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I have watery loose stools for over a month now. Could I have pancreatic tumor? I had a colonoscopy 2 years ago and was normal. I am 27.

I have watery loose stools for over a month now. Could I have pancreatic tumor? I had a colonoscopy 2 years ago and was normal. I am 27.

Probably not: Pancreatic disorders may cause loose stool. They are not the most common cause. In the office, I would suggest a probiotic or yogurt daily as well as citrucel daily. You may also have a food allergy or sensitivity, consider keeping a food diary to track triggers. Medications frequently cause diarrhea- not sure you take any. Stool evaluation at your doctor's office may also help. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

Yes: Function of the colon is to reabsorb fluid entering the right sided colon from the terminal ileum. The small bowel absorbs nutrients taken by mouth. Liquid in the small bowel passes to colon where liquid is reabsorbed as it passes to the rectum as stool. Rt. colon Ca has liquid passing over it. When solid stool reaches an obstructing left colon tumor it liquefies to be able to pass. ...Read more

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Recurring (years) "stitch-like" dull pain to the left of belly-button coupled with chronic loose stools. Could this be related to pancreas?

Recurring (years) "stitch-like" dull pain to the left of belly-button coupled with chronic loose stools. Could this be related to pancreas?

Unlikely: If you do not have unintentional weight loss, its probably unlikely related especially as you've had it for years. Cramps and non bloody diarrhea could be irritable bowel but best to see your doctor to ensure its not your stomach or an inflammatory bowel. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Pancreatitis: The story of loose yellowish stools is sign of steatorrhea. Here there is no pancreatic juice function to dissolve and absorb fat that can be measured by radioactive triolein. Also here is obstruction of bile duct. Steatorrhera not common with pancreatic Ca. More ilkely pancreatitis from common duct stone. Need ERCPand bx of pancreas duct and CAT scan of abdomen. ...Read more

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Had tumor removed from sacrum 14 months ago. Pain is so severe since op, I'm regularly on oxycontin. Now I'm having loose stool with blood.

Had tumor removed from sacrum 14 months ago. Pain is so severe since op, I'm regularly on oxycontin. Now I'm having loose stool with blood.

See your doctor: These symptoms are concerning. It is not clear why you are having bloody bowel movements based on your history. You should inform your doctor about these symptoms and see what workup he recommends. ...Read more

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My brother detected with bulky pancreas and given medicine Panlipase. He was underging Colonoscopy test but still having loose stool.

My brother detected with bulky pancreas and given medicine Panlipase. He was underging Colonoscopy test but still having loose stool.

Loose stools: The loose stools may have been from the pre-colonoscopy prep, or some other cause. The best way to know is to discuss with your brother and/or his doctor. ...Read more

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Dark yellow/orange loose stool. Gas, upper left abd/up left back pain. Sometimes lower left pain. Panicking about pancreatic cancer. Very stressed?

Dark yellow/orange loose stool. Gas, upper left abd/up left back pain. Sometimes lower left pain. Panicking about pancreatic cancer. Very stressed?

Cancer unlikely: You are at very low risk for pancreatic cancer at your age.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am being evaluated for pancreatic cancer. My stool can ocasionally be yellow. But usualy brown. If yellow is not continuous can this still be tumor?

I am being evaluated for pancreatic cancer. My stool can ocasionally be yellow. But usualy brown. If yellow is not continuous can this still be tumor?

Yes it can be: Yes it can be but you say you are being evaluated but diagnosis is not confitmed. You have to wait for all tests to be completed, but you can have brown stools if you have pancreatic tumor. ...Read more

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Can upper and lower abdo cysts cause loose stools? U/S reveals 2 not sure exact location.

Can upper and lower abdo cysts cause loose stools? U/S reveals 2 not sure exact location.

Hmm: Unless the cysts are in your intestine then it is unlikely related to loose stool. I would review these tests with your doctor and see the next plan of action ...Read more

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Why have I got loose stools? In the islands on break

Why have I got loose stools? In the islands on break

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

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What could be the explanation behind my loose stools?

What could be the explanation behind my loose stools?

Loose Stoold: Bowel infections caused by viruses, bacteria and certain parasites frequently cause loose stools. Viral gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines, is a common cause of episodic diarrhea. See you GI doctor for help. ...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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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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Why am I having loose stools when eating salad?

Why am I having loose stools when eating salad?

Loose stools: You can get loose stools if your salad is contaminated. Also since salad is full of fiber, it can lead to loose stools. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools. ...Read more

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Why have I got loose stools with no flu symptoms?

Why have I got loose stools with no flu symptoms?

Lots of causes: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

Not sure I can: Help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can sinus drainage or antibiiotics cause loose stools?

Can sinus drainage or antibiiotics cause loose stools?

Antibiotics yes: Yes could be due to antibiotics, see your doctor. ...Read more

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If your contipated & eat whole wheat can that cause loose stools?

Yes it could: If you have not been having regular bowel movements, increasing your fiber intake, like whole wheat products, and increasing your fluid intake could give you a looser stool. ...Read more

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I ate whole wheat cereal now I'm having loose stools is it normal?

