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What diarrhea diseases make you keep pooping out even if you stop eating and drinking?

What diarrhea diseases make you keep pooping out even if you stop eating and drinking?

Inflammation, infect: Functional bowel disorders may have diarrhea in response to food (or liquid) entering the gut. They stop if not eating. Secretory diarrheas can continue without eating. These can be seen with infections (e.g. Bacterial or viral), inflammation (e.g. Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), tumors that secrete hormones that cause diarrheas. Risk for dehydration. Some of these can be serious-see md. ...Read more

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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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Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?

Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?

Most often dietary: Most often just random event due to dietary changes - if chronic or have blood see your doctor. ...Read more

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1 yr old w/ pos. Blood culture and salminella. Diarrhea 2 wks. Now blood & mucus in stool. He hardly drinks and won't eat. In &out ER for week.?

1 yr old w/ pos. Blood culture and salminella. Diarrhea 2 wks. Now blood & mucus in stool. He hardly drinks and won't eat. In &out ER for week.?

Gethim into hospital: He should be an in patient in the hospital on intravenous antibiotics and IV fluids. Insist that he is seen by a pediatric infectioius disease specialist. ...Read more

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Diarrhea? I've had diarrhea for the last two days. Now today, it's like a white-yellow almost discharge, but it's coming from my anus. Any ideas what it could be? Or how to stop it?

Diarrhea? I've had diarrhea for the last two days. Now today, it's like a white-yellow almost discharge, but it's coming from my anus. Any ideas what it could be? Or how to stop it?

This: This is likely due to a stomach virus/food poisoning. The symptoms usually resolve in about 7-10 days. If you have a high fever, blood or parasites in your stool you should see your doctor sooner. In the meantime maintain adequate hydration and eat a bland diet.
Take care. ...Read more

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I am chronic diarrhea big time. I have tried many things to stop it. Added fiber, cut out certain foods, etc. My stool is stringy with mucos....any?

I am chronic diarrhea big time. I have tried many things to stop it. Added fiber, cut out certain foods, etc. My stool is stringy with mucos....any?

Probiotics: I have found the use of probiotics to be very useful to treat many forms of diarrhea. Probiotics are the good kinds of bacteria that are needs for proper function of your intestines. Probiotics may be obtained by drinking kefir. Eating yogurt or various fermented vegetables like sauerkraut. There are also probiotic supplements available from health food stores. ...Read more

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Mom has had watery diarrhea for over a wk. Ovc not working. Saw dr. Took blood, stool, no responce yet. How can I help slow it/ stop it from home?

Mom has had watery diarrhea for over a wk. Ovc not working. Saw dr. Took blood, stool, no responce yet. How can I help slow it/ stop it from home?

Contact MD: Please have her contact her MD to seek specific advice prior to having the labs returned. Make sure she is well hydrated. Simple foods will suffice, as applesauce, rice,
plain baked potato, toast. Also if she is having blood in her bowel movements, she must notify her physician. Hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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Stool results, taken during diarrhea which later resolved, show white blood cells, mild. Is this sign of a disease or just temp result due to the d?

Stool results, taken during diarrhea which later resolved, show white blood cells, mild. Is this sign of a disease or just temp result due to the d?

WBC in stools: WBC in stools could be due to the viral or bacterial infection of GI tract. These cells should clear once the diarrhea is resolved.

Check with your primary care doctor that you do not have inflammatory bowel disease or any other chronic condition. He may refer you to a gastroenterologist if he feels that consult is needed. ...Read more

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COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME IVE JUST GOT OVER 4 DAYS NON STOP VOMITING DIARRHEA MY STOOL IS STILL LIGHT YELLOW IS IT NORMAL LITTLE WORRIED. I AM JUST ST?

COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME IVE JUST GOT OVER 4 DAYS NON STOP VOMITING DIARRHEA MY STOOL IS STILL LIGHT YELLOW IS IT NORMAL LITTLE WORRIED. I AM JUST ST?

