Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
130 Doctors are Online

Diarrhoea, weight loss, for last 2 or 3 weeks, treatment

My 6 year old son has recently (the past 2 or 3 weeks) been going to the toilet to Poo around 4 times a day. He has lost weight also over this time (he has always been a slim child) is this abnormal?
Asked On : Thu, 22 Mar 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  54
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Since he was previously normal and recently he has started on going for poo 4 times that means there is some problem.
Ask him if he has got pain in abdomen before stools and if yes it is infection due to parasites like amoeba in form of cyst or ova.
Other option is to get a stool routine done and it will confirm if he has any infection and you can get him treated from your GP or his Paediatrician.
Hope this answer is helpful.
Answered: Thu, 22 Mar 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor