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Doctor insights on: Smelly Loose Stools In 3rd Trimester

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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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I have been having loose stools, almost like diarrhoea every morning. For as long as I can remember. Also smelly gas.

I have been having loose stools, almost like diarrhoea every morning. For as long as I can remember. Also smelly gas.

Needs a specialist,: A gastroenterologist to evaluate you, as there are several possibilities, physical examination, some diagnostic tests and possible sigmoidoscopy / colonoscopy may be in order. Start with your primary doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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My 7 months old baby has loose stools less appetite vomiting after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

My 7 months old baby has loose stools less appetite vomiting after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

Early stomach flu?: He may be starting to have stomach flu. Try a bland diet, with nothing greasy or fried. Stop milk and juice for a few days until the stool becomes more firm. ...Read more

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Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Could be normal: Foul belching that smells like that could be a normal variant or related to your diet. However, there are conditions that can cause this. A gastric beazor (collection of food particles in the stomach) or gastroparesis can produce this problem. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to look into these possibilities. ...Read more

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Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well. This is 3rd UTI since Oct. Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well. This is 3rd UTI since Oct. Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Question for you?: Is the UTI with the same/recurrent bacteria, and is the bacteria found in your urine native to the gut? If so, could you have a diverticular fistula to the bladder? Might want to check this possibility out-- ...Read more

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What does it mean in ur 3rd trimester with lower backpains?

What does it mean in ur 3rd trimester with lower backpains?

Lightening: As you near the end of pregnancy, the fetus and uterus begin to drop into the pelvis. That frequently results in back, hip, pelvic, and vaginal pain and pressure. ...Read more

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Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: Vaginal discharge changes in the 3rd trimester. It can get thick and white or thin and watery. White discharge is usually normal, however, if it is clumpy or accompanied by itching, pain, or a fishy odor it may be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Why am I so tired during my 3rd trimester & suffering from fibromyalgia?

Why am I so tired during my 3rd trimester & suffering from fibromyalgia?

Pregnancy and fibrom: Pregnancy is associated with many body changes and can be responsible. That will be cured with delivery. However, you should not have to suffer with the fibromyalgia. There are excellent local or non-medicinal treatments that can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to feel movement for a couple of hours late in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal not to feel movement for a couple of hours late in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: You should feel your baby move every day. Babies have sleep cycles and you may not feel them move while you are sleeping. If it has been more than a couple of hours since you felt your baby move, try eating a snack or drinking juice, often this will make babies more active. If you are still not feeling movement you should call your doctor or the hospital to listen to the baby's heartbeat. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about the tightening feeling in my belly early in the 3rd trimester?

Should I be concerned about the tightening feeling in my belly early in the 3rd trimester?

Tightening: Could be because of the growth of the baby. If it is like contractions it is normal to have mild contractions which is not painful in pregnancy. But if you're getting painful contractions you have to be seen by a gynecologist immediately. ...Read more

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Can fifth disease be transmitted to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Can fifth disease be transmitted to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: If mom never had it as a kid she can get it during any stage of pregnancy.It can also pass to the fetus & produce problems. ...Read more

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Which sort of effects would there be on a 3rd trimester fetus from dental radiation?

Which sort of effects would there be on a 3rd trimester fetus from dental radiation?

Probably none: But dentist will do x-rays during 3rd trimester only in emergency situations. Just make sure you are properly shielded during x-rays, and don't worry. ...Read more

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What are the most important vitamins needed in 3rd trimester and in approx what dose. Also is tetanus shot recommended if haven't had in 10 yrs?

What are the most important vitamins needed in 3rd trimester and in approx what dose. Also is tetanus shot recommended if haven't had in 10 yrs?

Need more info: Need more info bout your general health. Nutritional counseling has to be tailored to the individual patient. I prefer to use every day products like mil, milk products, green veggies, soybean and calcium carbonate among others. Mega vitamins should not be given. Talk with your OB and/or with a dietician to get the most up to date advice considering your health status. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal in the 3rd trimester?

