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Urine dipstick test shows pH of 7.0 and traces of leukocytes and protein. She prescribed Macrobid I went in for loose stools and back and pelvic pain. Should I take the medication

Urine dipstick test shows pH of 7.0 and traces of leukocytes and protein. She prescribed Macrobid I went in for loose stools and back and pelvic pain. Should I take the medication

No: Trace leucocytes & trace protein are within normal limits & may be simple contaminants such as from vaginal epithelial cells. Presumably nitrite was negative which would have indicated baceria in your urine. Urine culture from a mid stream specimen, separating labia to avoid contamination, after cleansing with soap towlettes, would be more definitative for uti. That way you and your dr. Would know. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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Diarrhea & small intestine pain after eating meats- should I cut out meats until I can get to see allergist? What can I eat in place of it for protein

Diarrhea & small intestine pain after eating meats- should I cut out meats until I can get to see allergist? What can I eat in place of it for protein

GI pain after eating: Normally dairy and wheat intol will cause more GI related issues. Not normally meat and not found out earlier in life. It is possible that you are having spasms in general from eating with the resulting diarrhea. You may want to look at your fiber and water intake as well as Dairy until you can see your PCP. ...Read more

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Can I get diarrhea from eating red meat if I don't eat it regularly but rarely? Because every time I eat red meat I sometimes get diarrhea.

Can I get diarrhea from eating red meat if I don't eat it regularly but rarely? Because every time I eat red meat I sometimes get diarrhea.

Yes: If you are not used to eating red meat, diarrhea may be a side effect. This assumes your diet is otherwise low fat. The diarrhea can be due to a higher fat content than your system is used to. ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea within 20mins after eating any kind of BBQ or spicy food? This was never an issue for me before I have always loved spices!

Why do I get diarrhea within 20mins after eating any kind of BBQ or spicy food? This was never an issue for me before I have always loved spices!

Not unusual.: It is not unusual to have urgent bowel movements after meals that are high in fatty content. However, what is unusual is to have a change in bowel habits. What I would recommend is to increase the amount of fiber in your diet for now. If this does not work, or if you see any evidence of bleeding, unexplained weight loss, or other symptoms, see your primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone get diarrhea from eating only one small meal a day for a few days straight and no other food, & drinking 10 cups water throughout the day?

Can someone get diarrhea from eating only one small meal a day for a few days straight and no other food, & drinking 10 cups water throughout the day?

Well: Diarrhea can be caused by many things. Not likely eating one meal a day. If the diarrhea persist go see doctor for further evaluation ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea after eating pizza? I have no food allergy that I'm aware of and I eat bread and other dairy products all the time with no probs

Why do I get diarrhea after eating pizza? I have no food allergy that I'm aware of and I eat bread and other dairy products all the time with no probs

Lactose Intolerance: While you note you can eat other dairy products without a problem pizza cheeses like mozzarella are fresher cheeses with more lactose present. Try taking some OTC Lactase the next time you eat pizza. If this solves your problem, you have your answer it's lactose intolerance...if not see an allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea after eating pork? I also have some cramping in my abdomen a gas

Why do I get diarrhea after eating pork? I also have some cramping in my abdomen a gas

See a GI doctor: You may have some allergy to pork, may have a bacterial population in your gut that reacts to pork, you may have a type of irritable bowel syndrome, or there may another issue. Get evaluated and managed by an experienced clinician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get diarrhea every time I eat there is no pain any where but it happens within 5 minutes of eating it has been going on for almost a year any ideas?

IBS: This is most likely an irritable bowel syndrome. Can you relate the symptoms to specific foods? Taking an antispasmodic medication like bentyl (dicyclomine) 1/2 hour before meals often prevents the gastrocolic reflex from being overactive and thus makes postprandial diarrhea less likely. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to diagnose and treat this problem. ...Read more

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How long after eating something do you get diarrhea?

Depends: From a few hours to several days, depending on the cause. Diarrhea resulting from bacterial toxins (e.g. Staph, bacillus cereus) starts in a few hours, whereas diarrhea from salmonella, shigella and campylobacter takes longer, because the organism have to replicate first. You can never blame the last food you ate (or sue the last restaurant you ate at) for diarrhea. ...Read more

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I get diarrhea after eating foods that never bothered me before. The fit only last one or two times then corrects itself. What's wrong with me?

I get diarrhea after eating foods that never bothered me before. The fit only last one or two times then corrects itself. What's wrong with me?

Needs More Eval: Our body's response to what it comes in contact with is dynamic & changing. It can involve multiple factors including immune & nervous systems & inflammatory pathways. Its possible to develop sensitivities & intolerance to foods that one did not have previously. I often start with a food/symptom diary, food sensitivity testing & stress vs 'mindful eating' practices & maybe probiotics & enzymes. ...Read more

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I periodically get severe diarrhea within 15 mins of eating spaghetti. Never happens with homemade, always old-school Italian restaurants.

