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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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Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Here are some...: How have you been after gallbladder surgery? Have you slowly got regular in BM and felt better in general well-being? These may suggest how you may and should be after gallbladder surgery. In fact, you may have more pertinent answer from your doctors since they know more your individual situation than anyone else online. More? To articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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My 7 months old baby has loose stools less appetite vomiting after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

My 7 months old baby has loose stools less appetite vomiting after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

Early stomach flu?: He may be starting to have stomach flu. Try a bland diet, with nothing greasy or fried. Stop milk and juice for a few days until the stool becomes more firm. ...Read more

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Very dark loose stools and vomit, sharp abdo pain, fever, dizziness. Been like this for 2 days...help!

Very dark loose stools and vomit, sharp abdo pain, fever, dizziness. Been like this for 2 days...help!

Go to hospital: You should seek medical attention ASAP, could be infection with GI bleed, needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi I had surgery on my left ear today and have nausea and loose stools is this common?

Hi I had surgery on my left ear today and have nausea and loose stools is this common?

Yes stress but: Might be side effects of any meds given for anesthesia or antibiotics, it should pass in a few days if not in one day, peptobismal is good [turns stools black ] and old rice/potatoe/peanut butter constipators for a little while might help ...Read more

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To clarify I don't have vomiting as symptom just abdo discomfort, loose stools and feeling very fatigued. Can this be a virus?

To clarify I don't have vomiting as symptom just abdo discomfort, loose stools and feeling very fatigued. Can this be a virus?

Yes: Could be viral gastroenteritis even if there is no vomiting. Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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36wks vomiting, loose stools, all day consistent terrible lower back pain.. 5cm 50% effaced. Should I go to l&d. Could this be labor?

Go to L;D: If you are vomiting that means you are unlikely to keep down fluids, in which case, you likely might need an IV and to receive IV fluids. It sounds like a viral illness, meaning that typically self-limited and will go away in 12-24 hours, but go to l;d so you can be evaluated for dehyrdation. Sometimes nausea and vomiting is assc with labor, but go to l;d and find out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Could be normal: Foul belching that smells like that could be a normal variant or related to your diet. However, there are conditions that can cause this. A gastric beazor (collection of food particles in the stomach) or gastroparesis can produce this problem. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to look into these possibilities. ...Read more

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Gall bladder removed 3 months ago. Stools were a little loose but still only once a day. Past four days developed loose stools/diarreah upon waking, after eating, and even if I don't eat. Tried BRAT diet and not much difference. Related to surgery?

Gall bladder removed 3 months ago. Stools were a little loose but still only once a day. Past four days developed loose stools/diarreah upon waking, after eating, and even if I don't eat. Tried BRAT diet and not much difference. Related to surgery?

Can be.: You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines now that the gallbladder is gone. This can result in loose stools. Here are some mess like questran that can bind bile salts and may help. See you MD ...Read more

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Recently, I had two occasions where after eating beans I either had loose stools and/or vomiting. Is this an allergic reaction or food poisoning?

Recently, I had two occasions where after eating beans I either had loose stools and/or vomiting. Is this an allergic reaction or food poisoning?

Aller allerg: The title wouldn't let me type in allergic. You are likely having an anaphylactic reaction to beans and need to avoid them. One need to rule out peanut allergy as well and you need to consider having epinephrine autoinjector at all times in case of accidental exposure to beans. Consult an allergist since you likely have nasal and/or respiratory allergies as well. ...Read more

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I've been having intestinal gurgling on and off for a week. Occasional mild nausea, no vomiting. Loose stools and gas pain too. Any ideas?

I've been having intestinal gurgling on and off for a week. Occasional mild nausea, no vomiting. Loose stools and gas pain too. Any ideas?

Sounds like you: Probably have a stomach virus. Try some pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for relief-it will turn your stools black in color. You can take pepto as long as you're not pregnant. Eat a bland diet next few days, or even clear liquids (like gatorade) and see if this helps. If symptoms persist, see your Dr. ...Read more

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Lot of burping/belching. Taking omeprazole-bicarb. Always had loose stools now much worse sometimes leads to vomiting. Colonoscopy/endoscopy clear?

Lot of burping/belching. Taking omeprazole-bicarb. Always had loose stools now much worse sometimes leads to vomiting. Colonoscopy/endoscopy clear?

Hard to say: Warrants an exam. I think gall bladder issues need to be ruled out. Anxiety and irritable bowel rarely are bad enough to cause vomiting. Other possibilities exist. ...Read more

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Night I suddenly got vomitings and loose stools in the form of brown watery liquid even now I am having vomiting sensations with stomach pain bad tast?

