washing, clean water and good food hygiene. If you have diarrhea it usually lasts a few days and you need to hydrate and replace electrolytes. If it continues or you notice it is bloody, see a local physician. ...Read more

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What can I eat to make my stool harder? I'm sick of having loose stool!

What can I eat to make my stool harder? I'm sick of having loose stool!

Add fiber.: The first thing would be to increase the insoluble fiber in your diet, like bran or psyllium. Review your eating habits: the foods most commonly associated with loose stools are milk/ ice cream, fruits, salads/leafy greens when eaten to excess. Also moderate intake of caffeine and artificial sweeteners. Still having loose stools? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can your gallbladder give you loose stools? If so, what is recommended?

Gallbladder: Gallbladder problems not usually associated with diarrhea as the synptoms are more of a blocking of bile by stones in the gallbladder. Diarrhea can happen after gallbladder comes out ...Read more

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When is best time to take Metamucil for loose stools? 1 tsp a day enough?

When is best time to take Metamucil for loose stools? 1 tsp a day enough?

Night: Night time if you normally go to the washroom in the morning, or first thing in the morning if you go to the washroom in the evening. ...Read more

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My baby has had loose stools for almost a week and a half now. Is that normal?  

My baby has had loose stools for almost a week and a half now. Is that normal?  

Loose stools: Depends on the age and the babie's diet, and sometimes the mother's diet. In many circumstances loose stools can be normal.
Has there been a change in diet or a change in formula? Is the baby growing normally or not.
If the problem persists without a good explaination of the cause, then discuss this with the babi's doctor to determine whether or not an examination is necessary. ...Read more

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I have stool problem from last 2 year. Passing loose stool only in the morning?

I have stool problem from last 2 year. Passing loose stool only in the morning?

Might be normal: One stool of pudding or apple sauce consistency per day is normal for may. If you have one lose stool but other formed ones, you're probably constipated or have irritable bowel. See your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Flat stools for about 2years. No blood. No pain. Sometimes loose stools am I ok?

Change in stool: A change in the appearance of the stool warrants attention, even if you have seen no blood and have no pain. Suggest you see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. Consider colonoscopy if you have not had one. ...Read more

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Had loose stools for over 3 weeks...i have to relieve myself after I eat daily.

Had loose stools for over 3 weeks...i have to relieve myself after I eat daily.

Too long: I am sorry, you must feel uncomfortable. 3 weeks is a bit too long to say just a viral infection and I would try to have some stool studies done to see if you have an infection. If that is ruled out then other exams may need to be done.
In the mean time, it cannot hurt to take some acidophilus tablets to help replace your gut with the "good bacteria". You can get these in any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Feeling very sick every day, and going to toilet 5 -6 times in 1 hour, loose stool?

Feeling very sick every day, and going to toilet 5 -6 times in 1 hour, loose stool?

See your doctor: If these symptoms have been going on for this long, you have to be seen by your doctor, who will examine and test you to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Hi yesterday I had loose stools and I woke up this morning with lower right side pain?

Hi yesterday I had loose stools and I woke up this morning with lower right side pain?

Diarrhea with pain: Infectious diarrhea and other form of colitis can cause pain discomfort. If continued diarrhea or fevers or pain seek medical attention. ...Read more

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