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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can too much heat cause diarrhea?

Heat: Yes heat speeds up the metabolism and as such can cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can eating celery cause diarrhea?

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

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Why does gastritis cause diarrhea?

Why does gastritis cause diarrhea?

Various reasons...: The "gut" is all connected, by nerves, muscle fibers running inside the gut wall, and chemical signals (like hormones). If something is irritating one part of the gut (such as the stomach), changes can occur in other parts of the gut (the intestine). So, if stomach irritation leads to the intestine not re-absorbing digestive fluids or to it having faster transit time, there will be diarrhea. ...Read more

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What type of food causes diarrhea?

Any: Need to be evaluated for food allergy. Any foods can cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can croscarmellose cause diarrhea?

Can croscarmellose cause diarrhea?

Not in itself: It is used as a matrix delivery system in over 24, 000 medications and of itself does not cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does baking soda cause a diarrhea?

It is an antacid: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) acts as an antacid. It shouldn't cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why would gatorade cause diarrhea?

Normally shouldnt: In kids occasionally, or if you already have underlying GI symptoms, the sugars in gatorade can act as an osmotic force bringing water into intestines leading to diarrhea. Normally this should not occur. If it continues, see your primary. ...Read more

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How can eating eggs cause diarrhea?

How can eating eggs cause diarrhea?

Salmonella: Raw eggs may carry salmonella and if eaten without proper cooking, salmonella infection may occur and result in diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does too many apples cause diarrhea?

Yes: Apples and especially apple juice can be either constipating or cause diarrhea in sensitive individuals. ...Read more

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Why does amoxacillin cause diarrhea?

Normal bacteria: The normal bacteria in your gut are killed, just as the infecting bacteria, so you don't process food as well. Sometimes this diarrhea can be a sign of a bacteria taking an "opportunity" to infect you. You should see your doctor if this continues. ...Read more

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Could eating tomatoes cause diarrhea?

Yes: Diarrhea is a common symptom of allergic reaction to tomato. Gi symptoms often occur within minutes to hours after eating tomato. Histamine released in the GI tract creates abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Histamine dilates and increases the permeability of blood vessels, allowing an excess amount of fluid fluids to enter the gut. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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