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I been constipated for a month. I have mucus is dry loose stool. Laxs & prunes dnt work & I been havin trouble breathin can constipation be causin it?

I been constipated for a month. I have mucus is dry loose stool. Laxs & prunes dnt work & I been havin trouble breathin can constipation be causin it?

Breathing trouble: The breathing trouble is not likely related to constipation. When was your last full bowel movement? IF it has been some time (a month?!) and especially if you have belly pain, you should be seen by a physician. Are you drinking enough fluids? Any other symptoms such as fatigue, cold intolerance? These could point to low thyroid function. This can be checked with a blood test. ...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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My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

Pricey solution: Soy based milk like products are lactose free & much less expensive. A 16 mo cam also get all the calcium they need from a couple of tum's /day & just drink water. The other stuff in milk can be made up by a diverse diet. ...Read more

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Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Yes: Cruciferous vegetables e.G cauliflower, broccoli etc, as well as beans are a common cause of bloating ; gas. Norovirus usually results in fever, chills, intense nausea ; vomiting with profuse watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can being really constipated cause really loose stools? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

Can being really constipated cause really loose stools? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

You may have: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) in which case diarrhea/gas AND Constipation are ALL Possible!
THERE IS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT!
Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a Board Certified Gastroenterologist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What can cause a feeling of having something stuck in my intestines? Feel like constipated & been having trouble passing gas but can pass loose stool

What can cause a feeling of having something stuck in my intestines? Feel like constipated & been having trouble passing gas but can pass loose stool

Most likely because: Portion of intestine is not moving or passing material well. Passage of stool does not exclude constipation, only complete obstruction. Partial obstruction can & often does result in loose stools. Don't ignore sensation & possibility of truth to your interpretation; ie. Occam's razor. Cholesterol=wrong issue; correct: http://goo. Gl/GT38v7. LFHC foods>Fatty liver; LCHF foods are healthy ...Read more

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Am adult of 22 years. My lead level in blood is 43.15.Suffering from loose stools n constipation. I want some diet tips to treat it naturally.

Am adult of 22 years. My lead level in blood is 43.15.Suffering from loose stools n constipation. I want some diet tips to treat it naturally.

Need to treat: I am skeptical that your sky high lead levels will drop with "natural" approaches. See your doctor and start recommended protocol, as risk to you too high to experiment with unproven approaches. ...Read more

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Do loose stools mean a guaranteed end of constipation?

Do loose stools mean a guaranteed end of constipation?

Not necessarily: If you have an impaction of hard stools that is incomplete, only liquid stool can get by the plug of stool. The mistake is to take something to stop the "diarrhea" which will plug you up fast. Use a plain fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) or glycerine suppositories to make sure your rectum is empty before trying to control the diarrhea. ...Read more

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I've been having consistent constipation of loose stool? It is generally a dark tan and gritty, sticky, mucousy, and I feel like I can't empty myself

I've been having consistent constipation of loose stool? It is generally a dark tan and gritty, sticky, mucousy, and I feel like I can't empty myself

I'm not sure..: ..what "constipation of loose stool" is? I presume you mean you have loose stool, but infrequently. Usually we think infrequent stool of constipation is hard and difficult to pass. The key is more fiber in your diet: whole grains, cereals, brown rice, veggies. This will solidify it. If this doesn't help, see your doc. Some testing for malabsorption may be in order. Continue good fluid intake. ...Read more

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I have bouts of constipation for days followed by days of loose stool, light tan to clay color sometimes looks like sand, had a cholecystectomy 10 yrs?

I have bouts of constipation for days followed by days of loose stool, light tan to clay color sometimes looks like sand, had a cholecystectomy 10 yrs?

? Constipation?: First thing is that constipation is almost always secondary to your diet. Write down what you eat every day. Foods that are well known to cause it are the grains-rice, barley, oatmeal- also milk, bananas, grated apples. Try eliminating them from your diet and observe. ...Read more

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I have small kidney shaped things passing in my stool, black specs and stringy, foamy loose stools and constipation. What is it?

I have small kidney shaped things passing in my stool, black specs and stringy, foamy loose stools and constipation. What is it?

Here are...: Noticing the kidney-shaped things in stool is coincidental and not specifically related with GI-symptoms, for which you need to work on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. Meanwhile, check out the timing between current GI-symptoms and Wellbutrin (bupropion) to track if its potential benefits outweighs its side effects. For detailed long-term care, work with Doc closely and timely. ...Read more

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I have been having constipation, bloating, diahreah, loose stool, thin stool, and stool inconsistency. Could this be fecal impaction?

I have been having constipation, bloating, diahreah, loose stool, thin stool, and stool inconsistency. Could this be fecal impaction?

Colitis: The differential diagnosis is vast.
Infectious...need for stool cultures.
IBS
celiac
and other immune diseases.
drug side effects.
Thyroid diseases
malabsorption/maldigestion
diet indiscretion
etc etc
try to stay on a liquid diet and then slowly introduce a soft mechanical + probiotics...if not better must see a Dr. ...Read more

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I can palpate my sigmoid colon which is hard and sensitive after constipation followed by loose stools. I had an echography and everything was normal.

I can palpate my sigmoid colon which is hard and sensitive after constipation followed by loose stools. I had an echography and everything was normal.

