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I had threadworms 2 months ago. Today ive had an upset stomach and loose stools. Found several dead worms. Are these old ones or am I reinfected?

I had threadworms 2 months ago. Today ive had an upset stomach and loose stools. Found several dead worms. Are these old ones or am I reinfected?

Threadworms: You probably need another round of treatment, common, check this link for more information, good luck
http://www. Nhs. Uk/Conditions/Threadworms/Pages/Treatment. Aspx ...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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What could cause abdominal pain and mild to severe diarrhea in my 8-year-old son?

What could cause abdominal pain and mild to severe diarrhea in my 8-year-old son?

Many things: He should be seen. Certainly it is likely viral at this time of year, but it could be something more serious like appendicitis. See your pediatrician or family physician. ...Read more

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I have had strong headaches, slight sharp pain in my abdomen area that comes and goes, upset stomach, and diarrhea. What could this be?

I have had strong headaches, slight sharp pain in my abdomen area that comes and goes, upset stomach, and diarrhea. What could this be?

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more

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Having to poop after meals and upset stomach. Lots of loose stools plus loss of appetite. Could it be stress? I have been under a lot of stress lately

Having to poop after meals and upset stomach. Lots of loose stools plus loss of appetite. Could it be stress? I have been under a lot of stress lately

GI disturbance: There are numerous possibilities here and an evaluation would have to be rather extensive. See a gastroenterologist if necessary. Yes, "stress" may create physical manifestations with the GI tract as a target (called somatization), but before making that assumption you should be sure it is nothing more serious. You might try eating unpasteurized yogurt 2 or 3 times a day. Sometimes helps. Best. ...Read more

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My 8 year old has a virus that is giving her an upset stomach. My wife had it a few days prior to my daughter. What OTC drug can I give to help her?

My 8 year old has a virus that is giving her an upset stomach. My wife had it a few days prior to my daughter. What OTC drug can I give to help her?

Gastroenteritis: "Stomach viruses" are, unfortunately, very common in summer. Aside from perhaps simethicone to reduce gas discomfort with diarrhea, no medicines are recommended for children with these symptoms. The best thing to do is encourage fluids, particularly with electrolytes, to help with hydration. Avoiding lactose-containing foods can help. If the symptoms persist over 48 hrs, she should see her doc ...Read more

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Can I give my three year old son peptobismol?? He is having an upset stomach, is not fully diarrhea but a while after he eats he lets a little bit of poop on the diaper and that's very uncommon on him. To the point that his tushy is irritated. He drinks a

Can I give my three year old son peptobismol?? He is having an upset stomach, is not fully diarrhea but a while after he eats he lets a little bit of poop on the diaper and that's very uncommon on him. To the point that his tushy is irritated. He drinks a

Discuss first: Avoid pepto unless your doctor thinks that is absolutely necessary. You said 'not fully diarrhea'. There's a thing called the gastrocolic reflex, so when you eat if there's any stool in thecolon there's at least an urge to go. It's a normal thing, don't get excited about that. Also, whenever you have some clinically interesting going oneith your child, call your GP to discuss, won't hurt? ...Read more

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My IBS? Small stomach discomfort and soft loose stools, NOT diarreah no blood, burns a little like diarreah would is it my ibs

My IBS? Small stomach discomfort and soft loose stools, NOT diarreah no blood, burns a little like diarreah would is it my ibs

"IB Syndrome": Rapid movement of food through the digestive system can burn when expelled. This can be caused by many things, IBS at the age of 16 can be labeled as such, but ay be sue to intolerance to lactose (milk and milk products), or be a result of mild intestinal virus. See your healthcare provider for testing if this continues. These symptoms can be caused by endometriosis just prior to your periods: ...Read more

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My 8 year old has complained of an upset stomach and fatigue for about 3days. Should I be concerned there could be something underlying here?

My 8 year old has complained of an upset stomach and fatigue for about 3days. Should I be concerned there could be something underlying here?

Probably Not: 3 days is probably still within the realm of a transient bug. Make sure your child is well hydrated & call your pediatrician just in case. ...Read more

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My 8 year old is saying he has a buzzing feeling, upset stomach with some mild vomiting, tired a lot, moody..

My 8 year old is saying he has a buzzing feeling, upset stomach with some mild vomiting, tired a lot, moody..

Vomiting: Does your child have fever? Symptoms could be infectious or something else. You did not say whether your child had diarrhea or how long he has been feeling this way. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old complained of stomach pain this morning which went away, and just now she has diarreah. No other symptoms, no pain. Just diarreah once.

My 8 yr old complained of stomach pain this morning which went away, and just now she has diarreah. No other symptoms, no pain. Just diarreah once.

