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Loose stools and loss of apetite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   Hello
Doctor :  
please proceed with your medical query
User :   I have been having loose motions on and off for the last one week.. also loss of appetite
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes a feeling of either acidity or gas
User :   it was fine for 2-3 days in between and then started again
Doctor :  
ok
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are you on any medications?
User :   no
Doctor :  
was stool culture done for you?
User :   no. I havent got one done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
are the stools very watery or semi solid?
Doctor :  
is there mucus in them?
User :   stools are generally semi solid
User :   except the first day when it was watery
Doctor :  
ok
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is there blood in them?
User :   no
Doctor :  
is there mucus in them?
Doctor :   are they foul smelling?
User :   no ..not foul smelling
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   how many times a day do you pass motion now?
User :   day before yesterday ... thrice.. and yesterday around 4 times
Doctor :   ok
User :   was also constipated for a couple of days
User :   before that
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
did you take anything for the constipation?
User :   some isabgol
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i would recommend you to do a stool routine and microscopic examination along with culture and sensitivity
Doctor :  
take these medications until the results come
Doctor :  
take Tab. Sporilac once a day after lunch
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for a week
User :   ok
Doctor :  
also take Syp Digene/Gelusil for the acidity symptoms
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10-20 ml two times a day
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before food
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continue to take high fiber foods, including fruits and vegtables
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take whole wheat/bran foods
User :   Ok
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes. noted down.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   should it be a concern if there is blood in the stool.. I did see some red spots a couple of days back.. but not sure if it was blood.. have not seen any red spots since then
Doctor :  
if you have not seen them again then do not worru
Doctor :  
but if you do see them agan then report to a doctor
Doctor :  
any hidden blood in stools will get detected in the routine and microscopic examination
User :   Ok will get the test done then
Doctor :   sure Prashant
Doctor :  
start taking the medications, they will help you better
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User :   Thanks
User :   Bye
Doctor :   please get back to me if you have any doubts
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