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Sudden Uncontrollable Diarrhea
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
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
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
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?
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
It's been over 2 years since removal of my gall bladder, no matter what I eat or drink still causes uncontrollable diarrhea. What can I do?
Be seen: There are several bile-acid resin type medications that may significantly help you with the diarrhea. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Approx 6-7 years ago with uncontrollable diarrhea I was diagnosed with pancreatic inserfancey does pale stools now have. Anything to do with it?
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
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?
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
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: (?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
"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
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
4inflammatory bowel diaease
5antibiotics side effect and other drugs
so get it checked by your doctor to find the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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