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Flaky stools, cramps, mucous, undigested food, nausea. Remedy and advise?

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I have been having loose flaky stools with abdominal cramping for 3-4 days. They seem worse about an hour after I eat or drink water. There is some mucous and occasionally undigested food but no blood. I worked a 17 hour shift on Friday and had to take "unscheduled breaks XXXXXXX and was unusually exhausted and somewhat nauseous when I got home. I called in yesterday and rested ate minimally and low fat, and I felt better, but through the night, I had more cramping, sweats, and loose stool. I am not constipated, and the onset was relatively sud
Posted Wed, 4 Jul 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 3 hours later

Thanks for Writing to XXXXXXX ....

The information you have provided is suggestive of collitis

May be there was some contamination either in meals or in water

The remedy is take plenty of fluids
Add a probiotic twice a day to your routine for seven to ten days
In case this continues for more than 48 hours add a GI antibiotic

Hope this clears you doubts
Do write back in case of any query
Get Well Soon
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