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Can COPD and emphysema cause diarrhoea?

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Dr. Shuba Hariprasad

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 1087 Questions

Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Would like to know if I can send a picture of my stool. It's not normal.
Answered by Dr. Shuba Hariprasad 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Yes, you can.

Detailed Answer:


Thank you for your query.

Yes, you may send the picture of your stool.

Please mention your age, height and weight, symptoms, if any?
Also, describe the stool as you see it along with frequency and smell.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Shuba Hariprasad 12 hours later
My name is XXXXXXX XXXXXXX and I just know something is wrong. I don't have insurance and I can't afford to go to a Dr. I am a white female, 5'2, weight 189. I was diagnosed with Hip C in 1999. Was recently diagnosed with COPD and Emphazema. I can't afford my medication. I take Çelexa 20mg. For mood stabilizer. I've also had a complete hysterectomy in 2007. My phone #254-730-3571. Thank You for responding to me.
Answered by Dr. Shuba Hariprasad 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Clarifications, please.

Detailed Answer:


Of the three photos, I was able to clearly see just one of them. It looks a little loose, brownish.

*How Long have you had stools like this?

*Any mucus or blood along with the stools?

*How many times in a day do you pass stools?

*Any stomach pain before passing stools?

*How is your urine? What colour and how many times in a day?

*Any weight gain or loss in the past 3 months?

*Do you have any swelling over your ankles, face?

*Any skin lesions over abdomen? Or the colour change in lower legs?

*Do you smoke or consume alcohol?

*Do you know how you got hepatitis C? Have you had any blood transfusions?

*Do you get frequent cold or a cough?

*What is your diet like?

*What is your daily routine like?

Please get back to me with these queries so that I can have a better idea.

Try to answer in as much detail as possible.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Shuba Hariprasad, General & Family Physician
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