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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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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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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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5yr old w/ recurrent stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea. No fever Has happened 3 times in last month but never lasts very long each time. What is it?

5yr old w/ recurrent stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea. No fever Has happened 3 times in last month but never lasts very long each time. What is it?

Food poisoning ?: There are several things a 5 year old with these symptoms could have - food poisoning, viral gastroenteritis, hiatal hernia, other intestinal hernias, infection, inflammatory bowel disease, bacterial illness, the list goes on. Go to your pediatrician and get a checkup to see what could be the problem ...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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36wks vomiting, loose stools, all day consistent terrible lower back pain. .5cm 50% effaced. Should i go to l&d. Could this be labor?

36wks vomiting, loose stools, all day consistent terrible lower back pain. .5cm 50% effaced. Should i go to l&d.  Could this be labor?

Go to L;D: If you are vomiting that means you are unlikely to keep down fluids, in which case, you likely might need an IV and to receive IV fluids. It sounds like a viral illness, meaning that typically self-limited and will go away in 12-24 hours, but go to l;d so you can be evaluated for dehyrdation. Sometimes nausea and vomiting is assc with labor, but go to l;d and find out. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 7 months old baby has loose stools less appetite vomiting after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

My 7 months old baby has loose stools  less appetite vomiting  after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

Early stomach flu?: He may be starting to have stomach flu. Try a bland diet, with nothing greasy or fried. Stop milk and juice for a few days until the stool becomes more firm. ...Read more

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Very dark loose stools and vomit, sharp abdo pain, fever, dizziness. Been like this for 2 days...help!

Go to hospital: You should seek medical attention ASAP, could be infection with GI bleed, needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more