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What causes uncontrollable diarrhea when a colonoscopy is clear?

What causes uncontrollable diarrhea when a colonoscopy is clear?

Irritable Bowel Syn.: Many things can cause uncontrollable diarrhea. A common cause is ibs. Ibs causes dysfunctional GI problems, ex diarrhea, constipation or both. Cause is unknown but may be stress, certain foods, etc. But there is nothing visibly wrong with your GI tract, so colonoscopy is clear. Another cause could be celiacs --gluten allergy that affects the small intestine, (not seen on a colonoscopy) or infecti. ...Read more

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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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What causes random uncontrollable diarrhea. I always have dairy products but this time made a grilled cheese sandwich and 10 mins later non stop dia..

What causes random uncontrollable diarrhea. I always have dairy products but this time made a grilled cheese sandwich and 10 mins later non stop dia..

Food poisoning: A lot of times, diarrhea that occurs right after eating a meal is a type of food poisoning as a result of the staph aureus toxin. It could also be food sensitivity as well ...Read more

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I have uncontrollable diarrhea. For an example today I got to work and got out of my car feeling just fine however as I started to walk the diarrhea s?

I have uncontrollable diarrhea. For an example today I got to work and got out of my car feeling just fine however as I started to walk the diarrhea s?

Got the runs...: Home treatment can help you treat your diarrhea and avoid other related problems, such as dehydration.

http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/tc/diarrhea-age-12-and-older-home-treatment ...Read more

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Periods of constipation and almost uncontrollable diarrhea?

Periods of constipation and almost uncontrollable diarrhea?

Time to get your: diet under control so you won't have signs or symptoms that are commonly seen in Irritable bowel syndrome, and work with your doctor to determine what is causing the problem; food allergies, processed, fried foods, sodas, sweets, methylation pathway issues, unable to break down or absorb nutrients, parasites such as candida, or microbial overgrowth (SBO), or life stressors affecting your digestion. ...Read more

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5yr old vomited every 30 min for 24 hr & had uncontrollable diarrhea. Today she has a 103 temp has not urinated since earl yesterday. Er for fluids?

5yr old vomited every 30 min for 24 hr & had uncontrollable diarrhea. Today she has a 103 temp has not urinated since earl yesterday. Er for fluids?

ER yes..: If she has indeed not had urine output for 24 hours, you need to seek medical care right away. Sounds like moderate to severe dehydration may be going on, and if she has not responded to oral rehydration attempts and has not urinated, then she may indeed need a higher level of care, and possibly IV rehydration therapy. Only if someone assesses her can that be determined with certainty - go now! ...Read more

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Went out to our favorite steakhouse. I had a prime rib steak, potatoes as well as 3 Seagram 7 and 7. In 1 hour later uncontrollable diarrhea/runs. Why?

Went out to our favorite steakhouse. I had a prime rib steak, potatoes as well as 3 Seagram 7 and 7. In 1 hour later uncontrollable diarrhea/runs. Why?

Have food poison.: Whatever you have eaten may have been infected. You did not mention a salad but this would be a common source. If there was some type of topping to the steak such as a bleu cheese topping or to the potatoes this could cause the problem Did you have dessert.
These problems are usually time limited and should pass
Best wishes. ...Read more

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F/58 uncontrollable explosive diarrhea 9 days. Cdiff neg. Dr. Advice bland diet, fluids, etc now incontinent at night last colonoscopy 2010 diverticulit?

F/58 uncontrollable explosive diarrhea 9 days. Cdiff neg. Dr. Advice bland diet, fluids, etc now incontinent at night last colonoscopy 2010 diverticulit?

See a GI doctor asap: You may need to be retested for C. difficile but also get tested for other infectious as well as getting a colonoscopy with biopsies to look for microscopic colitis that can cause frequent, watery stools along with bloating and weight loss. See a GI doctor asap to get this evaluated quickly. I wish you the best in a quick recovery! ...Read more

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Me, my husband & our 2 children have had uncontrollable diarrhea for 5 days now & we were vomiting for 2 days. What could this be? Should we see a doc

Me, my husband & our 2 children have had uncontrollable diarrhea for 5 days now & we were vomiting for 2 days. What could this be? Should we see a doc

Gastroenteritis: Viral gastroenteritis is one of the worst infections to have. It is also one of the most contagious (high attack rate). A diet of crackers and sips of gatorade may help. Canned soups are also good. You may benefit from IV fluids if you are unable to keep anything down. Finally, make sure to wash your hands. ...Read more

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Approx 6-7 years ago with uncontrollable diarrhea I was diagnosed with pancreatic inserfancey does pale stools now have. Anything to do with it?

Approx 6-7 years ago with uncontrollable diarrhea I was diagnosed with pancreatic inserfancey does pale stools now have. Anything to do with it?

Be seen: Pale or clay colored stools can be a sign of hepatic insufficiency, and lack of bile pigments. You should see your family doctor or gastroenterologist for blood work and additional work up. ...Read more

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I have uncontrollable diarrhea and now I have upper back pain and found a knot of my right side. Diarrhea that is bright yellow and often burn.?

I have uncontrollable diarrhea and now I have upper back pain and found a knot of my right side. Diarrhea that is bright yellow and often burn.?

