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I have 5 to 6 times stool a day and no pain in stomach and no weight loss please tell me what to do?

I have 5 to 6 times stool a day and no pain in stomach and no weight loss please tell me what to do?

Diarrhea: See your doctor for work-up. This could be any number of things such as lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivity, inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's. With limited info, this question is difficult to answer. Work-up is warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Oranges cause gas in your stomach and you have thin stools i dont eat carbs and fibre because it will effect my weight loss what should i do?

Oranges cause gas in your stomach and you have thin stools i dont eat carbs and fibre because it will effect my weight loss what should i do?

Oranges: are acidic and high in fructose. Consider eating fruits lower on the glycemic index. Here's a link http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/glycemic-index-good-versus-bad-carbs#1 Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Just came back from recent vacation. Notice loose stools and weight loss. Scared to eat anything, stomach sometimes hurt and burp every time I eat something. Stomach growling also ?

Just came back from recent vacation. Notice loose stools and weight loss. Scared to eat anything, stomach sometimes hurt and burp every time I eat something. Stomach growling also 
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Best to get seen: The likely reason for these symptoms depends on where you traveled. It really is worthwhile getting seen, particularly since there has been weight loss. Early treatment may prevent an unpleasant gastrointestinal adventure. ...Read more

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Does green loose stools associate with giardia? I feel fine and have been losing weight also have stomach pains and stomach growling.

Does green loose stools associate with giardia?  I feel fine and have been losing weight  also have stomach pains and stomach growling.

Possible: Any prolonged case of diarrhea or change in bowel habits warrants an exam and possible also testing your stool for infection which would include giardia along with many other infectious causes. I would also mention your weight loss and abdominal pain to your MD when you get evaluated. ...Read more

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I've been have greasy stool that smell really bad. Along with weight loss but I've noticed the stool vary in color from orange/reddish to green. ?

I've been have greasy stool that smell really bad. Along with weight loss but I've noticed the stool vary in color from orange/reddish to green. ?

Hang in there: Hello Mike, sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well lately. Are there any foods which you notice that upset your stomach? There are several things to consider in order to come to a proper evaluation and try to narrow down the possible causes. Stress, new dietary changes, new medications, or recent illnesses can all contribute to your symptoms. I can help. Please contact me privately. ...Read more

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Went to GI he told me that nothing is wrong with my stomach what is causing soul smell bad breath blurred vision hair loss and weight loss ?

Went to GI he told me that nothing is wrong with my stomach what is causing soul smell bad breath blurred vision hair loss and weight loss ?

A number of things: Your symptoms may be caused my a number of reasons. Please make sure your primary care doctor has ruled out diabetes and thyroid conditions. If these are ruled out, i would check for nutritional deficiencies such as Vitamin A. ...Read more

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What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

Some exercises help: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than she burns off, or she cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Avoid sugars and simple carbohydrates, to help prevent "central obesity." ...Read more

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Worried about weight loss, need help on stomach?

Worried about weight loss, need help on stomach?

Can't tell: If you're having stomach problems and losing weight because if the problems -- or -- do you need to lose weight and have a large amount of abdominal fat. Please elaborate with more details. ...Read more

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What are some good stomach exercises for weight loss?

What are some good stomach exercises for weight loss?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Can worms in the stomach cause weight loss?

Can worms in the stomach cause weight loss?

Parasites: Having a parasite can certainly contribute to weight loss. There are not many parasites that actually live in the stomach and cause weight loss but many have been found that live in the intestines. ...Read more

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Are there ways to tighten excessive abdominal skin after considerable weight loss?

Are there ways to tighten excessive abdominal skin after considerable weight loss?

Body contouring : You are asking about body contouring. This is surgical treatment of the excessive skin after massive weight loss. Body lifts , abdominoplasty, and other contouring procedures can be done by a plastic surgeon. See a board certified plastic surgeon for details. Surgical procedures are the only options for permanent improvement of the excessive skin. ...Read more

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Does blood in stool cause weight loss in 5 year old boy?

Does blood in stool cause weight loss in 5 year old boy?

Need evaluation: Blood in stool should be evaluated, unless it is scant and follows after a large, constipated stool, which is likely to give a small tear or fissure. Short term weight loss in a 5 year old can occur with acute illness like the flu, but if accompanied by blood in the stool, it implies some type of colitis, and this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Blood in stools weight loss constipated. Blood on tissue paper. Im 26 freaking out what to do?

Blood in stools weight loss constipated. Blood on tissue paper. Im 26 freaking out what to do?

More likely minor pb: If constipated, the rocks you pass likely caused a fissure or scratch in the anal passage which leaks bright red blood onto the stool or puddles in the stool ready to pass. Dark red or purplish stool is more likely to represent polyps or other issues higher in the colon.See your doctor & have this assessed. ...Read more

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Loose stools, weight loss over a stone but eating twice as much as i used to, dew to not smoking anymore ?

Loose stools, weight loss over a stone but eating twice as much as i used to, dew to not smoking anymore ?

Unlikely: Congratulations on quitting smoking. That is unlikely to be the cause of your symptoms. It could be an over active thyroid or celiac disease or some form of malabsorption. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i drink green tea with empty stomach will it help in weight loss and what is the good time to drink green tea.

Can i drink green tea with empty stomach will it help in weight loss and what is the good time to drink green tea.

Green Tea: Green tea has a diuretic effect so you lose water weight. The Linus Pauling Institute reported a study that suggests green tea extracts acts as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. Catechins in the tea may ^ thermogenesis. 3 to 4 cups/day can have health benefits. Drinking 5 or > cups of caffeinated green tea can lead to possible side effects. Benefits are minimal. No specific time. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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