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Teenage Obese Has Diarrhea Everyday
Hi, I'm a 22 yr old female - moderately healthy and not overweight. I have recently been suffering from abdominal pain after eating, excessive bloatin?
This sounds like a: food intolerance, possibly lactose. I would recommend that you keep a written log of what you are eating and see if the pain/bloating is different with different foods. You can also try eliminating a type of food, such as dairy, and see if that helps. Also, please discuss this with your doctor. ...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
Im 18 years old, female and have a weight of 150 pounds. My height is 5'5 feet. Is my weight okay with my height? I'm now taking orange slimming juice
My eleven year old granddaughter has had significant weight gain (40 to 50 lbs) in the last year. She eats a healthy diet and does not overeat. ?
What is BMI: More important than just her weight is her bmi, which also takes into account her sex and height based on her age. Quite honestly, a weight of 50# does not seem ecessive to me, but i would have to know her height as well. She is likely starting her pubertal growth spurt, and the weight gain may be totally appropriate. There are several good sites online to check bmi's for kids - check that first! ...Read more
Is my daughter underweight? 11y1m old, 165cm tall, 44 kg. V active but v tired-naps often. Quite developed but no menarche. Diarrhea every 2-3/12
Agree with Dr. Lin: While her 27th% BMI is normal, review her growth charts with her doctor to see if there's been a downward trend. If she has chronic diarrhea & fatigue, she needs clinical evaluation labs for anemia, metabolic panel, etc., exams of her stool for infectious organisms, blood, etc., clean-catch urine with culture if + for bacteria & a review of her diet & sleep patterns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can breastfeeding mask malabsorption issues. My seventeen month old child's poop has lots of undigested food in it also hasn't gained weight in months?
Can't tell for sure: but this is a serious issue which should be evaluated by your pediatrician because malnutrition may permanently impact your child's life. It does sound like that he has a digestive disorder. ...Read more
My sister aged 30 years having two kids last born is 1 year old.she complaints of stomach upset, loose stools,pricking pain since1 week..please help?
Hello, a friend of mine, male, 50 years old, 182cm tall has a weight of 49 kg. How bad is it? He doesn't eat regulary and has a lack of appetite.
1 yr old is struggling to gain weight & has hard, bloated tummy (belly button is starting to pop) normal bowel movements and eats/drinks well. Help?
Bloated abdomen: See a pediatric gastroenerologist and have your child tested for celiac's disease as well as any other procedure the doctor suggests. ...Read more
54 year old mom has abdomen pain, bloating, diahrea, difficulty eating at times, feels dizzy and nausea. She has high BP and has allergies please help?
Symptoms: Need to go see the doctor and get evaluated. There are many possible explanations for those symptoms and no way to diagnose from out here in the byte world. ...Read more
I have severe abdominal pain, unintentional weight loss, decreased appetite, fatigue in a young adult? Im 4'8 and has lost over 10lbs.
My 11 yr son has consistently rotten cheesy smelling stools, ab cramps, gas, bloating and many episodes of diarrhoea.So bad he misses school .Ideas?
I'm a 5'2 18 year old girl and my weight is 138.6. Is it possible that i can lose weight with jogging 30mins everyday w/ a low calorie diet? Thanks.
Yes: Regular exercise like jogging and a healthy diet should help you lose a good amount of weight over time. I advise a diet low in simple carbs like sugar and grains and high in vegetables. One of the best diets to support weight loss is dr. Joel fuhrman's- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/are-you-a-nutritarian.Aspx good luck! ...Read more
My wife has hyperemesis and has not eaten any food in 10days she drinks water and vomits that aswell almost straight away, she has lost almost a stone in weight and only weighs 7 stone is this normal for women with hyperemesis ? My worry is her body wei
Need Evaluation Fast: It sounds like your wife has some significant medical difficulties occurring right now. I would urge you to seek out immediate evaluation. Your wife probably needs supportive medical care to take care of her current nutritional needs. ...Read more
Why sometimes my appetite increase very much that i overeat and sometime loss in appetite that i skip meals , normal for 17yrs old male ?????
Yes: Absolutely normal during the teen years. You are having hormonal/growth changes..muscles "bulking up" etc. etc. Not to mention the psychological pressures which face every teenager. NOT TO WORRY. Get a physical from your HealthCare Professional and some routine blood tests. This will help reassure you! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Hi there my 5 year old son has a bowel movement right after he eats and this has been happening for over 2 months now.And he doesn't gain weight .....?
See doc: There are a lot of possibilities that need examination and a full evaluation with your pediatrician is warranted. ...Read more
My 1, 5year girl has had green poops almost since birth.She is pooping 4times a day-usually the food she has eaten for about 8 hours before. Normal?
Yes: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more
5"2 18 yr old female who struggles to gain weight despite eating a lot. Now that I'm trying to have a healthy diet I've started losing weight?
Do not worry: you have that special metabolism that burns calories despite eating anything you want. the most important thing you can do is eat a balanced diet, exercise modestly and get plenty of sleep. avoid energy drinks and smoking to ensure optimal health Don't worry as you get older a slower metaboism will probably appear and you will wonder about how you can avoid gaining weight ...Read more
Alcoholic, 56 years old healthy male, eats healthy, exercises but his eyes are always red, he drinks nearly three litres of bear a day?
Doubt he is"healthy": Alcohol causes prominent dilation of many blood vessels, including those of the conjuntivae, hence red eyes in drinkers. You say 'no meds" but then list a bunch of diabetes medications. This amount of alcohol in a diabetic is suicide on installment plan (even in a non-diabetic). This level of drinking will almost certainly make control of diabetes difficult, as well as damaging liver, brain etc. ...Read more
My 19 year old daugter has an upset stomach and she vomits once in a while she is 120lbs. 5'8'' she eats fairly healthy. She is a college student, and does not drink , she smokes pot. Other than upset stomach she is very healthy.
Stomach pain: The symptom could be from many things . She may not be telling you something. Of course in young women pregnancy always has to be thought of. Other than that it could be anything from emotional distress to an ulcer. For sure periodic vomiting is not a normal thing . People tend to ignore a lot of problems thinking that they will go away. Good that you're asking about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritable bowel Synd: Your intestinal tract is irritated and hence alternates between diarrhea and constipation. Eliminating dairy and gluten (both of which have high allergenic potential) may offer some relief. Peppermint tea, oil have been shown to help a lot. See your doc for a good history and physical. You may also find that a chinese medicine practitioner can help. Taking enzymes with meals may help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My teenage son gets diarrhea every time he runs long distance. What should he do is he drinking too much or too little? Is he over working himself? This is the first time he has run cross country. Fyi
Hard to say: Not a common problem so i can only conjecture. I would suspect the vigorous exercise is disrupting his autonomic system enough that it causes diarrhea. The running and diarrhea can both cause loss of electrolytes so replacement is in order. Besides a simple exam/lab might have him see an acupuncturist for 3 sessions to see if that helped along with more gentle pacing regarding his running. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a teen girl. I'm having really sharp headaches in the left front side alone with on and off diarrhea, muscle spasms, nails peeling from bottom up?
Symptoms: It is almost impossible to put all this together in a specific diagnosis without further history and a physical exam and perhaps some testing. Strongly suggest you discuss this with your parents and see your family doctor. Good luck and hope this helps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
"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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more
BRAT diet: Diarrhea is best managed by drinking plenty of fluids and restricting fiber. The brat diet consists of bananas ( greener the better) , rice (white), applesauce, toast (white). Saltine crackers and bullion may also help. Also, avoid dairy as lactose intolerance is common. Good luck. ...Read more
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