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Just gave birth 13 days ago. Symptoms are severe abdominal pains, diarrhea (sometimes accompanied by a small amount of blood) what is the cause?

Just gave birth 13 days ago. Symptoms are severe abdominal pains, diarrhea (sometimes accompanied by a small amount of blood) what is the cause?

Can be anything: If you have received antibiotics while in the hospital, you can develop pseudo-membranous colitis, which would give diarrhea, other type of colitis may also give diarrhea and bleeding, viral infection may do that also, you may need to be evaluated by a gastro-enterologist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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 get the same symptoms , egg burps, diarrhea, severe nausea, vomiting. Then it's over. Was happening 1amonth now 1 week. For months now. new rash*

I get the same symptoms , egg burps, diarrhea, severe nausea,  vomiting. Then it's over. Was happening 1amonth now 1 week. For months now. new rash*

See a doctor: Recurrent vomiting should be investigated by a healthcare provider. There can be many causes, some of which are serious, but a detailed history and physical exam are needed to start sorting it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are my period symptoms so severe (headaches, nausea, diarrhea, bad cramps, mood swings, etc.)? I'm 16 and my first period occurred when I was 11.

Why are my period symptoms so severe (headaches, nausea, diarrhea, bad cramps, mood swings, etc.)? I'm 16 and my first period occurred when I was 11.

You are lucky?: Period is like life . It is not fair ,and it is full of surprises. You are lucky because this will define you . If you from a young age know how to deal with a hard balls life throw at you by knowing how to deal with the tough days during your period by embracing it and try to be normal in spite of the pain and do not use it as excuse to be like miserable .and take a lot of medicine. ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea & nausea for 3-5 days 1 week before a period. 7 day period, 3 nice days, then cramps for a week, and then a lighter period, a few good days, repeat. Symptoms worsening over year?

I have severe diarrhea & nausea for 3-5 days 1 week before a period. 7 day period, 3 nice days, then cramps for a week, and then a lighter period, a few good days, repeat. Symptoms worsening over year?

Sounds: Pretty bad and uncomfortable . Have you talked with your doc about options? What the are depend on if you want more children or not but several are available to help you avoid your suffering. Oral contraceptives to the iud to the depo shot to an ablation are all possibilities further depending preference and other circumstances. Have a frank talk with your doc. ...Read more

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I have had a severe sore throat for a week. And now have severe diarrhea and vomiting. Is this the flu? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms.

I have had a severe sore throat for a week. And now have severe diarrhea and vomiting. Is this the flu? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms.

Probably virus: Symptoms are consistent with an enteric viral infection. Stay hydrated and rest. If you have a marked decrease in urine output, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause severe diarrhea?

What could cause severe diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How should I address long term severe diarrhea?

How should I address long term severe diarrhea?

Be seen: Long term diarrhea can be irritable bowel syndrome, or something more serious like an obstructing cancer. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause severe diarrhea from eating something?

E. coli, rotavirus: Enterotoxigenic e. Coli is probably the most common bacterial cause, the rotavirus family is probably the most common viral cause and g. Lamblia is probably the most common parasitic cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Severe Diarrhea (Definition)

Severe diarrhea is a symptom in which a person has frequent or prolonged diarrhea, with enough loss of fluid to be at risk of getting dehydrated soon. Severe diarrhea can be due to infections, excessive use of laxatives, ...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