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What is a medical diagnosis for chronic diarrhea and weight gain?

What is a medical diagnosis for chronic diarrhea and weight gain?

Weight GAIN?: Chronic diarrhea is usually associated with weight loss. If you are experiencing weight gain, then the issue could be related to your diet, especially of you are eating a lot of fatty foods. However, more details discussed with your doctor would be warranted, perhaps a referral to a GI specialist who has a professional interest in chronic 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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Weight gain after receiving 4 bags of normal saline IV solution? I gained 7 lbs. Had severe dehyd after diarrhea. In the ER, given 4 bags over a 9 hr course. Went in at 115lbs and now after 3 days, at 222 lbs. Normal? How long till out of body?

Weight gain after receiving 4 bags of normal saline IV solution? I gained 7 lbs. Had severe dehyd after diarrhea. In the ER, given 4 bags over a 9 hr course. Went in at 115lbs and now after 3 days, at 222 lbs. Normal? How long till out of body?

Normal: Each bag was a Liter of fluid (essentially a quart). Each quart is two pints. A pint of fluid weighs about a pound. "Pints a pound the world round" so you got 8 pints or 8 pounds of fluid. Your weight went up appropriately. If you were severely dehydrated it will stay in your body until your usual input (eating and drinking) and output (peeing and pooping) is restored to normal. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain now with swelling radiating into buttocks and thigh. Ongoing for several months associated with weight gain and severe diarrhea?

Lower right back pain now with swelling radiating into buttocks and thigh. Ongoing for several months associated with weight gain and severe diarrhea?

Multiple issues: Certainly sciatic PLUS GI issues and possibly metabolic issues. I suggest a comprehensive physical examination and blood/urine testing as well as a thyroid evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained)), nausea (severity: mild), aching muscles, chills, weight gain (time frame:...

I am experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained)), nausea (severity: mild), aching muscles, chills, weight gain (time frame:...

Why wait?: Time to see your doctor, with theses symptoms you ought to be seen and examined, some blood tests may be needed, meanwhile, drink plain water and clear liquids, wish you well ...Read more

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Metformin missed period no period symptoms back pain weight gain diarrhea trying to conceive help?

Metformin missed period no period symptoms back pain weight gain diarrhea trying to conceive help?

See obgyn and: metformin helps ovulation and if diabetic helps sugar and concieving, it can have side effects of diarrhea so adjust slowly, see you obgyn to concieve, fertile period is mydcycle day 15 after period ...Read more

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24, F, Massive weight gain, Had two periods since Aug 2016, Depressed, anxious, joint ache, diarrhea, feeling of full bladder always, stiff, brain fog, trouble sleeping since childhood?

24, F, Massive weight gain, Had two periods since Aug 2016, Depressed, anxious, joint ache, diarrhea, feeling of full bladder always, stiff, brain fog, trouble sleeping since childhood?

See your doctor: You will need to be seen by a psychiatrist / endocrinologist, but start with your primary doctor who would direct your care. The constellation of symptoms you presented can be treated and can cause period delays, good luck ...Read more

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I am 36 I have regular periods and have been trying to concieve for 4 mon my hormones have been a mess I have unexplined weight gain hyper pigmentation severe diarrhea cramping no where near my period sore breasts inability to sleep and over emotional I h

I am 36 I have regular periods and have been trying to concieve for 4 mon my hormones have been a mess I have unexplined weight gain hyper pigmentation severe diarrhea cramping no where near my period sore breasts inability to sleep and over emotional I h

Many issues!: Many problems may be unrelated, but pcos needs to be excluded, because of it being a part of metabolic syndrome. You did not mention if you are overweight and carry it on the middle. Pcos is associated with high free (not total) testosterone, which could explain several issues. Hyperpolactinemia is common, could cause sore breast, but is associated with scant or absent periods. It needs checking. ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes cause unexplained weight gain and yellow toenails?

Can type 2 diabetes cause unexplained weight gain and yellow toenails?

Diabetes & Wt Gain: Type 2 diabetes is a condition of Insulin resistance meaning your body makes Insulin but it does not work as well. As a result the body needs higher amount of Insulin to control your blood sugar. Unfortunately, Insulin also stimulates fat formation, epecially the unhealthy fat around your waist. The result is weight gain. High blood sugar also promotes the growth of fungus causing yellow nails. ...Read more

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Dear sir, iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Dear sir, iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Change in stools: Amount, color, frequency, texture 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. ...Read more

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Took my daughter to triage, they said its nothing to worry about, but that's been 2 weeks now she has had very loose stools yellow in colour, not right?

Took my daughter to triage, they said its nothing to worry about, but that's been 2 weeks now she has had very loose stools yellow in colour, not right?

Need much more: You don't mention your daughters age, general health, or any other symptoms she is having. Has she had vomiting, fever, pain? Has she been seen by a doctor at all yet? With only knowing she has had diarrhea for 2 weeks, would say monitor diet to include high protein, low dairy, no simple sugars and lots of water. Would recommend evaluation if this has gone on two weeks already. ...Read more

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On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

See below: The diarrhea usually improvs after 3-4 days of treatment but you need to complete the full 14 day treatment course. I would also recommend probiotic treatment with vsl#3 and florastor 1 capsule of each 2 time a day for 30 days. Note there is a 25% relase rate that necessitates retreatment. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Pancreatitis: The story of loose yellowish stools is sign of steatorrhea. Here there is no pancreatic juice function to dissolve and absorb fat that can be measured by radioactive triolein. Also here is obstruction of bile duct. Steatorrhera not common with pancreatic Ca. More ilkely pancreatitis from common duct stone. Need ERCPand bx of pancreas duct and CAT scan of abdomen. ...Read more

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My one year old daughter has had whole cow's milk for about 3 weeks now. The past 4 days she has had 3-4 yellow loose stools. Could she be allergic?

