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How come I have prolonged diarrhea?

How come I have prolonged diarrhea?

Many: This can be caused by many conditions. It is best to consult a gastroenterologist! ...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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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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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

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Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Get checked: You've been asking a lot of questions on this site about prolonged diarrhea. I think it's time to see a doctor face-to-face! Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a chronic obstruction of gallbladder cause severe diarrhea, prolonged pain in the right shoulder, sudden drop of continuously elevated trigs?

Could a chronic obstruction of gallbladder cause severe diarrhea, prolonged pain in the right shoulder, sudden drop of continuously elevated trigs?

Gallbladder: Do you have gallstones? Gallbladder obstruction from gallstones would usually cause significant right upper abdominal pain with nausea ; vomiting. Shoulder pain would only expected to be a minor issue. Severe diarrhea also not likely due to gallbladder but could be a result of antibiotics you have taken. Reduced triglycerides also more dietary related ; not expected to be due to the gallbladder. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, dizziness (worsened by: when moving the head, sitting upright, prolonged standing) and diarrhea (severity: severe). T...

I am experiencing fatigue, dizziness (worsened by: when moving the head, sitting upright, prolonged standing) and diarrhea (severity: severe). T...

Dehydration &vertigo: The diarrhea suggests volume depletion and or this tactic hypotension. I suggest you drink water and electrolytes. Fir starters. You may also have an element of positional vertigo as suggested by fuzziness when moving your head ...Read more

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Why does coffee, cappuccino, and other caffeinated sources give me diarrhea after extended use? Sodas have also started having the same effect as well as certain foods.

Why does coffee, cappuccino, and other caffeinated sources give me diarrhea after extended use? Sodas have also started having the same effect as well as certain foods.

Food sensitivity: You can see your doc for testing for food sensitivity and exclude those things from your diet. Great Plains Lab in KS, USA, has an excellent one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When a patient has metabolic acidosis from prolong diarrhea, what has happened in the gut?

When a patient has metabolic acidosis from prolong diarrhea, what has happened in the gut?

Several possible: Diarrheic stools cause the body to lose bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) and if sufficiently severe this will create metabolic acidosis. If the diarrhea is a manifestation of systemic disease this can produce a metabolic anion-gap acidosis. In either event a doctor should be seen asap. ...Read more

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Can stress cause prolonged shortness of breath, chest pains, diarrhea, nausea, and tachycardia?

Can stress cause prolonged shortness of breath, chest pains, diarrhea, nausea, and tachycardia?

Yes, it's possible: Anxiety and stress can result in many physical symptoms, including all those you list. However, it's also important to work with your primary care doctor to make sure no additional conditions may be part of the problem. There are good treatments for anxiety, including talk therapies as well as medications if needed. Of course you also want to review and simplify any sources of stress! ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

Depends: It all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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Is green diarrhea bad?

Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common. If the diarrhea continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated. Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

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I am having a diarrhea?

I am having a diarrhea?

Need more info: If it is an isolated event, you may take an immodium tablet or Pepto-bismol. If it does not abate in a day, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove diarrhea?

How to remove diarrhea?

Gentle on GI track: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >. ...Read more

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How do I cure diarrhea?

How do I cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: Irritable bowel syndrome, condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection (diet and meds).Inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, steroids and specific medications) viral gastroenteritis, fluids support and sometimes meds. Bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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