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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more