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Can anxiety cause prolonged diarrhea?

Can anxiety cause prolonged diarrhea?

It depends: Many people do have GI distress -- including diarrhea -- with anxiety. However, diarrhea can also result from other causes. If yours is "prolonged" [you don't say how long], it warrants a checkup with your primary care physician. In the meantime, please be sure to drink plenty of fluids (water, not soft drinks, etc). ...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


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Can excessive vomiting cause bloody stool?

Can excessive vomiting cause bloody stool?

Vomiting and stools: Excessive vomiting can cause bleeding in the esophagus or perhaps in the stomach but that that should not come out as fresh red blood but black tarry stool. Fresh blood with a bowel movement is coming from somewhere else. ...Read more

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Severe constipation after gastroenteritis, help?

Severe constipation after gastroenteritis, help?

Constipation: Start over the counter stool softeners. If it's getting worse and not getting better you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rectal bleeding, unintentional weight loss, diarrhea (quality: bloody diarrhea) (severity: chronic diarrhea) , excessive sweatin...

I am experiencing  rectal bleeding, unintentional weight loss, diarrhea (quality: bloody diarrhea) (severity: chronic diarrhea) , excessive sweatin...

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Prolonged labor causes?

Prolonged labor causes?

Fetal/maternal size.: Large babies and small/large mothers have higher likelihood of prolonged labors. Other causes: maternal uterine fibroids, intraamniotic infections, magnesium sulfate, malpresentation. ...Read more

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Stomach pains, cold chills, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. Has occurred the past 2 days after drinking alcohol.

Stomach pains, cold chills, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. Has occurred the past 2 days after drinking alcohol.

Alcohol Poisoning: Hi i cannot rule out alcohol poisoning from your description. You may need to re-hydrate, take your vitamins and eat some meals with good nutrition. If the diarrhea is persisting you can try the brat diet: bananas, rice or rice water, applesauce or peeled apples and unbuttered toast. You should be feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Might having diarrhea frequently cause hemorrhoids?

Might having diarrhea frequently cause hemorrhoids?

Most certainly: Either extreme, hard infrequent bowel movements or frequent loose stools can inflame the hemorrhoids, so best to avoid or treat both. ...Read more

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How long does diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis last?

How long does diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis last?

It depends on cause: Most viral gastroenteritis last an average of 3 days, some may last up to a week. The most important thing to consider is how well hydrated the child is, and if the child is able to keep fluids down. Be familiar with signs of dehydreation and consult your docor. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more

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Periods of constipation and almost uncontrollable diarrhea?

Periods of constipation and almost uncontrollable diarrhea?

Time to get your: diet under control so you won't have signs or symptoms that are commonly seen in Irritable bowel syndrome, and work with your doctor to determine what is causing the problem; food allergies,processed, fried foods, sodas, sweets, methylation pathway issues, unable to break down or absorb nutrients, parasites such as candida, or microbial overgrowth (SBO), or life stressors affecting your digestion. ...Read more

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Problems with long term diarrhea. What are the unusual causes of prolonged diarrhea?

Problems with long term diarrhea. What are the unusual causes of prolonged diarrhea?

Prolonged Diarrhea: This is never normal. It can be as simple as cheese addiction in a lactose intolerant patient or as severe as chronic parasitic infection, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, etc. This needs to get checked. No alternatives on this one. ...Read more

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Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?

Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?

Intestine: You are having a problem somewhere in your intestine and it needs to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Don't wait on this. Call for an appt. If it has been going on a long time, you may need to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Will having constant diarrhea cause magnesium deficiency.?

Will having constant diarrhea cause magnesium deficiency.?

Absolutely : Absolutely diarrhea can cause low magnesium levels . Sometimes low magnesium levels are from kidney losses. You can check a 24 hour urine for magnesium to determine the cause. Vitamin d deficiency and low potassium levels also can be the cause. ...Read more

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Could periods cause diarrhea with mucus?

Could periods cause diarrhea with mucus?

Sometimes: Sometimes women experience changes in their bowel movements around their period. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain vomiting diarrhea fatigue weakness dizziness three days no fever?

Upper abdominal pain vomiting diarrhea fatigue weakness dizziness three days no fever?

Dehydration: is probably causing the fatigue weakness and dizziness. If you are unable to take fluids by mouth, then you will need to have them administered IV or this could get even worse. Also you should find the cause of all of this by visiting a clinical facility and get it treated. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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