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What Causes White Diarrhea
Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It can: This is a well observed phenomenon, particularly with endurance athletes/runners. This exercise induced diarrhea is felt to be possibly be related to low blood flow to the gut, as blood is shunted(diverted) to the muscle .. a variant of ischemic colitis! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
But tastes so good!: When we think diarrhea, its rather specific in terms of multiple large volume bowel movements. If you are having a "diarrheal" illness after eating hot sauce, make sure its not expired and change the bottle. If all hot sauces are causing it, then we've gotta think something in it is upsetting your GI tract. ...Read more
Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more
Diarrhea: I take it that you are having more than 3 bowel movements daily. This is a pretty large differential that includes irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, hormonal imballances (i.e. Hyperthyroidism), infectious diarrhea including intestinal parasites. I could go on. Important to know: does the diarrhea wake you up, bleeding, fever, pain, bloating? ...Read more
Yes: If all babies were just alike there would be only one infant formula. Yet everyone knows that babies are born with differences; this can extend into tolerance or intolerance of infant formula. Perhaps the most common are cow milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance. While not exactly the same, symptoms of increased gasiness, colicky pain, and diarrhea are common hallmarks of these disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more
Sour diarrhea?: What do you mean by "sour diarrhea"? Are you talking about the smell? How long have you had this? Any other symptoms associated with it? If your symptoms persist or get worse, then you should probably see a doctor. A lot of diarrhea resolves on its own within a couple of days. I wish you the best. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Unfortunatley there can be many causes of diarrhea. The most common are viral illnesses and food poisoning. There are many other things like parasites, irritable bowel disease, food intolerances, medication side effects, and others. If your daughter has had diarrhea for more then 2 weeks, has blood in her diarrhea or is not able to stay hydrated because there is so much, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
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