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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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Which type of medicine is the best for anti-diarrhea. Dose Flagyl is being the best?

Which type of medicine is the best for anti-diarrhea. Dose Flagyl is being the best?

Depends on what : Type of diarrhea. Flagyl is an antibiotic which helps treated diarrhea caused by certain infections and parasites. It does not treat other forms of diarrhea. For symptomatic treatment, Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) are the usually ones used. ...Read more

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I'm sensitive to drugs so I need a natural fast acting anti diarrhea remedy?

Dietary changes: Start by avoiding sugar containing beverages and refined sugars. Eat brown rice, toast, bananas, almonds, nuts, broiled fish and chicken. Drink ginger, green tea. Chicken or minestrone soup. Take probiotics two times per day. Favor the liquid presentation and avoid the sugar loaded yoqourt, as the source of probiotics. Give 3-5 days for your intestinal cells to be renewed, to start feeling better. ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

Generally, no: Anti-diarrheal medication is generally not recommended after colonoscopy. Discuss with your doctor if you continue to have loose stools for >72hrs. It also depends on your diagnosis, and reason for colonoscopy. See your physician. ...Read more

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Should you give anti-diarrhea medicine to an adult with rotavirus?

Should you give anti-diarrhea medicine to an adult with rotavirus?

You may: Give antidiarheal medicine carefully and in moderation. In addition you should limit yourself to clear fluids for 24 hours then constipating foods like bananas, rice, apples. If the diarrhea is not resolved in 2-3 days seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Had very watery diarrhea for over 24h, took anti-diarrhea medicine, next day evening had clay stool..should I worry?

Had very watery diarrhea for  over 24h, took anti-diarrhea medicine, next day evening had clay stool..should I worry?

No: As long as the stools continue to progress toward your normal, I would not worry. If you see black, tarry stools or red, bloody stools, see your doctor immediately. If your stools persist in being abnormal for more than 7 to 10 days, then you should consider seeing him or her also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention? I not sick, just want a better bod

Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention?  I not sick, just want a better bod

No shortcuts to abs.: The above answer is an excellent simplification of a complex topic: fluid and electrolyte balance. No one food or supplement will enhance your ab's. Exercise your core and maintain a normal body habitus. Check your BMI as a guide. It's boring advice, but healthier. ...Read more

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I have low back pain and diarrhea for 3 days I am afraid up lake anti diarrhea medicine in case its a GI virus , lbp and diarrhea connected?

Colitis=back pain: You could very well HAV 1 of many causes of diarrhia from infective to tumor to diverticulitis. Often they present with back pain. I rec u c a gastroenterologist to get a diagnosis before treating your self. ...Read more

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Does anti-diarrhea medicine act similarly to dietary fiber? Would a soluble fiber supplement be as effective?

Does anti-diarrhea medicine act similarly to dietary fiber? Would a soluble fiber supplement be as effective?

No: Most antidiarrheals do not provide fiber in the diet. A water soluble fiber supplement would make the stool less watery but might not decrease the frequency of the stool. Immodium, should decrease the frequency of the stool. ...Read more

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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