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Diarrhea (Definition)

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


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My daughter had her 6 weeks vaccination on Monday 9 October, since Monday after she has had a running tummy (watery stools) about 5 nappies a day?

My daughter had her 6 weeks vaccination on Monday 9 October, since Monday after she has had a running tummy (watery stools) about 5 nappies a day?

These: Symptoms are NOT generally related to the vaccination (local swelling, fussiness, fever yes but diarrhea NO!)
Call your daughter's PEDIATRIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL!

Hope she feels better quickly!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had loose watery stools this morning and it happened about 4 or 5 times within an hour and that's it. Stomach still rumbles, what is going on?

I had loose watery stools this morning and it happened about 4 or 5 times within an hour and that's it. Stomach still rumbles, what is going on?

VIRAL GASTROENTERITI: It seems without examining you that you may be having viral gastroenteritis, you need to make sure you drink plenty fluids to prevent dehydration and give your bowels some rest
but if it persists consult your doctor as it can be due to bacterial infection like e coli. Shigela, salmonela etc.
But fluid replacement is to prevent dehydration is the key. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause loose watery stools and stomach shaking?

Does hydrocephalus cause loose watery stools and stomach shaking?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus may cause problems with walking, poo urine control an memory impaiment but NOT loose watery stolls and stomach shaking. ...Read more

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I had stomach cramps on Thursday and yesterday and today I had the urge to go to the loo. When I did, I passed light brown watery stools.

I had stomach cramps on Thursday and yesterday and today I had the urge to go to the loo. When I did, I passed light brown watery stools.

Diarrhea: When you have diarrhea, your bowel movements (or stools) are loose and watery. It’s very common and usually not serious.

Many people get diarrhea once or twice each year. It normally lasts 2 to 3 days, and you can treat it with over-the-counter medicines.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-diarrhea#1 ...Read more

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Hey, good day. I have a little stomach discomfort that gets a little worse sometimes, and I have been passing splattery, watery stools for two days.?

Hey, good day. I have a little stomach discomfort that gets a little worse sometimes, and I have been passing splattery, watery stools for two days.?

Sounds: Like a viral gastroenteritis (eg: ECHO viruses) and there are many during Summer months! WASH YOUR HANDS, SEPARATE your DISHES and do not SPREAD this to family or guests. Rice, (boiled) and /or rice cereal, apple juice, and avoid extremities of Temperature in the foods/liquids you consume!
Many of these are over in 48 hours. ..some last for a week to 10 days.
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've been having a upset stomach, watery stools, chills, and feeling lousy since last monday what's wrong with me?

I've been having a upset stomach, watery stools, chills, and feeling lousy since last monday what's wrong with me?

Gastroenteritis: This combination of symptoms suggest viral gastroenteritis which runs its course in a week or so. Treatment consists of resting, good fluid intake, avoidance of harsh roughage and spicey foods, and taking kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) as needed. If symptoms persist or worsen, stool cultures are Indicated to look for bacterial and parasitic infections which require treatment. ...Read more

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Burps taste like eggs (I don't eat eggs), queasy, dark watery stools. Last thing I ate was butter cookies. Feeling full in pit of stomach and lower rt ab?

Burps taste like eggs (I don't eat eggs), queasy, dark watery stools. Last thing I ate was butter cookies. Feeling full in pit of stomach and lower rt ab?

Acid indigestion: This is concerning for acid indigestion. Try some Tums / Maalox if this relieves your symptoms you may need to follow up with your doctor to be started on an antacid regimen. Try not to eat late and go right to bed as this can cause acid to reflux up into your chest as well. Something like Zantac (ranitidine) may help your symptoms as well. Hope you heal well. ...Read more

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Not felt well all day. Had three episodes of very watery stools. Stomach is cramping now and lower back hurts. Now only mucus why?

Not felt well all day. Had three episodes of very watery stools. Stomach is cramping now and lower back hurts. Now only mucus why?

