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I stopped eating fast food restaurants for months 2 days ago I ate a burger I got pain on my intestines & now I like loose stools I don't eat big meal?

I stopped eating fast food restaurants for months 2 days ago I ate a burger I got pain on my intestines & now I like loose stools I don't eat big meal?

Diarrhea: There are many possible causes and explanations for your symptoms, but answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...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 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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What about chinese food gives you diarrhea?

What about chinese food gives you diarrhea?

Usually doesn't: Agree with earlier comments about spread of germs in buffets and checking for cleanliness. Having lived in Taiwan - I can say that average Chinese food doesn't usually lead to loose stools. ...Read more

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I've noticed certain foods give me diarrhea for a day or 2, then mucus & sometimes v.slight bright string of blood, then fine. What can I expect at dr?

I've noticed certain foods give me diarrhea for a day or 2, then mucus & sometimes v.slight bright string of blood, then fine. What can I expect at dr?

I think there may be: A couple of explanations. You may have been exposed to a food bacteria experiencing only mild symptoms of food poisoning. OR your mucus/mildly bloody stool could be an allergic reaction to the food. Either case suggests a visit/evaluation by your Doctor. Expect stool cultures, possibly blood work. I would put my money on recurring food allergy/sensitivity which, hopefully, tests will identify. ...Read more

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Why does coffee, cappuccino, and other caffeinated sources give me diarrhea after extended use? Sodas have also started having the same effect as well as certain foods.

Why does coffee, cappuccino, and other caffeinated sources give me diarrhea after extended use? Sodas have also started having the same effect as well as certain foods.

Food sensitivity: You can see your doc for testing for food sensitivity and exclude those things from your diet. Great Plains Lab in KS, USA, has an excellent one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea? Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease. No feve

Can I give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea? Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease. No feve

Probably won't: Yes you can give her rice cereal but it won't stop her diarrhea, the disease is viral and will run its course unfortunately. Give her plenty of fluids and rest, wish her a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Our 2 1/2 baby last night was throwing up and this morning has diarrhea. What can we give him to stop it. He ate indian food the second night in a row. First night had no issues with it. Can we give him ammodium?

Our 2 1/2 baby last night was throwing up and this morning has diarrhea. What can we give him to stop it. He ate indian food the second night in a row. First night had no issues with it. Can we give him ammodium?

Immodium: Immodium is not recommended for children. Standard managment recommendations for children with diarrhea are:
1. Rehydrate-.Pedialyte or similar, give small amounts regularly or a few oz after each diarrhea
2. BRAT diet-bananas, applesauce, rice, applesauce, toast, etc help bind the stools
3. Avoid dairy, sugary drinks, acidic foods
4. High quality probiotics-help re-balance the intestines ...Read more

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My nephew has had a runny nose, a cough, very runny diarrhea, and can't keep food down. Is there any meds we can give him? He is 2 years old.

My nephew has had a runny nose, a cough, very runny diarrhea, and can't keep food down. Is there any meds we can give him? He is 2 years old.

Seek MD: Your nephew deserves the care of a doctor. A two-year-old can become dehydrated quickly with these symptoms. Make sure your doctor is involved. ...Read more

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How can I enjoy pepper sauce & spicy foods without the harsh effects of diarrhea and stomach pains?! I refuse to give up my spicy food cravings!

How can I enjoy pepper sauce & spicy foods without the harsh effects of diarrhea and stomach pains?! I refuse to give up my spicy food cravings!

Find the cause: Millions and millions of people enjoy spice without either stomach pain or diarrhea. Do you have an ulcer? Do you have reflux (where stomach acid abnormally comes up into the tube between your stomach and your throat, causing a burn)? Do you eat the spice in a bowl of greasy, fat filled or fried food, instead of over roasted lean meats or vegetables? Find the cause to make it better. ...Read more

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I have a flu. Taking z pack and tamiflu (oseltamivir). Don't know if meds or food giving me diarrhea and nausea. Shud I take something for this or stop either meds?

I have a flu. Taking z pack and tamiflu (oseltamivir). Don't know if meds or food giving me diarrhea and nausea. Shud I take something for this or stop either meds?

Diarrhea: Both zithromax and tamiflu (oseltamivir) can cause diarrhea and nausea. Zithromax has no place in the treatment of flu. You do not need to be on an antibiotic (which is meant to kill bacteria) for a viral illness. Please discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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My 21 month old son has 3 loose stools a day his dr said to give him Gatorade but is there anything else I can do for him? Food to avoid etc?

