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Loose motions and pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   I am 4 months pregnant
Doctor :   ok
User :   From past 5 days i am having loose motions
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How mny bowel movements u had yesteday? Is it watery or semisolid?
User :   It is watery
User :   i consulted my Gynac and she gave me sporolac and flagil
Doctor :   OK
User :   But iam still having it
Doctor :   how many you had yesterday
User :   5 to 6
Doctor :   can you able to drink fluids? Do you have vomiting?
User :   ya i am taking lot of fluids like Electrol, tender coconut
User :   Are u there?
Doctor :   Yea
Doctor :   You Gynecologist have given you the right treatment
Doctor :   How many told you to use the Metronidazole
Doctor :   how many pills u taking in a day?
User :   i was taking 2/ day. My pills are over She had given me for 3 days
Doctor :   3 days enough
Doctor :   Even if you use for more days the result will be same
Doctor :   The treat ment of diarrhea mainly fluids
Doctor :   Drink plenty of electrilyes and juices
Doctor :   Do not eat the regular food
Doctor :   Eat curd rice
User :   Then why is the loose motions still continuing
Doctor :   Do not add spicy
User :   I am doing it from past 3 days
Doctor :   It might be possibly viral infection of the colon
Doctor :   or it could be prasitic infection of the colon
Doctor :   it could be bacterial infection of the colon
Doctor :   it could be just diatary and harmonal changes
Doctor :   To know why the diarrhea is there, u need to have the stool tets
User :   Will it affect my baby?
Doctor :   No, it wont
Doctor :   So doctors treat empirically
Doctor :   metronidazile works for parasites
Doctor :   Very good medicines
Doctor :   bacterial infections like,typhoid can cause diarhiea
Doctor :   But even if the Typhoid is there initially we do not give antibiticsa
Doctor :   We want to flush the bacteria out
Doctor :   And only loose motions can flush
Doctor :   If I stop with medicines , bacteria may stay in colon
Doctor :   So it will slow down by itself
Doctor :   mean while u need to take fluids
User :   Should i go back to my gynac for some tests
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Just use the Sporilac
Doctor :   and drink fluids
Doctor :   ELDOPER Tab 2times day for 2 days only can help you stop diarrheao
Doctor :   but still I wil avoid it
User :   My family gynac who is in xxxxxxx suggested me to take Buscopan twice a day
User :   Should i take it
Doctor :   Why u want to take it
Doctor :   It is for abdominal pain
Doctor :   Not or diarrhioea
Doctor :   Avoid plain wate
User :   She told me that the muscle movements in intestine would come down which intern would stop the loose motions
Doctor :   no
User :   I am a bit concerned now as i am having loose motions from a week
Doctor :   the diarrhea is from Viral or bacterial infection , not from the gut movements
Doctor :   U can use it .it does not hurt u.
User :   i am not taking my Iron,Calcium and Folic acid supplements
Doctor :   that is fine for 1-2 weeks
Doctor :   contains metronidazole. Its use during the first three months of pregnancy is prohibited since it reaches the fetal blood circulation. Also, its safety has not been determined. Even otherwise it is to be used only if the diarrhoea is either due to infection with amoeba, giardia or certain specific bacteria. Most diarrhoeas are due to viruses which are self-limiting; if in doubt stool should be examined.
Doctor :   SO Metronidazole for 3 days is enough
Doctor :   If diarrhoead stay for more than 1wk, get the se tests: stoool for ova cyst parasite
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   1. stoool for ova cyst parasite 2. Stool for culture. 3. Stool for White cells
User :   ok
Doctor :   After the results u can show it to Md or chat with me if they are abnormal
User :   ok
Doctor :   I think u it is reasonable for u to get
Doctor :   Because u said it is more than 1 wk
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did I answer your query?
Doctor :   DId you get the idea what to do now?
User :   ya thank you
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Bye
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