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When your pooping a lot does that mean your losing weight?

When your pooping a lot does that mean your losing weight?

NO: "pooping water" is diarrhea. This indicates you are losing fluid, nutrients, and electrolytes. Any weight lost by this matter will be regained rapidly by the body's mechanism to re-establish equilibrium. To lose weight: eat a palm-sized portion of protein&portion of brown carbohydrate every 3 hr; sprinkle 4 fruits&5veggies +3tsp oil/fat across the day. Drink 80oz water/day. Exercise 30-45min/day. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Started eating healthier months ago and I lost some weight. Now im not really eating healthy and im losing weight. I'm also pooping alot, having heada?

Started eating healthier months ago and I lost some weight. Now im not really eating healthy and im losing weight. I'm also pooping alot, having heada?

Unexplained weight: Loss indicates a need to see your doctor. He/she will let you know if all is well or if you need treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When pooping water does it mean I am losing weight?

When pooping water does it mean I am losing weight?

NO: "pooping water" is diarrhea. This indicates you are losing fluid, nutrients, and electrolytes. Any weight lost by this matter will be regained rapidly by the body's mechanism to re-establish equilibrium. To lose weight: eat a palm-sized portion of protein&portion of brown carbohydrate every 3 hr; sprinkle 4 fruits&5veggies +3tsp oil/fat across the day. Drink 80oz water/day. Exercise 30-45min/day. ...Read more

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A friend is spitting & pooping blood. Also losing weight. He's diabetic 2. What's going on?

A friend is spitting & pooping blood. Also losing weight. He's diabetic 2. What's going on?

Blood: Unexplained bleeding & weight loss need to be evaluated by a doctor. Your friend needs to see a doctor ASAP. You sound like a good friend. Please encourage him to do this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

Doctor can evaluate: A person who is newly pooping blood and spitting up blood needs an evaluation in the ER, or with a GI (gastroenterologist) doctor right away. The ER is usually the best place to get care for a new case of blood coming from the mouth and the anus. ...Read more

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Blood work is fine, no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18

Blood work is fine, no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18

Calorie record need: If thyroid test, tsh normal and all labs normal, do a diet/calorie record for at least 3 days to know for sure what you are taking in, on average 3000 calories equal 1 pound. How much exersize are you doing? How many bowel movements per day, could have abowel disorder[ibs, crohns, ] or absorbtion disorder or diabetes, check fasting glucose level [but labs normal? ]could be your genetics, bmi normal? ...Read more

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Blood test result was fine. Stool test is fine no blood no parasite. Why am I still losing weight? 18 years old. Can this be cancer?

Blood test result was fine. Stool test is fine no blood no parasite. Why am I still losing weight? 18 years old. Can this be cancer?

Not likely: If you are loosing weight, we need to know your diet, activity etc. Do you have any fever, joint pain or swelling etc. Also need to know how much wt have you lost in what period of time, what are your symptoms?
You definitely need to be evaluated thoroughly by your physician. ...Read more

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Why am I still losing weight? Stool test was normal no blood no parasite. Did a random glucose test it was normal? Is this cancer? Am I not eating enough? I have been eating healthy and exercising.

Why am I still losing weight? Stool test was normal no blood no parasite. Did a random glucose test it was normal? Is this cancer? Am I not eating enough? I have been eating healthy and exercising.

Visit your PMD: I would suggest a full blood panel, CBC, CMP, and STD check. You may be losing weight for several reasons and they need to be investigated depending on how much weight you have lost. Typically a loss of 10% of your body weight without trying is concerning. ...Read more

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Stool color yellows brown all blood work normal not losing weight have IBS -d on off 40 years AST never higher than 14 ALT 16 so why?

Stool color yellows brown all blood work normal not losing weight have IBS -d on off 40 years AST never higher than 14 ALT 16 so why?

Reduce intake: The ibs is a functional disorder. It is good that your ast is normal. To lose weight you need to reduce your caloric intake and increase the exercise; easier said than done. Your stool color is normal. ...Read more

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Foul fecal odor, excessive sweat/ leakage anus, loss urge defecate/eat, fatigued, losing weight, soft tender abdomen, empty vault what's wrong with me? : (

Foul fecal odor, excessive sweat/ leakage anus, loss urge defecate/eat, fatigued, losing weight, soft tender abdomen, empty vault what's wrong with me? : (

Tough one: Could have sperate issues occurring synergistically. You may have an issue in your GI system, getting dehydrated becuase no appetitie, could have anxiety problems adding, like ittitble bowel syndorme, could be a colon problem or stomach problem. Get in but in the meantime take ranitidine 150mg or Omeprazole 40-80mg (best) in case of stomach ulcer, keep up fluids, get seen quick, get bck 2us. Gd l. ...Read more

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Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Need evaluation: anemia is most concerning but if you are menstruating may be fine. Would suggest good physical examination and possible GI evaluation ...Read more

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Wet stool and loosing weight with pnemonia?