I ate whole wheat cereal now I'm having loose stools is it normal?

No: Whole wheat has fiber which adds bulk to stools and makes them looser but not super loose. If you (like at least 10-20% of people) have gluten sensitivity/intolerance this often causes loose stools, but you would not react more to whole wheat than processed wheat. If you do tolerate wheat, whole wheat is much healthier than processed wheat.
See http://bit. Ly/p9o1tt for more on gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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Loose stools oily feces, headaches, ligthaded, dizziness for 10 days?

Loose stools oily feces, headaches, ligthaded, dizziness for 10 days?

Likely an infection: Clear liquids for 24 hours is a good first line home treatment for diarrhea, but if you have been ill for 10 days it is time to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Green loose stools, weight loss, just came back from South Asia vacation?

Green loose stools, weight loss, just came back from South Asia vacation?

Vacation: I think you should see your doctor fairly soon. If the delay is too long please go to the nearest Emergency Room for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Yes: Gluten sensitivy and allergy (celiac disease) can cause a host of problems including GI symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating), rashes, headaches, blood in the stools, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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What can I expect in an appointment with a doctor to check out loose stools?

What can I expect in an appointment with a doctor to check out loose stools?

Loose stools...help!: Hi

a good health care provider will ask you a series of questions to try to rule out or rule in certain possibilities as the cause of your symptoms. In the visit they should also check your vital signs and examine you.

The questions should be similar to the length of time you have been ill, what other symptoms accompany this illness, and what foods or other issues could be contributing. ...Read more

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Can dribking a lot of milk throughout the day & whole wheat causes loose stools?

Can dribking a lot of milk throughout the day & whole wheat causes loose stools?

Only if...: These are not likely to cause loose stools unless one has gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance or milk allergy. All of these are surprisingly common. Whole wheat is no more likely than white flour to cause loose stools. The best way to see if you have issues with these foods is to avoid wheat/gluten and dairy for at least 2 weeks and reintroduce them one at a time to see how they affect you. ...Read more

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For the last three weeks my son has had loose stools every morning. He drinks soy milk. What should I do?

For the last three weeks my son has had loose stools every morning. He drinks soy milk. What should I do?

Loose stools: As long as he is not having diarrhea and dehydration, loose stools are not an issue. But you can give him more potatoes, rice, and carotts to make his stools more formed. Yougurt also may help the intestinal flora and affect, in a good way the stools. We do not want him to have hard stools as they are not health. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for a bleeding hemorrhoid when you have loose stools and how do you get the bleeding to stop.?

Just hemorrhoids?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. ...Read more

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I have been having loose stools, almost like diarrhoea every morning. For as long as I can remember. Also smelly gas.

I have been having loose stools, almost like diarrhoea every morning. For as long as I can remember. Also smelly gas.

Needs a specialist,: A gastroenterologist to evaluate you, as there are several possibilities, physical examination, some diagnostic tests and possible sigmoidoscopy / colonoscopy may be in order. Start with your primary doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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Dear sir, iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Dear sir, iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Change in stools: Amount, color, frequency, texture of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, ; the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Almost always have diahreah/loose stools and am getting a stool test done. I'm scared it could be parasitic worms. Do you think it is?

Stool problems: Worms are not as common as previous years. Diarrhea and loose stools can mean colitis, irritable colon or an infection. I agree that you should checked to discover the cause. At your age a type of colitis would concern me. ...Read more

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Can bright red blood with feces on TP after wiping loose stools, be anything to worry about, could this have anything to do with gallbladder?

Can bright red blood with feces on TP after wiping loose stools, be anything to worry about, could this have anything to do with gallbladder?

Bleeding per rectum: Yes, certainly it is something to worry about. I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. Mostly commonly it could be due to hemorrhoids or diverticulosis but other causes such as a crohn’s colitis, colon cancer and ulcerative colitis can also cause this condition. Cancer of the duct of gall bladder can rarely cause bleeding in stool but it’s usually occult bleeding
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I am using nan pro stage 2 and changed to dexolac. It caused loose stools to my baby. What should I do to control it? What are the precautions?

I am using nan pro stage 2 and changed to dexolac. It caused loose stools to my baby. What should I do to control it? What are the precautions?

Formula intolerance: As far as I know nanpro2 has a a combination of milk and soy protien, .and dexolac has only milk and whey protien
.as far as sugar goes they both have lactose. Both are good but if soy is the isue it will give harder stools
why did you switch? ...Read more

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I've been 90% vegan for 2 years, and recently I've been having frequent loose stools (2-3 times per day). Any reason for this? Can anything help?

I've been 90% vegan for 2 years, and recently I've been having frequent loose stools (2-3 times per day). Any reason for this? Can anything help?

Frequent BMs: I would do stool tests to rule out common cause like bacterial diarrhea, parasites. If negative, see a GI doctor. How long have you had these symptoms? Can be IBS sometimes. Lactose intolerance and IBS are two most common cause of watery chronic diarrhea in young adults. ...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


Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more