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Diarrhea is a loose watery stool that passes more than three times a day. Questions about treatments, symptoms, causes, abdominal cramps and dehydration can be found here.

Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Conditions and Diseases, Cramping During Pregnancy, Diarrhea

Are diarrhea and period-like cramping signs of pregnancy?

No. Both are not signs of pregnancy. You do the urine pregnancy to diagnose the pregnancy. You do the ultrasound examination to to confirm the duration of the pregnancy. That will also confirm the location of the pregnancy inside the uterus. ( At times it can be in the fallopian tube.) ...
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Does drinking alcohol give you diarrhea?

Yes, and here's why: "Indeed, esophageal dysmotility and delayed gastric emptying have been observed with high concentrations of alcohol in experimental studies and in chronic alcoholics. Small bowel motility and transit may be abnormal in both acute and chronic alcoholics, and colonic propulsive motility is increased after acute administration of alcohol. Any, or all, of these changes in gastrointestinal functions may contribute to diarrhea in acute binge drinkers and chronic alcoholics. Unfortunately, there is a lack of systematic studies of the pathophysiology of alcohol...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Dieting and Weight Loss, Symptoms, Diarrhea

Is it bad to lose 6 lbs in one day when sick?

Yes, you should contact your doctor. It can depend on what you are sick with, but whatever it is, you should consult your primary health care professional. It can be very bad for some people and not good for others. It likely does represent a loss of a lot of water weight because fat does not burn away that quickly. You are probably either dehydrated or at risk of serious dehydration from that. Loss of fluids in that amount from your...
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Does acute gastritis give you diarrhea?

That can be one symptom, yes. Along with cramps, pain, gas, bloating.
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Is water good for Diarrhea?

When you have diarrhea, you lose a lot of water so you should drink a lot of it to prevent dehydration. It can also help clear out whatevers causing the stomach upset. ...
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Can freshly baked cookies give you diarrhea?

Cookies can cause diarrhea for several reasons such as having a gluten intolerance, Celiac Disease, diabetes, and/or an allergy to any of the ingredients. ...
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Are cramps gas vomiting upset stomach diarrhea and weight gain symptoms of a digestive disorder?

Doctors will pass this off as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and there is no such disease (I had that confirmed by a Gastroenterologist.) In many cases it can be the depletion of the mucus lining of the stomach (happens in many people.) I would see a Homeopathic doctor and discuss this with them. There are many things that will help build up the mucus lining of the stomach. It wouldn't hurt to have a good physical and also be checked out...
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Can not eating solid foods cause diarrhea?

yes it can. if you are drinking more water and not enough solid food it will cause diarrhea. ...
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Is severe diarrhea a side effect of Straterra?

I don't have an answer.Just wanted to let you know that my son has been on straterra for about 6weeks now and in the last 3 days has developed severe diarrhea with abdominal pain and cramps. My 8 year old son has been on Straterra for about 4 months. He had no side effects initially, but over the last two months he's had stomach pains, become pasty white and weak (gets better when he eats), and most recently has had diarrhea...
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What foods are good to eat after diarrhea?

1. Bananas Bland and easily digested, bananas are a good choice to settle an upset digestive system. The high level of potassium in bananas helps to replace electrolytes that may be lost by severe bouts of diarrhea. Bananas are also rich in pectin, a soluble fiber that helps to absorb liquid in the intestines and thus move stool along smoothly. Bananas also contain a good amount of inulin, another soluble fiber. Inulin is a prebiotic - a substance that promotes the growth of...
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What does continuous diarrhea mean?

Means you go to the doctor.
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Can drinking alcohol give you bloody diarrhea?

Alcohol can irritate a colon with existing issues, but it shouldn't actually cause blood in your stool. You should really go to a gastroenterologist as soon as possible and ask if they think you need any tests done. If you wait too long, they might not be able to find the source of the problem, as certain conditions are only in evidence during a flare up. Going to the doctor can be inconvenient and costly, but some colon diseases can have very...
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Is diarrhea a side effect of potassium supplements?

