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How are frequent bowel movements treated ?

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Have hadmaybe 10-15 bowel movements since yesterday. Appear to be normal. No blood or pain.
Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 20 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

Frequent bowel movements without any blood or pain are most likely caused by a change in dietary habits and intake of contaminated food.

1. You can start by eating soft, bland food: toast, bananas, crackers, plain rice, cooked carrots, boiled potatoes, baked chicken ~ no skin, etc.
2.Replace lost fluid and salts:Take broth, soup, fruit juices, soft fruits, or vegetables.
3.Avoid the following foods: Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.), Cold drinks - stick to warm tea or water as long as symptoms persist, Raw fruits and vegetables, fried & greasy food and fast food, spicy food, caffeine,etc.
If the symptoms are not relieved , medical treatment might be needed after proper examination.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. If there are additional concerns, I am available for your followups.

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