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I am skeptical of one of two issues regarding fever, ibs, and my obese frame. .along with frequent thirst. I hallam a 22 year old male who lives unhealthy lifestyle (smokes, eats lots of fast foods, poorer hygiene. My question is: if I pass around 8-11 bowel movements in 48 hours what is this a sign of. Note* I wrote ibs down because I want to specify the question. I assume I have a stomach flu but I did check a recent stool. I seemed to see sesame seeds (not to be misconstrued 4 anything else) and I went as far as picking in the stool itself and finding a striated, firm onion? Don't tell me its anything else.
Anyway I am going to my primary care doctor soon. I do have more symptoms and pictures (if absolutely needed). Hope this fascinates you instead of grossing you out.

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replied March 11th, 2012
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A32660
Welcome to e health forum.

It seems that your issues are mainly due to bad eating habits (including swallowing of foods without proper mastication).

In case, you have watery diarrhea without any other issues (fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, blood in stools, etc), then you may take over the counter anti diarrheals like Imodium, to control the loose stools.

But a comprehensive examination by your doctor might be needed to rule out other medical issues.

Ultimately, adopting healthy lifestyle and weight loss measures will be very essential.

I hope this helps.

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