DIARRHEA In Children: Most important thing: pedialyte, the solution which has the same electrolyte content being lost in diarrheal stool and vomitus. Give equal amount for each diarrhea or vomiting.
Second: remember 'brat', stands for banana, rice, applesauce, toast. These are the common food items you give in diarrhea. Can give yogurt, chicken, soup, crackers. Avoid too much juice, fried/ greasy food. ...Read more

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My son has had an upset stomach with vomiting diarrhea and just recently a fever for 15 hours now he hasn't urinated and can't keep anything down?

My son has had an upset stomach with vomiting diarrhea and just recently a fever for 15 hours now he hasn't urinated and can't keep anything down?

Take him in for eval: No UOP for 15 hrs and persistent vomiting and diarrhea - it's time for an evaluation! Your son is at high risk for severe dehydration. Get him evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Pasted 2 nights I have had a headache, upset stomach, diarrhea but im on my period I never been like before my son was sick on friday had threw up?

? Stomach flu: Most probably viral infection that affected yourself and your son, acetaminophen, rest and fluids, bland diet, avoid fried and fatty foods for now, if not better or new symptoms develop, please see your doctor ...Read more

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I get upset stomach and diarrhea after I eat. I am 26 years old. Could I have cancer? What tests should I do? Blood test? Could it just be stress?

I get upset stomach and diarrhea after I eat. I am 26 years old. Could I have cancer? What tests should I do? Blood test? Could it just be stress?

Lot of possibilities: Sounds like irritable bowel disorder but if these symptoms persist you should probably see a doctor because of how many possible problems these symptoms relate to.
You are young so it's probably not serious, but please get a checkup with your PCP. ...Read more

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My four-year-old daughter has had diarrhea and an upset stomach for four days. Should we seek more medical attention?

My four-year-old daughter has had diarrhea and an upset stomach for four days. Should we seek more medical attention?

Yes: Four days are long enough to seek medical evaluation, keep her well hydrated, avoid fatty foods/fried foods, use BRAT diet till you see her doctor, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Cold milk gives me diarrhea and upset stomach. Hot milk, other milk products and lactose-free milk are ok. What in cold milk could be causing it?

Cold milk gives me diarrhea and upset stomach. Hot milk, other milk products and lactose-free milk are ok. What in cold milk could be causing it?

Nothing: Cold milk and hot milk contain the same sugars and proteins. If you are lactose intolerant, you will be equally intolerant to cold and hot milk. Yogurt and cheese often don't cause problems in lactose intolerant people because the bacteria in the yogurt can digest the lactose and most of the lactose is used up in the fermentation process that makes cheese. ...Read more

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I have been eating a boiled egg for breakfast as part of a diet plan I'm trying.... it has been giving me upset stomach & diarrhea bad. Why??

I have been eating a boiled egg for breakfast as part of a diet plan I'm trying.... it has been giving me upset stomach & diarrhea bad. Why??

Boiled eggs: I strongly suggest you stop eating eggs for a week or so and see if things improve.
If so then cut down your egg intake.
If not, please see your doctor to find out why. ...Read more

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Its dangerous to drink and take antabuse (disulfiram) together, so why can't they just give a regular pill that gives you upset stomach, diarrhea, ect.?

Its dangerous to drink and take antabuse (disulfiram) together, so why can't they just give a regular pill that gives you upset stomach, diarrhea, ect.?

Antabuse (disulfiram): Yes it is dangerous as it causes severe nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, diarrhea and rarely death
the principle is to pair alcohol with a noxious stimuli so after that reaction you don't feel like drinking alcohol again. ...Read more

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Is there any other like victoza (liraglutide)? my dr. Tried metformin, invokana and gives me diarrhea upset stomach in very sensitive to meds what's out there for me

Is there any other like victoza (liraglutide)? my dr. Tried metformin, invokana and gives me diarrhea upset stomach in very sensitive to meds what's out there for me

Drugs for diabetes: There are at least 12 different diabetes drugs in addition to insulin. One "easy" way (inexpensively) is to inject a dose of long acting insulin at bedtime. Injections are scarey initially but the complaints you have from the drugs you have tried will be gone and your diabetes well controlled. ...Read more

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25yr old F w/easily upset stomach. Nearly every food I eat causes cramps, bloating, nausea, and/or diarrhea. Not sure how to go about getting help...

25yr old F w/easily upset stomach. Nearly every food I eat causes cramps, bloating, nausea, and/or diarrhea. Not sure how to go about getting help...

See your doctor: You may have irritable bowel disorder, or any other bowel disorder to include many inflammatory bowel diseases. You need to discuss this with your doctor and she will order what ever tests you may need to diagnose this. You may also need endoscopy performed by a gastroenterologist which she will set up for you. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have nausea, upset stomach, mild vomiting, and diarrhea for 4 days now. I have a 1yr old am I contagious and how long do symptoms typically last?

Possibly: It is possible but not likely if you wash your hands before touching your child and not share any food with him until the problem subsides. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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