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Nausea, dizziness, slight headache and loose stools for the past week.

Nausea, dizziness, slight headache and loose stools for the past week.

Seek help: The concerning part of your history is the dizziness. If you are having significant amounts of loose stool/diarrhea and limited oral intake, it's possible that your are dehydrated with low blood pressure. This could all be from a bothersome viral infection but hard to say in this forum. I would encourage you too seek in-person help, as you may need at least some intravenous fluids. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I have a nausea, my stomach feels like it's bubbling, loose stools, gas and a killer headache. What could this be?

I have a nausea, my stomach feels like it's bubbling, loose stools, gas and a killer headache. What could this be?

Stomach flu: is the second most common illness after common cold. The common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, headache, stomachache and/or fever. The condition usually last up to 21 days. Good rest, lots of fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC for pain management will help you to recover. If concerned see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Very irregular periods all my life. still breastfeeding 16month daughter. I have waves of nausea all day and a headache for hrs. no period for 2 m?

Very irregular periods all my life.  still breastfeeding 16month daughter.   I have waves of nausea all day and a headache for hrs.  no period for 2 m?

Check a test: Unless you are exclusively breast feeding and not even using a pacifier, breastfeeding is not a good method of contraception. Start with a pregnancy test and if it is negative repeat it in 3-5 days. If it is still negative the headaches and nausea need to be evaluated since they could be caused by an infection or increased intracranial pressure. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks and one day pregnant, lately I've been having constant nausea, acid reflux, headaches, hot flashes, and loose stools, impending labor?

Im 37 weeks and one day pregnant, lately I've been having constant nausea, acid reflux, headaches, hot flashes, and loose stools, impending labor?

Probably not: Please call your OB to discuss as your OB knows you, could be a viral infection and common to get nausea, ht burn at the end which there are otc meds u can take for this, let your OB decide but i rec seeing your OB before the weekend. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 18 yr old college student, and Ive been having headaches, nausea, sleeplessness, sensitive to light, and loose stools. Could this be mengitis?

Hi I'm a 18 yr old college student, and Ive been having headaches, nausea, sleeplessness, sensitive to light, and loose stools. Could this be mengitis?

Possible: Although it is possible, it is not probable. Classical signs of meningitis includes headache, fever, neck pain, vomiting, nausea, lethargic. You mention some of the symptoms which may not be specific to meningitis. Keep an eye on things and consider visit to the doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is one of safe ones to take. Additional ingestion of yogurt or probiotics will further reduce the duration of diarrrhea. ...Read more

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Baby diarrhea? I have a newborn who is about a week old and she is experiencing diarrhea. She is not fussy, and is continuing to eat well (i am breastfeeding). She does not have a fever and continues to be alert and active. She previously had not had a bo

Baby diarrhea? I have a newborn who is about a week old and she is experiencing diarrhea. She is not fussy, and is continuing to eat well (i am breastfeeding). She does not have a fever and continues to be alert and active. She previously had not had a bo

It : It is actually normal for a newborn to have liquid stools with every feed (up to 10 a day!). As long as she is eating well, growing well, and having at least 6 wet (urine) diapers a day, you are in good shape. Just watch out for diaper rash from frequent bowel movements. If your child starts acting ill, develops a fever, if you notice blood in her stool or if she stops eating well, call her doctor right away. ...Read more

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What can I take for diarrhea if i'm breastfeeding?

What can I take for diarrhea if i'm breastfeeding?

Supportive Care: Best treatment for diarrhea, breastfeeding or not, is supportive care. Clear liquids- broth, pedialyte, sport drinks: soft foods- toast, crackers, mashed banana, applesauce are helpful. No need to stop breastfeeding, your baby will get protective immunity. Don't forget good handwashing with breastfeeding+ going to bathroom. Call your dr if you have blood in stool, unable to pee, or vomiting. ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Im breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Try hydration: Most meds for diarrhea are not very effective Try hydration and a high carbohydrate diet: rice, potatoes, and breads. Also probiotics have been shown to be helpful in combating diarrhea. Kaopectae is a med that can help in some cases and should be ok with breastfeeding. Feel better soon ...Read more

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If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

No: Breast feeding is safe while you are having diarrhea. As a caveat, pay extra attention to proper hand hygiene. ...Read more

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My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea.  Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby. However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Diarrhea/breastfeed: Women who are breast-feeding should avoid drugs that contain bismuth, such as pepto-bismol. Imodium (loperamide) is probably safe. for mild upset stomach and diarrhea, the best approach is to keep drinking water and eat simple easy-to-digest foods such as the brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). See a doctor if you are vomiting, having bloody diarrhea, fever or chills. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has diarrhea for 60 hrs now. He is excl breastfed. No fever or smell. Should i stop breastfeeding if sec lactose intolerance? Help please

My 6 month old has diarrhea for 60 hrs now. He is excl breastfed. No fever or smell. Should i stop breastfeeding if sec lactose intolerance? Help please

See Doctor ASAP: 60 hours of diarrhea is difficult on adults. It can worse on the 6 month old age group. Dehydration is a serious issue with infants, and while they may be still taking fluids, the loss of fluids from diarrhea may be more than they are taking in. This can result in dehydration and /or electrolyte disturbances. Seek medical evaluation immediately. ...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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more