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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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Just started a new diet that has me drinking 148 oz of water a day. Can that cause my diarrhea? Or can it be the vitamins I started taking.

Just started a new diet that has me drinking 148 oz of water a day. Can that cause my diarrhea? Or can it be the vitamins I started taking.

Be careful: That's a lot of water (almost 4 1/2 liters). Yes, I suspect the loose stools. Be careful of fad diets that involve extremes of any particular food or supplement or excessive water. ...Read more

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Will expired vitamins cause diarrhea?

Will expired vitamins cause diarrhea?

Could be: You probably don't want to be taking expired vitamins. Vitamin c and magnesium are also components which may commonly cause diarrhea, depending on how much the product contains. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Yes: It is possible that it might be the cause if you've started taking it and nothing else has changed in your diet. ...Read more

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Green diarrhea started taking new vitamins two days ago. And started drinking green tea recently and a sudden change of diet what's wrong?

Green diarrhea started taking new vitamins two days ago. And started drinking green tea recently and a sudden change of diet what's wrong?

Diet change: Any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. Eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery & green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. Some meds can change stool color. ...Read more

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I have green diarrhea I've been taking new vitamins and eating extremly healthy all of a sudden. Also have been drinking green tea. What is wrong?

Diarrhea: Can be caused by numerous things and may not at all be associated with your vitamins or green tea. This may be an acute viral illness, but if it persists past 72-96 hrs see a doctor. ...Read more

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I take 6, 000 g of vitamin c. Apart from occasional mild diarrhea, I have no other obvious side effects. Are there other negatives for me? I'm 75.

I take 6, 000 g of vitamin c. Apart from occasional mild diarrhea, I have no other obvious side effects. Are there other negatives for me? I'm 75.

You don't: 6, 000 g of anything is 6kg, or just> 13 lbs. You probably mean 6, 000 mg, which would be 6grams. 1 or 2 grams (! -2, 000 mg) should be more than enough. ...Read more

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Why high intake of vitamin C cause diarrhea?

High doses: Of Vitamin C can cause diarrhea, and some people are more sensitive to Vitamin C than others. Generally only high doses >2000mg can cause side effects like upset stomach and diarrhea. The diarrhea may be due to an osmotic effect from the high levels of Vitamin C. This draws more water back into the intestines to help dilute the Vitamin C, which then leads to diarrhea. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If I get diarrhea after eating does that mean my body is not absorbing the calories or fat and vitamins?

If I get diarrhea after eating does that mean my body is not absorbing the calories or fat and vitamins?

Possibly: It might also mean you are sensitive to a particular food. If you're lactose intollerant, for example, you will getting bloating, gas and diarrhea after eating dairy. It's helpful to keep a food log and write down what you eat and when you have diarrhea. This will help you see what foods trigger the problem. If this has only been going on for a short time, it might be something viral. ...Read more

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Can chronic diarrhea be the cause of a vitamin D deficiency?

Can chronic diarrhea be the cause of a vitamin D deficiency?

Maybe: Hi. If you get most of your vit. D from your diet (instead of from sun exposure), malabsorption can cause vit. D deficiency. So causes of malabsorption are associated with diarrhea, so there can be a connection. In general, I'd say chronic diarrhea needs a good work up by a gastroenterologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low B12: If you have low levels of b12- that needs to be investigated and treated. There is a cause for a low B12 level. Untreated it can lead to irreversible neurologic damage. While the cause can be dietary, there are more serious causes such as pernicious anemia- an autoimmune disease. So I suggest an investigation into why low b12. ...Read more

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Ok I have low phospherous levels and now blood test saying extremely low vitamin d. Can that be cause of the low phospherous issue and can chronic diarrhea cause the d deficiency?

Ok I have low phospherous levels and now blood test saying extremely low vitamin d. Can that be cause of the low phospherous issue and can chronic diarrhea cause the d deficiency?

Could be: Low vitamin d is extremely common and easily correctable by oral supplementation. Diarrhea may aggravate vitamin d deficiency. Low vitamin d may alter calcium and phosphate metabolism. It would be helpful to discuss all of these issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes? Have mild hypothyroid D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes? Have mild hypothyroid D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D: If I read this correctly you are not being given enough Vitamin D. If your vitamin D levels are indeed so low you MUST bring this to your doctor's attention and have her/him increase your vitamin D.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Can 50 mg of mag oxide in prenatal vitamins cause watery watery stools? Just found out I'm pregnant, just started these today, 1-2hrs later, diarrhea

Can 50 mg of mag oxide in prenatal vitamins cause watery watery stools? Just found out I'm pregnant, just started these today, 1-2hrs later, diarrhea

Not likely: Although high doses of magnesium can cause diarrhea, 50 mg is not likely to be the cause. 500 mg might cause diarrhea in a few folks--but it usually takes in excess of 1, 000-2, 000 mg for diarrhea to result. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d defficiency cause diarrhea in 1 yr old boy who passes stool after almost every meal?

