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Bowel Movements For Hiv

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soft bowel movements

I was recently informed that I am HIV positive. I have soft bowel movements everday. This has been going on for a few years. I am not on any meds, but have been told this might be caused by HIV. Is there anything that I can take over the counter to...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It may be related to HIV or a complication of HIV, or it may not be. The first thing to do is to figure out what's causing it. So, you should consider paying your doctor a visit and getting a workup, it he/she thinks that is appropriate. Bulk... Read more »

blood in my bowel movement

Dear Dr,I have on just recently noticed some blood at the end of my bowel movement. This is on rare... Read more »

Soft bowel movements

Do you know what causes a person with HIV to have soft bowelmovements? While they are not quite... Read more »
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The Well Project

Diarrhea and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Diarrhea and HIV How Does Diarrhea Affect the Body? Treating Your Diarrhea Taking Care of Yourself Diarrhea and HIV Diarrhea is one of the most common problems for people living with HIV(HIV+). It can affect as... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Diarrhea

What Is Diarrhea? Is Diarrhea Dangerous? What Causes Diarrhea? How Do I Know What Is Causing My Diarrhea? How Is Diarrhea Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and volume of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Poverty, Population Movement Contributing to Spread of HIV in Sudan, U.N., Health Officials Say

Poverty and the movement of people displaced by war have contributed to an increase in the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Sudan, United Nations and Sudanese health officials said on Sunday, adding that a lack of data is hindering efforts to get an... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Diarrhea ... Again?

Let's face it. Diarrhea is not a glamorous subject to talk about. But it does occur, especially in HIV infection. It affects as many as 30-50 percent of HIV positive individuals at some point in time. Diarrhea is defined by the Centers for Disease... Read more »
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bowel movements

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Having impacted stool then having problems urinating
until I take a laxative have not seen doctor yet waiting on appointment. Has anyone experienced this problem? Read more »

bowel movements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I was recently informed that I am HIV positive. My Tcell count is 615 and viral load is 120,000. I am currentl not taking any meds due to the fact that I am trying to find a doctor that I can trust and feel comfortable with. My question is... Read more »

Bowel Issues (Sorry, not a nice topic)

Posted by Sprite1, 6 Replies
A horrible thing to talk about, but while I've heard of the above being an issue in ARS, are other bowel problems a sign of infection?

Since I had my exposure I've only had one single bout of Diarrhea, and I'm sure that was a psychosomatic reaction... Read more »

Can you get Tuburculosis of the Bowel with HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
I have been diagnosed with bowel inflammation, causing bloody streaks in my stool, a had a scope performed to reveal some inflammation. If I was infected could I get TB there? Would it be from a recent infection? If a person with HIV got TB would it... Read more »