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Foul smelling stools, tongue doesn't taste good, difficulty passing stools. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:hi doc, mng
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:i am having some kind of a digestion issue
User:for the past 2 days
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:thou my motions are normal
User:there is a very foul smell from the past 2 days
Doctor:I understand
User:infact my toungue also does not taste good
Doctor:Did you consume food from outside?
User:oh, ya
Doctor:Did you have vomiting?
Doctor:As you said earlier, your motions are normal, is that right?
User:yes, but there is difficulty and i have a feeling that i have not passed the entire motin
User:the feeling is not satisfactory, there seems to be more to go- but iam unable to
Doctor:Is there any pain abdomen?
User:no, but there seems to be a discomfort
Doctor:I am sorry and I understand your concern
Doctor:It seems to me like a non- specific colitis
Doctor:Do not worry
Doctor:I will suggest you on this
User:i seem to have a very bad breadth as well
Doctor:You can take Tablet. sporlac twice a day after food for 3days
Doctor:I will come to that too
Doctor:Sporlac will replenish the normal intestinal flora and help in digestion
Doctor:so, you can take it for 3 days
User:any mg specific
Doctor:Drink lot of fluids, water, fresh fruit juices, bananas for next few days
Doctor:There is no specific milligrams for it
Doctor:it is available in tablet and XXXXXXX form
Doctor:You can take the tablet
Doctor:It is over the counter drug, you do not need a doctor's prescription for the same
Doctor:take 2 to 3 bananas per day, helps in easy digestion and complete evacuation of the bowels
Doctor:You do not have to do more for this
Doctor:It will subside in 3 days time
Doctor:your bad breath can be due to excessive gastritis
Doctor:It can also be due to local oral condition
Doctor:It can be due to Vitamin deficiency
User:i think it is due to excessive gastritis, thou my oral condition is not as great, but i use a listrine mouth wash twice daily and also floss my teeth in the evening
Doctor:that is really a good thing to do
Doctor:continue it
User:gastritis is somthing that has beem with me for long
Doctor:Oh, then it may have caused minor ulcerations in your stomach
Doctor:You may consider taking tablets like proton pump inhibitors
Doctor:which will suppress the gastric acid secretion
User:ok, what does this mean
Doctor:You may take Capsule. Omez once daily before food but it is a prescription drug
Doctor:You need a doctor's prescription for this
Doctor:Ulcerations in the stomach can be caused due to excessive acid secretion, the normal protective lining of the stomach is lost
Doctor:You can also try syp. Digene half an hour before food
Doctor:This forms a protective layer on the ulcer and prevents further damage by the acid
Doctor:Digene is available over the counter
User:how many time
Doctor:Half an hour before every meal
Doctor:at least before breakfast and dinner
User:how many days
Doctor:Hope you are following me. If not, please let me know, I shall explain again
Doctor:It has to be taken for 3 weeks minimum
Doctor:But, I am not sure if you really have an ulcer
Doctor:However, taking these for 2 weeks will definitely help
User:ok, do i do some test
Doctor:Tests are required if it has bothered you for long time like for years
User:cause i have been having the stomach for too long now
Doctor:If it is in months, then dietary modifications will suffice
User:i have been taking homeo also for this
User:guess it should be more than 3-4 years now
Doctor:Then, it is worth getting an upper Gastrointestinal endoscopy done
Doctor:To actually look at the stomach and duodenum
User:oh, my, what kind of a test is this
User:and how is it done
Doctor:Please do not panic
Doctor:It is done as a daycare procedure
Doctor:But you can try with dietary modifications for a month
Doctor:taking lot of bland food, lots of vegetables, fruits, salads
User:oh, ok
Doctor:instead of spicy food
Doctor:you can also take a diet consultation, if you wish
Doctor:with our dietician
Doctor:would you like to go for one?
User:i will
User:also whom can i XXXXXXX for the gastric issue
Doctor:Sure, I will put it across to our CRM team and they shall call you regarding this
Doctor:You need to XXXXXXX a gastroenterologist
Doctor:Upper GI endoscopy is done using local anesthesia
Doctor:a scope is passed into your esophagus by mouth and the stomach contents are seen
Doctor:It is painless
Doctor:and day care procedure
Doctor:it takes half an hour of your time
User:where do they give the local anesthesia
User:is it on the backbone
Doctor:It will be on the scope that will be passed
Doctor:and also given orally to you like a local anesthetic gel
Doctor:Don't worry
Doctor:Its not painful
User:ur sure
Doctor:It will be a very small tube
Doctor:You can tolerate it well even without a local anesthetic
Doctor:Yes, I am sure
Doctor:Please don't consider getting it done now
Doctor:Lets see for a month's time with diet changes and Omez and digene
User:should i take omez also, then i would nee a priscrip right
User:how do i manage that
Doctor:Follow the dieticians advise
Doctor:And you should be fine soon
Doctor:Yes, you need prescription for Omez, it is a very good and effective drug in gastritis
Doctor:You need to XXXXXXX a doctor for this
Doctor:Did you follow me?
User:yes, thanks
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number so that I can ask my CRM team to call you
Doctor:Thank you so much
User:thank u too
Doctor:And thanks for consulting me
User:good day
Doctor:Good day to you too
Doctor:Take care
User:u too
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