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Symptoms of severe depression?

Symptoms of severe depression?

Severe depression: Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed; sad mood most days; changes in appetite (either less or more); changes in energy (lethargic and flat, or anxious/agitated); changes in sleep (either too much, or disturbed -- especially with early morning awakening). Extremely negative thoughts about self & others; intense guilt; suicidal thoughts, etc. Psychiatrists & psychologists can help. ...Read more

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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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Symptoms of gastrointeritis?

Symptoms of gastrointeritis?

Crampy abdominal: Pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea are typical symptoms of gastroenteritis. If it persists for more than one day, time to see the doctor to make sure it is not appendicitis or anything more serious. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent bouts of vomiting and diarrhea?

What could cause frequent bouts of vomiting and 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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The symptoms are vomiting, chills, and constipation?

The symptoms are vomiting, chills, and constipation?

Diverticulites: You don't give me enough information to be very specific, important to know your age, length of time of symptoms and if there are associated abdominal pain. If you have abdominal pain and it's worsening in the left lower quadrant we worry about diverticulites, in the right lower quadrant we worry about appendices ...Again if worsening see your doctor or go to the er. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of severe endometriosis?

What're the symptoms of severe endometriosis?

Varies: Symptoms for severe endometriosis can vary. Some people have a tremendous amount of pelvic pain other people have actually no pain at all. It is very common for individuals with severe endometriosis to experience infertility though. ...Read more

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Severe headaches, nauseous, severe fatigue, loss of appetite. What can these symptoms be from?

Severe headaches, nauseous, severe fatigue, loss of appetite. What can these symptoms be from?

Could be anything: The symptoms you enumerated could be inter-related to or occur by coincidence . Severe head ache and nausea could be signs of migraine . If you do not have history of it , it might be sing of some thing serious and i advise you to see your doc. ...Read more

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What causes bouts of alternating constipation and diarrhea?

What causes bouts of alternating constipation and diarrhea?

At your age..: At your age a colon mass tops the list. Medication food follows next. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of diarrhea and vomiting?

Pathophysiology of diarrhea and vomiting?

Complicated: This topic would require a small textbook to explain simply. You might want to get a textbook of pathophysiology and start reading. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

Tear or acid: Could be your esophagus, a tear (Wallory Wies) or acid aka GERD. Get evaluated by your doc, ask for scope aka EGD. This procedure will make the diagnosis and get you started on treatment. Okay for TUMS (calcium carbonate) in the meantime. Be well. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset of severe allergic/auto-immune symptoms?

Vague question: Your question is very vague and does not identify any symptom, so i cannot give you any advice based on it. ...Read more

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What can cause the following symptoms? Severe migraines, chills, dizzy, dehydrated, no fever?

Is this New?: If this is a new onset of headaches, you need immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mild anemia compared to symptoms of severe anemia?

What are symptoms of mild anemia compared to symptoms of severe anemia?

Less severe: As you might guess, the symptoms of mild anemia are usually less than those of severe anemia. Symptoms include shortness of breath and fatigue. These get worse as the anemia worsens. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of severe dehydration?

What are the signs and symptoms of severe dehydration?

Affects vital signs: When a person has severe dehydration usually she is dizzy, might have difficulty to be awake, have a high heart rate, low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain with chronic diarrhea, several mis-diagnosis'?

Severe abdominal pain with chronic diarrhea, several mis-diagnosis'?

See details: The causes are many including ibs, celiac disease, lactose intolerance and inflammatory bowel disease. The only reasonable advice is to speak with a gastroenterologist or seek a 2nd one if you have already seen one previously. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars)?

What are the symptoms and signs of severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars)?

