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Replacing Electrolytes After Diarrhea
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
From other food: You can get them from regular meals as well. ...Read more
Cousin had 5-6 stools from severe diarrhea (excessive veggie intake) 3 days ago. Stools smelled very alkaline. Colonoscopy in 5 days. More K losses?
Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?
Clostridium: CDiff does have a significant relapse rate. It has to be 100% liquid in order for the lab to process the sample. Young people can tolerate symptoms much more than the elderly or ill and therefore tend to go on with the infection a lot longer before seeking treatment. It may resolve spontaneously..but better if you go to your primary, ID or GI doctor. Avoid clindamycin in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vomiting or regurg?: Big difference--if regurgitating foods as you describe (that promote gastroesophageal reflux), then you probably are describing gerd & diet modification (& acid reducer) is in order. If you are really vomiting as often as your question implies, then you have a bigger problem that warrants medical evaluation (checking for ulcers, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, gastroparesis, obstruction, etc.). ...Read more
OJ and potassium: Orange juice (oj) is an excellent source of potassium (k). Drinking just one 8-ounce glass of orange juice every day adds 474 mg of potassium to your diet. If you have diarrhea, you not only lose k you also lose magnesium (m) as well. K levels will not increase if a person has a low m level. If your diarrhea is severe. Perhaps you should get your blood taken to see what your k and m levels are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will eating toothpaste with sodium fluoride and triscolan affect your stool test results(Like two hours before)? Especially if loose stools.
Gi issues that stay for weeks, go, & return: bloating, gas after food, nausea after drinking h2o , slow weight gain, alternating constipation/ thin poo?
Nonspecific symptoms: Your symptoms are nonspecific & may be due to gi-related inflammation, infection, motility disorders, or even extra-intestinal pathology. However, irritable bowel syndrome should be strongly considered & appropriately evaluated given your age, duration of distress, alternating stool pattern, & associated functional-sounding complaints. I recommend you see a gastroenterologist (gi specialist). ...Read more
I am experiencing diarrhea, stomach cramps, mucus in stool and fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exerci...
Gastroenteritis?: My first thought, based on acuity and symptoms, would be acute gastroenteritis, perhaps viral or food-borne. However, this should only last 3-5 days, so if you're still sick certainly by 7 days we would need to entertain other possibilities: infectious colitis, inflammatory colitis, gallbladder, pancreas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had gall bladder surgery. Vagus nerve was damaged. Have dumping syndrome. High acid, nausea, diarrhea, wake every day with nausea. Need diet advice.?
LOW CARBS: If you truly have dumping syndrome you should avoid large carbohydrate loads, so minimize your sugars and starches. Vagus n injury is not typically associated with gb surgery. A small percentage of gb surgery patients get urgency after meals. This is temporary, and can be shortened with anti diarrhea meds and avoidance of large meals. Ask your surgeon to clarify. Good luck. ...Read more
Dry heaved other nigh with, loose stools. Next night diarrhea twice with vomiting. Food poisoning or bug? Should take probiotic?
Sure can: Certainly sounds like food poisoning (and food poisoning is caused by a "bug"). Can you identify what food may have caused it? If it is food poisoning, it should resolve within a couple of days. If it does not, see your primary care doc. Probiotics are a reasonable thing to take along with plenty of hydration. I would not recommend taking medication to slow down loose stools. ...Read more
How much coconut water do I have to drink before I replenish all the lost electrolytes after the colonoscopy prep?
Drink to thrist : It is hard to ascertain the amount needed without get a BP checked and or labs. Best option is respond to your symptoms. If thristy drink fluids including water, electrolyte solutions and/or coconut water. If you are dizzy light headed then a formal check is needed. Once u are back on regular diet and fluids your body should correct if there are electrolyte issues. Best of luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would bowel preps not work? Poor prep with colyte (polyethylene glycol). Now on 2 day prep starting w/ mag. Citrate. No bm after 9 hours. Followed directions exactly!
Hi, I have green watery diarrhea for more than 24 hours. But it lessen after taking lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) hydrite, eating bananas and apple. ?
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