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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
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
Why do voltaren (diclofenac) suppositories cause severe burning in my rectum? Is this normai? Or maybe due to prolonged diarrhea? I have to take suppositories because i can't tolerate oral voltaren (diclofenac) due to ulcer.
Could constip/distension after prolonged diarrhea cause sciatic/nerve irritation? 3 days now w/continuous (ie constant not crampy) bilateral calf pain. No unusual exercise. Hist of ibs, fasciculation
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
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.
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
If you hold in diarrhea when you have stomach flu, could it prolong the illness? My stomach has been acting weird ever since i got over it.
No: This should not prolong the illness, but why not get rid of the dead tissues your body is trying to expel? ...Read more
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