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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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Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Yes: Brad azo Gantrisin and generic sulfisoxazole with phenazopyridine. It is used for urinay tract infection. Beside diarrhea it also causes nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and headaches.

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Can eggs cause diarrhea?

Can eggs cause diarrhea?

Consider allergy?: Perhaps there can be some type of allergy you have with eggs? My suggestion would be to keep a food diary of everything you eat along with how you feel after those meals. See if there is a correlation with eggs and your symptoms of diarrhea. You may find it could be something else you are eating as well!

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Do bananas cause diarrhea?

Do bananas cause diarrhea?

They could: Generally bananas are considered to be constipating. Any food can cause diarrhea in certain people.

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Do cherries cause diarrhea?

Do cherries cause diarrhea?

In excess: Interestingly, if you eat cherries in excess you could develop either diarrhea or constipation.

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Does popcorn cause diarrhea?

Does popcorn cause diarrhea?

Not the popcorn: But the additional oil or buttery flavor could. Of course if you have an idiosyncratic sensitivity to corn, there is a remote possibility that the popcorn itself may c as use GI sympyoms.

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Does egg nog cause diarrhea?

Does egg nog cause diarrhea?

It can: Egg nog contains lactose which is poorly tolerated by many. It also has a lot of fat which can stimulate bowel activity to some degree.

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Can Gaviscon cause diarrhea?

Can Gaviscon cause diarrhea?

Would be: Very unusual. Have never seen it in either my pharmacy or medical career. But one thing I have learned, is never say never!

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Does teething cause diarrhea?

Does teething cause diarrhea?

Maybe: Scientific research says it does not, but I have seen babies who repeatedly have loose bowel movements when teething. Can not prove the realrionship however, so it remains confusing.

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Does gastritis cause diarrhea?

Does gastritis cause diarrhea?

It can...: When I am considering a patient with diarrhea, I don't think of gastritis as a possible etiology, but inflammation of the stomach can provoke loose stools as more of an associated symptom with whatever is causing the gastritis.

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What pathogens cause diarrhea?

What pathogens cause diarrhea?

Lots of things: Several viruses, bacteria, parasites, even worms. Also diseases of the GI tract.

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How can marasmus cause diarrhea?

How can marasmus cause diarrhea?

Marasmus: Becuse of your marasmus you may have what is known as starvation stools which can be watery in nature

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Why does malaria cause diarrhea?

Adaptive: Malaria is a disease caused by parasites and transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There can sometimes be vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and yellowing (jaundice) of the skin. The vomiting, diarrhea, and coughing are, in part, an effort by the body (in its infinite wisdom) to rid itself of the parasite, which has taken up residence inside the body, where it wreaks havoc.

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Can gastroparesis cause diarrhea?

Can gastroparesis cause diarrhea?

No: Gastoparesis by definition means your bowels are moving slow or not at all, which leads to constipation. Autonomic dysfunction is a common cause gastroparesis but may also lead to hyperactive bowels or diarrhea.

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What could cause severe diarrhea?

What could cause severe diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor.

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Can chinese food cause diarrhea?

Can chinese food cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Almost any food can cause diarrhea if it is consumed in large quantities or the body is not used to it. Additionally spices or hot peppers or hot sauces can cause diarrhea in some people. We have all heard the term travelers diarrhea. This is not always an infection but a reaction to new foods the body is not used to.

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Can eating celery cause diarrhea?

No not normally: No eating celery usually does not cause diarrhea.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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