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What To Do For Regular Motion
Not sure: Please reword your question as i'm not sure what you're asking. Perhaps wording it in a different way will allow one of the doctors on healthtap to be helpful to you. ...Read more
My stool has had foam for a while now and sometimes little bits of regular stool come out in a projectile motion. Not sure what can be causing this :/?
Stool issues: First off, are you bothered by the appearance of your stool or are there any symptoms besides that? If that's the appearance that is bothersome but your stool frequency and other bowel movement routine is normal including no blood in the stool and no other symptoms are present (pain in the belly, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss), you may rest assured. ...Read more
Is it fine to give prune juice to 1 yr old daily to keep his motions regular? If yes then how much i can give him?
Yes: I give it full adult strength to whatever amount it takes. Usually 1-2 ounces once or twice a day will be enough after initial success is accomplished. ...Read more
Treat the cause: Constipation can be caused from poor dietary habits, an undiagnosed or poorly treated thyroid problem, side effect from prescription meds (e.g. Pain killers, calcium channel blockers), and/or from food allergy/sensitivity (e.g. Wheat/gluten), to name a few! you can try taking fiber and drinking more fluids, but treating underlying cause of problem is better, such as addressing the above mentioned. ...Read more
My son keep getting stomach upset & very loose motions every month. He cannot gain weight bcuz of constant & regular disruption. Reports r clear?
Stomach aches: The list of causes for diarrhea and upset stomach are numerous. Typical workup is stool test for parasites and bacteria, blood count, rotavius antigen, sugar in stool, fat in stool, etc. If u traveled, look for causes from that area, like typhoid in stool. Then look for tests for malabsorption like lactose intolerance tests and gluten intolerance. If persist, see a GI doc. ...Read more
20 year-old woman with 2 painful left popliteal lumps, "inconclusive" x-ray and MRI, leading to difficulty standing or walking.....?
Excisional Biopsy: Since the X-rays and MRI are inconclusive, it would be prudent to have one of the lumps removed for pathological evaluation (excisional biopsy). It is likely a benign process, like an angiolipoma, a neurfoibroma, a neurilemoma or a Masson's tumor, but a pathological diagnosis is your best option at this time. Plus, removing the lump will likely make the pain resolve. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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