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Loose stools and chances of irritable bowel syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hI
User :   i get a stomach upset very often
Doctor :   Post your query
Doctor :   May i know your age?
Doctor :   Is it loose stool?
User :   35
Doctor :   or pain?
User :   35
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes loose stool sometimes with a pain
User :   i have undergone endoscoopy 3 yrs back
Doctor :   Since when you have this?
Doctor :   Do you have any medical disease like diabetes?
User :   as i had some allegy problems and sue to the side effects of the medicines , i used to get stomach upset very ofted
User :   hence i underwent endoscopy
User :   but reports were normal
User :   and its been normal for quite some time now
Doctor :   ok
User :   but now since last one week i am facing this problem
Doctor :   Did you undergo colonoscopy
User :   yes
User :   that was also normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   because i fel you might be having inflammatory bowel disease
User :   my family doctor had given me medicines and she gave me one tablet from outside named flagyl 400 to take for a weak
User :   what shd i do in that case
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   flagyly is an anti amoebic drug
User :   then dont know what to do in that case
Doctor :   you need to make diet changes too
Doctor :   to get rid of this
User :   how do i go about that
User :   i also strictly take boiled water
Doctor :   eat less spicy foods
Doctor :   eat good green leafy veggetables
Doctor :   take less coffee tea etc
Doctor :   dont drink or smone
User :   i take coffee only once in a day in the morning
Doctor :   do regular 20 min exercises to increase the movts od intestines
Doctor :   thats ok
User :   ok
User :   any medicines to cure that
Doctor :   The goal of medical treatment is to suppress the abnormal inflammatory response. This allows the intestinal tissue to heal, thereby relieving the symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain. Once the symptoms are under control, medical treatment is used to decrease the frequency of flare-ups and to maintain remission
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you do a stool test
Doctor :   did you have vomiting?
User :   no vomitting and i had done a stool test it was normal
User :   but sometimes do feel like may be due to acidity
Doctor :   Temporarily avoiding dairy products may help assess whether symptoms of lactose intolerance are mimicking those of irritable bowel syndrome. Persons who avoid dairy products should exercise and consider taking calcium supplements.
User :   nothing major but
Doctor :   yes thatsy i said to reduce spicy food too
Doctor :   Certain foods, such as cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts) and legumes (beans) may worsen bloating and gassiness.
Doctor :   Most people with irritable bowel syndrome have problems only occasionally. A few may experience long-lasting problems and require prescription medications.
Doctor :   A common treatment for IBS is the addition of fiber to the diet. This theoretically expands the inside of the digestive tract, reducing the chance it will spasm as it transmits and digests food.
Doctor :   iber also promotes regular bowel movements, which helps reduce constipation. Fiber should be added gradually, because it may initially worsen bloating and gassiness.
User :   and that should include...............
Doctor :   green leafy veg
Doctor :   long beans,small beans,
User :   ok
Doctor :   fruits like orange,chikku etc
Doctor :   you will be alright
Doctor :   if you have any stress
Doctor :   it can increase the symptoms
User :   ok gr8 and thanks a lot for your valuable time and advise
Doctor :   so do relaxing exercises like yoga meditation etc
User :   any medicines can help heal this
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting..bye for now...
User :   any medicines u suggest
Doctor :   thats only after consultation,not now
Doctor :   bye
User :   ok thans a lot and bye
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Take care...
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