Gastroenteritis: You may have an infection (Gastroenteritis)
Make sure you drink lot of clear liquids to prevent dehydration.And if it continues consult your Doctor as you may need stool culture and meds for cramps
If the loose bowels stopped and only mucus means you are already getting better. Most of these infections are viral and get better by themselves but some may be bacterial from e coli, shigela, Salmonella ...Read more

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I have had watery inky colored stools for the past two days. My stomach is very bloated and is making rumbling noises. Stomach bug or serious?

I have had watery inky colored stools for the past two days. My stomach is very bloated and is making rumbling noises. Stomach bug or serious?

In the modern world,: Ink comes in many colors. There's yellow ink, blue ink, red ink, black ink, etc... Stools that have mucus, red blood, or dark (blackish) blood can mean a serious problem, so would make a patient go to her doctor sooner. A few watery stools with no blood-like colors may be a typical case of stomach flu or food contamination, but a doctor may check if more than 2-3 days, or other worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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What to give a 1year old who has a runny tummy? She has a soft watery stool.

What to give a 1year old who has a runny tummy? She has a soft watery stool.

Nothing. Just fluids: Replace the fluids lost, not indicated to give and anti diarrheal agents. Although the vast majority of stomach bugs are viral, on the rare occasion the cause is bacterial (<5% of the time), you would be worsening the infection by not allowing it to shed/be released in stool.
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Loose very watery stool every morning soon after waking for the last few weeks. Sometimes twice. No blood. Very mild tummy pains during the day.?

Loose very watery stool every morning soon after waking for the last few weeks. Sometimes twice. No blood. Very mild tummy pains during the day.?

Among other causes: Self-limited diarrhea and abdominal pain typically reflect a "24-hour bug" or staph food poisoning. We can't comment as to cause here however given the limited context you provided but, your diarrhea sounds more persistent and is accompanied by recurrent discomfort so, evaluation is certainly in order. ...Read more

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Watery stool and I went always in the bathroom every hour and aching tummy what it would be? What remedy

Watery stool and I went always in the bathroom every hour and aching tummy what it would be? What remedy

It sounds like: Viral gastroenteritis. Follow BRAT diet. The BRAT diet is a bland-food diet that is often recommended. BRAT stands for Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast. See your doctor if it persists or have additional symptoms. ...Read more

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I woke up feeling fine. I ended up with queasy tummy and soft watery stool. This just happened in early Sept. What is going on? I took pepto. No fever

I woke up feeling fine. I ended up with queasy tummy and soft watery stool. This just happened in early Sept. What is going on? I took pepto. No fever

Many GI viruses: Start this way...More information is needed

Are you still having these symptoms????

If so this needs evaluation by your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain in lower left abdomen, back pain and stool looks like it squeezed or watery. This I march seen many doctors. Tired of pain? Had colonoscopy

Pain in lower left abdomen, back pain and stool looks like it squeezed or watery. This I march seen many doctors. Tired of pain? Had colonoscopy

Hard to say: If you have had an extensive work-up, but still have no diagnosis, go back to your primary care physician and go over all of the tests and results and continued symptoms with him or her. Chances are, something is being overlooked or not addressed. In the meantime, for bowel dysfunction, eat yogurt twice daily and take a probiotic twice daily - like culturelle. Normalizing the bowel flora may work. ...Read more

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Had pain in lower abdomen, passed stool, pain gone but there was A LOT of bright blood in the bowl. Stool was watery. Should I go to ER?

Had pain in lower abdomen, passed stool, pain gone but there was A LOT of bright blood in the bowl. Stool was watery. Should I go to ER?

Maybe: I see you posted this 23 hours ago. I'm sorry any online colleagues didn't respond quicker.....and I'm just seeing it now. Go to ER if happened again or any return of pain or bleeding, otherwise go to your family doctor for an exam within a week or two. Best. ...Read more

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What would cause yellow watery stools and nausea on and off for almost a month?

