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Black sludgy stools recently, what natural remedy for this?

Black sludgy stools recently, what natural remedy for this?

Black, tarry, foul: Smelling stools can be due to GI bleeding. If this description fits see a doctor. ...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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Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

NO: If your baby is having more than 5 stools a day, not making wet diapers or difficulty with feeding or vomiting, please take him/her to the doctor. Young infants are especially vulnerable for dehydration. Please do not use any home remedies or over the counter medications. ...Read more

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What is diarrhea, loose motions, liquid stools?

What is diarrhea, loose motions, liquid stools?

Too much water: Diarrhea is stool that has not had its water reabsorbed back into the body. ...Read more

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Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?

Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?

Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for black stool?

Are there any good home remedies for black stool?

Depends: Why is your stool black. If it is tarry black, see your doctor asap as it is a sign of bleeding in the intestine. ...Read more

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How to cure loose stools?

How to cure loose stools?

Chronic diarrhea ??: Sounds like you have a case of chronic diarrhea. That can be caused by numerous things from infections to transient malabsorption syndromes to dietary problems. Why don't you make an appt with your doc and if he cannot help see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What to take for a loose stool and gassy stomach?

What to take for a loose stool and gassy stomach?

Depends: If these are brand new symptoms you may have contracted a viral gastroenteritis. This should settle down after a few days. Immodium ad may be helpful. If they have been going on for a while it may be a food intolerance (milk intolerance from lactase deficiency?). See your doctor to discuss if this has lasted for more than a few days. ...Read more

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I occasionally get thin stools that stay for a month or so. Idon't have colon cancer. Are there any natural ways to relieve thin stools and constipation?

I occasionally get thin stools that stay for a month or so. Idon't have colon cancer. Are there any natural ways to relieve thin stools and constipation?

More fiber in diet: If you suffer from constipation, a great natural way to have regular and normal bms is to increase the fiber in your diet and to drink lots water. You can do it by eating foods high in fiber or taking in daily fiber in preparations such as metamucil. ...Read more

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Is pancreatic insufficiency a symptom or a diagnosis for weight loss, oily/smelly/loose stools, abdominal pain, constipation? - Creon helping.

Is pancreatic insufficiency a symptom or a diagnosis for weight loss, oily/smelly/loose stools, abdominal pain, constipation?  - Creon helping.

It's a DIAGNOSIS: but it must be EXPLAINED (eg: Pancreatitis v. Obstruction) Needs more medical evaluation since CREON treats the SYMPTOMS not the CAUSE! Hope this is helpful! DrZ ...Read more

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6 days post op gallbladder removal loose stools no diarrhea soft and fluffy green and yellow in color no antibiotics or any meds also no other issues?

6 days post op gallbladder removal loose stools no diarrhea soft and fluffy green and yellow in color no antibiotics or any meds also no other issues?

Steatorrhea: It sounds like you have some fat malabsorption after your surgery, which may not be unusual. If your skin or eyes are yellow or you feel itchy, that may suggest more of a problem. Check with your surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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What foods are remedy for diarrhea?

BRAT: Try brat diet- banana, rice, apple sauce, tea. Try to avoid milk and dairy products. Keep yourself well hydrated to prevent dehydration. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I'm having watery stools which are black in color, i've taking pepto bismul and still no relief. What can I do to relieve this diarrhea?

I'm having watery stools which are black in color, i've taking pepto bismul and still no relief. What can I do to relieve this diarrhea?

Be seen: The black color is most likely due to the bismuth in the pepto-bismol, but you should be seen to get some diarrhea medication and possible testing. ...Read more

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Treatment for green color stool for kid?

Treatment for green color stool for kid?

None: Stool color changes with diet, with hydration status, with viruses, and other causes. If your child is well, behaving normally, growing normally, eating and drinking normally, and the only problem is the color of the poop, then wipe it up and don't worry about it! ...Read more

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Tetracycline for 2wks; does it cause loose green stools?

Prolonged doses if: Any antibiotic can cause not only changes in color and or consistency of your stools, but also an increased risk for antibiotic induced diarrhea. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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