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What causes loose motions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:My Baby having loose motions past 10 days. Can you help us?
Doctor:I will help you
Doctor:Have many times does your baby have the loose motions in a day?
User:15 to 20 times. not heavily but a very little
User:sometime waterish and some time solid..
User:The color of it is most of the time greenish
Doctor:How is the activity of your baby otherwise?
Doctor:How old is it?
User:She is very active.. no symptom of loosing weight..
User:she is 6 months old
Doctor:that is a good sign
Doctor:nothing to worry then
User:what could be the root cause.. its been 15 days right..
Doctor:it is because of the growing intestine
Doctor:at 6 months,intestines begin to grow further
Doctor:there will be changes in the immune level
Doctor:This usually causes diarrhoea at 6 months
Doctor:But it should subside soon
User:oh ..
User:do we need to do any tests. or wait some more time?
Doctor:You can do a simple stool routine test
Doctor:that should rule out any possible infections
User:stool routine test?
Doctor:are you giving your baby any other food other than mother's milk?
User:yes.. first few days we tried cerelac rice.
User:now we are tryng nestum rice..
User:both are nestle products
Doctor:anyother home foods?
User:no.. just water..
Doctor:take care to prepare all of this with good hygiene
Doctor:Get a stool routine test done for your baby
Doctor:if it is normal, nothing to worry
Doctor:The loose stools will settle down on its own
User:oh okie..
Doctor:all right
Doctor:Hope this helps you
Doctor:shall we end the chat now?
User:what this Stool Routine test will tell us exactly?
Doctor:it will tell if there is infection in the intestine or not
Doctor:is that all?
User:oh okie..
User:Thanks for your help and have a good day :-)
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:You too have a pleasant evening ahead
Doctor:Bye for now
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