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Why have I got loose stools? In the islands on break

Why have I got loose stools? In the islands on break

Traveller's diarrhea: Food borne illness is when you eat food that makes you sick. Outbreaks may involve bacteria (salmonella, shigella, c.Perfringens, c.Botulinum, b.Cereus, v.Parahaemolyticus, campylobacter, staph aureus), virus (norwalk, hepatitis a), chemical (ciguatoxin, scobrotoxin, mushrooms, heavy metals), water contamination (giardia, s.Typhi), others. Watch out for "traveller's diarrhea" (especially etec). ...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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What could be the explanation behind my loose stools?

What could be the explanation behind my loose stools?

Loose Stoold: Bowel infections caused by viruses, bacteria and certain parasites frequently cause loose stools. Viral gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines, is a common cause of episodic diarrhea. See you GI doctor for help. ...Read more

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Loose stool for 6 month kid?

Loose stool for 6 month kid?

May be Normal: Can be normal. If your child is acting totally normal and not sickly, this may be a response to a change in diet.If they are sick, check with your doctor.Also important is the frequency of stooling, gassiness, fever etc. ...Read more

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Can a mutivitamin give you loose stools?

Can a mutivitamin give you loose stools?

Check ingredients...: If your multivitamin is high in magnesium, you're getting a laxative effect equivalent to taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Alternatively, some pill vehicles can cause loose stool, even if the pill ingredients do not. In any case, stop taking the supplement & if diarrhea persists, another cause must be sought. ...Read more

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Long time loose stool, what could this be?

Long time loose stool, what could this be?

Loose Stool: Loose stool may be due to various causes including change in dietary pattern, bowel infection, irritable bowel syndrome, or more serious condition such as inflammatory bowel disease or even cancer. If this persists, or become more severe, you should go see a doctor, as you are close to the age of 50 when a formal colonoscopy exam is recommended: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/what-is-a-colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Have had loose stool for years should I worry.

Have had loose stool for years should I worry.

Chronic diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea is defined as loose stools that last for at least four weeks. It can be due to irritable bowel syndrome, infection, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, endocrine abnormalities and drugs, among other rarer entities. A gastroenterologist can solve this fairly quickly. Go and see one, and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Loose stool with pieces of vegetables, should I be concerned?

Loose stool with pieces of vegetables, should I be concerned?

Possible-a stool for: A few simple stool tests will reveal the answer. ...Read more

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Then how come I always seem to have loose stool? Is that normal?

Then how come I always seem to have loose stool? Is that normal?

Diet related likely : Depends on your diet and other symptoms: do you have pain, stomach cramps. Consult with us to see if underlying inflammatory issue present. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more