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I have diarrhea every morning at 7am only when I work though. What's wrong? I don't have it any other time

I have diarrhea every morning at 7am only when I work though. What's wrong? I don't have it any other time

Stress: Are you "stressed" the days you know you have to go to work? The gastointestinal tract is highly innervated and sensitive to "state of mind". In other words, anxiety and /or stress can manifest with diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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I have diarrhea every morning immediately upon waking up. It makes me nauseated. It's really interfering with my work, too. What can I do at home?

I have diarrhea every morning immediately upon waking up. It makes me nauseated. It's really interfering with my work, too. What can I do at home?

Sounds like: Severe debilitating problem. Causes include infection, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitits, or dietary intolerance. You should see a doctor rather than trying to treat this on your own. ...Read more

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Diarrhea every morning, what to do?

Diarrhea every morning, what to do?

What's the cause?: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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How come I get diarrhea every morning?

How come I get diarrhea every morning?

Broad differential: Could be many things. However one thing to consider if bile salt diarrhea especially if you have had your gallbladder removed. Speak with your doctor as there are medications that may help. ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea every morning? It's been going on for months

Why do I get diarrhea every morning? It's been going on for months

Diarrhea: There are many potential reasons for diarrhea in the mornings, ranging from infectious causes to irritable bowel syndrome. To sort it out requires a dr. Visit and perhaps lab tests. However, before doing that, I would try increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and gradually starting a fiber supplement such as Metamucil each morning. If no better in 4-6 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've woken every morning to diarrhea for 5 days in a row. It doesn't occur throughout the day. Should I be concerned?

I've woken every morning to diarrhea for 5 days in a row. It doesn't occur throughout the day. Should I be concerned?

Diarrhea: Daytime diarrhea is usually functional, like irritible bowel
whereas diarrhea in the middle of the night sounds more like an infection. 5 days is pretty acute; we usually distinguish at 2 weeks. Could be a stomach flu still or salmonella or campylobacter from some food you ate. ...Read more

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I have Morning diarrhea with cramps every morning for the past 12 days goes away after an hour or two each time. I'm a healthy active 53 year old?

I have Morning diarrhea with cramps every morning for the past 12 days goes away after an hour or two each time. I'm a healthy active 53 year old?

Further check-up: There could be many causes for this problem such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, bacteria and viruses, substance abuse, stress, and reactions to medications. A more detailed history is needed and a stool culture may be advisable. So I suggest a visit to a clinic or Family Doctor. In the meantime probiotics and being careful about irritant foods such as spicy foods, caffeine and alcohol may help. ...Read more

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I have morning diarrhea every morning? Well, every single morning I been eating breakfast then right after that I attend to have diarrhea for some reason, is it something I ate?

I have morning diarrhea every morning? Well, every single morning I been eating breakfast then right after that I attend to have diarrhea for some reason, is it something I ate?

It: It is not clear to me if this is a new or long-standing problem for you. There is a reflex that can occur after we eat that causes defectation (bowel movement), this is called the gastrocolic reflex and occurs from when we get food in our stomach. However, diarrhea every morning, especially if this is a change, should be evaluated. You may need a gastroenterology evaluation or a colonoscopy if this is a bowel change.

If you had worsening diarrhea, vomiting, fever, bloody stools, or vomiting then you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Seriously WHY do I suffer EVERY morning with major Diarrhea?? Getting old : (. Yes I was told I have IBS.

Seriously WHY do I suffer EVERY morning with major Diarrhea?? Getting old : (. Yes I was told I have IBS.

Hard to say.: Questions of why are more philosophic than medical. IBS is treatable and your symptoms can be controlled. If your doc can't fix it see another GI specialist. ...Read more

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Lately I've been waking up every morning feeling nauseous, vomiting, and sometimes have diarrhea what may be wrong with me?

Needs evaluation: By lately if you mean for a while you needs to be checked. We do not have enough history as to how long you have had these symptoms, does it only happen in the morning or also during the day, have you lost weight. Any past history etc. You need complete check up and may need some tests to find out what is going on with you
so make an appointment and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, every morning after breakfasti have diarrhea, only once never any sort of pain. Later in evening I can experience constipation?

Hi, every morning after breakfasti have diarrhea, only once never any sort of pain. Later in evening I can experience constipation?

IBS?: Time to go see your primary doctor and maybe a GI specialist. Sounds like irritable bowl syndrome, but could be other issues as well - best to go get checked if it doesn't go away on it's own within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Was unprotectedly raped and keeping having diarrhea with a lot of nausea every morning and in the middle of the night. What is going on?

Was unprotectedly raped and keeping having diarrhea with a lot of nausea every morning and in the middle of the night. What is going on?

