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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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A few weeks pregnant but I'm having sharp pains in my stomach, some spotting, diarrhea & mucus discharge and dizziness. What's happening?

A few weeks pregnant but I'm having sharp pains in my stomach, some spotting, diarrhea & mucus discharge and dizziness. What's happening?

See your obgyn: See your obgyn to establish the location of the pregnancy and do some basic tests to check your blood level.
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Rolling, sharp, crampy stomach pains, vomiting bile, diarrhea, gas?

Rolling, sharp, crampy stomach pains, vomiting bile, diarrhea, gas?

Probably gastroenteritis: You should be seen to assess for dehydration and more serious conditions such as appendicitis or cholecystitis, especially if you have never had anything surgically removed. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test. Got my period now sharp stomach pains and diarrhea and migraines?

Positive pregnancy test. Got my period now sharp stomach pains and diarrhea and migraines?

May be unrelated: Loss of an early pregnancy and diarrhea and migraines may be unrelated. You may try to take over the counter anti-diarrhea medication like pepto-bismol or immodium. Similarly over the counter medication for migraine may help. If the symptoms persist more than two days, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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If a person has sharp stomach pains with vomiting + diarrhea but with NO fever, no chills, no fatigue, is it food poisoning or stomach virus?

If a person has sharp stomach pains with vomiting + diarrhea but with NO fever, no chills, no fatigue, is it food poisoning or stomach virus?

Stomach pains V&D: At this time of year stomach viruses and viruses in general can cause vomiting and diarrhea but generally associated with other symptoms like fever, chills aches and fatigue. Food poisoning is also a possibility but will usually only last 24-48 hours. The key here is to stay hydrated - ice chips, water ice, cold flat soda in small amts will help or jello. No diary products. Good luck ...Read more

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I have been having diarrhea for a few days. My stomach feels upset and does very loud noises. I also feel sharp pains in my abdomen. Help please?

I have been having diarrhea for a few days. My stomach feels upset and does very loud noises. I also feel sharp pains in my abdomen. Help please?

Mal absorption.: You may be having mal absorption problem. Most commonly lactose intolerance present like this, in that case dairy products makes the symptoms worse. Try probiotics and lactaid with dairies. Persistent problems needs some work up to rule out irritable bowel, celiac disease or inflammatory bowel diseases ...Read more

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Diarrhea for day followed by 2 days abdominal pain and cramping with some really sharp pains that come and go?

Diarrhea for day followed by 2 days abdominal pain and cramping with some really sharp pains that come and go?

Not much to go on: That does not sound like anything to be too worried about, however that is not a lot of information. It could theoretically be anything. ...Read more

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Diarrhea for 2 months lost 18lbs. Has gotten worse sharp pains in upper right abdomen, ate something saw it in stool 4hrs later, fatty stool-concerned?

Diarrhea for 2 months lost 18lbs. Has gotten worse sharp pains in upper right abdomen, ate something saw it in stool 4hrs later, fatty stool-concerned?

Don't wait: Have you seen your doctor recently? With such a drastisch weight löss in such little time and with continued diarrhea, you need to visit your doctor right away. You Will need Some blood work done, imagine studies and possibly an endoscopy. ...Read more

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I just randomly started getting sharp pains on my right side of my abdomen near my hip. Runs like a straight line from my hip to vagina, diarrhea also?

I just randomly started getting sharp pains on my right side of my abdomen near my hip. Runs like a straight line from my hip to vagina, diarrhea also?

Need an exam: Unfortunately there is not enough information to suggest possible causes. A physician would want to to ask you questions to narrow down the possible causes. He would need to examen you. Even appendicitis is possible depending on how long you've had the pain and on the abdominal findings. **You won't be able to diagnose this online. Seek medical attention if the pain
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My upper abdomen hurts really bad it feels like sharp pains and then sore pains its excruciating pain diarrhea also occurs what's wrong with me?

Pain: Upper abdominal pain usually comes from your gallbladder, pancrease (pancrelipase) or stomach. Although it could be your heart or kidneys. If you are having severe pain you likely need to be seen. ...Read more

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What could the cause be of very sharp lower-central abdominal pain and diarrhea?

What could the cause be of very sharp lower-central abdominal pain and diarrhea?

Viral?: Many different things can give you those symptoms. Diverticulitis, colitis, tumors adhesions/obstruction, ovarian cysts, less likely cancers can all give you sharp lower abdo pains. Is anyone else sick? If this is recurrent or has lasted more than a couple days I would see a physician asap. He/she will be able to examine, take a good history, obtain images. If severe, go to er. ...Read more

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Causes for sharp stabbing pain in upper middle of the abdomen. Came on suddenly after dinner. If it matters I've had diarrhea for 2 months now

Pancreatic disorder: The pancreas produces enzymes that break down lactose and other sugars, protein and fats. Mid abdominal pain and frequent diarrhea may be a sign of pancreatic insufficiency. An example of this is lactose deficiency. You need to see a GI specialist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My dad has a sharp pain on the right lower part of his abdomen he had diarrhea the constipation now diarrhea again for three days what kan it be?