This is not uncommon: And can be considered normal. It is especially noted in slender individuals when there is little subcutaneous fat allowing the abdominal contents to be felt more easily. Constipation distends the bowel and it is not surprising that your abdomen is tender after hard stool has passed. Focus on reducing constipation: drink LOTS of water (6-8+ glasses/day), increase dietary fiber, daily exercise. ...Read more

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Constipation, loose stools, white specks in stool. I am always hungry. Could I have a tapeworm? I don't remember eating anything uncooked...

Constipation, loose stools, white specks in stool. I am always hungry. Could I have a tapeworm? I don't remember eating anything uncooked...

Tape worm: Can sometimes present as white specks in stool. Possible causes can be increased mucus in the stool because of irritation of the gastrointestinal tract or infections. Some foods can cause this. A gallstone when passed could have this coloration. Stool ova ; parasite through your doctor can determine if there are broken off segments of tapeworms. ...Read more

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Loose stool for 2 weeks. Ate rice, yogurt, probiotics and it went away. Then constipation now loose stool again. Is this IBS? Do I need to see dr?

Loose stool for 2 weeks. Ate rice, yogurt, probiotics and it went away. Then constipation now loose stool again. Is this IBS? Do I need to see dr?

Yes, see doc: For proper diagnosis. You may have a food sensitivity, stress, or IBS, which is a catch all diagnosis for too slow or too fast motility in the gut. Please look at both physical and emotional factors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?

Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?

Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabolism is being distorted. This disease can affect virtually any organ in the body because of its interference with energy synthesis. Stop sugar in all its various forms. ...Read more

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since appendectomy in March my bowel movements haven't been normal. Constipation for days then loose stools w/ having to wipe a lot. Then back 2 Cons?

since appendectomy in March my bowel movements haven't been normal. Constipation for days then loose stools w/ having to wipe a lot. Then back 2 Cons?

Diet record: Trt keeping a diet record of what you are eating. Look too see if a food makes you better or worse. Drink fluids. See your doctor after a week of recording and that may help. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a 33 year old male getting colon cancer? I have loose stool, incomplete evacuation, itch, constipation, urgency. Could it be IBS or something else?

What are the odds of a 33 year old male getting colon cancer? I have loose stool, incomplete evacuation, itch, constipation, urgency. Could it be IBS or something else?

Low risk for cancer: Your worry is understandable and made worse by financial concerns. Check your local area for cash prices, non-insurance clinics and free health clinics. You will benefit from a doctors care, a good gp. Check out the bowel regimens for chronic constipation on healthtap. ...Read more

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So im 19, been taking medication for depression. Loose stools and constipation occasionally but no blood in stools and no nausia. Is it colon cancer?

So im 19, been taking medication for depression. Loose stools and constipation occasionally but no blood in stools and no nausia. Is it colon cancer?

Antidepressants: Unlikely. Antidepressants are known to cause some people significant constipation.On the flip side, if you miss a dose or two then you can have the reverse by having a few loose stools as part of "withdrawals".Make sure to take your medicine as recommended by your physician. Talk to them about the issues with your bowel movements, they might recommend starting a regular stool softener to help, . ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I've had loose stools (type 6) in the morning and then I'm feeling fine the rest of the day. I am usually more constipated. Is it normal?

For 2 weeks I've had loose stools (type 6) in the morning and then I'm feeling fine the rest of the day. I am usually more constipated. Is it normal?

6 stools: Hello ~ if you DON'T normally have 6 stools in the AM, then its not normal. If the stools are normal consistency, less of a problem. If stools LOOSE more of a problem. Why not pay a visit to GP where he can take an extensive history to ensure there's no major problem. Thanks ...Read more

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Why do I always get loose stools a day after being constipated?

Why do I always get loose stools a day after being constipated?

Loose stool/constip: During constipation part of the stools become fermented from intestinal bacteria & it becomes loose, it usually comes out after the hard part of the stool, sometimes it leaks around it & causes soiling. I hope that helps answer your question. Try to control your constipation with high fiber diet, prune juice, plenty of fluids, you can also try miniral oil or miralax (polyethylene glycol). Good luck ...Read more

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A little redness in loose stool 2 days in a row but still feel constipated and uncomfortable?

A little redness in loose stool 2 days in a row but still feel constipated and uncomfortable?

Rectal bleeding: The most common causes are hemorrhoids or a fissure (a tear at the anal opening) likely caused by straining at the hard stool.
Try getting more fiber in your diet. Also sit up straight on the toilet and see if you can elevate your feet so that your bottom is in more of a squatting position. ...Read more

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Can you still be constipated at 39 weeks preg? I've heard most women start having loose stools around 38-39 weeks

Can you still be constipated at 39 weeks preg? I've heard most women start having loose stools around 38-39 weeks

Anything possible: Discuss with your OB doctor and make sure your thyroid function is ok. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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I used to have right sided pain with IBS symptoms now It moved to my left side same symptoms, constipated then soft loose stools what can I do?

I used to have right sided pain with IBS symptoms now It moved to my left side same symptoms, constipated then soft loose stools what can I do?

Confirm diagnosis...: IBS can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your course of action. Talk with your doctor please before self-diagnosing & self-treating. ...Read more

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I have loose stools all the time. Sometimes I feel like I'm constipated but when it comes out its like an explosion with a lot of gas. What's going on?

I have loose stools all the time. Sometimes I feel like I'm constipated but when it comes out its like an explosion with a lot of gas. What's going on?

Irritable bowel synd: The description of your symptoms is consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. For more information see:
http://helpdoctor-irritablebowelsyndrome-ibs. Blogspot. Com/

There are more serious conditions that could cause these symptoms. Consider an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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Constipation (Definition)

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