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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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Can eating ALOT of fruits & vegetables in one day & no other food (approx. 4cup fruit, 4cup vegetables) cause diarrhea that evening? Or mild cramping?

Can eating ALOT of fruits & vegetables in one day & no other food (approx. 4cup fruit, 4cup vegetables) cause diarrhea that evening? Or mild cramping?

YES: This is a LOT of "roughage" (=increased stool formation PLUS some vegetables (eg: celery/tomatoes) contain a natural laxative!

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I can't eat healthy food. Beans, grains, vegetable, and dark leaves cause gases and diarrhea. What's the problem? What can I do?

I can't eat healthy food. Beans, grains, vegetable, and dark leaves cause gases and diarrhea. What's the problem? What can I do?

Yes: You will get more gas and stools will be looser on these foods, but they are still healthy for you. These foods cause your bowel to produce more gas as they are digested. This is normal and expected. Sometimes mixing in more whole grain breads and cereals will reduce the loose stools and gas. See your doctor if problem worsens. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vegetable fibres and yeast like cells in stool analysis is normal? Is it the cause of abdomen pain and diarrhea and tongue have white coat on it.

Vegetable fibres and yeast like cells in stool analysis is normal? Is it the cause of abdomen pain and diarrhea and tongue have white coat on it.

Depends: Vegetable fibre is definitely a normal part of stool. Yeast like cells could also be seen in normal stool, but if there are an excessive number, they may represent part of your problem. ...Read more

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Can I give some fruits and vegetables to my 10 m baby with mild diarhea? Any examples?

Can I give some fruits and vegetables to my 10 m baby with mild diarhea? Any examples?

Diarrhea diet: Most pediatricians will recommend the BRAT diet for children with diarrhea (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast). Most vegetables are fine to feed during this time, but excessive fruits (especially those low in fiber or acidic) may contribute to or make diarrhea worse. ...Read more

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Mom 58yo chronic diarrhoea with some normal motions. Raw garlic white pepper cold fruits water caused abdo pain. Responded to antispasmodic meds, heat?

Mom 58yo chronic diarrhoea with some normal motions. Raw garlic white pepper cold fruits water caused abdo pain. Responded to antispasmodic meds, heat?

Abdominal pain: Could be food intolerences, , biliary dyskinesia, gallbladder, or a form of inflammatory disease and if all negative irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea. I always check h pylori as well. Would follow up with gastroenterologist and consider colonoscopy/ if have not had one. sonogram/HIDA if needed and posible small bowel follow through. ...Read more

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Can eating celery cause diarrhea?

Can eating celery cause diarrhea?

No not normally: No eating celery usually does not cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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How can eating eggs cause diarrhea?

How can eating eggs cause diarrhea?

Salmonella: Raw eggs may carry salmonella and if eaten without proper cooking, salmonella infection may occur and result in diarrhea. ...Read more

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Could eating tomatoes cause diarrhea?

Could eating tomatoes cause diarrhea?

Yes: Diarrhea is a common symptom of allergic reaction to tomato. Gi symptoms often occur within minutes to hours after eating tomato. Histamine released in the GI tract creates abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Histamine dilates and increases the permeability of blood vessels, allowing an excess amount of fluid fluids to enter the gut. ...Read more

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Will eating peas cause diarrhea in a child?

Yes: They can peas are often on lists of foods to avoid with diarrhea and can cause gas. ...Read more

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What could cause severe diarrhea from eating something?

What could cause severe diarrhea from eating something?

E. coli, rotavirus: Enterotoxigenic e. Coli is probably the most common bacterial cause, the rotavirus family is probably the most common viral cause and g. Lamblia is probably the most common parasitic cause. ...Read more

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Can eating a lot of sweet peas cause diarrhea in a child?

Can eating a lot of sweet peas cause diarrhea in a child?

Yes: Eating a lot of fruits and veggies (especially if combined with juices) can cause toddler's diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can eating Oreo cookies cause black diarrhea?

Can eating Oreo cookies cause black diarrhea?

Not likely: The biggest concern would be a gastrointestinal bleed. Any such diarrhea should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi! I just had a quick question...can not eating cause diarrhea?

Intolerance: That may mean that you have intolerance to certain food such as milk products of glutin. It may also mean you have ulcers or dyspepsia. Get checked out! ...Read more

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I have black diarrhea. I've been eating a lot of Oreos the past few days, could this be the cause?

I have black diarrhea. I've been eating a lot of Oreos the past few days, could this be the cause?

No: Black or dark brown? Black stools, whether solid or loose, can be sign of blood in the stool. You might want to have this checked especially if you have any belly pain, fever, weight loss. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing diarrhea on-and-off for the past 6 months. It doesn't seem to be linked to the food I'm eating. What else could cause this?

I've been experiencing diarrhea on-and-off for the past 6 months. It doesn't seem to be linked to the food I'm eating. What else could cause this?

Need evaluation: Diarrhea over 6 months may be due to chronic infection, malabsorption and less common reasons. It appears that you are under the care of a doctor and it would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor as more history and tests may be needed. ...Read more

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Could eating vegetable soup (carrots, celery, a bit of onion) give someone diarrhea? I had 2 bowls half hour ago and now I have bad diarrhea.

Could eating vegetable soup (carrots, celery, a bit of onion) give someone diarrhea? I had 2 bowls half hour ago and now I have bad diarrhea.

It would certainly: Be possible that the soup was tainted and caused "food poisoning" resulting in diarrhea. Any foods left out "warming" for a prolonged period of time at an unsafe temperature becomes a breeding ground for pathogens. ...Read more

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Will eating too much sugar cause diarrhea?

Will eating too much sugar cause diarrhea?

Sugar & diarrhea: Yes, eating too much sugar can cause diarrhea. If a large amount of sugar makes its way into your intestinal tract, it tends to pull fluid from the intestinal wall to the inside. More fluid in the intestines means looser stools and possibly diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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