Side effect, stress: Either a reaction to the "morning after" pill if, which can cause temporary side effects of diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or a post-traumatic stress response to the rape, or both. You can take over-the-counter nausea medicine like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for the nausea. If the symptoms don't go away in a week or so, consider counseling to help with psychological trauma ...Read more

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Having diarrhea every morning for quite some time now. Been to a gi, found nothing. Don't have gall bladder, diarrhea is dark green & strong odor.?

Having diarrhea every morning for quite some time now. Been to a gi, found nothing. Don't have gall bladder, diarrhea is dark green & strong odor.?

Diarrhea: How long ago was your cholecystectomy? Within the first several months after cholecystectomy you can experience bile salt related loose stools. Otherwise in the absence of an intestinal infection it's not uncommon for ibs to cause am loose stools. ...Read more

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Why I have diarrhea continuously for a week now. It occurs every morning or evening. After I eat or drink anything. Is it because of hormone changes?

Why I have diarrhea continuously for a week now. It occurs every morning or evening. After I eat or drink anything. Is it because of hormone changes?

GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest, fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. You need full exam and lab screen to rule out infection. If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is viral it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more

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Hands swelling every morning following a week of diarrhea. What is wrong with me?

Electrolyte problem: If you are noticing swelling after a week of diarrhea you have probably developed an electrolyte imbalance. If the diarrhea resolves, then there is a good chance the swelling will resolve. ...Read more

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How come I wake up with stomach pains and diarrhea every morning?

What do you eat?: Ifyou are having stomach pains and diarrhea every morning, it may be related to something you are eating, or to chronic colitis. Ask your doctor to check you for lactose intolerance, and for gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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Had a systemic reaction to hair dye 2 months ago. Suspect allergy to ppd. Still sick. Headaches, diarrhea every morning, lost 10 pounds.?

Unlikely the PPDA: Allergic reactions to ppda (para-phenylenediamene) found in most permanent hair dyes can be profound, prolonged and severe. If you are still having those types of symptoms you need to see your doctor to make sure something else is not going on. Don't just assume it the PPD reaction two months after. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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For the last couple weeks I've been having every morning diarrhea with pretty intense stomach cramping. .. It seems to subside on some days?

For the last couple weeks I've been having every morning diarrhea with pretty intense stomach cramping. .. It seems to subside on some days?

See answer: Diarrhea with crampy abdominal pain is most often due to a viral gastroenteritis. There are also other infectious agents that can cause diarrhea. Two weeks is a bit on the long side to be having symptoms from viral gastroenteritis, so if the symptoms are not improving see your physician. See>> http://bit. Ly/1vxEW0V ...Read more

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I have been having sever stomach pains and diarrhea every morning for the past year. Sometimes this pain is so intense it wakes me from my sleep. Y?

IBS: Is the most likely cause and is directly related to poor diet affecting the signals that go from the automatic brain to the bowel. If it applies get rid of all the sugary "junk" food, beverages and caffeine. If it does not work, get it checked locally. A year is a long time to have this! ...Read more

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I have diarrhea and gas every morning, I eat about 2 sticks of chalk daily. Usually at nights I eat a slice of bread and some milk. This has been going on for some time I think it has something to do with the bread but I'm not sure?

I have diarrhea and gas every morning, I eat about 2 sticks of chalk daily. Usually at nights I eat a slice of bread and some milk. This has been going on for some time I think it has something to do with the bread but I'm not sure?

? lactose intolerant: Many people can not digest milk sugar, called lactose. Sometimes they may drink regular milk by taking an over-the-counter pill containing lactase, the enzyme necessary to digest it. All that milk sugar is a delight to your bowel flora--they ferment it, causing gas and diarrhea. Now, the desire to eat chalk is called "pica", and may be caused by a deficiency, such as iron. See your pcp. ...Read more

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Morning nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains, almost every morning. What's wrong?

Morning nausea, diarrhea and stomach pains, almost every morning. What's wrong?

Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Every morning for the last week or so, I wake up having an upset stomach/diarrhea. I even felt the urge in my sleep, but ignored it. Why? Stress?

Every morning for the last week or so, I wake up having an upset stomach/diarrhea. I even felt the urge in my sleep, but ignored it. Why? Stress?

Possible: It's certainly possible that stress can cause these symptoms. Stress can also trigger gastritis or even ulcers, which can be serious. Trial of OTC antacid - such as omeprazole (prilosec) 20mg daily for 2 weeks may help tell what is going on. ...Read more

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Every morning for the past few weeks I have been having yellow watery diarrhea with abdominal cramping. It usually wakes me up early in the morning?

Every morning for the past few weeks I have been having yellow watery diarrhea with abdominal cramping. It usually wakes me up early in the morning?

Get tested: Several medicines, medical issues, intestinal disorders could cause what you have. My advice is to see your doctor for a full history, exam. If appropriate testing of the stool and your body will provide the best clues to what is causing your diarrhea. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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