My 21 month old son has 3 loose stools a day his dr said to give him Gatorade but is there anything else I can do for him? Food to avoid etc?

Diarrhea?: Would need more history, but you should discuss again with the doctor seeing him and ask if they feel that exam of a stool specimen might be of value. If no further helpful comments might consider getting a second opinion. Hope the little guy is better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Stomach cramping in pain for three days with diarrea. Ate at a resturaunt all of us had the same food but he had pickle ralish this is the only thing we can think of. After he ate he had diarreha and his stomach started hurting him, the next morning he wo

Stomach cramping in pain for three days with diarrea. Ate at a resturaunt all of us had the same food but he had pickle ralish this is the only thing we can think of. After he ate he had diarreha and his stomach started hurting him, the next morning he wo

I: I do not know the cause of the male's diarrhea and stomach pain. If his stool is black, tarry and malodoros, this could be do to gastrointenstinal bleeding and he needs to be medically evaluated. This should be done asap since he also a tender abdomen and it hurts just to walk. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for food poisoning when you can't keep water down? I've been sick since I ate at a new restaurant for lunch. It started as soon as I got home after eating. It's been nausea and diarrhea for a couple hours. I tried to drink water so I

What is the treatment for food poisoning when you can't keep water down? I've been sick since I ate at a new restaurant for lunch. It started as soon as I got home after eating. It's been nausea and diarrhea for a couple hours. I tried to drink water so I

I: I think that you need an antiemetic, either as a suppositorie or an orally disintegrating tablet, which is not available over the counter. Therefore, you may have to visit the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help with diarrhea?

BRAT diet: Btead, rice, appkesauce, tea/toast. Drink plenty of fluids too. ...Read more

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Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to harden the stools like bananas, rice, apples. Avoid milk products and keep up fluid intake to replace stool losses. ...Read more

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Can chinese food cause diarrhea?

Can chinese food cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Almost any food can cause diarrhea if it is consumed in large quantities or the body is not used to it. Additionally spices or hot peppers or hot sauces can cause diarrhea in some people. We have all heard the term travelers diarrhea. This is not always an infection but a reaction to new foods the body is not used to. ...Read more

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What type of food causes diarrhea?

Any: Need to be evaluated for food allergy. Any foods can cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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What foods are remedy for diarrhea?

BRAT: Try brat diet- banana, rice, apple sauce, tea. Try to avoid milk and dairy products. Keep yourself well hydrated to prevent dehydration. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Which type of food causes light diarrhea?

Depends on in: Individual sensitivity. Food with bacterial contamination or bacterial toxins will cause diarrhea on most people. Some people are sensitive to specific food, e.g., people with celiac disease are sensitive to food with wheat rye and barley. It would require taking a detailed person history and may be challenges with foods to sort out the issue. ...Read more

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Why is it that spicy foods cause us to have diarrhea?

Not true: That's just you. There is no basis for that statement. If you eat any kind of food which isn't part of your normal diet (e.g. New cuisines or adding spices when you normally don't eat them), then your gut may need to adjust it's exocrine functions and gut flora accordingly. But if it is part of your usual diet, you don't get those symptoms. ...Read more

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What are right foods and drinks for baby with diarrhea?

What are right foods and drinks for baby with diarrhea?

DIARRHEA DIET..: If breast feeding, continue. If formula fed, and diarrhea is more than 7-10 days, can give lactose free formula for 2 weeks. Give pediallyte equal amount for each stool volume, for each diarrhea, no juice. Food: bananna, rice, applesauce, chicken/soup, yogurt.

You should have mentioned the age of the baby to have more precise answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! What food combinations can cause diarrhea?

Need docs answers! What food combinations can cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Most of the time, diarrhea is not caused by eating particular combinations of food. It may be caused by spoiled food, infections, or inflammatory processes of the bowels. If you do notice particular foods that give you loose stools, though, you should obviously avoid those. See your doctor if it remains persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Every time I eat I get diarrhea. No matter what type of food, why?

Ibs?: This is a common complaint with irritable bowel syndrome. Other things are also possible. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I've got chronic diarrhea. What foods should I eat and what to avoid?

I've got chronic diarrhea. What foods should I eat and what to avoid?

Soluble fiber: If you have chronic diarrhea, and have been tested and no cause is found- I suggest foods high in soluble fiber, because they absorb the fluid and make a firmer stool. Foods such as oatmeal and applesauce to give an example. Stay away from insoluble fiber- cause that would make the diarrhea worse. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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