Wisdom teeth removal in the 3rd trimester?

A judgement call: Pregnancy complicates the removal of wisdom teeth in many ways. Choices of anesthesia and pain meds are more limited because of the pregnancy as well as concern for the greater weight of the baby pressing on the mother's vital organs in the third trimester. The decision to remove any tooth at that time must weighed against the possible risks of doing so then vs. Waiting until after delivery. ...Read more

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What can I take for a cold in my 3rd trimester?

What can I take for a cold in my 3rd trimester?

Cold in 3rd trimeste: Rest, fluid and small amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) (less than 4 gm total a day) for fever.
If not better in 5 days, or fever, shortness of breath, abdominal pains, signs of baby distress or early labor, consult your OB immediately. ...Read more

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Terrible stress in 3rd trimester, how terrible can it affect my baby?

Terrible stress in 3rd trimester, how terrible can it affect my baby?

Not too bad: Stressful feelings are a normal part of pregnancy. They generally should not harm the baby unless you are practicing any unsafe habits to deal with the stress like smoking, drinking or taking drugs/medications that are not cleared by your obstetrician. If the stress becomes severe, talk to your doctor for safe ways to help. Wishing you and your new baby well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take baths in the 3rd trimester?

Is it safe to take baths in the 3rd trimester?

Of course....: Sounds like a great way to relax. I'd take advantage of the opportunity now, as similar escapes with a small child, or a toddler, or a school age child, or a pre-teen, or a teenager will be few and far between, and in each case for different reasons. Enjoy this while you can, then enjoy all the joys of parenting to come. Congratulations and cheers to you.... ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel like I am breathing fast in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to feel like I am breathing fast in the 3rd trimester?

Depends: As the baby grows, it presses up on the lungs and certain muscles in the ribs relax and you may feel like you are taking shallower breaths more often. But if this happens suddenly or you feel like you are really struggling, you need to see someone right away. Blood clots in the lungs are also more common in pregnancy and can be very serious. ...Read more

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Can I exercise on an elliptical machine while I'm early in my 3rd trimester?

Can I exercise on an elliptical machine while I'm early in my 3rd trimester?

Depends on u: If you have been doing that before and all throughout your preg and u are having no problems then u prob can, if u have not been doing it already then- no, you must go slow because some people can start to get a little symnphysis pubis separation in the 3rd trimester and the eliptical could make that worse so if u notice any pain in middle where the pubic symphysis is then u must stop. ...Read more

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Please can I still take an antimalaria drug (fansidar)in my 3rd trimester (31weeks)?

Please can I still take an antimalaria drug (fansidar)in my 3rd trimester (31weeks)?

Check with GYN: My advise no unless you have been exposed and for active treatment not for prevention
last semester your baby is formed and the chance for birth defect is low so unless you are protecting yourself and the baby from active malaria wait until you had the baby
either way check with your local PCP or your GYN they now more about your location and your pregnancy
good luck ...Read more

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How many tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take in my 3rd trimester?

How many tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take in my 3rd trimester?

Well: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered preg category b- the safest grading the fda gives. However there is a slight risk of eye issue when it is taken in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy if the baby is born premature based on some reports. Overall, I think the risk is very low. However there are other otc antihistamines which do not appear to be linked to this rare complication. ...Read more

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Could being around chemicals such as hair relaxers and perms harm your baby in the 3rd trimester?

Could being around chemicals such as hair relaxers and perms harm your baby in the 3rd trimester?

Could be.: Anything we ingest or put on our skins to a certain degree can get to baby. I would abstain if you can. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for weight loss during the 3rd trimester?

What could be the reason for weight loss during the 3rd trimester?

Wt loss 3rd trimeste: You normally should not be losing weight during your 3rd trimester. Best to check this out with your doctor to find the cause. ...Read more

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Heartburn and nauseous symptoms in the 3rd trimester @ 29 weeks. Any advice?

