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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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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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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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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