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Distended stomach pain watery diarrhea fever 3 weeks post appendectomy?

Distended stomach pain watery diarrhea fever 3 weeks post appendectomy?

C. Diff: Have to be concerned about an infection in the colon caused by a bacterium called clostridium difficila. Most often occurs after given an antibiotic for some other reason (appendicitis). Anitibiotics can kill off "good" bacteria in colon leading to over growth of bad bugs- c. Diff. Need to have stool checked and if present treated with oral antibiotics. Good also be an abscess in pelvis. ...Read more

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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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Ok to take imodium (loperamide) for post op diarrhea from gallbladder surgery?

Ok to take imodium (loperamide) for post op diarrhea from gallbladder surgery?

Depends: When was your surgery? Would not want to combine immodium & narcotic pain pills. Best is to address the issue first with avoiding fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of water. Check with your doctor or surgeon before adding medication like this. Immidium will not correct the cause if the diarrhea either & likely to have better results with prescription cholestyramine. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is this colorectal cancer/ tumors? Symptoms: annorexia, depression, bloody stools, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue over 4 mos.

Is this colorectal cancer/ tumors?
Symptoms: annorexia, depression, bloody stools, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue over 4 mos.

Could be anything: Need urgent investigation , examination by your physician to find the cause of symptoms from colitis to cancer. Please see your physician for tests including endoscopy of colon. ...Read more

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AB CT Scan good. Stomach pain, back pain, diarrhea, blood in stool, dizziness. Colonoscopy scheduled. Could it be colitis, c diff, gastroenteritis?

AB CT Scan good. Stomach pain, back pain, diarrhea, blood in stool, dizziness. Colonoscopy scheduled. Could it be colitis, c diff, gastroenteritis?

Yes, any of those...: ...and many other possibilities as well, particularly given your advanced age of 88. Rather than speculate, please proceed with evaluation and diagnosis-directed appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Bloody stools post colectomy, should I be concerned?

Bloody stools post colectomy, should I be concerned?

You don't : Say how many days post colectomy. Usually after colon resection you may see some blood with the first 1-2 bm's but after that you should not see blood. If you are you need to call your surgeon promptly and be evaluated. This can be very serious if not dealt with propmtly. ...Read more

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Hx: Lap cholecystectomy post op day 4, previous constipation cleared with enema X 2, anal fissures now present. ? Nausea when need to open bowels

Hx: Lap cholecystectomy post op day 4, previous constipation cleared with enema X 2, anal fissures now present. ? Nausea when need to open bowels

Fissures: For anal fissures warm water applications and applications of ointments like anusol or nupercain are soothing. Insertion of glycerin rectal suppositories allow easier passage of stools. If you have no urge to have a bowel movement, take senokot daily which has a stool softener and gentle bowel stimulant. If you have an urge for a bm and can't pass it, insert a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). A proctologist can help ...Read more

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Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo. All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?

Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo.  All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?

Dietary modification: You can try a gluten free diet. Ct scans, mri, and colonoscopy are not sensitive or specific when the symptoms are loose stools. Dietary modification is associated with less risk than continuing with invasive procedures. A nutritionist would also have recs on supplements you can try. ...Read more

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5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia 3yrs ago?

5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia  3yrs ago?

Need a G.I. consultation: This is a problem that is best solved with a consultation with a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen a gastroenterologist and you're not getting any better than you need to see a new one. ...Read more

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Chronic abdominal pain, frequent/urgent bowel movement. Diahrea, colonoscopy,gastroscopy,fecal occult blood, all normal result. is IBS likely ?

Chronic abdominal pain, frequent/urgent bowel movement. Diahrea, colonoscopy,gastroscopy,fecal occult blood, all normal result. is IBS likely ?

IBS: Normal colonic/ileal biopsies rules out inflammatory bowel disease, as these shows some certain histological features. Also, normal duodenal biopsies from the bulb and second part, rules out celiac disease. IBS can be diarrhea or constipation predominant. If your abdominal pain is somewhat relieved after defection, this suggests IBS. ...Read more

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Recommendations for a 21yo female w/ normal labs, egd, and colonoscopy; a gallbladder ef 45% w/ nausea, diarrhea, ruq pain, and extreme bloating?