I believe it is. I have experienced watery diarrhea and tension headache when I took Potassium pills. Even 1/4 of a 250 mg pill can cause multiple diarrhea for me for up to 3 days. I take 99 mg of potassium gluconate twice a day.I have done this for years. It controls water retention and lowers my blood presure. I have never had diarrhea from it. But if I take potassium citrate I will have terrible gas. Answer: Although I've not...
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Why do eating chips cause diarrhea?

There are special chips in which a fat substitute called Olestra or Olean is used. Olestra is an artificially produced substance which works much like fat do but which the body can not break down and use, and thus it passes through the body unchanged. A problem is that vitamines are absorbed in it and thus brought out of the body too. A positive similar effect is that some poisons, like dioxine, is also absorbed and brought out. Another side effect that...
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Is it normal to have diarrhea during your period?

Yes, it is normal to have diarrhea during your period because I get it sometimes also. I agree with whoever said that, but let me explain why just so that you might feel better. I am 27, so I've had periods for a long time, but the diarrhea didn't start until semi-recently. It seemed to me like no change in diet and amount of Pepto-Bismol changed the symptoms, and I figured it would just be something I had to deal with, but,...
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Does black tea help cure diarrhea?

Absolutely! My mother (born in 1923) gave me strong black, unsweetened tea when I was a child to cure diarrhea, and I still use it for this purpose today with my family. Apparently scientists have also spent heaps of money proving what "old wives" have known for a very long time.... ...
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Is it normal to have diarrhea and gas when taking hydro-whey supplements?

Answer Whey is a dairy product that contains high amounts of casein (a milk protein) and also some lactose( a sugar). If you are sensitive to either of those, or other dairy components, they could cause diarrhea, gas, or other types of digestive discomfort. Also, some studies have linked casein (and other animal proteins) to cancer, though the evidence is controversial. Answer You might also be lactose intolerant. I hope you don't have a significant other. :) You should try a why protein supplement that contains...
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Does clear eyes give you diarrhea if swallowed?

It's been known to do so in some cases. It doesn't have a 100% success rate though. Whilst it may work for some, it will have nil effect on others. ...
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What is the cause of diarrhea?

There are a significant number of causes of diarrhea. It typically is caused by something that irritates the gastrointestinal tract. Acute diarrhea is usually related to a bacterial, viral, or parasitic infection. Chronic diarrhea is usually related to functional disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. Some examples of the many causes are: Viral infections. Norwalk Flu (viral gastroenteritis caused by norovirus or other viruses), aka "stomach flu", are the most common causes of acute diarrhea. Many other viruses cause diarrhea, including...
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What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is loose stools. It is an uncomfortable and unpleasant medical condition caused when there is far too much water in the intestinal tract. This results in watery stools which usually appear with considerable urgency and may be accompanied by pain and cramping. So your feces (or poop if you prefer) has a much higher water content than is healthy. Most times it comes out rather quickly. The most common cause of diarrhea is an intestinal virus sometimes called "stomach flu" or "intestinal...
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Does penicillan cause diarrhea?

This can be one of the side effects of taking any antibiotic. As well as killing the bad bacteria that you are taking the penicillin for, it also kills off some of the natural (good) bacteria that live in your intestines. This upsets the balance of flora (the things that live in your intestines) and may cause you to have diarrhea for a time. Make sure you tell your doctor what has happened so that he/she is aware of this and can...
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Why is dangerous for an infant to have diarrhea?

With such small bodies, they can become dangerously dehydrated quickly.
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What causes rotten egg burps and diarrhea?

Recurrent "rotten-egg" tasting burps associated with diarrhea could be a symptom of Giardia lamblia infection. Giardia lamblia is a parasite that colonises and reproduces in the small intestine of humans, but is also one of the most common parasites infecting cats and dogs. Symptoms of infection could also include excessive gas, bloating and nausea. Usually the body will clear this parasite out on its own over time, but there are also medical treatments available. People who have had similar symptoms due to other...
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Why do you get diarrhea?

Its a way of your body getting rid of a bacteria in your stomach or intestines. you poo ! o) ...