Wet stool and loosing weight with pnemonia?

Unclear question: Clarify the symptoms. "wet " stools and pneumonia don't go together. Better see your doctor get a thorough check up if you have unintentional loss of weight. ...Read more

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My 2 mos. Old daughter has diarrhea for 12 days now and she's loosing weight too. WBC is 15.40 and there's no parasite found in her stool.

My 2 mos. Old daughter has diarrhea for 12 days now and she's loosing weight too. WBC is 15.40 and there's no parasite found in her stool.

More tests: Diarrhea usually goes away on its own within 48 hours without medication. Persistent diarrhea for 2 weeks is considered chronic. The elevated white count is indicative of a bacterial infection. If one stool culture was negative, it should be repeated. Maybe it's time to consult a GI or infectious disease specialist to investigate all possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm currently vegan and I've eaten alot of fruits and veggies and whole grains but I gained 2 pounds and I thought I was supposed to be losing weight?

I'm currently vegan and I've eaten alot of fruits and veggies and whole grains but I gained 2 pounds and I thought I was supposed to be losing weight?

Carbs such as in: Whole grains can produce weight gain. I hope you re being guided by an experienced practitioner. Peace and good health. Also, fruit contains lots of fructose which is sugar. It's far better than refined sugar but it's still a sugar your body needs to process. ...Read more

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I keep on losing weight while trying to gain weight and eating alot. How can I fix it?

I keep on losing weight while trying to gain weight and eating alot. How can I fix it?

Recommendation: The first of all you need to know why you loosing weight. You need doctor's appointment and maybe some tests to figure out the cause. If no real medical problems your diet need to include high calories food, like pasta, cheese, butter, peanut butter, fish. ...Read more

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Is drinking alot of water lately a sign of losing weight?

Is drinking alot of water lately a sign of losing weight?

Water weight loss: One gallon of water is equivalent to 8 pounds. Most crash diets use a diuretic that can dehydrate the body by causing water loss. This type of weight loss is temporary and the pounds will return quickly. ...Read more

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Tips on losing weight?

Tips on losing weight?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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Tips for losing weight?

Tips for losing weight?

Food journal: Keep track of what you put in your mouth with a food journal and begin to eliminate foods with added sugars and fats. Cut back your food intake while increasing your exercise levels - shoot for 30min/day. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Drink water before meals. Don't skip meals, choose lean proteins and healthy carbs. Try choosemyplate. Gov or sparkpeople. Com or many phone apps for tracking. ...Read more

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Eating more but losing weight?

Eating more but losing weight?

See doctor: Eating more but losing weight can be the result of many things. Are you increasing physical activity? Are you eating more calories or more high quality food with fewer calories? You should check with your doctor, diabetes can be associated with unintentional weight loss as well as several other medical problems. ...Read more

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Am I losing weight too quickly?

Am I losing weight too quickly?

I am sorry but: You haven't told us what your rate of loss is. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Could I make losing weight easier?

Could I make losing weight easier?

Yes: Often it is about life choices and what you do to help yourself by the types of food you shop for and how much physical activity you are involved in. As well as deciding what your goals are. That often helps with weight loss. Maybe even having someone be your life coach. ...Read more

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Is lecthin good for losing weight?

Is lecthin good for losing weight?

No: You're throwing your money away on this supplement. Get with a reputable physician involved in holistic medicine and trust him/her. ...Read more

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How shall I go about losing weight?

How shall I go about losing weight?

How to lose weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Why I'm not losing weight so easily?

Why I'm not losing weight so easily?

It's not easy!: If it were easy to lose weight, the weight-loss industry would not be a multibillion-dollar industry. The only way that works is long-term changes in caloric intake and exercise. I tell my patients they should never try for more than a half pound of weight loss per week, and that maintenance of weight is a lifelong endeavor. Your doctor should be able to provide guidance. Good luck. ...Read more

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95lbs and 5ft 3 losing weight rapidly

95lbs and 5ft 3 losing weight rapidly

Too skinny: You need to see your primary care doctor right away. You are already too think and shouldn't be losing weight. ...Read more

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Why am I suddenly gaining/losing weight?

Why am I suddenly gaining/losing weight?

Systemic: Any sudden changes in weight could be an indication of systemic issues - weigh gain could be heart, fluid gain that is sudden, weight loss is worrisome is a sign body is breaking down quickly to make up energy need evaluation for cancer, or acute illness, parasites. ...Read more

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Can you advise for losing weight please!?

Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more