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Does Hepatitis Cause Bowel Movements

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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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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 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 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 »

Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
This article
Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »