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Dr. Christian Dyhianto Dr. Dyhianto
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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Why is my poo always runny?

Why is my poo always runny?

Many reasons: There are many reasons why your stool can be runny. Medications and supplements that you are taking can be one. Your diet too can highly influence the consistency of your stool; if you are taking too much fiber or prunes. Less common causes would be infection and certain medical conditions which your doctor can check for.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Ron Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Having runny poo in heat wave what can I do?

Having runny poo in heat wave what can I do?

Fluids: Immodium ad and plenty of fluids. You can grossly gauge your fluid intake in trying to keep your urine very light to colorless.

Dr. Jay Yepuri Dr. Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
16 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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I have slightly runny poo with mucus in. What's likely to be wrong?

I have slightly runny poo with mucus in. What's likely to be wrong?

Need evaluation: Could be hemorrhoids with mucus discharge but chronic loose stool could imply an inflammatory process.

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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My poop is runny?

My poop is runny?

Diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea should be evaluated as to cause especially infection. It's common after bowel resection and gall bladder surgery. Antibiotics can actually lead to bacterial overgrowth & thus diarrhea which is treated w/yet another antibiotic. But only way to figure all this out is to go see your doctor. Also need to monitor hydration & fluid balance so you're not dehydrated.

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I feel sick and have sickly burps and runny poo?

I feel sick and have sickly burps and runny poo?

Sorry to hear that: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, viral infections can do that. Pepto bismal specifically cleans things out. It shouldn't have other problems like fever/pain and should be able to keep up with fluids otherwise will need care.

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What does it mean when your poo is runny and yellow?

What does it mean when your poo is runny and yellow?

Yellow stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor.

Dr. Marino Tavarez Dr. Tavarez
Family Medicine
years in practice
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My poo is coming out orange it is very runny plus giving me stomache what could it be?

My poo is coming out orange it is very runny plus giving me stomache what could it be?

An infection: Depending on how long this has been going on and any other medical problems you have - may need workup or treatment, You need to see a Doctor. In the meantime- plenty of fluids and avoidance of alcohol may help.

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Had a poo today it was brown in colour the at the end I pooed yellow runny poo y was this?

Had a poo today it was brown in colour the at the end I pooed yellow runny poo y was this?

Stool color: When intestinal contents have more rapid transit through the intestinal tract, feces become loose and may have tan color rather than normal form and brown color. The older feces had time to pigment, but the looser portion didn't. If yellow loose stool persists with or without diarrhea, bile tract or pancreatic disorders or malabsorption should be considered.

Dr. Adam King Dr. King
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
11 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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My 5 month old has been doing solid pops he is eating puréed not sure is it normal for him to poo hard he does runny ones also?

My 5 month old has been doing solid pops he is eating puréed not sure is it normal for him to poo hard he does runny ones also?

Sounds Normal: Kid's poop can get harder as you switch to solids (pureed). Try adding some pureed prunes or apples. Also make sure he is taking in adequate fluids daily.

Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell Dr. Ramsdell
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I have been having runny poop for a few day now what is wrong with me?

I have been having runny poop for a few day now what is wrong with me?

Lots possible at 50: "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.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Now my poop is always runny like soup for months now what's wrong with me?

Now my poop is always runny like soup for months now what's wrong with me?

Test: None of us here would venture a guess. Your stool needs testing for infectious causes and your doctor can work with you on other possibilities.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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My bum bleeds every time I poo even if the poo is soft or runny, is this dangerous?

My bum bleeds every time I poo even if the poo is soft or runny, is this dangerous?

Bloody poo: You may have a rectalmgissure that is causing your bloody poo. But there many other causes for bloody poo, that's whybits importsnt for you to mske an appointment with your doctor for evaluation and treatment.

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
27 years in practice
St Joseph's University Faculty of Medicine
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I have Crohn's and the past 2 days my poo has been runny and and yellow what does this mean?

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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I have Crohn's and the past 2 days my poo has been runny and and yellow what does this mean?

Crohn vs Other: It could be an exacerbation of your disease but it could be another issue such as food poisoning. You should contact your gastroenterologist.

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Baby has a breath that smells like poo and the poo is very runny and has been sick and is 5 months old?

Baby has a breath that smells like poo and the poo is very runny and has been sick and is 5 months old?

See the doctor: This has to be treated, your baby may have a gastrointestinal infection or a food intolerance. See the pediatrician.

Dr. Jerry Casale Dr. Casale
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) School of Medicine
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My 8 week old son keeps crying all day after feeds he has runny dark green poo, vomits a bit after every feed! Appears to be in constant pain b?

My 8 week old son keeps crying all day after feeds he has runny dark green poo, vomits a bit after every feed! Appears to be in constant pain b?

More info needed: If this just started happening perhaps a stomach bug. If it has been ongoing and getting worse perhaps a food intolerance. If u are breastfeeding millk chocolate, peanuts, eggs, tomatoes are common offenders if bottle fed. Perhaps lactose or milk protein sensitivity. Talk to ur dr about this.

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Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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My 2month baby girl has green runny smelly poo. Changed formula from non-HA to HA (partially hydrolysed) formula (NAN HA GOLD BRAND). Is this normal?

My 2month baby girl has green runny smelly poo. Changed formula from non-HA to HA (partially hydrolysed) formula (NAN HA GOLD BRAND). Is this normal?

Growth?: Green poop is normal for babies. Smelly poop is normal for babies. Runny stool may be within normal limits as well. I am not familiar with the brand of formula you mention here. Definitely ask about babys stools and nutriton at her 2 month checkup. Is she growing well? How many ounces does she take? Does she spit up? Any blood in her stools? Any exposures to pets? Any travel? Need more info!

Dr. Leslie Leighton Dr. Leighton
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Why do I poop solid and then the next hour or so it will be runny? This always happens

Why do I poop solid and then the next hour or so it will be runny? This always happens

Probably IBS: Sounds like irritable bowel syndrome. Very common in young people your age. Might want to consult your doctor during your next visit to see what can be done.

Dr. Kevin Windisch Dr. Windisch
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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My daughter has been having very runny poop for like a month off and on what should I do!?

My daughter has been having very runny poop for like a month off and on what should I do!?

See your physician: Watery stool for a month needs an evaluation by a physician expert in the care of children.

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