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What Should Be Done About Diarrhea That Lasts For More Then A Week
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
Not having diarrhea: Normal bowel frequency varies from 3 movements/ day to one movement every 3 to 4 days. Stool consistency, measured by bristol stool scale, varies from normal (4), hard (1-3), soft (5-7). Stool frequency you describe does not meet the medical definition of diarrhea. Perhaps you have a change in stool texure, urgency, or volume? Report accompanying symptoms (blood, tenderness, fever) to your doctor. ...Read more
I have been having nosebleeds several times a week for the last few months. Is this anything to be concerned about?
Nosebleeds Recurrent: Recurrent nosebleeds, especially if last longer than four weeks, warrant a thorough evaluation for blood clotting disorders. Most commonly, nosebleeds occur due to irritation to the nose, and are more of a nuisance than serious. The best way to manage nosebleeds is to keep the nasal membranes moist with saline mist / gel. All patients taking blood thinners should use saline nasal sprays. ...Read more
Is it ok to have a mass in your uterus and your period lasts only for two days and is there a possibility that you might be pregnant ?
I get a headache that last for several days after ejaculation. Is this normal? Is there any treatments? Do I need to consult a neurologist?
Should a person be concerned if they have diarrhea 2 days after having a colonosipy sorry for the miss spelling is it a concern to go to the er?
Nothing to worry: It may be left over effect of the prep and it should go away in due course.If it persists beyong 5 days see your doctor. ...Read more
It could be a sign : Of hormonal imbalance, thickening of your endometrial lining, sign of tumor etc. Follow up with your gyn. Take care! ...Read more
Continued...should I wait a couple more days to see a doctor because the Monistat says it could take up to a week for all symptoms to resolve?
Maybe: A lot of women misdiagnose a yeast infection. Yeast infections tend to cause more external than internal symptoms, are more likely to have a cottage cheese like discharge and aren't usually associated with an foul or fishy odor. At your age too, an STD check even if in a stable relationship is a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely normal: Mid cycle spotting is not uncommon nor abnormal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
A few times a month over the last few years I will get a headache that will be about an 8 but only last for about 2 seconds. Should I worry?
Is it typical to still not have your period for almost a month. Even with a uti. Couple more days of meds than I am done.
What to do if I have this before in a few teeth, it is like that for about 3 days and then disappears. What is it?
See a dentist: Question is too vague to answer at all. ...Read more
I've had orange stools for more than six months with no other identifiable symptoms. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Stool change: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens & collards. Artificial food coloring & some meds (antacids) are other reasons. Inadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel & diarrhea are possibilities especially with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation or abd.Discomfort. Stooling change warrants eval. ...Read more
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