Yellow stool: If the vomiting /diarrhea has stopped likely was gastroenteritis that has resolved. Do not worry about yellow stool if will turn to brown once your regular diet and bowel habits resume. If diarrhea pain recurrs take a probioitic. Follow up with doc ...Read more

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Can you get tinnitus, diarrhea or any other disease from staying/sleeping in a room with walls that does not smell at all but has squirrel feces/urine?

Can you get tinnitus, diarrhea or any other disease from staying/sleeping in a room with walls that does not smell at all but has squirrel feces/urine?

Doubtful: And as answered the other day regarding the other questions about the squirrels in the walls, . get an exterminator to rid yourself of the pests as they are obviously causing you anxiety. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had lap cholecystectomy Monday and diarrhea non-stop today and yesterday. Er did nothing Told me to see my surgeon. Causing pain. Blood today in stool?

Had lap cholecystectomy Monday and diarrhea non-stop today and yesterday. Er did nothing Told me to see my surgeon. Causing pain. Blood today in stool?

Call your surgeon: It is good thing ER did not have to give you special treatment. Watch out for Dehydration. Drink only Liquids and avoid regular food.
If you are NOT having fever, abdominal cramps and distention; you will be ok. But call your surgeon and talk to him/her on the phone. ...Read more

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My partner has severe heart disease, she can barely eat, goes from tiny hard stool to complete diarrhea, she vomits when she wats and stays nauseated?

My partner has severe heart disease, she can barely eat, goes from tiny hard stool to complete diarrhea, she vomits when she wats and stays nauseated?

Complex: The symptoms you describe are not specific to heart disease, and could be caused by a wide variety of issues, from side effects of medications to other non-heart related problems. This is best managed by a cardiologist or general internist. ...Read more

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Is it gastroenteritis, cdiff, or celiac disease when diarrhea is accompanied w/low grade temp, head/bodyaches, egg smell and yellowish/greenish stool?

Is it gastroenteritis, cdiff, or celiac disease when diarrhea is accompanied w/low grade temp, head/bodyaches, egg smell and yellowish/greenish stool?

Diarrhea: Celiac disease does not cause fever. I do not worry about color unless the stools have blood, tarry color, or acholic ie without color. C diff usually fouls smelling stools as does any colitis. ...Read more

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Instead of constipation, I'm having loose stool 1-2 times a day, my doc said its not diarrhea. What can I do to stop it? 9 weeks pregnant

Instead of constipation, I'm having loose stool 1-2 times a day, my doc said its not diarrhea. What can I do to stop it? 9 weeks pregnant

Follow doctor: It sounds like you have already been evaluated by your doctor. If you continued to be concerned then return for follow up and ask for further testing. Going to the bathroom twice a day does not seem particularly abnormal. ...Read more

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I took a laxative but right after I had a bowel movement. Then the next day now I have diarrhea. I just took some pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will that stop ddiarrhea?

I took a laxative but right after I had a bowel movement. Then the next day now I have diarrhea. I just took some pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will that stop ddiarrhea?

Unlikely: The pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may help reduce some of the upset stomach and cramping associated with the laxative. Its best to avoid using a laxative for now. If the constipation returns, consider using Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 17 grams (one capful) in 8 ounces of liquid and drink. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea after meals, fatigue and occasionally bloody stool. Could it be Crohn's disease?

I have been experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea after meals, fatigue and occasionally bloody stool. Could it be Crohn's disease?

