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Explosive Diarrhea

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 10, 2007
  • 05:47 AM

I have explosive diarrhea (sometimes yellow). It happens suddenly and I have only a few min. to get to a bathroom. I am not sure if it is a food allergy or not. It seems to be random. During these episodes my face (cheeks) get bright red. I have horrible stomache cramps and feel like I am dying. One week I got so sick of dealing with it I ate only crackers (this helped but I know I can't only eat crackers). I was taking Immodium almost on a daily basis (and then got another problem :) I can't ever eat out. My stomache is always pooched out.

Please help?
Anyone know what this is?

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  • JMO It could be a number of things... I 'd get in to see the dr. Infections ( viruses, bacterial, amoebas) can do this. The bloating is related to the diarrea more than likely. But there are many different health problems that can cause explosive diarrea . You need to have your dr diagnose the problem or problems going on that is causing your gastrointestinal problems.It is never wise to treat this sort of problem with out a diagnosis using anti-diarreals like Immodium. You can make a bad situation even worse by doing so; as stopping the diarrea could stop the body's eliminating the toxins causing the diarrea. And also using such otc drugs to stop the diarrea can cause you to delay getting a proper diagnosis and an effective treatment for it.Good luck... get in to your dr as soon as you are able to. Don't delay as the longer such a problem goes on the more debilitated you could get as severe diarrea can effect your eletrolyte levels, hydration, and nutritional status. And you can in trun end up with secondary complications if such a situation goes on long enough. Take care. Hope you feel better soon.I have explosive diarrhea (sometimes yellow). It happens suddenly and I have only a few min. to get to a bathroom. I am not sure if it is a food allergy or not. It seems to be random. During these episodes my face (cheeks) get bright red. I have horrible stomache cramps and feel like I am dying. One week I got so sick of dealing with it I ate only crackers (this helped but I know I can't only eat crackers). I was taking Immodium almost on a daily basis (and then got another problem :) I can't ever eat out. My stomache is always pooched out. Please help?Anyone know what this is?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 00:41 AM
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  • Sounds like you may have IBS-D.You should talk to your doctor about this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 06:40 AM
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  • I have had this problem for years. Salad dressing, white gravies, mayonaise, ice cream, movie theatre "butter" and milk really cause terrible diarrhea, especially foods with mayonaise. Based on the comments, they say it is not a lactose problem, but Lactaid or Dairy Complete Digest by Now Foods ALWAYS resolves the problem.I have to take twice the recommended dosage for dressing or I just stick with an Italian (not creamy) dressing. Contact the company & ask for a sample. It works.
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