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What Is Wrong With Me I Have Loose Stools Nearly Every Day
Daily loose stools: Causes of daily loose stools include irritable bowel syndrome (usually associated with stress), lactose intolerance, or severe constipation (in which new food from the stomach comes to your colon as a liquid, has no place to go, and so leaks around the huge mass of constipated stool. This is surprisingly common and is sugggested if you have any past history of constipation. ...Read more
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
Dioerreha 3 times last Mon and 9 times this Mon with stomach cramps +mucus. Loose stools every day. Didn't go both Sundays could it be conspiation?
Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?
I have felt nausious with stomach pain for a week with 1 a day loose stools but today the pain has got worse the stools every hour, egypt 1 week ago?
Docs said I have c. Diff. After a month of not feeling good. Diaherra loose stools bout every day. On metronidazole. Should I be worried being so long?
Gallbladder removed, shortly after I noticed from then until now I have loose stools with blood and sometimes clots. And throw up acid every morning?
Flat stools for about 2 years. Sometimes loose stools. About every 2 weeks they're loose. Am I ok?
Colonoscopy: You have reached an age in which beginning routine colonoscopy every five years may be indicated. Discuss with your family doctor. The intermittant loose stools could be due to numerous issues, and would need more info and stool exam to tell whether further evaluation is indicated. See your doctor, and good luck. ...Read more
I have had loose stools every morning for as long as I can remember. I am a 32 year old woman. Is this ok?
Loose stool: Consider evaluation for food intolerances gluten, milk soy, (can avoid these food for a week and see what happens) or pancreatic insufficiency (do you get frequent bronchitis - may be a form of cystic fibrosis) or H pylori gastritis which ca nbe diagnosed via blood test of breath test. Would also check thyroid f/u /w/ doc ...Read more
I've had loose stools for the past 15 years on a regular basis. Is there anything to worry about if I have a colonoscopy every five years?
Needs evaluation: Hopefully you have told the GI doctor who does your colonoscopies about this. If not, do so. This is not normal and should be investigated. Hope this is nothing serious. Good luck, . ...Read more
8mo old usually has loose stools. Last 3 days they have been firm, like playdoh, but not dry. Today she cried during every bm. What should I do?
Increase fluids: Most important to intermittent constipation is to make sure the child is getting plenty of fluids. At 8 months, can add a few ounces of water to daily formula intake, and if stools are harder than normal, a few ounces of juice can be added from a cup as well. Don't get into habit of juice from a bottle. Add a little extra fiber into diet. If problem persists, talk to doc about what meds may help. ...Read more
Loose stools for 2 weeks 2 weeks back, I was woken up by the need to go in the morning and the feeling is like I ate something wrong (mildly nauseous?
Loose stools: Diarrhea of this duration suggests a possible need for further history and study of the stools with culture, exams for ova and parasites, etc. Go and be seen. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have had loose stools for the past 4 months what could be wrong all I know is that I have bacteria in my intestines?
Cannot diagnose: This could be the same or recurrent symptoms from one infection or two different issues. The only way in which to resolve this is to go see a doctor and get diagnosed and treated if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: While most bouts of loose stool are innocent in this age group, if it's prolonged, especially with weight loss, it warrants a visit to the doctor for an exam and some tests. ...Read more
Is it normal to have loose stools with Ovulation every month? This has been a new symptom for me as of June this year. I've been ttc for 17 months.
I recently started having some loose stools that are black. I don't take iron or anything. I have ate a lot of salad lately. Not sure what's wrong?
Stools that are black:
Green Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly, such as due to diarrhea. As a result, bile doesn't have time to break down completely. Green leafy vegetables, green food coloring, such as in flavored drink mixes or ice pops, iron supplements.
Light-colored, white or clay-colored A lack of bile in stool. This may indicate a bile duct obstruction. Certain medications, such as large doses of bismuth subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol) and other anti-diarrheal drugs. ...Read more
Hi doc, I've been having diarrhoea for the past 5 days non stop so every time I sit down on the toilet it's all loose stools what could be causing it?