C. diff colitis: Liver disease can change stool color, but more concerning even than that is clostridium difficile colitis infection--particularly if were on antibiotics within the last 4 weeks, any immune compromise, or close contact with chronically ill person. See your dr for exam and possibly stool culture/studies. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are vomitting and have watery stools with slight weakness and chills?

What does it mean when you are vomitting and have watery stools with slight weakness and chills?

Food poisoning: Either from viruses, bacteria or bacterial toxins. Drink lots of fluids to prevent severe dehydration, a sign of which is weakness. ...Read more

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My 4 month old is having watery stools for the past 3 days. She's formula fed. What can I give her in order for her to poop normal?

My 4 month old is having watery stools for the past 3 days. She's formula fed. What can I give her in order for her to poop normal?

DIARRHEA:: Give her 3-4 ounces of pedialyte for each watery stool, depending on the amount of stool. Avoid oatmeal cereal and leafy vegetables for few days, instead, give rice cereal, banana, applesauce. Formula may be diluted to 2/3rd strength for now. Diarrhea is mostly viral origin, resolves in 3-5 or 7 days. If not better with these, then see her pediatrician. ...Read more

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My nine month old son is having watery stools with tiny white chunks in it. What could be causing this and should I take him to the er?

My nine month old son is having watery stools with tiny white chunks in it. What could be causing this and should I take him to the er?

? yeast infection: Candida albicans is white (hence name} and I suspect that is the cause of the diarrhea. Look up great plains laboratory for an easy way of proving. They have special requisitions for a urine test. It must be signed by your pediatrician. If it proves yeast, there is treatment available. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get diaheria before a period? I been having watery stools then all of a sudden I'll get constipated then back to diahera

Is it normal to get diaheria before a period? I been having watery stools then all of a sudden I'll get constipated then back to diahera

Not due to menses: It is highly unlikely this is related to your menstrual periods. Sounds like a form of colitis and might be Giardia, but should be seen by a doctor for evaluation or perhaps empirical therapy. ...Read more

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Why do I have constant loose/mushy NOT watery stools. My diet is one large meal per day after wok @ 10pm and just beverages the rest of the day.

Why do I have constant loose/mushy NOT watery stools. My diet is one large meal per day after wok @ 10pm and just beverages the rest of the day.

I think you have: Largely answered the question yourself. Your diet is the problem! One meal, late at night (inactivity after eating) and probably sweetened or caffeinated beverages. Spread out your calories, make sure you get more fiber (veggies, fruits, healthy grains (cereal/bread/quinoa), nuts. You are presenting your intestine a challenge with your current pattern and too much has to go through too fast! ...Read more

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My 17mnth old has had very loose, watery stools for almost a week now. Vomited a little yesterday morning too. No fever and seems otherwise fine.???

My 17mnth old has had very loose, watery stools for almost a week now. Vomited a little yesterday morning too. No fever and seems otherwise fine.???

Resolving gastro: Simplify his diet for a few days. Encourage hydration primarily with water, avoid juices and take it easy on milk for a period of time. Focus on foods that are easy to digest - plain oatmeal or oat cereal, apple sauce, dry toast, mashed potatoes without the butter/cream etc. That should help his poops become more formed while the gut is healing from being sick. ...Read more

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Why would I have bright yellow watery stools. I do not have my gallbladder?

Why would I have bright yellow watery stools. I do not have my gallbladder?

Yellow stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 2month old has watery stools and can't hold his milk down and fussier and sleepier than usual?

My 2month old has watery stools and can't hold his milk down and fussier and sleepier than usual?

Gastroenteritis?: Encourage small amounts of pedialyte, back to formula when no emesis for 6hr. Vomiting can be treated with rx zofran (ondansetron) in 2 mo with caution. Monitor closely for signs of dehydration like dry mouth, sunken eyes, lethargy, decreased urine output. No otc anti diarrheal meds. See md if fever, signs of dehydration or symptoms lasting longer than 2-3 dy. Diarrhea usually last symptom to clear. ...Read more

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