See doctor: Any mass or lesion needs evaluation. Yellow stools and diarrhea indicate fat in the stool or bile in the stool. There are many causes including fat malabsorption, choleretic diarrhea, celiac disease, bacterial overgrowth. An in office appointment with your doctor is recommended ...Read more

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I am taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & Flagyl for Colitis. On antibiotics the diarrhea has gone from inconvenient to uncontrollable. Can I take anything to control it?

I am taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & Flagyl for Colitis. On antibiotics the diarrhea has gone from inconvenient to uncontrollable. Can I take anything to control it?

Colitis: You may have Clostridium difficile colitis and need further evaluation, discontinuance of ciprofloxacin and possibly vancomycin and re-establishment of colonic flora designed to compete with the C. difficile. See a GI doc or an Infectious Diseases expert. ...Read more

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The past 3 or 4 days I have been having diarrhea and very painful slimy discharge when I have a bowel movement. It very uncontrollable.

The past 3 or 4 days I have been having diarrhea and very painful slimy discharge when I have a bowel movement. It very uncontrollable.

Mucousy diarrhea: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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Sick 3 months vomiting uncontrollable diarrhea been on 3 dif antibiotics and 2 sets of steroids and still not better tired a lot & full body pain help: (?

Sick 3 months vomiting uncontrollable diarrhea been on 3 dif antibiotics and 2 sets of steroids and still not better tired a lot & full body pain help: (?

Gastrointeritis: Hx of 3 months vomiting and diarrhea. At this time, you should be in the hospital with IV fluids, diarrhea diet is too late, you must be weak and dehydrated. See your dr. Please! ...Read more

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I been having a problem for 15 yrs with constant diarrhea painful stomache aches and uncontrollable bowel movements can't go anywhere cause of this?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Have uncontrollable diarrhea with no stomach pain (woke covered in it). Now stomach is swollen & painful. Have horrible gas and have nausea and flu.

Have uncontrollable diarrhea with no stomach pain (woke covered in it). Now stomach is swollen & painful. Have horrible gas and have nausea and flu.

Gasteroenteritis: You could be suffering from acute gastroenteritis which is commonly caused by a viral infection (stomach flu). Or you could be having food poisoning. Either way, the illness has to run its course. Things you can do: rest, keep up with fluid like water and juices, avoid meat and milk products, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and gas x for gas. If diarrhea gets worse, consult with you physician. ...Read more

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I took 4 zithromax pills today because I might have an std. I am having terrible terrible stomach pain, it's a 10 right now on top of having uncontrollable diarrhea. Can't go to the er. What should I do?

I took 4 zithromax pills today because I might have an std. I am having terrible terrible stomach pain, it's a 10 right now on top of having uncontrollable diarrhea. Can't go to the er. What should I do?

Stay calm: That is an unfortunate adverse effect of high dose zithromax.... Stay hydrated, try some mylanta or pepto... Not much else to do other than wait it out... Obviously, if pain not improving or completely unbearable, better to have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

Depends: It all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like Metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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Is green diarrhea bad?

Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common. If the diarrhea continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated. Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md
probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

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I am having a diarrhea?

I am having a diarrhea?

Need more info: If it is an isolated event, you may take an immodium tablet or Pepto-bismol. If it does not abate in a day, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove diarrhea?

Gentle on GI track: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >. ...Read more

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How do I cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: Irritable bowel syndrome, condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection (diet and meds).Inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, steroids and specific medications)
viral gastroenteritis, fluids support and sometimes meds. Bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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How is diarrhea treated?

Depends: That depends on the cause. In some cases, antibiotics or anti-parasitic drugs are needed. In others, it's just a matter of keeping hydrated until it runs its course. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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What to do for diarrhea?

What to do for diarrhea?

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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How come I have diarrhea?

We do not know: We do not know why you have diarrhea without getting a detailed history and physical examination
diarrhea can be cause by
1viral, bacterial, protozoan infections of GI tract
2food poisonong
3lactose intolerance
4inflammatory bowel diaease
5antibiotics side effect and other drugs
6malabsorption syndrome
so get it checked by your doctor to find the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

More data needed: "Atypical" does not mean anything with "diarrhea". Sloppy wording. Is it infection or inflammatory? Stool cultures and C Difficile tests rule out the former. Colonoscopy helps with the latter. In addition there are malabsorption syndromes or certain cancers that can cause diarrhea - gastroenterologist can help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause diarrhea?

Can a cold cause diarrhea?

Not normally.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be dangerous?

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Can diarrhea be dangerous?

Diarrhea: If chronic and causes loss of nutrients and other essential elements, or if resulting from untreated infection or tumors. ...Read more

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What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Why do people get diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is caused when a virus ir bacterium upsets the normal flora of the bowel resulting in diarrhea. ...Read more

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Do dates give you diarrhea?

Do dates give you diarrhea?

Dates: Not me, but they do give some people diarrhea. If they do, you should illuminate them from your diet, or at least cut back. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Most cases of acute diarrhea are self-lmited - they resolve without treatment. Helpful things include a plain, simple 'BRAT' diet - bananas, rice, apples, tea, toast -, increased intake of clear fluids, avoidance of milk and other dairy, temporarily. Sometimes OTC antidiarrheals may be used, but sometimes these are contraindicated. If persists, call your provider! ...Read more

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How can I relieve diarrhea?

IMODIUM (loperamide): Imodium® diarrhea medicine is over the counter in your pharmacy. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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