Heartburn and nauseous symptoms in the 3rd trimester @ 29 weeks. Any advice?

Small frequent meals: Your abdomen is being filled with a baby. When you eat you may just be too compacted. Try small frequent meals and if it does not help you should be checked. ...Read more

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Are amaglam fillings safe during 3rd trimester will it harm my baby just got 2 yesterday?

Amalgam is safe: Although it's a controversial topic, according to the american dental association, and the most current well done studies, there is no evidence of any harm to either you or your baby. Personally, I don't place amalgam fillings in my office anymore, because there are such great tooth colored materials available now. However, if you were my patient I would tell you not to worry or lose any sleep! ...Read more

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Why do doctors only test for step b in the 3rd trimester and not in the second trimester?

Why do doctors only test for step b in the 3rd trimester and not in the second trimester?

Timing: Group b strep is intermittently present in the genital tract. It is not a problem for the woman, but can cause serious infections in babies that are infected during birth. Early testing does not adequately predict presence or absence of the bacteria at the time of birth. The appropriate timing is 35-37 weeks unless there is already a reason for preventative antibiotics during labor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for fifth disease to be transferred to a woman's fetus in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: If the mom has her primary experience with this virus at any point in pregnancy, the fetus can become infected. If it happens, the most disabling effect seems to be it's effect on the babies blood forming activity. If it slows it down or stops even briefly, the fetus may not be able to keep up with the metabolic demands of growth & a condition called hydrops can result. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sweep, mop, vacuum, in 3rd trimester? I was told the motion can cause the cord to wrap around the neck?

Is it safe to sweep, mop, vacuum, in 3rd trimester? I was told the motion can cause the cord to wrap around the neck?

Yes: The physical activity may cause some contractions (you tummy gets tight). Relax, hydrate and don't worry about your baby. Slow down a little and listen to your body. Your activity will not wrap the cord around your baby's neck. ...Read more

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In my 3rd trimester, how can I stop feeling nauseous when taking prenatal vitamins? I always eat either right before or after

In my 3rd trimester, how can I stop feeling nauseous when taking prenatal vitamins? I always eat either right before or after

Try different brand: Some people will be sensitive to the smell or composition of a particular vitamin. It's worth trying a different brand to see if you tolerate it better. ...Read more

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Just started 3rd trimester. Currently stuck in an amusement park. Temp is 93. I'm staying hydrated but having chest pains. Is this just the heat?

Just started 3rd trimester. Currently stuck in an amusement park. Temp is 93. I'm staying hydrated but having chest pains. Is this just the heat?

Sorry but it's: Difficult to say...Get out of the heat & see if your symptoms resolve. If not seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I gaining so little weight in the 3rd trimester?

Focus on nutrition: Focus on nutrition instead of the scale. Most women will gain weight due to fluid retention but many gain too much from over eating. Are you eating a healthy diet and exercising daily? If so, the lack of weight gain is not important. Your baby appreciates your healthy lifestyle. A pregnant woman only needs about 300 calories more per day in the third trimester. ...Read more

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What are comfortable sexual positions in the 3rd trimester?

What are comfortable sexual positions in the 3rd trimester?

Be creative: It varies with each expectant mother, but any position that reduces the depth of penetration will be more comfortable. Many find that front to front laying on the side is comfortable, in addition to rear penetration laying on the side. ...Read more

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Is it too late to have an amniocentesis in the 3rd trimester?

Is it too late to have an amniocentesis in the 3rd trimester?

No: It is easier to do amnio in the third trimester when amniotic fluid is abundant. Uses of third trimester amnio include testing fetal maturity (surfactant, other levels) to time delivery when there are complications (e.g., maternal pre-eclampsia). Use for genetic testing may allow preparation for a severe disorder (e.g., fetal trisomy 18) without options for pregnancy termination. ...Read more

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