Night I suddenly got vomitings and loose stools in the form of brown watery liquid even now I am having vomiting sensations with stomach pain bad tast?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis aka stomach flu can cause nausea & vomiting. But so can food poisoning. Try to stay hydrated. Go see your family doc if this persists. Don't allow yourself to get dehydrated and feel weak, light-headed, faint, etc. ...Read more

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I hav barretts oesophagus & vomit a lot, bile acid malabsorption with loose stools recently been getting a fever after eating a meal what cud this be?

I hav barretts oesophagus & vomit a lot, bile acid malabsorption with loose stools recently been getting a fever after eating a meal what cud this be?

Fever: Your fevers are nonspecific and not clearly related to the barretts or malabsorption syndrome as neither of these conditions are usually accompanied by post prandial fever. Are other symptoms like abdominal pain, sweats and chills or cough also occurring then? Infection or noninfectious inflammation are to be considered. See your MD for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I had an appendectomy 7 weeks ago. About 2 weeks after surgery, I started feeling nauseated all the time, and some diarrhea. I retch or vomit a lot.

I had an appendectomy 7 weeks ago. About 2 weeks after surgery, I started feeling nauseated all the time, and some diarrhea. I retch or vomit a lot.

You should: Report this to your surgeon, because it could be delayed infection, drug side effect, or even intestinal obstruction, something related to your operation. But it could also be something that is unrelated. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery three weeks ago and have awful nausea vomiting diarrhea chills headache how long should I go before I get checked?

I had gallbladder surgery three weeks ago and have awful nausea vomiting diarrhea chills headache how long should I go before I get checked?

Get checked out.: If it has been three weeks since your surgery and you have not had a post operative checkup, you should be checked immediately. You need an exam of your abdomen and perhaps some lab evaluation to be sure all is OK and to find out what to do about your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been vomitting and I have diarrhea what can I do to feel better?

I've been vomitting and I have diarrhea what can I do to feel better?

Stay hydrated: The most important thing is to stay hydrated. Propel or gatorade diluted 50% are good options at maintaining your electrolyte balance. If it's the stomach "flu" - or viral gastroenteritis you can use immodium. If you have a lot of vomiting you can be seen at an urgent or by your pcp and be prescribed some anti-nausea medications. If you have a high fever or bloody diarrhea you need evaluation. ...Read more

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Had surgery. I am now around 510 and I have diarrhea. Should I be worried?

Had surgery. I am now around 510 and I have diarrhea. Should I be worried?

Call your doc: Don't know you, what kind of surgery you have had. You clearly have health issues that need to be addressed. Call your doc. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause diarrhea &vomiting?

Please tell me what can cause diarrhea &vomiting?

Sure, but...: A generic question or your symptoms? We can have your answer if you tell us if there's pain, it's location, intensity, duration, timing (with meals, urination, stooling) ; accompanying issues like fever, tenderness, bleeding, weight loss or signs of malabsorption ; circumstances (pregnant, stressed). Also, recent travel, antibiotic use, exposures, NSAID use, stones, pancreatitis, ulcers, ibd, etc? ...Read more

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Is it common to have diarrhea after diskectomy surgery?

No: The diskectomy surgery itself is not known to be associated with diarrehea. You might be having a reaction to medications that you may have been given during your hospitalization. For example, antibiotics, or stool softeners. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I expect from long term (1yr+) vomiting and diarrhea?  

What should I expect from long term (1yr+) vomiting and diarrhea?  

Chronic V&D: Long-term (also known as 'chronic') vomiting and diarrhea leads to changes in electrolytes, can erode the lining of the esophagus and tooth enamel.
It is quite serious.
Please seek attention. ...Read more

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Vomiting diarrhea and 10 weeks old. At what point should my child be seen?

Vomiting diarrhea and 10 weeks old. At what point should my child be seen?

Dehydration: Less than 5 wet diapers in 24 hours in a baby is suggestive of dehydration, which babies do not tolerate well. If oral rehydration with an electrolyte solution does not increase urination frequency shortly, emergent evaluation by you physician or an emergency facility is in order. ...Read more

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Green diarrhea and vomiting, what can it be?

Green diarrhea and vomiting, what can it be?

You may have a: Viral gastroenteritis. Stool may be green & loose due to rapid transit through the GI tract.
For temp > 104; black, tarry, malodorous stool, vomiting blood or sxs not resolving within a week& a half, or symptomatic dehydration - please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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For 88 year old vomiting and diarrhea, what is recommended?

Hydration: If one can not get the vomitting to stop- an 88 year old needs to be seen by a health care practitioner. If this is a simple case of viral gastroenteritis, then medication to stop vomitting and slow diarrhea with plenty of oral hydration can be prescribed. However, if there are more complicating factors- like abdominal pain, fever, past use of antibiotics, then the treatment may be very different. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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Vomiting (Definition)

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