Possibly: The only way to tell is to have an appropriate test (usually endoscopy) done. You should see your primary doctor or gastroenterologist to evaluate further. Some other possibilities could include medication-related, gastritis, infection, cancer, ulcerative colitis, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My doc said stop clindamycin @1st sign of diarrhea. Just passed dark loose stool w/ some mucous, not black/tarry/foul smelling though. Also having moderate to severe abdominal pain. Infx (non-gi related) still ongoing & cleocin works well. Should I stop

My doc said stop clindamycin @1st sign of diarrhea. Just passed dark loose stool w/ some mucous, not black/tarry/foul smelling though. Also having moderate to severe abdominal pain. Infx (non-gi related) still ongoing & cleocin works well. Should I stop

Yes immediatly: You described very well psdomembranous colitis, due to clostridium difficile by use of clindamycin. It, is very good drug but one of known problem, stop the drug, get well hydrated call your doctor or even better go er stool culture and further tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Alcohol malabsorptio: Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism. One of several possible factors causing this clinical picture is small intestinal damage leading to malabsorption alcohol inhibits the breakdown of nutrients into usable molecules by decreasing secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas (2). Alcohol impairs nutrient absorption by damaging the cell. ...Read more

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2, 5 y.o. boy had loose stools, 2 per day (6 bristol scale) for 2 weeks, no other symptoms. Warm weather, he drink much watter than usual. It is normal?

2, 5 y.o. boy had loose stools, 2 per day (6 bristol scale) for 2 weeks, no other symptoms. Warm weather, he drink much watter than usual. It is normal?

Normal variation: Since your child is acting well, the stools that you observe could be from a change in diet or from an increase in water as you describe and especially if there was an increase in juice or sweetened beverages. If there is fever, cramping, abdominal pain, or blood in stools, further assessment would be recommended. ...Read more

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When I eat eggs or waffles or drink milk products I have loose stools and the feeling of having to go all the time?

When I eat eggs or waffles or drink milk products I have loose stools and the feeling of having to go all the time?

More food diary: I would suggest you keep track of a more consistent, thorough food diary to see what other foods you are reacting to. Is there pattern of dairy? gluten products? You could also try a lactose free diet for two weeks to see if that helps the situation. ...Read more

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2yr old with cough, green loose stools and poor appetite x 2 days. Drinking OK. Virus? Wait it out or take him in?

2yr old with cough, green loose stools and poor appetite x 2 days. Drinking OK. Virus? Wait it out or take him in?

If stable, wait: This presentation is almost always viral. So long as water intake is OK and your child doesn't become listless all should be well. I presume you know about the BRAT diet. ...Read more

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I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. When I increase intake of water I got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. When I increase intake of water I got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?

Here are some...: Glad you identified the connection between water drinking and stool consistency. So, adjust lifestyle accordingly. To help understand the reality and debate on water drinking, please read article in http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html. Besides, of course, watch what you might have consumed and lifestyle so hoping to unveil other additional potential factors for loose stool. More? Seek counseling ...Read more

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Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Pancreatitis: The story of loose yellowish stools is sign of steatorrhea. Here there is no pancreatic juice function to dissolve and absorb fat that can be measured by radioactive triolein. Also here is obstruction of bile duct. Steatorrhera not common with pancreatic Ca. More ilkely pancreatitis from common duct stone. Need ERCPand bx of pancreas duct and CAT scan of abdomen. ...Read more

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My one year old just started drinking milk. He's fine with 2%. But when he drinks whole milk he got bad gas pains, loose stools and bad diaper rash.

My one year old just started drinking milk. He's fine with 2%. But when he drinks whole milk he got bad gas pains, loose stools and bad diaper rash.

Normal: This can be normal. It is recommended that children at 1 year be drinking whole milk. Unlikely due to lactose intolerance since he can already drink 2% milk fine. ...Read more

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It burns to poop and I have loose stools. Why could this be?

Rectal irritation: Frequent stools are either causing rectal irritation, hemorrhoids or a fissure. If the loose stool is transient, the problem should be limited. If the loose stools are chronic, you need to be evaluated for the cause.

Sitz baths with warm water and epsom salts may help the rectal burning. BRAT diet may help the loose stools (banana, rice apple sauce tea toast) ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

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