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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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Still no period cramps slight headaches neg preg test and white discharge I have no insureance so I can't see a dr pain in tummy above belly button?

Still no period cramps slight headaches neg preg test and white discharge I have no insureance so I can't see a dr pain in tummy above belly button?

Not ovulating: You clearly have not ovulated, and my guess is that you have other hormonal irregularities that can be corrected. This is not something that you can fix without a doctor's help. Get Obamacare. ...Read more

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I've been having everyday stomach pains that are not period cramps, heartburn and headaches off and on and very sleepy, could i be pregnant?

I've been having everyday stomach pains that are not period cramps, heartburn and headaches off and on and very sleepy, could i be pregnant?

Possibly: If you are sexually active, you could be pregnant. When you miss a period is a great time to take a pregnancy test. If it's negative and you're still concerned, take another test in 7-10 days, and that, most likely, will give you your answer. ...Read more

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Help me? Why am i bleeding a dark red / brown spotting and blood? I just for off of my period on the 17th or 16th..... Ive been feeling sick.... Head aches. Stomach cramps . Not period cramps. Upper stomach cramps. . Sign of pregnancy?

Help me? Why am i bleeding a dark red / brown spotting and blood?
I just for off of my period on the 17th or 16th.....
Ive been feeling sick....
Head aches.
Stomach cramps . Not period cramps. Upper stomach cramps. .
 Sign of pregnancy?

If : If you think there is a possibility of pregnancy then please take a urine pregnancy test. As you are spotting, you may be having an irregular period, but pregnancy can still occur with spotting. If your symptoms persist or if you have pain, light-headedness, or vomiting, then please be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Missed my period for 6 days now had cramps and diarrhoea and then a few days later headache now I have cramps in my belly again feeling sickly?

Missed my period for 6 days now had cramps and diarrhoea and then a few days later headache now I have cramps in my belly again feeling sickly?

May need to see: Doctor. You may wish to do a home pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. If it turns out that you are pregnant, you must see a doctor for your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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My period this month is really bad, I'm experiencing stomach cramps, body ackes, headaches, diarrhoea, fluctuating temperature and stomachaches?

My period this month is really bad, I'm experiencing stomach cramps, body ackes, headaches, diarrhoea, fluctuating temperature and stomachaches?

Try medications: Try taking some OTC medications like midol, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). Some months can be worse than others. If this continues more than 3 days then I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Vomiting (light pink) and diarrhea. Period (day 1) and sick. Stomach flu or bad period cramps?

Vomiting (light pink) and diarrhea. Period (day 1) and sick.  Stomach flu or bad period cramps?

Period cramps: Prostaglandin related cramps and diarrhea usually occur in the first three days of your menstrual period. If the diarrhea is only occasional or isn't bothersome, you don't have to do anything, since you know it will resolve quickly. If diarrhea is more frequent you can take otc antidiarrheal medication such as kaopectate (kaolin and pectin). ...Read more

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Ive had my period and i just came off , i recieved cramps and loose stools with slight stomach ache. What do you think is going on?

Ive had my period and i just came off , i recieved cramps and loose stools with slight stomach ache. What do you think is going on?

Cramps: if the cramps and loose stools came while on your cycle then this from a hormone called prostaglandin and is normal. ibuprofen is and anti-prostaglandin and will help with the next cycle. ...Read more

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This is third night I've developed a headache, then stomach cramps that lead to loose stools. I feel fine til evening. A 'bug' should last all day so?

This is third night I've developed a headache, then stomach cramps that lead to loose stools. I feel fine til evening. A 'bug' should last all day so?

Yes but????: This is only happening in the evenings. Are you at work during the day? Could something in your environment be causing this? Is it something you are consuming in the afternoon or evening hours? Any change in your medication? These are all things to look into and if symptoms persist,you definitely need to see a doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I've had loose stools for 4 days straight no vomiting but also had stomach cramps back an head aches?

I've had loose stools for 4 days straight no vomiting but also had stomach cramps back an head aches?

Here are some...: Your grouped symptoms suggested you may get viral gastrointestinal infection or foods indigestion. For 4-day straight loose, especially with poor appetite (if any), you pay attention to possible dehydration. So, seek timely evaluation, treatment, counseling, & watching... How to sort all these related things out correctly has not to be that hard by working together with the doctor. Best wishes... ...Read more

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My lower abdomen hurts like period cramps but less painful. It also stops over time. Is it serious?

My lower abdomen hurts like period cramps but less painful. It also stops over time. Is it serious?

Not enough info!: We don't have enough info to answer your question. How long has this been going on? Do you have other symptoms like problems with constipation or diarrhea or urinary symptoms or fever? If your pain lasts more than 3-5 days, get checked. Avoid aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) advil & drugs in that class. Stop any new supplements or over-the-counter meds. Stop sucralose (Splenda), and sorbitol (gummy candies) ...Read more

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What does it mean when I'm getting some pain in lower left abdomen? (maybe where left ovary is.) Not period cramps. Not digestive problems.

Mittelschmerz: This sudden onset of intense RLQ or LLQ pain occurs about halfway through the menstrual cycle, typically on days 12 to 16. The pain is generally attributed to local irritation caused by the release of blood, follicular fluid, and prostaglandins, as well as increased fallopian tube peristalsis during ovulation. ...Read more

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I am having intermittent aches in my abdomen that feel like period cramps despite being on continuous birth control for my painful periods. ?

I am having intermittent aches in my abdomen that feel like period cramps despite being on continuous birth control for my painful periods. ?

IBS ?: ? young females with period-like abdominal-pelvic cramping at times other than when menstruating. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) becomes a consideration. A Gastroenterologist can help to diagnose. Gynecologists can be slanted toward "endometriosis" and to operate on this theoretical disease - so steer clear of them. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with period cramps, leg ulcers and terrible headaches?

What can I do to deal with period cramps, leg ulcers and terrible headaches?

See a vein specialis: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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Late/missed period cramps feels sick white/clear discharge hard nipples sentive nipples headaches and one negative test is it possible that i could be?

Late/missed period cramps feels sick white/clear discharge hard nipples sentive nipples headaches and one negative test is it possible that i could be?

Probably not: At the point of a missed period and the onset of pregnancy related symptoms, a pregnancy test should be accurate. Many women have confusing pregnancy-like symptoms that are cycle related symptoms in the setting of delayed or absent ovulation. Recheck the test in about a week, and if still no period, then discuss further with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more