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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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I vomited five times the first two times they were pink and now my vomit is yellow. What does this mean? I also have diarrhea

I vomited five times the first two times they were pink and now my vomit is yellow. What does this mean?    I also have diarrhea

Yellow: vomit is usually from BILE (Galbladder released) and infers you have an EMPTY stomach ("also called "dry heaves") Vomiting PLUS Diarrhea usually means a viral gastroenteritis ....hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean if a client 2 weeks post right hemicolectomy suffers from diarrhea and vomiting?

What does it mean if a client 2 weeks post right hemicolectomy suffers from diarrhea and vomiting?

See below: Diarrhea is common after right colon surgery. Dink more liquids and add fiber such as mwtamucil up to 3 times a day. Vomiting may be due to pain pills or narcotics. Stop pain pills & call the surgeon if there is persistent vomiting or increasing abdominal pain or fever. ...Read more

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What could it mean when I am throwing up black vomit, having black diarrhea, and my intestines are swollen? Intestines are hard to the touch

What could it mean when I am throwing up black vomit, having black diarrhea, and my intestines are swollen? Intestines are hard to the touch

I : I hope you are better by now. Sorry it took so long to respond. Black vomit suggests bleeding in the stomach or just below the stomach. Abdominal pain plus the vomiting do make me concern about a bleeding ulcer or serious inflammation in your stomach. If you are have symptoms at this time, visit an emergency room or urgent care center to get checked out. ...Read more

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6yr old w/ recurrent diarrhea/cramps/sometimes vomiting. After she goes potty, she is fine. Happens once evry 2-3wks. blood norm. Reg doc is stumped ?

6yr old w/ recurrent diarrhea/cramps/sometimes vomiting. After she goes potty, she is fine. Happens once evry 2-3wks. blood norm. Reg doc is stumped ?

Food diary.: Keep a food diary and see if anything in particular might set this off. Avoid splenda (sucralose), sorbitol (gummy candies, sugar-free gum), too. If your doc is stumped, get a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist, since this is certainly not normal! ...Read more

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I have vomiting, abdominal distention, diarrhea. Upper/lower scopes, ok. Stool test ok but "Normal enteric flora not present". What does that mean?

I have vomiting, abdominal distention, diarrhea. Upper/lower scopes, ok. Stool test ok but  "Normal enteric flora not present". What does that mean?

Possib C. Diff Colit: There's a condition called C. Diff colitis, when exposure to antibiotics or other "toxins" wipes out the usual bacteria (enteric flora) present in your intestines. When this happens, a bacteria called C. Diff can overgrow, causing colitis (colon inflammation). Usually, C. Diff is detected on stool tests but you have to look for them specifically (C. Diff toxin EIA). Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD. ...Read more

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Can your white blood count be off from having a bad stomach virus? Vomiting/ diarrhea? Or does that mean you have something else causing your symptoms

Can your white blood count be off from having a bad stomach virus? Vomiting/ diarrhea? Or does that mean you have something else causing your symptoms

Limited usefulness: Unless one of the absolute counts is extremely far from the reference range or there are abnormal cells, white counts aren't helpful in working up the minor transient illnesses that folks get. You can raise you white count to 20000 (granulocytes mostly) by a 20 minute icy shower. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea and have been throwing up all day the last time i threw up it was all green what does this mean ?

I have diarrhea and have been throwing up all day the last time i threw up it was all green what does this mean ?

Bile..: You have vomited biliary material, not a risk of anything bad but you need to try to keep yourself hydrated. If the symptoms continue, they usually are gone in a day or so, see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more