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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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Diagnosed with IBS. Can excessive stomach acid cause diarrhea?alot of heartburn and nausea this past weekend and now uncontrolled diarrhea.

Diagnosed with IBS. Can excessive stomach acid cause diarrhea?alot of heartburn and nausea this past weekend and  now uncontrolled diarrhea.

IBS: IBS in traditional medicine is a diagnosis of exclusion. Newer research shows the bacteria in your gut determine the gut health. The healthier bacteria thrive when your diet is high in natural fibers from vegetables and fruits. You can chose symptom relief in the short term or change how you eat and get more lasting results. See www.institute of functional medicine .org for more info ...Read more

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Can low stomach acid cause premature aging? I'm only 18 and my skin looks leathery, pale skin, loose stools and dry hair that's thinning. Please help!

Can low stomach acid cause premature aging? I'm only 18 and my skin looks leathery, pale skin, loose stools and dry hair that's thinning. Please help!

Just a thought...: ...but you may want to pursue a more systemic approach to your problem than focusing on possible hypochlorhydria. What tests have been run? Has your thyroid been checked? ...Read more

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Thyroid,autoimmune,celiac and vitamin def are normal but my hair is dry and thinning, skin is aging, pale, loose stools. Can it be low stomach acid?

Thyroid,autoimmune,celiac and vitamin def are normal but my hair is dry and thinning, skin is aging, pale, loose stools. Can it be low stomach acid?

Anxiety: At age18 , traumatic experiences of childhood, unresolved emotional conflicts, stressors of relationships, work and finances can cause Anxiety. Anxiety can express by physical symptoms-dry hair ,changes in skin and loose stools. These symptoms are not due to low stomach acid You have good physical health as shown by normal lab tests See a Therapist to cope with stressors ,and to resolve conflicts ...Read more

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Can excess stomach acid cause diarrhoea?

Can excess stomach acid cause diarrhoea?

Gastrinoma: Yes, diarrhea is anticipated in a condition called zollinger-ellison syndrome, in which excessive acid production by a gastrinoma tumor promotes diarrhea by a number of mechanisms. In the average person with acid indigestion without an associated gastrinoma, the answer is however no. ...Read more

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I've been having diarrhea for a couple days now and it burns and looks just like stomach acid (yellow) anybody know what causes it and how to cure it?

I've been having diarrhea for a couple days now and it burns and looks just like stomach acid (yellow) anybody know what causes it and how to cure it?

Diarrhea: Unless it persists, i would take acidolphilus, go on a bland diet for a week and take otc anti-diarrhea pills after each loose stool. If something special caused this, avoid that. If you are "sick" or feverish, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the problem; all of a sudden I have had diarrhea now for over a month. horrible acid reflux & painful abdominal pain. barely eat/drink ?

What could be the problem; all of a sudden I have had diarrhea now for over a month. horrible acid reflux & painful abdominal pain. barely eat/drink

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If you are taking: lots of antacids for excessive heartburn,this can cause diarrhea.Just a thought.This is 1 of many causes of chronic diarrhea.The work up will require a fresh stool specimen .Heartburn can usually be rapidly controlled with over the counter meds like Nexium (esomeprazole). A thorough work-up of your gastrointestinal symptoms is justified because of the "sudden" onset and the "horrible" characterization of sympto ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more