Can vitamin d defficiency cause diarrhea in 1 yr old boy who passes stool after almost every meal?

Vitamin D: Children who have low vitamin d levels may have food allergies. This may explain his diarrhea. Speak to your doctor about allergy testing. ...Read more

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Hair loss diarrhea frequent urination low vitamin d cause?

Hair loss diarrhea frequent urination low vitamin d cause?

Not likely: There seems to be more going on than meets the eye. A physical exam, including blood tests, can shed light on underlying conditions, for example hypothyroidism or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Diarrhea, light headed, head ache & hot flashes. Could I b dehydrated. Or vitamin C interaction from 1 tablet last night? Didn't eat much today...

Diarrhea, light headed, head ache & hot flashes. Could I b dehydrated. Or vitamin C interaction from 1 tablet last night? Didn't eat much today...

Certainly could be: Dehydration is always a concern with diarrhea and would be the most likely explanation for developing light-headedness after/with a period of diarrhea. The headache and heat intolerance may be related as well but are less likely to improve simply with hydration. The vitamin C is not a likely cause here. Drinking plenty of fluids, water, sports drinks, thin soup/broth, will be important. ...Read more

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What could cause neuropathy, constant diarrhea that is dark in colour, and bloody stools? Normal thyroid, liver, kidney, glucose and vitamins, 29 y o m

What could cause neuropathy, constant diarrhea that is dark in colour, and bloody stools? Normal thyroid, liver, kidney, glucose and vitamins, 29 y o m

Need a scope: Did you get a B12 level checked? How about a stool test for blood? Dark bloody stools are from intestinal blood loss and you need further tests and scopes of the stomach and large intestine. ...Read more

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I am pregnant (19 weeks). I was sick (diarrhea & bloated stomach). I did not eat a lot of vegetable, meat, milk in the past 10 days. I was eating chicken soup, banana and prenatal vitamin (jamieson). Will this impact the baby?

I am pregnant (19 weeks). I was sick (diarrhea & bloated stomach). I did not eat a lot of vegetable, meat, milk in the past 10 days. I was eating chicken soup, banana and prenatal vitamin (jamieson). Will this impact the baby?

Probably not.: Even if you got a little dehydrated and had low-grade fever the answer would still be no. Only severe dehydration and prolonged high fevers could adversely impact the pregnancy and increase the risk of bleeding or pregnancy loss. No long-term effects should be expected from your fetus provided the pathogen did not cross the placenta. Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogen that could cause fetal loss. ...Read more

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I'm 42 have diarrhea and blood on and off for months and moderate vitamin d deficiency and some liver damage and blood in urine could I have cancer?

I'm 42 have diarrhea and blood on and off for months and moderate vitamin d deficiency and some liver damage and blood in urine could I have cancer?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and doing some tests and may be imaging studies. There are disorders that are just as bad as some cancers. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are other names for vitamin k?

What are other names for vitamin k?

Vitamin K: Phytonadione is the chemical name for "vitamin K". Vit K contains two natural vitamers: Vit K1 and Vit K2. To make things more complicated, Vit K2 in turn, consists of a number of related subtypes. Names for Vit K1 are: phylloquinone, phytomenadione or phytonadione. Vit K2 homologues are called menaquinones. Synthetic types of Vit K also exist (K3, K4, K5) ...Read more

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Is vitamin K and e good for blemishes?

Is vitamin K and e good for blemishes?

No substantial proof: An article in the Journal of the A A of Dermatology (10/06) concluded: “the evidence that topical vitamin E alone improves the appearance of blemishes, scars is poor. It is also associated with a high incidence of contact dermatitis. The use of vitamin E should, therefore, be discouraged.” As for vitamin K, in a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Derm. 04/04 most people found no change. ...Read more

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What amount vitamin K is in chloropyll?

What amount vitamin K is in chloropyll?

Depends: Leafy green vegetables are a good source of vit k. it depends on the source. ...Read more

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What exactly is the function of vitamin k?

What exactly is the function of vitamin k?

Clotting: Vitamin k function:

• vitamin k is necessary for normal blood clotting and synthesis of proteins found in plasma, bone, and kidneys.

Vitamin k sources:

• vitamin k is found in spinach, lettuce, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, wheat bran, organ meats, cereals, some fruits, meats, dairy products, eggs.

Wikipedia has very detailed information. ...Read more

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What are some foods that are high in vitamin k?

What are some foods that are high in vitamin k?

Green leafy foods: Vitamin k is found in many foods, including some grains and fruits, but the major source is green leafy vegetables, with kale, collards, spinach, swiss chard and turnip greens having the highest concentrations. ...Read more

Dr. Sandeep Khosla
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Vitamin K (Definition)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. The body can store fat-soluble ...Read more


Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Phytonadione (Definition)

Phytonadione is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more