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3 day BRAT after 9 days diarrhea. No other symptoms really. Now morning bm, sparse/pencily/slightly formed but feeling kind of constipated. Normal?

3 day BRAT after 9 days diarrhea. No other symptoms really. Now morning bm, sparse/pencily/slightly formed but feeling kind of constipated. Normal?

Bowel movements: It is not unusual for it to take a while for the bowel movements to return to normal after a stretch of diarrhea. As you transition off of the brat diet, you should add more and more fiber to your diet until your stools are normal. Good luck. ...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 have a very hard, external hemorrhoid (my first). It seemed to come on quickly after 2 days of diarrhea. (no other symptoms) very painful. Help?

I have a very hard, external hemorrhoid (my first). It seemed to come on quickly after 2 days of diarrhea. (no other symptoms) very painful. Help?

Sounds like: Thrombosed external hemorroid. Try otc topicals with hydrocortisone or anesthetic. Lying down to reduce pressure to area and ice pack can also help. If these don't work sometimes the clot needs to be surgically removed. Although painful, this condition will subside. More important is cause of diarrhea. Make sure it is nothing serious. Get colonoscopy if you have not had one. ...Read more

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Last three days everything I eat I end up going to rr with diarrhea no other symptoms no food allergies no one else sick?

Last three days everything I eat I end up going to rr with diarrhea no other symptoms no food allergies no one else sick?

Hard to tell: But if it has been present for 3 days and not getting better, it is only prudent for you to consult your doctor about this issue especially if you have been to a less developed country within the past 2 weeks. ...Read more

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On and off over the past few months I have had very loud bowel sounds. Stool culture normal and no diarrhea. No other symptoms except sometimes feeling unusually full. Endoscopy 1.5 yrs ago was normal and no h plyori. Causes?

On and off over the past few months I have had very loud bowel sounds. Stool culture normal and no diarrhea. No other symptoms except sometimes feeling unusually full. Endoscopy 1.5 yrs ago was normal and no h plyori. Causes?

Ultrasound: Of your abdomen will rule out other issues such as gallbladder, liver and pancreatic illnesses. Certain gas forming foods and lactose intolerance, IBS and stress can also be factors. I suggest a repeat exam, blood testing and an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Stomach achy off and on for several weeks. Feel knot in lower throat. Soft feces, but not diarrhea. No other symptoms; no blood. What could it be?

Stomach achy off and on for several weeks. Feel knot in lower throat. Soft feces, but not diarrhea. No other symptoms; no blood. What could it be?

Abdominal discomfort: There are too many possibilities to even begin to speculate without more information and a full medical evaluation. Since this has been in progress for several weeks, it would seem appropriate to be seen by your doctor and begin a full assessment. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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Wake up with nausea and stomach ache. Throw up and have diarrhea. No other symptoms. Pregncy imposs. Food allergy? Virus? Reaction to birth control?

Wake up with nausea and stomach ache. Throw up and have diarrhea. No other symptoms. Pregncy imposs. Food allergy? Virus? Reaction to birth control?

Gastroenteritis: Either reaction to something in your food (toxins produced by staph, bacillus cereus, clostridium perfringens, etc.), or a viral etiology. In any event this should clear up within 3-5 days under most circumstances. If this recurs repeatedly you should see a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diarrhea for 5 days now, plus other symptoms, what to do?

Diarrhea for 5 days now, plus other symptoms, what to do?

What other symptoms?: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical re-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 & get further tests so appropriate treatment can begin. ...Read more

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What causes persistent diarrhea, but no other ill symptoms?

What causes persistent diarrhea, but no other ill symptoms?

Lots of things. C MD: Can be due to irritable bowel syndrome, parasites, small bowel bacterial overgrowth, microscopic colitis, malabsorption of sugars, inflammation, diverticulosis of small bowel, celiac sprue, hormonal abnormalities, and more. Don't know your details. See your doc. ...Read more

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What is diarrhea a symptom of dehydration?

What is diarrhea a symptom of dehydration?

No but it can cause: Diarrhea is not a symptom of dehydration but if left untrated can lead to dehydration. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of sun stroke include diarrhea?

Sunstroke: Diarrhea isn't usually a symptom of this, see this article:

http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/266551.Php. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a common symptom in bulimia recovery?

Could be: Sometimes people who choose to purge do so because of sx (bloating) related to food intolerance. Gluten sensitivity may be evident. The diuarrhea may be evidence of that. Consider trial off, goluten and see if diarrhea resolve. More complex food elimination diet may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a normal symptom of morning sickness?

No: I am not sure if your statement of diarrhea is loose stools or true diarrhea. If you run true diarrhea for more than 4 days, you should be checked. ...Read more

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Can the first symptom of appendicitis be diarrhea?

Yes: Yes, even though classical presentation starts with anorexia and periumbilical pain, diarrhea may be the first symptom, especially in children. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of travelers' diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Watery diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, weight loss, bloody diarrhea, weakness, vomiting, fever, chills, fainting. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic diarrhea without other symptoms and how should I deal?

What can cause chronic diarrhea without other symptoms and how should I deal?

Sxs: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Very watery diarrhea every few hours and no other symptoms, what could be wrong?

Very watery diarrhea every few hours and no other symptoms, what could be wrong?

Have it evaluated.: Is the diarrhea new or has it been present for a longer period? In any event you need it evaluated by a doctor. There are numerous possible causes. ...Read more

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My three year old has had diarrhea for almost a month but without any other symptoms or change in diet. Is this something to be concerned about? Tks

My three year old has had diarrhea for almost a month but without any other symptoms or change in diet. Is this something to be concerned about? Tks

CHRONIC DIARRHEA....: Most of the diarrhea are viral origin, no blood in stool, not much cramp or fever, resolves by an week or so. If longer, your child need to have an exam, test to find out the cause. Check with the child's pediatrician. By the time, give her pedialyte for each diarrhea, some yogurt, bananna, rice, applesauce, toast, etc. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Type 6-7) for past three days. Just about once a day, with no other noticeable symptoms. A bit worried and starting to stress out. Causes?

Diarrhea (Type 6-7) for past three days. Just about once a day, with no other noticeable symptoms. A bit worried and starting to stress out. Causes?

Normal: This is normal bowel activity. To be defined as acute diarrhea, one must have at least 3 of these loose bowel movements a day. Try taking a probiotic and stay hydrated you should be fine. If you have fever, nausea vomiting, cramps, blood in your stool, or if your loose bowel movements last longer than 4 days or have itching, weight loss associated, see an MD for a workup. ...Read more

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Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be a symptom of your period?

Sometimes: Some people get losser bowels during their period. If this is happeneing for the first time and did not happen before with your period, you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How much is diarrhea a symptom of pregnancy?

How much is diarrhea a symptom of pregnancy?

No it is not: Diarrhea can be present in other causes and conditions and can be present in pregnancy as well
but it is not only present in pregnancy but it can ba a sumptom coexisting in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of gluten allergies?

Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of gluten allergies?

Yes: Diarrhea can be a symptom of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease), but this is not a true allergy. In celiac disease, gluten (which is a component of wheat protein) causes damage to the lining of the small intestine, resulting in diarrhea, flatulence, bloating, vitamin- and iron-deficiency, anemia, and other problems. Some celiac patients do not have diarrhea. A blood test can diagnose it. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of getting your period?

Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of getting your period?

Occasionally: When the period is coming a few women will get diarrhea. This is from a chemical the lining of the uterus makes, called prostaglandin. This chemical can cause diarrhea, nausea, and menstrual cramping. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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