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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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Are soft boiled eggs an acceptable food to eat when recovering from diarrhea?

Are soft boiled eggs an acceptable food to eat when recovering from diarrhea?

See no reason why: Not! unless your allergic to eggs. Rice is good, ; are apples. ...Read more

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Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to harden the stools like bananas, rice, apples. Avoid milk products and keep up fluid intake to replace stool losses. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat if you have diarrhea?

Which foods should you eat if you have diarrhea?

Soluble fiber: foods with soluble fiber help absorb the water and give a more formed stool. Foods such as oatmeal and applesauce for example. also consider taking probiotics to reestablish the balance of healthy bacteria in your colon. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should you eat if you have diarrhea?

Bread, rice: Whole wheat and whole grain bread, rice, bananas and fluids for hydration are good for diarrhea. The bananas are high in fiber and will absorb some of the diarrhea to give a formed stool. ...Read more

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I'm having diarrhea and can't eat diary food.what food is suitable when having diarrhea?

I'm having diarrhea and can't eat diary food.what food is suitable when having diarrhea?

Depends on: If this diarrhea is new or chronic. If chronic you need to determine why you are having diarrhea. If it just started avoid foods that are high in fats and proteins as they tend to be more difficult to digest, which is why the BRAT(bananas rice apples sauce toast) is often recommended. This diet can be short of many nutrients so don't use it long term and make sure you are getting salt replacement ...Read more

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I have acute spasm on lft side .Bad diarrhea last tues.Pain if I eat.So very little food since then.No b.M since .Can't bear pain if I eat.?

I have acute spasm on lft side .Bad diarrhea last tues.Pain if I eat.So very little food since then.No b.M since .Can't bear pain if I  eat.?

Bad pain & diarrhea: If you haven't had much to eat for several days, & you have what sounds like severe pain when you eat you should really be evaluated by a physician without delay. At the very least you are at risk of dehydration. Six days of persistent symptoms is worrisome for significant infection, inflammation, ischemia of the gut or even a disease state elsewhere in the abdomen. Don't try to sit this one out! ...Read more

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Every time i eat i get diarrhea.. No matter what type of food, why?

Every time i eat i get diarrhea.. No matter what type of food, why?

Ibs?: This is a common complaint with irritable bowel syndrome. Other things are also possible. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...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


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more