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What is diarrhoea?

What is diarrhoea?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea comes from the Greek root words "dia" which means "through" and "rrhea" which means "flow". So diarrhea is something that "flows through" you. Doctors generally agree that 3 loose bowl movements in 24 hrs counts as "diarrhea" although some experts like to debate about that. (We call that arguing VERBAL diarrhea)! ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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


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What is intermittent fasting?

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting: This refers to interrupting the daily diet with periods of fasting. There are many types. ...Read more

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Husband has esld and is now experiencing intermittent stomach pain. What could this mean?

Husband has esld and is now experiencing  intermittent stomach pain.  What could this mean?

Cirrhosis: Stomach pain in cirrhotic patients can be secondary to ascites( fluid in abdomen) or portal gastropathy( increase vascular congestion from liver pressure) or liver tumor that can develop in setting of cirrhosis. Sonogram is recommended every 6 months to exclude tumor. Sono can also exclude ascites. When one has abdominsl pain with ascites infection need to be ruled out. Can be accomplished by tap. ...Read more

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What's is the cure for constant diarrhoea?

What's is the  cure for constant diarrhoea?

Depends: Constant diarrhea means different things to different people. Pudding-constancy stools 2-3 times a day can be normal. Watery stools multiple times per day is not. The treatment depends on the cause (infection, crohn's, ulcerative colitis, celiac, etc.). See a doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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What is epigastric distress? And its symptoms?

What is epigastric distress? And its symptoms?

Epigastric Distsress: Epigastrium is the middle part of the abdomen between the rib cages. The upper adomen. Usually translates pain from the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas or colon or even gallbladder. Is very common to have discomfort there with gastroesophageal reflux, with gastritis or ulcers, or pancreatitis. Associated symptoms could be nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What is appendecitus pain like?

What is appendecitus pain like?

Right lower abdomen: it is usually a dull pain near the lower abdomen and it becomes sharp as it moves to the lower right abdomen ...Read more

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What causes uncontrollable diarrhea when a colonoscopy is clear?

Irritable Bowel Syn.: Many things can cause uncontrollable diarrhea. A common cause is ibs. Ibs causes dysfunctional GI problems, ex diarrhea, constipation or both. Cause is unknown but may be stress, certain foods, etc. But there is nothing visibly wrong with your GI tract, so colonoscopy is clear. Another cause could be celiacs --gluten allergy that affects the small intestine, (not seen on a colonoscopy) or infecti. ...Read more

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What is the cause for nonstop severe headache?

What is the cause for nonstop severe headache?

TMTC: Tmtc = too many too count. Over a hundred possible causes of headache. Headache is a symptom, not a disease. Any disease can cause severe, persistent pain. Your question cannot be answered in 400 characters or less. See you physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting abdominal pains burping fever , constant urination and cough what is the condition?

I am experiencing vomiting abdominal pains burping fever , constant urination and cough what is the condition?

Hard to know: Lots of different symptoms going on. All the GI symptoms plus a cough could be the flu, but the urinary symptoms are not likely related. If it persists, i would recommend you see someone. ...Read more

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What does pancreatitis feel like? Is it kind of a constant type pain and/or intermittent?

What does pancreatitis feel like? Is it kind of a constant type pain and/or intermittent?

Constant, severe: It usually is a constant, severe pain in the upper mid-abdomen, called the epigastric area. Sometimes it bores straight through to the back. It is usually caused by gallstones or a long history of alcohol use, but there are other causes as well. ...Read more

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Diarrhea severe stomah pains and chills what is it?

Diarrhea severe stomah pains and chills what is it?

Many things: Check for fever. How long going on? Are pains just before diarrhea or all the time. Is your belly sore to push on it or pain with moving around, jumping? If going on only a few hours than could be virus or food poisoning. But if going on days or intermittently, then you need a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the reason for occasional pale stools?

What is the 
reason for occasional pale stools?

Let me help you: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. A lack of bile in stool. This may indicate a bile duct obstruction. Certain medications, such as large doses of (kaopectate, pepto-bismol) and other anti-diarrheal drugs. ...Read more

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What is causing pain after eating?

What is causing pain after eating?

See a GI Dr: It may be related to what you ate for lunch or may be related to gallbladder (gb) disease as well. If you have not had an upper endoscopy, that may be needed to evaluate for gastritis, gastro esophageal reflux disorder (gerd) or ulcers. Avoiding spicy foods in your diet and not laying flat for several hours after eating may help. Test to check for h. Pylori may be helpful or ultrasound of gb. ...Read more

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Symptoms: lower back is hurting stomach is cramping nasiated and dizzy what is wrong with me?

Symptoms: lower back is hurting stomach is cramping  nasiated and dizzy what is wrong with me?

Have it looked at.: It sounds like you have a lot going on. Have it looked at by your doctor and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is causing my severe rectal pain and bleeding drops?

What is causing my severe rectal pain and bleeding drops?

Prob. anal fissure: Pain during and after defecation is the landmark of anal fissure while bleeding is usually none or minimal. ...Read more

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What is intractable vomiting?

What is intractable vomiting?

Near constant: Intractable means non-stop or not responding to medication. Usually when people vomit it is because the stomach wants to get rid of what ever is inside at the moment. Usually then when it is empty the vomiting stops. Sometimes because of severe illness, pregnancy or psychological problems, people can stop vomiting even when their stomach is empty. This usually requires a trip to the doctor. ...Read more

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What is intermittent claudication?

What is intermittent claudication?

Leg pain: It is leg pain that occurs with walking, and relieved by rest. It is intermittent in that rest alleviates the discomfort. If is due to poor circulation to the leg muscles. This distinguishes intermittent claudication from neurogenic claudication (from narrowing around the nerves in the low back, that is stenosis). ...Read more

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What does it mean when an alcoholic has constant diarrhea accompanied by occasional nausea?

ALCOHOL: Excessive alcohol alone can cause diarrhea nausea likely related to alcohol irritation of stomach lining--gastritis main approach is quit alcohol with help of rehab in meantime zantac (ranitidine) over the counter and Imodium ad can control symptoms. ...Read more

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What is nausea?

What is nausea?

Miserable: Hard to believe you have been so lucky never to have experienced the queasy, nasty, and uncomfortable lack of desire to ingest food or liquids, associated with the intense urge to vomit. With many pregnancies, morning sickness is intense. ...Read more

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Hello i've been having a reoccurring problem not sure what is causing it, involving sulfur burps, diarrhea, bloating, and nausea, what could this be?

GI problem: You symptoms may be caused by a variety of reasons. Celiac disease may be a cause .Food, milk or fructose intolerance may all be causes. A peptic ulcer or gerd may also be responsible. You need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more