My dad has a sharp pain on the right lower part of his abdomen he had diarrhea the constipation now diarrhea again for three days what kan it be?

Many possibilities: Such a pattern can result from many causes, including but not limited to gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), inflammatory bowel diseases like crohns or ulcerative colitis, or even constipation with stool leakage, to name a few more common ones. Evaluation with a good history and examination is needed to pinpoint a more specific cause. ...Read more

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I had anal sex for the first time over the last two days well last night a few hours after I started having sharp stomach pains that wrapped around to my back no fever bo blood in stools then this morning I had loose stools. Still got stomach pains?

I had anal sex for the first time over the last two days well last night a few hours after I started having sharp stomach pains that wrapped around to my back no fever bo blood in stools then this morning I had loose stools. Still got stomach pains?

Although the: Chances are slim that your symptoms are connected to
the anal sexual contact (probably a more common stomach upset (viral or dietary origin) there are sexually transmitted diseases which can be transmitted anally. gonorrhea and non-specific urethrits are examples. If your partner wore a condom as he should have for his own protection, this would diminish that possibility. See your GYN!! ...Read more

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Sharp abdominal pain when coughing or sneezing accompanied by diarrhea?

Sharp abdominal pain when coughing or sneezing accompanied by diarrhea?

Hard to say: Cough or sneezing followed by abdominal pain could be consistent with pulled or strained abdominal wall muscle, hernia in the abdominal wall or even radiates from a pinched spine nerve. Diarrhea would be unusual in these, but you may have some component to of irritable bowel syndrome. If it worsens, you get pain that does not quickly resolves after sneeze/cough or spontaneous pain, go see UR doc ...Read more

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Very sharp pain that last only a few seconds then shoots up to my neck, abdomen pain, diarrhea, fatigue, very low iron count?

Very sharp pain that last only a few seconds then shoots up to my neck, abdomen pain, diarrhea, fatigue, very low iron count?

Get medical check up: Your symptoms do not fit into anything special medically speaking. Two things that worry me is your fatigue and low Iron. I hope your hemoglobin level is not low (? Anemia). This can cause fatigue and make you feel unwell. It is best that you go to your family doctor and get checked and find out the cause of your fatigue and receive medication for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Bad diarrhea, vomiting and sharp abdominal pain for 3 days. Unable to eat or drink. How can I stay hydrated?

Bad diarrhea, vomiting and sharp abdominal pain for 3 days. Unable to eat or drink. How can I stay hydrated?

I would go to ER: If someone has diarrhea or vomiting from food poisoning or a virus, drinking Gatorade, pedialite or other electrolyte fortified water is a good way to try to stay hydrated. From your description with sharp abdominal pain X 3 days you could even have perforated appendicitis or ulcer. It is best to go to urgent care or ER for evaluation. They can give you IV fluid since you can't keep anything down. ...Read more

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I have had strong headaches, slight sharp pain in my abdomen area that comes and goes, upset stomach, and diarrhea. What could this be?

I have had strong headaches, slight sharp pain in my abdomen area that comes and goes, upset stomach, and diarrhea. What could this be?

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more

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Semi flat diarrhea and bulge from rectum. For over a yr. Sharp lower abdominal pain on right side and spotting from rectum. What could it be?

Semi flat diarrhea and bulge from rectum. For over a yr. Sharp lower abdominal pain on right side and spotting from rectum. What could it be?

See your doctor.: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have sharp left lower abdominal pain. No diarrhea, constipation, gas. What can this be? 24 yr old female.

I have sharp left lower abdominal pain. No diarrhea, constipation, gas. What can this be? 24 yr old female.

Lower abd. Pain: Left lower abdominal pain- need a physical exam including a pelvic exam to accurately diagnose. Since you do not have any GI symptoms they may be unlikely but not completely ruled out. Another possibility ovarian or fallopian tube diseases. Please get checked. ...Read more

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Sharp constant pain in lower left abdomen, extreme loss of appetite but when I do eat I either throw up or experience diarrhea right after?

Abd pain: You need to be examined by your doctor right away. Several possibilities. You may be having a pelvic infection or bowel infection like diverticulitis. You need medical attention soon. ...Read more

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I'm 2 1/2 weeks postpartum and having sharp abdominal pain and green liquid diarrhea. There is only pain when I lay or press on my stomach.

I'm 2 1/2 weeks postpartum and having sharp abdominal pain and green liquid diarrhea. There is only pain when I lay or press on my stomach.

Get checked: If you are having green diarrhea and it has not resolved in 24-48 hours then it is time to see your primary care doctor. If you received antibiotics during labor then this can trigger a diarrhea illness called C. Dif. Testing may be warranted if it has not resolved. ...Read more

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I'm 26weeks 4days pregnant with frequent diarrhea, sharp abdominal pain, tightening and back pain. 33yo second pregnancy. Anything to worry about?

I'm 26weeks 4days pregnant with frequent diarrhea, sharp abdominal pain, tightening and back pain. 33yo second pregnancy. Anything to worry about?

Talk to your OB MD: All questions of this type in pregnant women should be asked of their treating OB MD as this virtual forum does not have your history or current course of treatment. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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