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Is green diarrhea bad?

Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common . If the diarrhea continues see your doctor. ...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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I have a bad case of diarrhea ?

I have a bad case of diarrhea ?

See your doctor: or go to an urgent care for stool culture and treatment. In the mean time follow BRAT diet. Take enough liquid to prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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Help please! is dark green diarrhea bad?

Help please! is dark green diarrhea bad?

Green, loose stool: Any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery & green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. See dr for change in stool >>. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea verry bad. What should I do?

I have diarrhea verry bad. What should I do?

Diarrhea: If you have excessive diarrhea, make sure you are well hydrated. Usually, diarrhea is a manifestation of acute gastroenteritis, which would take about 48-72 hours to resolve. If you have longer than this or become too dehydrated, you need to seek medical evaluation and appropriate treatment. Avoid taking immodium if possible since this can actually prolonged the course and can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What to eat while having a bad case of diarrhea?

Rice, bananas: Bananas, rice ( white or brown) and whole grain toast help with diarrhea. The bananas have fiber which absorbs the water and makes the stool thicker and formed. The rice is digested because the enzymes that digest rice are least affected by diarrhea. Avoid simple sugars and milk if the diarrhea is bad as they can make it worse. Stay away from fruit juices too. ...Read more

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Could it be bad to be getting diarrhea on arithromicen?

Could it be bad to be getting diarrhea on arithromicen?

Common: It is actually not uncommon to get an upset GI tract on erythromycin. Try using probiotics. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have traveler's diarrhea?

Could it be something bad if I have traveler's diarrhea?

Yes: Traveler's diarrhea is usually just that and resolves on its own or with Imodium and an antibiotic such as cipro (ciprofloxacin). However, you may have something more serious if you have bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, high fever or your skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow. ...Read more

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What causes bad diarrhea for a week and had one day of sickness?

Injury: Insult to the bowel from viral or bacterial infection and treatment with antibiotics that kill off "good bacteria" can cause this problem. I would first try taking probiotics from the health food store. The recommended daily amount taken three times daily for one week then daily. If this doesnt' solve problem or it is too severe to wait then see your physician. ...Read more

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What would cause a very sudden onset of bad diarrhea lasting longer that 30 min?

What would cause a very sudden onset of bad diarrhea lasting longer that 30 min?

Diarrhea: a sudden onset of diarrhea is often food related, either an allergy or toxic food. It is less likely but could be an infection passed to you. Drink plenty of fluids and if the diarrhea continues to be excessive and you can't keep up with fluids, go to the ER and get IV fluids. All the best. ...Read more

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Diarrhea I have diarrhea very bad for over a week and my stoop is very black. Please help need a answer. Thank u

Medical eval: Black, malodorous, sticky stool may be related to GI bleeding. Major changes in stooling warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I always deal with a diarrhea only at the mornings aka after i wake up, is it okay or could it be a bad thing? Thanks.

I always deal with a diarrhea only at the mornings aka after i wake up, is it okay or could it be a bad thing? Thanks.

Question unclear: Do you have diarrhea every morning? If so, it would help to see a doctor and make sure nothing serious in progress. What do you mean by 'dealing with a diarrhea'? Clarify for a better answer. If this is your routine, it doesn't necessarily mean that anything is wrong. Still don't quite understand what is going on. ...Read more

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Woke up with diarrhea, it's not really bad since I've been to the toilet once this morning but I'm curious what could've caused it. Help?

Woke up with diarrhea, it's not really bad since I've been to the toilet once this morning but I'm curious what could've caused it. Help?

Gastroenteritis is 1: possibility. You can start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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I have acute spasm on lft side .Bad diarrhea last tues.Pain if I eat.So very little food since then.No b.M since .Can't bear pain if I eat.?

Bad pain & diarrhea: If you haven't had much to eat for several days, & you have what sounds like severe pain when you eat you should really be evaluated by a physician without delay. At the very least you are at risk of dehydration. Six days of persistent symptoms is worrisome for significant infection, inflammation, ischemia of the gut or even a disease state elsewhere in the abdomen. Don't try to sit this one out! ...Read more

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Ok today I had a little bit of diarrhea and I assume that's normal but after sveral hours I farted and a little bit of diarrhea came out is that bad?

Ok today I had a little bit of diarrhea and I assume that's normal but after sveral hours I farted and a little bit of diarrhea came out is that bad?

Maybe: Diarrhea is not normal in any circumstance, although, most cases are short lived and require no treatment. Things you need to worry, is worsening diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever. If those 3 are present, bacterial diarrhea is very likely and needs to be checked out. Otherwise, fluid repletion, and occasional anti-diarrheal medicine (imodium) may be tried for frequency of 7+/day. ...Read more

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My husband has been complaining to me about his diarrhea for a day now. He tells me it's really black, oily and stinks really bad. Please I need help?

My husband has been complaining to me about his diarrhea for a day now. He tells me it's really black, oily and stinks really bad. Please I need help?

UGI bleeding: Black stools mean bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal area, such as from a stomach ulcer. (PeptoBismol and iron tablets can also turn stool black in the absence of bleeding.) Your husband should go the ER ASAP to be checked today. ...Read more

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Does diarrhea come at end of bad cold?

Not usually.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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How do I get over a really bad diarrhea experience?

How do I get over a really bad diarrhea experience?

Depends: if a virus, drink plenty of fluids and let it run its course. if it persists see your dr for an evaluation of other possible causes ...Read more

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What causes bloody mucus after bad bout of diarrhea?

Various: It could be as simple as trauma from wiping/passing diarrhea, to an actual inflammation inside your large intestine, called colitis (often concerning for a bacterial infection). If it persists, definitely bring it to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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Bad Diarrhea for 5 months colonoscopy came back normal?

Bad Diarrhea for 5 months colonoscopy came back normal?

The work-up for: chronic diarrhea can be complex. Key factors are is it watery, bloody, fatty appearing. The colonoscopy is most important if it is bloody to evaluate for inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and hemorrhoids! If watery, need blood tests/stool cultures to exclude infection and gluten sensitivity. Further helpful tests include fecal leukocytes, electrolytes and fat measurement. You need more work-up. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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