Recommendations for a 21yo female w/ normal labs, egd, and colonoscopy; a gallbladder ef 45% w/ nausea, diarrhea, ruq pain, and extreme bloating?

May be hard, but...: Sorry to hear what you have suffered from. To straighten out your health in right way may be hard, but always practice quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as the foundation of healthcare disregarding who, when, how, & what you are. How? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html & Facts of life-1,2,&3 by clicking BUTTON on left side of HOME of www.ForMeFirst.com. Best... ...Read more

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Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?

Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?

Possibly: Bowel preps are taken to assure that the colon is relatively clean as the scope is passed so that even small lesions in the mucosa can be visualized. Many of the preps contain polyethylene glycol which absorbs liquid into the bowel. This may help but you may need a stool softner. ...Read more

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Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?

Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?

Cannot diagnose: Yes, this may be diverticulitis but would need more info and the ability to examine you. See a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon and be fully assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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F/58 uncontrollable explosive diarrhea 9 days. Cdiff neg. Dr. Advice bland diet, fluids, etc now incontinent at night last colonoscopy 2010 diverticulit?

F/58 uncontrollable explosive diarrhea 9 days. Cdiff neg. Dr. Advice bland diet, fluids, etc now incontinent at night last colonoscopy 2010 diverticulit?

See a GI doctor asap: You may need to be retested for C. difficile but also get tested for other infectious as well as getting a colonoscopy with biopsies to look for microscopic colitis that can cause frequent, watery stools along with bloating and weight loss. See a GI doctor asap to get this evaluated quickly. I wish you the best in a quick recovery! ...Read more

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Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Could be.: Could be. Get with your gastroenterologist and have him do colonoscopy, ilescopy , pill cam and enteroscopy if needed along with biopsies to make definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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40s male with IBS, with nagging EGR pain 6days post biopsy-free colonoscopy. No fever, blood, some bm. What non-perforation complications are likely?

40s male with IBS, with nagging EGR pain 6days post biopsy-free colonoscopy. No fever, blood, some bm. What non-perforation complications are likely?

IBS may be nervous: Many patients with IBS have it because of automatic brain dysfunction. The bowel has it own nervous system that receives signals from the lower brain, enabling it to function properly. I would guess that your diet is poor because that is the commonest way to affect the control mechanisms. Try shaping up your diet and get rid of all the sugar. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea common after a colonoscopy?

Possibly: Before colonscopy you took a prep to clean the colon, so you may be having the residual effects of that. If it persists for more than 1 week call your provider. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea after colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have diarrhea after colonoscopy?

Yes: There may be a lingering effect from the prep solution, but should stop in a day or two. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some diarrhea after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have some diarrhea after a colonoscopy?

Yes: Before colonoscopy you have to drink plenty of laxatives to clense your bowel. Therefore, some of the liquid may still be in your colon even after the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Bad Diarrhea for 5 months colonoscopy came back normal?

Bad Diarrhea for 5 months colonoscopy came back normal?

The work-up for: chronic diarrhea can be complex. Key factors are is it watery, bloody, fatty appearing. The colonoscopy is most important if it is bloody to evaluate for inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and hemorrhoids! If watery, need blood tests/stool cultures to exclude infection and gluten sensitivity. Further helpful tests include fecal leukocytes, electrolytes and fat measurement. You need more work-up. ...Read more

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How can I get diarrhea to stop one day after colonoscopy?

It must have by now: Otherwise send us an update of this problem now, so that we can deal with the present situation. ...Read more

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When after a colonoscopy does a person normally have diarrhea?

After a colonoscopy: Your colon is empty so it may take 24 48 hours of eating a regular diet before your stools normalize. Much longer than that and you need to report this to your endoscopist. ...Read more

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What causes uncontrollable diarrhea when a colonoscopy is clear?