My one year old daughter has had whole cow's milk for about 3 weeks now. The past 4 days she has had 3-4 yellow loose stools. Could she be allergic?

Need to see a doctor: It could be lactose intolerance. You could stop using it and see if symptom resolve. If symptom persist you better bring your daughter to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when I go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should I be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when I go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should I be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

I: I would call your doctor. The green stools may not be such a big deal because that can occur when feces transits too quickly through the colon. It prevents bile from be adequately metabolised and thus the feces do not from green to their characteristic brown colored. This is usually wet or liquid. However, the yellow stools could be from an absence of bile salts (liver, gallbladder or common bile duct). I would let you doctor know, as it is likely that he or she might want to see you sooner. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps and diarhea for 4 days. Creamy yellow oily loose stools. What does this mean?

Sounds like: A fat malabsorbtion problem which can be associated with a number of enteric viral infections! Check with your Primary Medical Care Provider if symtoms persist! In the meantime avoid fatty foods!!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well. This is 3rd UTI since Oct. Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well. This is 3rd UTI since Oct. Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Question for you?: Is the UTI with the same/recurrent bacteria, and is the bacteria found in your urine native to the gut? If so, could you have a diverticular fistula to the bladder? Might want to check this possibility out-- ...Read more

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My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

Need more info: Do not know the age of the baby, what other symptoms may be present, whether she is feeding appropriately, sleeping too much, irritable, or other vital info. Strongly suggest that you take her asap and be seen by a doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on, or at least call and speak with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Almost 2yrs post ERCP for SOD2.Still have chronic diarrhea, pains in side & bk & can't gain weight. On no meds now, is there any help? New research?

Almost 2yrs post ERCP for SOD2.Still have chronic diarrhea, pains in side & bk & can't gain weight. On no meds now, is there any help? New research?

SOD2: It is very likely in your situation that there is more going on than just sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. SOD does not usually cause diarrhea and weight loss, although the pain that you described certainly could be due to it. I would advise you to return to your gastroenterologist if your symptoms are persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could SIBO cause weight loss without diarrhea, I have SIBO and lost about 15lbs in 5 months and can't seem to gain weight, been on a low fodmap diet.

Could SIBO cause weight loss without diarrhea, I have SIBO and lost about 15lbs in 5 months and can't seem to gain weight, been on a low fodmap diet.

Not likely: Alternate causes for weight loss should be explored. Also, generalized abdominal pain is not a typical symptom of bacterial overgrowth. Your symptoms should be further investigated. ...Read more

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I want to know why I am gaining weight even though I am not able to eat and have had diarrhea for 3 weeks?

I want to know why I am gaining weight even though I am not able to eat and have had diarrhea for 3 weeks?

Weight diary: Food is not the only one, how about fluids? Have been drinking more than normal? Are using the same scale? Is the weight increments are significant or just tiny? Consider a diary for your meals, bowel movement and weights. ...Read more

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Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out. Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?

Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out. Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?

Probiotics a waste: Need Questran (cholestyramine) to bind the bile acids now constantly flowing into your intestine. Also suppliment the Fat soluble vits D, E, K, A. and the B COMPLEX (water soluble) ...Read more

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Daughter 9months had antamiba histoltica ib stool test, has no diarrhea nor vomitting but she doesn't want to eat and doesn't gain any weight? Flagyl ok

Daughter 9months had antamiba histoltica ib stool test, has no diarrhea nor vomitting but she doesn't want to eat and doesn't gain any weight? Flagyl ok

9mo with amoebiasis: If ur doc prescribes Flagyl it is okay to treat. She may start eaing better and gain wieght. Make sure u follow wiht her pediatrican for this after treatment as well for rechekc ofher stool for ova and parasites. ...Read more

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I have severe hip and knee pain, flank pain diarrhea for 4 months bloating after small meal weigjt gain and nausea?

S/p meal pain/diarrh: May be food intolerence like milk or gluten -celiac disease can cause post prandial diarrhea and may have an association with musculoskeletal issues. Also check gallbladder, and check for inflammaotry bowel like Crohns disease, or very rare intestinal lymphoma. f/u with gastroenterologist ...Read more

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My 5 month old breast fed daughter consistently has liquid bowel movements, she's gaining weight well, are liquid poops distinct from diarrhea?

My 5 month old breast fed daughter consistently has liquid bowel movements, she's gaining weight well, are liquid poops distinct from diarrhea?

May not be diarrhea: If a baby is eating, behaving, and growing fine... but has loose poops that can squirt out of her butt, she may be normal, especially if breastfed. Some breastfed babies have loose stools (a bit looser than spaghetti sauce). If she pushes her poop out, it will come out somewhat liquid. If she is very gassy, has smelly poop, or is not growing well, a doctor should evaluate for digestive problems. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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