Diarrhea & Stool

If you’re spending too much time in the bathroom—from diarrhea or constipation—you know how important it is to keep your gut healthy. Before you need to go again, find the answer to your stomach woes.

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Diarrhea: What Causes It, How Long It Lasts & How to Stop It
Diarrhea is characterized by loose or watery stools. It can be caused by eating spicy foods, food that is spoiled or contaminated with bacteria, or from a condition in your gut.
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Rotavirus
Rotavirus causes severe, watery diarrhea and vomiting, most commonly in infants and young children. It’s a gastrointestinal virus, and is highly contagious, though milder in older children and adults.
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Colitis: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment
Colitis is an inflammation of the lining of the colon. There are a number of causes, including infection and an overactive immune system. Often, you have stomach pain and diarrhea. Getting the right diagnosis is critical to managing your symptoms.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, chronic disorder of the gut (primarily the intestines) that causes abdominal pain and constipation, diarrhea, or both. There is no cure for IBS, but there are many treatments to reduce symptoms.
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15 Ways to Treat Long-Term and Chronic Constipation
Chronic constipation affects almost 15% of all adults and 30% of those over age 60. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for long-term constipation.
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10 Causes of Bloody Diarrhea & Treatments
When noticing bloody stool, the most common causes derive from hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Bloody diarrhea, however is generally not normal and can be caused by an intestinal infections such as E. Coli, food poisoning, or an intestinal parasite.
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Constant Urge to Have a Bowel Movement? Your Symptoms Explained

The constant urge to pass a stool is also known as tenesmus and may be associated with stomach pain. It is commonly caused by obstruction or contraction within the intestines, a bacterial infection, or a nerve abnormality in the digestive system.
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Greasy Stool: Causes & Common Questions

Are you experiencing fatty stools that are hard to flush? Many of us suffer from greasy or fatty stools from time to time. However, persistent oily stool can point to a disorder in the gut, such as pancreatitis, IBS, or gallstones.
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Mucousy Stools: Causes & Treatment

While mucus in the stool is natural for the digestive process, abnormal mucous stools can be caused from a viral infection, irritable bowel syndrome, or gallstones.
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What Causes Hard Stool & How to Find Relief

Passing hard stools can be painful and have visible characteristics of small compact pellets. If you notice that your bowel movements contain hard stools, it may be caused by dehydration, not eating enough fiber, lack of exercise, or sign of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
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