What causes uncontrollable diarrhea when a colonoscopy is clear?

Irritable Bowel Syn.: Many things can cause uncontrollable diarrhea. A common cause is ibs. Ibs causes dysfunctional GI problems, ex diarrhea, constipation or both. Cause is unknown but may be stress, certain foods, etc. But there is nothing visibly wrong with your GI tract, so colonoscopy is clear. Another cause could be celiacs --gluten allergy that affects the small intestine, (not seen on a colonoscopy) or infecti. ...Read more

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Today i had bloody maroon colored diarrhea. Recently had a colonoscopy that found nothing. Should i be concerned?

Source could be : Higher up such as small bowel or stomach. Talk to your GI doctor as u may need an egd and if thats negative a small bowel capsule study. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea bouts every few days after a colonoscopy? Had onecdone a week ago today, Please advise.

Is it normal to have diarrhea bouts every few days after a colonoscopy? Had onecdone a week ago today, Please advise.

Post colonoscopy: Changes in bowel habits have been known to occur after the colon cleansing and the colonoscopy itself but bowel function usually normalizes after a few weeks. If not consult your gastroenterologist who may order stool cultures, probiotics and recommend dietary changes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! doineedanother

No: If you have urgency and diarrhea, you might have an infection. It is not normal to have diarrhea or an urgency to push. You don't need another colonoscopy you need a stool test to make sure you don't have an infection. They should look for bacteria and parasites. ...Read more

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How long after a colonoscopy prep is finished does diarrhea last?

Depends on the prep: Frequently, I use dulcolax to speed up GI transit and reduce the amount of time. Usually i tell patients to alot at least 3 hours after they finish the prep to have diarrhea. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy done 3 years ago. Nothing showed up. Recently I been having persistent diarrhea after I eat. Do I need another? I am 27.

See GI Doc: And get your stools tested to see if there's inflammation. Its not clear why you had a colonoscopy 3 years ago - perhaps you were having similar issues then. If so, were biopsies done and normal? You may need to focus on your diet and see if you have lactose or gluten intolerance. Google low-FODMAP diet for more info to help track potential food triggers. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday. The diarrhea has not stopped since taking the MoviPrep the day before the procedure. Can I now take an anti diarrheal? Is there anything else I can do? Thanks!

I had a colonoscopy yesterday. The diarrhea has not stopped since taking the MoviPrep the day before the procedure. Can I now take an anti diarrheal? Is there anything else I can do? Thanks!

Yes, yet patience +: wash gently almost certainly the wisest option. Quick "fixes" are widely marketed and make lots of money for those selling them. Yet that does not mean that using them, in most cases, is wise or accurate thinking, other than having less money to spend on other issues, hopefully of more value. ...Read more

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What should I do to prepare for colonoscopy because of bloody diarrhea?

What should I do to prepare for colonoscopy because of bloody diarrhea?

You will get instruc: you will get instructions. You need to be on medications that do not cause bleeding like aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, fish oil to name a few. Your gastroenterologist and the staff well advise you but make sure you tell them all the medications you are on ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

Generally, no: Anti-diarrheal medication is generally not recommended after colonoscopy. Discuss with your doctor if you continue to have loose stools for >72hrs. It also depends on your diagnosis, and reason for colonoscopy. See your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to continue having foul smelling diarrhea 1.5 days after an endoscopy & colonoscopy? Also mixed in with slimy blood?

Is it normal to continue having foul smelling diarrhea 1.5 days after an endoscopy & colonoscopy? Also mixed in with slimy blood?

Notify physician: Bleeding after colonoscopy is atypical and could account for the foul smell. Let the physician know what you are experiencing in case blood loss is a concern (depends on what was seen during the procedure, if polyp was removed, etc). ...Read more

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It's been over two months since I had a colonoscopy. Since then my bowls have not returned to normal. Severe cramps and I go until I have diarrhea.

Post-colonoscopy: You really need to go back and see the physician who performed the procedure and have them evaluate you. Do this soon. First make a detailed list of your symptoms and the times they occur and take it with you. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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