For the last three weeks my son has had loose stools every morning. He drinks soy milk. What should I do?
Loose stools: As long as he is not having diarrhea and dehydration, loose stools are not an issue. But you can give him more potatoes, rice, and carotts to make his stools more formed. Yougurt also may help the intestinal flora and affect, in a good way the stools. We do not want him to have hard stools as they are not health. ...Read more
I have been having loose stools, almost like diarrhoea every morning. For as long as I can remember. Also smelly gas.
Have had flat stools for about 2 yrs. No blood. About every 2 weeks I'll have some loose stools. No weight loss. Appetite is fine. I'm scared?
Stool change: If you have not had a colonoscopy at your age you should see a GI doctor to schedule one. Any changes in the stool form may be diet related and you might want to try first some increased fiber in your diet (like veggies, fruits and if that does not work you can try things like Metamucil or Citrucil). Good luck! ...Read more
Abdom cramps that come and go, loose stools, nausea for 5 days what could it be? Feel like im on the toilet every 15 min
Gastroenteritis?: Assuming you haven't left the country or been eating raw meats, it is likely you have food poisoning or perhaps a viral gastroenteritis. I would go to your GP or GI doctor if choice and have your stool checked. For this acute if a presentation, food or virus seems most likely. Start yourself on the BRAT diet - bananas, rice, Apple, tea. To improve your loose stools and avoid dairy for a few days ...Read more
21y/o, have loose stools with urgency for 4 months, I go once daily &maybe once every 2 days, no ocult blood or pain or history of illness or fatigue?
Diarrhea: You have this problem for 4 mos, it is time to see your doctor it could be an infection, bacterial, viral or parasitic. Your diet also can be the cause of this diarrhea, try to avoid dairy products & fatty food, eat bread, rice apple, bananas, soup, crackers & drink tea. Your doctor might do stool tests, stool culture & stool for ova & parasites. Feel better & good luck. ...Read more
Toddler has loose stools on and off for 2wks now. This happenes every few months. Acts normal, no fever, etc. Stool is light brown. Should I be worried?
Diarrhea: The stool color isn't worrisome, but if its been intermittent for a few months then needs more thorough evaluation. Could be toddler's diarrhea, maybe drinking too much juice and/or eating too many fruits. Possibly dairy related. Maybe just bad luck with infections. Besides a food restriction trial, he might need further evaluation through blood and stool. ...Read more
I'm 40 and recently been have loose stools every few days and also been quite tired, do I have colon cancer?
At your age colon cancer is unlikely. The symptoms, however, need evaluation. Common conditions include infection (food borne Salmonella, entero viruses)food allergy/intolerance, (eg Lactaid deficiency gluten sensitivity etc etc) See a Gastroenterologist and get these symptoms evaluated but don;t think the WORST FIRST.....Be well and Hope this helps!
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My son has CIDP on cellcept and steroids. He has very loose stools sometimes with blood. Every few minutes sometimes. Stool was white and lumpy today?
CIPD: If you are referring to chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, this is felt to be an autoimmune disease and the use of immunosuppressive agents such as CellCept our standard. In addition to effects on the blood count, there may be some associated GI side effects. I recommend talking with your neurologist. ...Read more
Every few days I have a bout of loose stools very loose and I'm always tired at the minute, I'm 40 and worried that I have colon cancer?
Many causes of Diarr: Diarrhea is not a common symptom of Colon cancer, so that should not be your worry. You should visit a physician to determine the cause which can be anything from irritable bowel to inflammatory bowel disease. Stress can be causative agent in some such ailments. Simplify your life style to reduce stress. ...Read more
I am having very bad abdominal pains every time I have to urinate, and very loose stools I'm on very many medications I've had a tvt operation.
Pains on urination: Can be serious. You need to see your primary care doctor sooner than later. ...Read more
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