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Dr. Walter Husar
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Severe Diarrhea (Overview)

Severe diarrhea means having more than 10 loose, watery stools in a single day (24 hours). Moderate diarrhea means having more than a few but not more than 10 diarrhea stools in a day. Mild diarrhea means having a few diarrhea stools in a day. Ref: www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/mild-moderate-or-severe-diarrhea-topic-overview


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What could cause severe diarrhea from eating something?

What could cause severe diarrhea from eating something?

E. coli, rotavirus: Enterotoxigenic e. Coli is probably the most common bacterial cause, the rotavirus family is probably the most common viral cause and g. Lamblia is probably the most common parasitic cause. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
69 Doctors shared insights

Severe Diarrhea (Overview)

Severe diarrhea means having more than 10 loose, watery stools in a single day (24 hours). Moderate diarrhea means having more than a few but not more than 10 diarrhea stools in a day. Mild diarrhea means having a few diarrhea stools in a day. Ref: www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/mild-moderate-or-severe-diarrhea-topic-overview


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Is it normal to have diarrhea during and then after you have stopped taking antibiotics? I took a course of antibiotics for a week for a sinus infection. During the course of treatment I had moderately severe diarrhea. It has been over a week and a half

Is it normal to have diarrhea during and then after you have stopped taking antibiotics? I took a course of antibiotics for a week for a sinus infection. During the course of treatment I had moderately severe diarrhea. It has been over a week and a half

No: Antibiotics frequently cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can also cause clostridium difficile colitis which is more serious and needs treatment. If your diarrhea continues you need to have your stool checked for c. Difficile toxin. In the future, taking a probiotic like vsl#3 has been shown to prevent antibiotic associated diarrhea and c.Difficile disease. Good luck. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Stay well hydrated
Daily
Try eating a diet of foods that will constipate you
Daily
Try following the BRAT diet, which consists of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast
Daily
See a GI doctor (gastrointestinal specialist)
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34 weeks pregnant, I suffer from severe diarrhea from 1 week. I'm taking medecine but no cure. Plz advice. Could this be harmful for my baby?

CALL YOUR OB: Your OB is the only one you should be asking taht to, you prob need a stool culture to r/o any type of abnormal bacteria or paracyteand you may need referral to a GI specialist so call your OB now. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Are there IV drugs for ovarian cancer patients with low WBC count and severe diarrhea? (oral fluids/food not allowed)

Are there IV drugs for ovarian cancer patients with low WBC count and severe diarrhea? (oral fluids/food not allowed)

Ovarian cancer: It sounds as if she needs IV fluids first. Then it needs to be known by she has diarrhea. Is it because of an infection (c. Diff) or a side effect o treatment (chemo causing diarrhea). Hydration is key to make sure she doesn't get sicker. The antibiotics and the anti-diarrheals are best when given orally. If she is having a lot of diarrhea, she should see her doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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Can you get severe diarrhea after spending 4 hours on entonox gas.

Can you get severe diarrhea after spending 4 hours on entonox gas.

It can be in some: Yes. There are some very serious irreversible side effects to entonox gas. Using it repeatedly increases this risk. Armenia and Nerve Injury can be some of the more SERIOUS long term side effects from chronic use of entonox gas. Diarrhea can be common in some people after enetric use. If you aren't using it repeatedly then you should be fine with regard to long term sides effects ...Read more

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What could cause severe diarrhea?

What could cause severe diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How should I address long term severe diarrhea?

Be seen: Long term diarrhea can be irritable bowel syndrome, or something more serious like an obstructing cancer. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause severe diarrhea from eating something?

E. coli, rotavirus: Enterotoxigenic e. Coli is probably the most common bacterial cause, the rotavirus family is probably the most common viral cause and g. Lamblia is probably the most common parasitic cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Severe diarrhea?

What is the definition or description of: Severe diarrhea?

Per webmd. Com: Severe diarrhea means having more than 10 loose, watery stools in a single day (24 hours). Moderate diarrhea means having more than a few but not more than 10 diarrhea stools in a day. Mild diarrhea means having a few diarrhea stools in a day. Ref: www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/mild-moderate-or-severe-diarrhea-topic-overview ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea for the past 4 day. What is wrong with me?

I have severe diarrhea for the past 4 day. What is wrong with me?

Diarrhea: This is often due to a viral infection, but can possibly be due to numerous other things. If this does not begin to get better in the next 2 days you need to see a doctor and be evaluated with history, exam, labs. In the meantime try and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Visited thailand and now have severe diarrhea for 3 days. What's wrong?

Diarrhea after trave: You probably have acquired an infection of the intestinal tract. You need to see your doctor for examination and tests, e.g. A stool test for culture and parasites.
Meanwhile until you can get to see your doctor or go to the er. Try peptobismol three times per day=see bottle for dosage. ...Read more

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Severe diarrhea, going every hour minimum for last 3 days, is there anything I can put on my chapped bottom?

