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What should I do for lose watery stool.?

What should I do for lose watery stool.?

See your doctor: This could be due to multiple different causes. Warrants an exam and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


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What causes bloody watery stool during marathon?

What causes bloody watery  stool during marathon?

Runner trots: Long-distance/marathon runners can experience an unpleasant symptom associated with prolonged exercise: diarrhea. Also known as "runner's trots" or "runner's diarrhea, " exercise-induced diarrhea can result in severe cramping, constipation and loose, watery stools during or after an exercise session. While the exact cause of exercise-induced diarrhea is unknown. ...Read more

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If I have watery stool for more than 2 days, do I have to get a rectal examination?

If I have watery stool for more than 2 days, do I have to get a rectal examination?

NO: If you have fever, severe diarrhea or bloody diarrhea then you might. If you just have some watery diarrhea and it's only been 2 days I doubt the doctor would need to do one. ...Read more

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At age 16, what does watery stool for more than a couple days mean? What could it be?

At age 16, what does watery stool for more than a couple days mean? What could it be?

Loose stools:: Could be due to a virus (or other infection) or something you are eating or drinking, or an over-the-counter medicine or supplement you may be taking. Sucralose (splenda) and sorbitol (in gummy or jelly candies, breath mints or sugar free gum, or prunes) can cause loose stools. If this lasts more than a few days,get checked to find out why. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, recreational drugs, fatty foods ...Read more

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Tbeen having very watery stool past few days. Now there is blood. What should I do?

Blood in the Stool: I think the very obvious answer here is that this is proof you need to see a physician. Blood in the stool is not to be observed or just ignored. ...Read more

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What are rectal examinations used to look for? Would watery stool be a reason to do it?

What are rectal examinations used to look for? Would watery stool be a reason to do it?

Yes: Rectal exam may be done to evaluate loos stools and rule out blood in your stools which the examiner can do at same time as the exam. It may also rule out rectal lesions or hemorroids etc. ...Read more

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My 2yr old baby has a green not so watery stool.Im bothered .Pls let me know if its bad or not..Ty?

My 2yr old baby has a green not so watery stool.Im bothered .Pls let me know if its bad or not..Ty?

Can be normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green ; slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had a blood watery stool but didn't experience any pain after. What caused this to happen?

My girlfriend had a blood watery stool but didn't experience any pain after. What caused this to happen?

See Primary Care Dr.: This could be something as benign as a hemorrhoid (enlarged vein in the rectum that leaks blood), but also may represent a more serious illness in her colon. She should see her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I am suffering from gastritis since 5 days which now has resulted in diarrhoea with very watery stool. Should I have any medicine?

Hello, I am suffering from gastritis since 5 days which now has resulted in diarrhoea with very watery stool. Should I have any medicine?

See a doctor: The only manner in which this can be accurately diagnosed is to examine the stool and get a thorough history and physical exam. Stool may need cultures, exam for inflammatory cells, etc, before an accurate picture of the problem and plan for treatment can be created. For medication you can try imodium, (loperamide) but would still get evaluated. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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