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Pale Loose Stools In Children
1yr old with 5 days of foul loose stools 4 times/day. Today bowel is pale color & gritty like. Is this more than virus? Ran fever prior
Likely infection: If the stools have some color, like pale yellow and a bad odor, it is likely an infection. If the stools are pure white, it could mean another problem. Follow up with your doctor and take in a sample. All the best. ...Read more
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
Can low stomach acid cause premature aging? I'm only 18 and my skin looks leathery, pale skin, loose stools and dry hair that's thinning. Please help!
Just a thought...: ...but you may want to pursue a more systemic approach to your problem than focusing on possible hypochlorhydria. What tests have been run? Has your thyroid been checked? ...Read more
I have loose stool sometimes pale all the time. Ultrasound and numerous blood work was perfect. What else could it be? I want to be normal again. Tnx
Had 1 bout of diarrhea 24 hours ago, no stomach ache, normal colour. Since I have passed 2 small slightly loose stools which have been pale, worry or?
Thyroid, autoimmune, celiac and vitamin def are normal but my hair is dry and thinning, skin is aging, pale, loose stools. Can it be low stomach acid?
At age18, traumatic experiences of childhood, unresolved emotional conflicts, stressors of relationships, work and finances can cause Anxiety.
Anxiety can express by physical symptoms-dry hair, changes in skin and loose stools.
These symptoms are not due to low stomach acid
You have good physical health as shown by normal lab tests
See a Therapist to cope with stressors, and to resolve conflicts ...Read more
I'm having dry hair that's thinning, pale, loose stools, fatigue, knee pain, pale skin, hida, ct, ultrasound, thyroid, autoimmune, anemia, cbc all good?
Multiple causes: Thyroid problem, anemia (iron def), and autoimmune diseases (such as Lupus) as well as stress can cause hair loss. I am confused about your statement re. Thyroid. -> anemia with CBC "all good". & presumed these have all been ruled out. With the loose stool issue, one may consider an malabsorption condition and gluten intolerance should be considered. See dermatologist. ...Read more
Autoimmune, anemia, Cbc, thyroid, hida, ct scan is all normal but I'm still having dry hair thinning, pale loose stools, neck pain, fatigue, pale skin, help!
Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?
Most often dietary: Most often just random event due to dietary changes - if chronic or have blood see your doctor. ...Read more
My son is pale lethargic and has explosive diarrhea 20 minutes after eating and loosing weight he has episodes like this he has shotty inguinal lymph nod?
My fiancée has had loose stool with some white substance and occasionally blood. Sometimes it burns as he passes it. He has lost 6.5lbs in 2 weeks. Other symptoms include fatigue, upset stomach, paleness. Should we go straight to er or wait until dr appoi
Can you go today: ER IS BEST CHOICE. They can run blood work and get stool sample and consult specialist if needed. Also, sounds like he needs couple bags of IV fluid to rehydrate him. So, ER CAN DO IT. ...Read more
Traveller's diarrhea: Food borne illness is when you eat food that makes you sick. Outbreaks may involve bacteria (salmonella, shigella, c.Perfringens, c.Botulinum, b.Cereus, v.Parahaemolyticus, campylobacter, staph aureus), virus (norwalk, hepatitis a), chemical (ciguatoxin, scobrotoxin, mushrooms, heavy metals), water contamination (giardia, s.Typhi), others. Watch out for "traveller's diarrhea" (especially etec). ...Read more
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
Not necessarily: If you have an impaction of hard stools that is incomplete, only liquid stool can get by the plug of stool. The mistake is to take something to stop the "diarrhea" which will plug you up fast. Use a plain fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) or glycerine suppositories to make sure your rectum is empty before trying to control the diarrhea. ...Read more
Loose stool/constip: During constipation part of the stools become fermented from intestinal bacteria & it becomes loose, it usually comes out after the hard part of the stool, sometimes it leaks around it & causes soiling. I hope that helps answer your question. Try to control your constipation with high fiber diet, prune juice, plenty of fluids, you can also try miniral oil or miralax (polyethylene glycol). Good luck ...Read more
Well: Yeah It can last one to 10 or 12 days. Sometimes intestines are affected and a person can have some symptoms for two or three weeks even. If you're having abdominal pain fever or blood in your stool be signs to be concerned. For specific diagnosis treatment see a doctor in person or make a HealthTap visit ...Read more
Possible: Yes, it is possible; try restarting it for a few days and see how it goes; ...Read more
See a doctor: The answer to your question could fill a good textbook, and the answer to getting rid of it depends upon the cause. See a good doctor and find out what is wrong. ...Read more
Cannot diagnose: This could be the same or recurrent symptoms from one infection or two different issues. The only way in which to resolve this is to go see a doctor and get diagnosed and treated if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: While most bouts of loose stool are innocent in this age group, if it's prolonged, especially with weight loss, it warrants a visit to the doctor for an exam and some tests. ...Read more