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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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I have a lump towards the middle of the left side of my abdomen.. I noticed it on saturday.. For about a week and a half I have been getting diarrhea ?

I have a lump towards the middle of the left side of my abdomen.. I noticed it on saturday.. For about a week and a half I have been getting diarrhea ?

See a doctor: Depending on where the lump is (skin or inside), these may or may not be related. Possible mass of stool with diarrhea seeping around it. Possible crohn's disease. Recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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After diarrhea for 3 days after i ate anything, I am having moderate abdominal pain on my left side. Very gassy too. Help?

After diarrhea for 3 days after i ate anything, I am having moderate abdominal pain on my left side. Very gassy too. Help?

Abdominal symptoms: Stop fried foods, greasy ones. Push water, blend diet - bananas, graham crackers, steamed rice. Peptobismol may help with the diarrhea. If worse or having fever, see doc, may be bacterial infection. Otherwise, give yourself some rest. Hopefully it should get better soon. ...Read more

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I am having very bad lower left side abdominal pain. It feels like contractions. I feel like I am about to have diarrhea but cannot go.

I am having very bad lower left side abdominal pain. It feels like contractions. I feel like I am about to have diarrhea but cannot go.

NO history.: It isunclear as to how old you are. If you are greater than 40 there is a chance you have diverticular disease or even inflammatory bowel disease. if this is entirely new could you be constipated ?When did you go last? See your doc and best wishes. ...Read more

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5wks pregnant, getting lower abdominal pains across my tummy and left side and diarrhea. What's happening?

5wks pregnant, getting lower abdominal pains across my tummy and left side and diarrhea. What's happening?

Cramps: It's normal to get cramps during the first few months of pregnancy -as if your period is beginning. If there is no bleeding this is normal. I don't have a reason for your diarrhea. Diarrhea has so many causes, but early pregnancy or pregnancy complications are not causes. ...Read more

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For about a year and a half I have had diarrhea and constipation back and forth. I have abdominal pain on my lower left side frequently. And the last month there has been black spots in my stool. I also feel very tired most of the time but have trouble s

For about  a year and a half I have had diarrhea and constipation back and forth. I have abdominal pain on my lower left side frequently. And the last month there has been black spots in my stool. I also feel very tired most of the time but have trouble s

? IBS: The symptoms you're describing may be consistent with your irritable bowel syndrome, although other problems could be present also. Because of the black stool, you need to be tested to be sure there is no internal bleeding. In the meantime, you should increase the fiber in your diet and consider a fiber supplement. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist for this work up and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe lower left side abdominal pain past 7 days. Vomiting and diarrhea. No appetite very weak. Nothing relieves pain. What could this be?

Severe lower left side abdominal pain past 7 days. Vomiting and diarrhea. No appetite very weak. Nothing relieves pain. What could this be?

See a doctor: Many different things can give u those symptoms. Diverticulitis, viral or bacterial colitis, tumors, adhesions/obstruction, gyne cysts or infections, less likely cancers can all give u sharp lower abdo pains. Is anyone else sick? Any tainted food or water? I would see a physician asap. He/she will be able to examine, take a good history, obtain images. If it really is "severe" go to er tonight. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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