I periodically get severe diarrhea within 15 mins of eating spaghetti. Never happens with homemade, always old-school Italian restaurants.

Spaghetti: I am not an expert on spaghetti but it sounds like you are sensitive to an ingredient used in restaurant spaghetti. It sounds like you may have to leave it off your menu. Make sure you hydrate when this occurs. ...Read more

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Pls help. Whenever I eat or drink anything I get cramps and diarrhea. Within like 10 minutes of eating. I cant even drin water without this issue?

Pls help. Whenever I eat or drink anything I get cramps and diarrhea. Within like 10 minutes of eating. I cant even drin water without this issue?

ARealPainInTheButt: There's this thing called the "gastro-colic reflex, " in which the intestines (especially colon) start gearing-up to digest right away, while you are eating. In some people this reflex gets exaggerated and all Hell (and S--t) breaks loose. This indicates an oversensitive gut, often triggered by certain foods. It's often called "Irritable Bowel, " so see your doctor to help you figure it all out. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics that causing diarrhea am I absorbing calories eating if not about how much can I be loosing and how can I get the calories back?

Discuss with doctor: First, this could well be a reaction to the antibiotic, and it needs to be changed. Why are u on the antibiotic in the first place? In addition, there is a condition of a bacteria that multiplies as a result of antibiotics, clostridium difficile, and this has to be ruled out as a source of the problem. ...Read more

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How come I get diarrhea after eating chicken breast?

No logical reason: This makes little sense to me and you may need a food diarrhea, of course, improperly prepared or incomplete cooking may result in bacterial contamination of the chicken. ...Read more

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After eating ice cream, most of the time I get diarrhea shortly after eating it. What could be the possible reasons for this?

After eating ice cream, most of the time I get diarrhea shortly after eating it. What could be the possible reasons for this?

Lactose Intolerance?: It may be that your body is unable to process the lactose in milk products. Do you have teh same reaction to drinking milk or eating lots of cheese? It could also be that you are eating more ice cream at a time than you should or if you normally do not consume a lot of sugar, that could be causing the issue. You might also have an allergy to something in it-test by trying other flavors or see md. ...Read more

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I could always eat ice cream up until the past 1 year. Now I get diarrhea a few hours after eating it. Why would this be? What can I take?

I could always eat ice cream up until the past 1 year. Now I get diarrhea a few hours after eating it. Why would this be? What can I take?

Lactose intolerance: Sounds like you may have developed lactose intolerance. Try lactaid as directed before the ice cream. If continues, see your MD. Good Luck. ...Read more

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If I have Diarrhea will I not get the calories, nutrients, or protein from the stuff I eat earlier?

If I have Diarrhea will I not get the calories, nutrients, or protein from the stuff I eat earlier?

See below: The stuff you ate more than 6-8 hours before diarrhea would have been digested and absorbed and will provide the nutrition you are questioning.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I'm not lactose intolerance, fine with milk n cheese etc. But I get severe diarrhea and stomach cramp 1-2 hrs after eating Greek yogurt. Why is that?

I'm not lactose intolerance, fine with milk n cheese etc. But I get severe diarrhea and stomach cramp 1-2 hrs after eating Greek yogurt. Why is that?

Greek yougurt: And GI symptoms. There must be something in the yogurt that you are sensitive to. Please read the label and see what's in it as a flavoring, coloring, preservative, etc. Consider eating a different brand or non-Greek yogurt. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I get cramps and diarrhea when I eat bell pepper, recently I experienced the same symptoms when eating fresh jalapeño. Is it a food group intolerance?

I get cramps and diarrhea when I eat bell pepper, recently I experienced the same symptoms when eating fresh jalapeño. Is it a food group intolerance?

Food intolerance: Given your history it does sound like there is a correlation of your symptoms to that vegetable class. If you have no other symptoms and you can reproduce these symptoms when eating peppers then I would avoid peppers. If not you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ever since I had my gall bladder removed, immediately after eating, I get a horrible bout of diarrhea. Are there any remedies for this?

Ever since I had my gall bladder removed, immediately after eating, I get a horrible bout of diarrhea. Are there any remedies for this?

Yes: The gall bladder stores and concentrates bile. Without a gall bladder, the bile is continuously excreted into the intestine. This sometimes overloads the ability of the terminal ileum to reabsorb all of the bile that is presented to it. This irritates the right colon which can cause diarrhea. Taking a medicine that binds bile salts can stop this, but try metamucil first. ...Read more

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After I eat/sometimes before I am even finished eating I get sharp pains in my stomach and am running to the bathroom with diarrhea. What is this?

Few things: This could be any of a few different things including trouble with acid in your stomach, gallbladder, or irritable bowel. It could also be a food intolerance if it happens with the same types of foods. If this just started it could also be an infection in your bowels. If it does not improve this should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more