Digestive and Abdominal

Is Diarrhea Contagious? How Can Diarrhea Be Prevented?

The term contagious in the medical context refers to a disease that can be transmitted from one person to another, or even from an animal or insect to a human. Infectious diseases may or may not be contagious depending on whether the infectious agent, such as viruses, bacteria or protozoa, can be easily transmitted between >> Read More ...

Treatment and Cure for Diarrhea

Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in ADULTS Acute diarrhea in most cases stops on its own in few days. If there is no fever or other debilitating symptom, you can continue with regular activities but avoid any excessive strain. Fluid Replacement An adult with a mild diarrhea can drink plain water or tea, a cup (250 ml) at the >> Read More ...

Pale, Clay, Gray Stool or White Bowel Movement and Diarrhea

Normal bowel movement color can be any shade of brown, ranging from tan and yellowish-brown to darker shades of brown. There can be temporary changes in the stool color after consuming certain foods with strong pigments but it may only last for a day or two at most. When there is an abnormality in the stool color, >> Read More ...

Blood in Stool Causes and Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)

Meaning of Blood in the Stool When blood in the stool results from rough wiping or hemorrhoids, it is usually not dangerous. In most other cases, it may be a symptom of a serious disorder, and has to be checked by a doctor as soon as possible. In general, blood in the stool from the end of the gut (anus, rectum) is bright >> Read More ...

Orange Bowel Movement and Orange Diarrhea

There are various abnormal bowel movement colors that can occur with different conditions and foods. Green, black and even reddish stool may occur in some cases but orange is not a color typically associated with bowel movement or diarrhea. However, it can occur in some rare instances. It is important to understand what >> Read More ...

Yellow Bowel Movement and Causes of Yellow Diarrhea

The color of the normal bowel movement is any shade of brown (ranging from a light bown or tan to darker brown hue). When stool appears a very light brown to yellow brown or even overtly yellow then it needs to be assessed further. Yellow stool does not always indicate a problem. Sometimes consuming foods and beverages >> Read More ...

Black Bowel Movement (Stool), Causes of Black Diarrhea

Normal stool (bowel movement) color is tan to brown. Sometimes it can be slightly lighter or darker depending on foods and beverages that were recently consumed as well as medication, supplements and even the speed of movement through the gut. However, there are instances when bowel movement color can be considered to be >> Read More ...

Causes of Mucus in Bowel Movement (Constipation, Diarrhea)

Mucus is a substance that is widely produced through most parts of the body and particularly within cavities where it mainly serves as a lubricant. It is a translucent, jelly-like substance and produced in every part of the gut. It is therefore not uncommon for mucus that is produced by mucous glands that line the small >> Read More ...
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