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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?

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

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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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. ?

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

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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

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 more

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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 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

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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?

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?

Diarrhoea: Try peptobismol.....1oz per BM up to 6 times a day. Hydrate yourself. Considering the possibility of infection, parasites.....better to get stool examined and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have severe abdominal pain, unintentional weight loss, decreased appetite, fatigue in a young adult? Im 4'8 and has lost over 10lbs.

I have severe abdominal pain, unintentional weight loss, decreased appetite, fatigue in a young adult? Im 4'8 and has lost over 10lbs.

Can be many things : Can be plenty of things wrong: diabetes, thyroid problems, other endocrine disorders, celiac sprue, certain types of cancers do happen in young people. You need to get checked. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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Why sometimes my appetite increase very much that i overeat and sometime loss in appetite that i skip meals , normal for 17yrs old male ?????

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Alcoholic, 56 years old healthy male, eats healthy, exercises but his eyes are always red, he drinks nearly three litres of bear a day?

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

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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.

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 more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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