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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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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,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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