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Doctor insights on: What Is Intermittent Diarrhoea

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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


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8yrchild,intermittent lower right quadrant pain,sluggish,off food,slight temp 37.2.no vomiting, diarrhoea, slight constipation,pain started 12 hrs ago?

8yrchild,intermittent lower right quadrant pain,sluggish,off food,slight temp 37.2.no vomiting, diarrhoea, slight constipation,pain started 12 hrs ago?

Physician assess: Because of the position of the pain and the presence of slight fever he/she should be examined for the possibility of appendicitis. Twisting of an ovary would be another concern if your child is a female. Poor appetite and sluggish behavior also fit with appendicitis. Have your child seen by your MD or in the ER if more quickly available. ...Read more

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I just came back from a vacation in Mexico. I have intermittent diarrhea and a strange dry feeling on the sides of my tongue. Thoughts?

I just came back from a vacation in Mexico. I have intermittent diarrhea and a strange dry feeling on the sides of my tongue. Thoughts?

Traveler's: diarrhea or E. .histolytica- both common in Mexico. I suggest clear fluids for 48 hours and use OTC Immodium and PetoBismol for the next 2 days- if not improving you may need a stool culture and antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Rny, feb. 2012. Doing good till past 4 days. I'm afraid I have intestinal obstruction. Intermittent cramps, bloating, very little watery diarrhea.

Rny, feb.  2012. Doing good till  past 4 days. I'm afraid I have intestinal obstruction. Intermittent cramps, bloating, very little watery diarrhea.

Easy to determine...: Intestinal obstruction (or near obstruction) is easily determined by abdominal x-ray. On occasion, ileus or pseudo-obstruction can similarly present. However, your symptoms may have little to do with the GI tract. Please get checked out. ...Read more

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I am having intermittent loose stools/diarrhea usually soon after eating my breakfast, which includes Nestle Shreddies (40g serving) with hot milk. I also have a daily, small handfull of nuts/fruit.

I am having intermittent loose stools/diarrhea usually soon after eating my breakfast, which includes Nestle Shreddies (40g serving) with hot milk. I also have a daily, small handfull of nuts/fruit.

Probiotic: Persistent diarrhea after confirmed eradication of C dif infection can be due to a number of causes. Diarrhea may be caused by alteration the normal bacterial flora in the colon, an acquired intolerance to gluten or lactose. A trial of probiotic may help your symptoms. In any event you should seek your physician's guidance in treatment. ...Read more

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I've had RUQ pressure/ache, fatigue, intermittent nausea and diarrhea for 1 year. HIDA scan 3 weeks ago-94% EF. Thoughts?

I've had RUQ pressure/ache, fatigue, intermittent nausea and diarrhea for 1 year. HIDA scan 3 weeks ago-94% EF. Thoughts?

Gastroenterologist: If you haven't been evaluated by a gastroenterologist, do so. It's possible that your symptoms are caused by sludge in the gall bladder, irritable bowel syndrome,lactose or gluten intolerance,liver or pancreatic disease. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis and get proper dietary advice and treatment. ...Read more

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I,have sever lower abdominal intermittent cramps ..With associated mucoid diarrhea and abdominal ultrasound suggested cecal thickening. What do I Do?

I,have sever lower abdominal intermittent cramps ..With associated mucoid diarrhea and abdominal ultrasound suggested cecal thickening. What do I Do?

See a specialist: You need to be evaluated by a skilled gastroenterologist for the possibility you have inflammatory bowel disease. This will require upper and lower endoscopy with biopsies. If you have inflammatory bowel disease, there are several medication options to help you get better. ...Read more

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I started running a high fever eight days ago. High white blood cells, returning fever, severe intermittent pain on left side under ribs and diarrhea.

I started running a high fever eight days ago. High white blood cells, returning fever, severe intermittent pain on left side under ribs and diarrhea.

Infectious process: Those symptoms are suggestive of a gastrointestinal infection like colitis. This is where a an area of the colon will become very inflamed. The spleen is also located in that area as well as lower part of left lung. Those symptoms should not be ignored and a thorough exam and diagnostic evaluation should be done today. ...Read more

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Five days ago i had a molar extraction. Since then I have had intermittent nausea, severe headaches, diarrhea, disorientation, dizziness. Help!

Diet or pain meds?: Without having more information, i would ask if you are taking a narcotic pain medication which can produce all of those symptoms. The other question is whether you are taking it on an empty stomach, or if you have had an adequate intake of food and fluids after the removal of the tooth, and especially before taking any pain medication. ...Read more

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7 days late on my period. Bloating, nausea, severe diarrhea, light intermittent cramping and a less than 1 hcg on blood test. Could I be pregnant?

 7 days late on my period. Bloating, nausea, severe diarrhea, light intermittent cramping and a less than 1 hcg on blood test. Could I be pregnant?

Tests are accurate: Pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If still worried, one can do a home urine test after one more week. ...Read more

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I am having lots of mucus in my stool, intermittent diarrhea and constipation and stomach pain. It goes away with Imodium (loperamide) and pepto but returns.

I am having lots of mucus in my stool, intermittent diarrhea and constipation and stomach pain. It goes away with Imodium (loperamide) and pepto but returns.

Important symptoms: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated by a doctor. They could be serious and could be related to a serious illness of the bowel. Please seek care soon, and be well! ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent low left inside back pain then diarrhea onset 24 hours ago does divrrticulitis cause sharp stabbing left rectal pain diarrhea

Sharp intermittent low left inside back pain then diarrhea onset 24 hours ago  does divrrticulitis cause sharp stabbing left rectal pain diarrhea

It could: You should be evaluated by a doctor if you have severe pain. There are other things that can cause these symptoms, although diverticulitis could be the cause. Diverticulitis should be treated by a doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 yo daughter has just recovered from 5 days of diarrhea w/ intermittent vomiting. She is now developing hives. What is going on?

My 3 yo daughter has just recovered from 5 days of diarrhea w/ intermittent vomiting. She is now developing hives. What is going on?

Viral infection: The time course, hives 5 days after the initial symptoms, is very unusual for a food allergy. Hives are more likely a symptom of her viral infection or a reaction to a medication she was given. Have you been giving her an antibiotic like amoxacillin or Azithromycin or a medication for fever like ibuprofen? ...Read more