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What is diarrhea, loose motions, liquid stools?

What is diarrhea, loose motions, liquid stools?

Too much water: Diarrhea is stool that has not had its water reabsorbed back into the body. ...Read more

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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What could cause constipation, gas, bloating & narrow stool?

What could cause constipation, gas, bloating & narrow stool?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, smelly gas, and green stool. what causes this?

Stomach pain, smelly gas, and green stool. what causes this?

Diet: You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708 ...Read more

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What could cause constant loose bowel movements?

What could cause constant loose bowel movements?

Many causes: It can be due to many causes infections viruses and bacteria parasitic infestations like giardia, amoeba and cryptosordium lactose intolerance if you cosume diary products malabsorption syndromes like celiac disease inflammatory bowel disease like crohns disease&ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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What causes constipation, gas and blood after bowel movement?

What causes constipation, gas and blood after bowel movement?

Several things.: If the blood is bright red and just a bit on the toilet paper or in the bowl when having a bm, it is due to a hemorrhoid or anal fissure (small tear). These occur with chronic constipation, contributors to constipation are niot enough water or fiber in the diet, or prolonged sitting. If the blood is dark, or heavy, go see a doctor. Otherwise work on improving your diet, fluids and exercise. ...Read more

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What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your intestines. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. In the mean time try eating yogurt twice a week to start. Also avoid alcohol until you see a physician. ...Read more

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What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

Not sure I can: help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Sour burps, a lot of gas and loose bowels, what could cause this?

Sour burps, a lot of gas and loose bowels, what could cause this?

Maybe not just gas: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...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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What causes gas and bloating?

What causes gas and bloating?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes black stool?

What causes black stool?

Sometimes it is: caused by things like iron supplementation or Peptobismal. If there is black, tarry malodorous stool it could be GI bleeding and should prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes undigested food in stool?

What causes undigested food in stool?

Digestion: Some food can not be digested easily and show up in stool. Corn is a common one. ...Read more

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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What causes yellow stools and bile vomit?

What causes yellow stools and bile vomit?

Possible causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. Get checked if recurrent. ...Read more

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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also sugar supplements (Splenda). Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more

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What causes pellet stools?

Constipation?: Dry, hard pellets can often be consistent with constipation. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. ...Read more

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What can cause gastrointestinal upest, constipation, diarria and flat stool?

What can cause gastrointestinal upest,  constipation,  diarria and flat stool?

GI upset: Well, everything, but usually not all at once. If you're having alternating diarrhea and constipation with bloating, you may have a gallbladder problem. You may have irritable bowel syndrome. This is the kind of problem that gastroenterologists (specialists in stomach and intestine problems) can help you with if your primary care doctor is still unsure after his evaluation. ...Read more

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Can being really constipated cause really loose stools ? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

Can being really constipated cause really loose stools ? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

You may have: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) in which case diarrhea/gas AND Constipation are ALL Possible! THERE IS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a Board Certified Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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