Severe diarrhea, going every hour minimum for last 3 days, is there anything I can put on my chapped bottom?

Well, yes: Anything that works for diaper rash would work for this. Zinc oxide is an old standby that you can also use for other thngs when this is over. After 3 days, though, you need to find out what's causing this and get treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had severe diarrhea for 4 days and now have sharp pains that come and go in my lower left side of my back?

I have had severe diarrhea for 4 days and now have sharp pains that come and go in my lower left side of my back?

Time for a doctor: To take a look. There are several concerns that come to mind, and you need a physical exam as well as a history, and blood tests plus or minus imaging and stool tests to get the answers you need. Best of luck! Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I had upper and lower scopes done on Friday. It is now Sunday and I am still experiencing severe diarrhea. Is this normal?

I had upper and lower scopes done on Friday. It is now Sunday and I am still experiencing severe diarrhea. Is this normal?

See answer: I'm not exactly clear if you were having diarrhea before and the procedures were being done to evaluate the diarrhea, which is now worse. You should call the GI doctor and ask about this. Otherwise, if you've had a change in your bowel habits after the colonoscopy, it is not uncommon to have diarrhea but it should not be severe. You may need to go to urgent care/ER to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Can Dymista cause severe diarrhea?

No: Very little of it is swallowed and the medication (s) it contains are unlikely in the dosages present to have any systemic (body wide) side effects!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Should I go to school. Severe diarrhea?

Should I go to school. Severe diarrhea?

If you have: Significant pain or weakness or believe you will have to keep getting up to use the toilet - than be kind to yourself and take the day off. (: ...Read more

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I am going to school. Severe diarrhea, suggestions?

I am going to school. Severe diarrhea, suggestions?

Minor?: See the school nurse. You may need to go home until your symptoms abate. You don't want to pass on a possible infection. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat/drink if I have severe diarrhea?

Clear fluids, to diet: Start with clear fluids containing electrolytes and increase the diet to bland diet, brat diet, which is banana, rise, apple and toast, soda, crackers, plain boiled potatoes, clear soups, avoiding fatty, spicy and diary products till back to normal
this is diet for acute diarrhea due mostly to viral and sometimes bacterial infectons causing diarrhea
the main purpose in acute stage is to prevent dehydratio. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe diarrhea immediately following meals?

What do I do about severe diarrhea immediately following meals?

Welchol before meals: Using Welchol or other bio sequestrant will help. Also limit fluid with food. ...Read more

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Oatmeal in the morning causes severe diarrhea at night...what are probable causes?

Oatmeal in the morning causes severe diarrhea at night...what are probable causes?

Extremely unlikely.: Oatmeal is usually is given to people with diarrhea. You must be sure that this is the cause. Have you always had oatmeal in the am to cause the diarrhea. You need to make sure of what you are eating and make a food diary. Things with high fructose or sucrose can cause diarrhea. If you have trouble to figure it out, call the doc and have he or her help you. You have not mentioned blood? ...Read more

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I feel sick after visiting ghana for 17 days and have severe diarrhea. Why is this?

I feel sick after visiting ghana for 17 days and have severe diarrhea. Why is this?

Diarrhea: You may have amoebiasis, but the number of possible causes is nearly endless. You need to be seen by a doctor, preferably an infectious diseases expert, and have stools for ova and parasites, culture, and a variety of other tests. Do not wait on this as things could get much worse quickly depending upon what this is. Good luck and I hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

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I had a severe diarrhea last monday. Since then I've never been to the bathroom. Is that bad?

What day is it now?: No idea how long it has been since last monday. May have been entirely cleaned out, and poor intake, low fiber leads to no bm.
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Not passing gas? Just belching? Not eating? Distended? Pain? Fever? Vomiting? Nausea? Anything else not right?
See md asap to rule out obstruction, or other serious problems. ...Read more

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I had stomachache yesterday until now. Fluctuating pain and severe diarrhea. What should I do?

I had stomachache yesterday until now. Fluctuating pain and severe diarrhea. What should I do?

This may help: You need to change ur diet to only the following:a lot of gator aid, eat only if hungry, toast, baked potato, crackers, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.Imodium can help with diarrhea. If not better in a few days... C ur doc. ...Read more

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1 yr and 6 month baby was an sick from severe diarrhea so what we have to do with that baby sir am waiting for your valuable answer?

See your doctor: The highest risk from severe diarrhea is dehydration; there are times you just lose too much fluid from the diarrhea that you can't keep up with oral intake. This is especially true for infants, who don't have that much body water to begin with. Take the baby to the er to evaluate to see if it needs IV fluids for rehydration. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
2,200 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
3,361 Doctors shared insights

Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more