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34 weeks pregnant, I suffer from severe diarrhea from 1 week.Im taking medecine but no cure.Plz advice.Could this be harmful for my baby?

34 weeks pregnant, I suffer from severe diarrhea from 1 week.Im taking medecine but  no cure.Plz advice.Could this be harmful for my baby?

CALL YOUR OB: Your OB is the only one you should be asking taht to, you prob need a stool culture to r/o any type of abnormal bacteria or paracyteand you may need referral to a GI specialist so call your OB now. ...Read more

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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Antirejection medication daily, if severe diarrhea or vomiting occurs, does the treatment can be altered,blood concentration reduced?

Antirejection medication daily, if severe diarrhea or vomiting occurs, does the treatment can be altered,blood concentration reduced?

There r adjustments: to your medical regimen that only your treating doctors can make...if they know exactly what problems U r having.Tomorrow,get ahold of your Docs,or at least their head nurse,and explain exactly what is happening to you."the squeaky wheel gets the grease ".Can u be a squeaky wheel?All the best! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea during and then after you have stopped taking antibiotics? I took a course of antibiotics for a week for a sinus infection. During the course of treatment i had moderately severe diarrhea. It has been over a week and a half

Is it normal to have diarrhea during and then after you have stopped taking antibiotics? I took a course of antibiotics for a week for a sinus infection.  During the course of treatment i had moderately severe diarrhea.  It has been over a week and a half

No: Antibiotics frequently cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can also cause clostridium difficile colitis which is more serious and needs treatment. If your diarrhea continues you need to have your stool checked for c. Difficile toxin.In the future, taking a probiotic like vsl#3 has been shown to prevent antibiotic associated diarrhea and c.Difficile disease. Good luck. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I have had severe diarrhea for over 3 weeks and nothing works. I can't eat anything because within 5 minutes, I'm in the bathroom. What do I do??

I have had severe diarrhea for over 3 weeks and nothing works. I can't eat anything because within 5 minutes, I'm in the bathroom. What do I do??

Need to see your dr: You may be severely dehydrated if you are having diarrhea for 3 weeks . You need blood work, stool exam to r/o infection of the stool with ova ,parasite and stool culture . After r/o infections -especially bacterial then the other causes of diarrhea need to be sought. Viral diarrhea may not be there for 3 weeks most of the times. Bacterial infections -we need to r/o ...Read more

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Been really unwell and have had severe diarrhea for 3 days I've lost 6lbs in weight & can't eat should I go to the docs or will it go away on its own?

Been really unwell and have had severe diarrhea for 3 days I've lost 6lbs in weight & can't eat should I go to the docs or will it go away on its own?

See your doctor: Impossible to say without more information if it will get better or not. If it is a simple viral gastroenteritis, it should get better. But there are many other things that could on longer. Consult directly with your physician. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder out 2 weeks ago and yesterday started having severe diarrhea that was bright yellow even when I hadn't ate. What could be goingon?

I had my gallbladder out 2 weeks ago and yesterday started having severe diarrhea that was bright yellow even when I hadn't ate. What could be goingon?

Floating stool?: Hi, did it look like fluorescent floating fat? When you no longer have a gallbladder you may not be able to absorb fats properly and what you are describing may be fatty stool. It may have reflected the last meal you had. If it doesn't respond to a low fat diet, follow up with your internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Should i go to school.. Severe diarrhea?

Should i go to school.. Severe diarrhea?

If you have : significant pain or weakness or believe you will have to keep getting up to use the toilet - than be kind to yourself and take the day off. (: ...Read more

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What foods should I eat/drink if I have severe diarrhea?

Clear fluids,to diet: Start with clear fluids containing electrolytes and increase the diet to bland diet , brat diet , which is banana, rise, apple and toast, soda, crackers, plain boiled potatoes, clear soups, avoiding fatty, spicy and diary products till back to normal this is diet for acute diarrhea due mostly to viral and sometimes bacterial infectons causing diarrhea the main purpose in acute stage is to prevent dehydratio. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Severe Diarrhea (Definition)

Severe diarrhea is a symptom in which a person has frequent or prolonged diarrhea, with enough loss of fluid to be at risk of getting dehydrated soon. Severe diarrhea can be due to infections, excessive use of laxatives, ...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