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Why does too much citrus fruit cause diarrhea?

Why does too much citrus fruit cause diarrhea?

Vitamin C: In citrus foods (or when taken in excess as a supplement) can cause loose stool, the fiber content in the fruit causes water to stay in the intestines and therefore causes looser stool, and for some people, food sensitivities to citrus causes 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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Can i eat fruits and vegetables when i have diarrhea?

Can i eat fruits and vegetables when i have  diarrhea?

For diarrhea,it is: better to rest the gut.When hungry,eat simple carbs like potatoes,rice,toast,crackers.Its much more important to focus on rehydrating with fluids like Gatoraid or pedialyte. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat fruits and vegetables when having diarrhea?

Is it okay to eat fruits and vegetables when having diarrhea?

Yes: When you have diarrhea your body loses potassium, magnesium and other minerals and fruits and vegetables are the best way to restore these nutrients. They are also a good source of fiber which can help reduce diarrhea. Avoid prunes, cherries and other fruits that act as laxatives. Cooked vegetables may be easier to digest than raw veggies when you have diarrhea but avoid fried foods. ...Read more

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I've been having diarrhea consistently for the past few years, seemingly triggered by almost anything spicy, any fruits, or even soda. Why is that?

I've been having diarrhea consistently for the past few years, seemingly triggered by almost anything spicy, any fruits, or even soda. Why is that?

Get evaluated: It sounds like you need to make an appointment with a GI doctor. A gastroenterologist can properly evaluate you and determine what is going on with your colon, and how to proceed. ...Read more

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My son gets diarrhea from whatever fruits he eats, only exception is apple. ?

My son gets diarrhea from whatever fruits he eats, only exception is apple. 
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High sugar & fiber: All fruits have fructose, a sugar that can be hard to digest, like lactose in milk. In addition, they both have a high water and fiber content, which tends to give a softer, larger stool. The amount and type of fiber varies with each fruit, so some are more problematic than others. There is no treatment other than adjusting intake. ...Read more

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Why do I get blown effect in my stomach every time I eat fruits? Sometimes even diarrhea.

Why do I get blown effect in my stomach every time I eat fruits? Sometimes even diarrhea.

Fructose malabsorb: Fructose malabsorption can cause G.I. Symtoms every time you eat fruits. The usual symtoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. You do not have hereditary fructose intolerance (hfi) . People with hfi, a rare genetic disorder, lack an enzyme that breaks down fructose. This is serious disorder found @ infancy. You may have to avoid quantites of fruit, honey, table sugar, and sorbitol. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 19 going to 20. I've been having stools that break into flakes when I flush recently. I'm also very prone to diarrhea whenever I eat fruits lik?

Hi I'm 19 going to 20. I've been having stools that break into flakes when I flush recently. I'm also very prone to diarrhea whenever I eat fruits lik?

Stools: Please start with a clinic visit to a Gynecologist. She is most likely to care for you but might also refer you to a doctor who will take care of all your issues. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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If I eat anything other than vegetables or fruits, I get diarrhea anywhere from immediately to with 2-4 hours after eating. Why? i have PCOS

If I eat anything other than vegetables or fruits, I get diarrhea anywhere from immediately to with 2-4 hours after eating. Why? i have PCOS

Digestion: PCOS has nothing to do with bowel function. Your interests would be best served by speaking with a dietician or nutritionist. Fruits and vegetables in the combinations that you may be eating may not be providing you with adequate nutrition. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more