Unusual presentation: The prodrome is often somewhat prolonged, lasting for three to seven days and is characterized by fever (temperature ?100.5ºf [>38ºc]) malaise, headache, and myalgias. Unlike many all other resp viral prodromes, most patients have no upper resp symptoms during this stage. At the end of this prodrome, the respiratory phase begins with a nonproductive cough, and may lead to dyspnea and resp failure. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Unlikely: Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may have constipation but not severe. Common causes of severe constipation are meds induced, diet related, not drinking enough fluids, and metabolic changes. Colonic inertia is another cause which requires a detailed workup. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Severe diarrhea?

What is the definition or description of: Severe diarrhea?

Per webmd.com: Severe diarrhea means having more than 10 loose, watery stools in a single day (24 hours). Moderate diarrhea means having more than a few but not more than 10 diarrhea stools in a day. Mild diarrhea means having a few diarrhea stools in a day. Ref: www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/mild-moderate-or-severe-diarrhea-topic-overview ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea for the past 4 day. What is wrong with me?

I have severe  diarrhea for the past 4 day. What is wrong with me?

Diarrhea: This is often due to a viral infection, but can possibly be due to numerous other things. If this does not begin to get better in the next 2 days you need to see a doctor and be evaluated with history, exam, labs. In the meantime try and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Visited thailand and now have severe diarrhea for 3 days. Whats wrong?

Diarrhea after trave: You probably have acquired an infection of the intestinal tract. You need to see your doctor for examination and tests, e.g. A stool test for culture and parasites. Meanwhile until you can get to see your doctor or go to the er. Try peptobismol three times per day=see bottle for dosage. ...Read more

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Severe diarrhea, going every hour minimum for last 3 days, is there anything I can put on my chapped bottom?

Severe diarrhea, going every hour minimum for last 3 days, is there anything I can put on my chapped bottom?

Well, yes: Anything that works for diaper rash would work for this. Zinc oxide is an old standby that you can also use for other thngs when this is over. After 3 days, though, you need to find out what's causing this and get treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had severe diarrhea for 4 days and now have sharp pains that come and go in my lower left side of my back?

Time for a doctor: To take a look. There are several concerns that come to mind, and you need a physical exam as well as a history, and blood tests plus or minus imaging and stool tests to get the answers you need. Best of luck! Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I had upper and lower scopes done on Friday. It is now Sunday and I am still experiencing severe diarrhea. Is this normal?

I had upper and lower scopes done on Friday. It is now Sunday and I am still experiencing severe diarrhea.  Is this normal?

See answer: I'm not exactly clear if you were having diarrhea before and the procedures were being done to evaluate the diarrhea, which is now worse.. you should call the GI doctor and ask about this. Otherwise, if you've had a change in your bowel habits after the colonoscopy, it is not uncommon to have diarrhea but it should not be severe. You may need to go to urgent care/ER to get this checked out. ...Read more

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I am going to school.. Severe diarrhea, suggestions?

Minor? : See the school nurse. You may need to go home until your symptoms abate. You don't want to pass on a possible infection. ...Read more

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Can Dymista cause severe diarrhea?

No: very little of it is swallowed and the medication(s) it contains are unlikely in the dosages present to have any systemic (body wide) side effects!

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Should i go to school.. Severe diarrhea?

Should i go to school.. Severe diarrhea?

If you have : significant pain or weakness or believe you will have to keep getting up to use the toilet - than be kind to yourself and take the day off. (: ...Read more

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What foods should I eat/drink if I have severe diarrhea?

Clear fluids,to diet: Start with clear fluids containing electrolytes and increase the diet to bland diet , brat diet , which is banana, rise, apple and toast, soda, crackers, plain boiled potatoes, clear soups, avoiding fatty, spicy and diary products till back to normal this is diet for acute diarrhea due mostly to viral and sometimes bacterial infectons causing diarrhea the main purpose in acute stage is to prevent dehydratio. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Severe Diarrhea (Definition)

Severe diarrhea means having more than 10 loose, watery stools in a single day (24 hours). Moderate diarrhea means having more than a few but not more than 10 diarrhea stools in a day. Mild diarrhea means having a few diarrhea stools in ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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