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Remedies For Loose Stools
Black, tarry, foul: Smelling stools can be due to GI bleeding. If this description fits see a doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Cod liver oil: Seemed to work when i was a kid... ...Read more
For 1 month, drink/food causes stomach pain, heartburn, bloating, loose watery stool, fatigue, Imodium, (loperamide) Pepto, Lansoprazole, none had much benefit. ?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Is pancreatic insufficiency a symptom or a diagnosis for weight loss, oily/smelly/loose stools, abdominal pain, constipation? - Creon helping.
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?
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?
Nature might help: Apples, bananas, breads & rice have some constipating qualities when consumed. They are a natural way to add bulk/slow simple diarrhea. Imodium is an OTC med that is well tolerated. Avoid juices that loosen stools=apple,prune,grape, etc. In time you may need to be seen to make sure it is not a real problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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