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Loose motions and upset stomach - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have been anxious for a few days now
Doctor :   ok
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User :   i m havin this bad stomach
User :   ok
Doctor :   since how long
Doctor :   how old are u
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am having consistent loose motion for the past few days
User :   n i need to rush to the toilet every now and then
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have fever
User :   i hav read in the internet about colon polyps n fear i'm havin them
User :   no fever
Doctor :   is this problem related to food u take
Doctor :   like diary products
User :   everythin else had been normal for the past few days
User :   today only m feelin little weak
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can take this cap
Doctor :   Loperamide 4 mg now and 2mg at night for two days
User :   can it b a case of food poisoning?
Doctor :   avoid taking spicy food
User :   ok
Doctor :   did u consume food from outside
User :   actually i did
Doctor :   if the loose stools doesnt subside
Doctor :   or u develop fever u need to consult physician
Doctor :   u may need antibiotics
User :   what scares me is that the stool's sometimes dark green and black n color
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then it can be due to GI bleed
User :   can it be diagnosed only on the basis of stool
User :   so wats the cure for dat?
Doctor :   u may need endoscopy
User :   does that bleed stop on its own or i need medical help?
Doctor :   as well as well stool culture
Doctor :   it can be just amoebic dysentry
Doctor :   yes u need to see physician if this problem persists
Doctor :   ok
User :   i consulted one physician who prescribes ornidazole tablets
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did this give u relief
User :   but its not helping
Doctor :   when did u consult him
User :   about 2-3 days back
Doctor :   anytime ugot colonoscopy done?
User :   no
User :   what are the chances of having colon cancer at my age
Doctor :   at ur age is it unlikely
Doctor :   black colour in stools indicate
Doctor :   upper GI bleed
User :   one more thing,
Doctor :   u need to get a Endoscopy to know the exact cause
Doctor :   yes
User :   earlier also, quite a few years back, i used to pass blood thru stool
User :   though not regularly, only on one or two occasions
Doctor :   isit fresh blood
Doctor :   ok
User :   ya used to b sometimes
Doctor :   do u strain while u pass stools
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   confirm ur details
User :   dats it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a physician
User :   o sorry dat no is not mine
Doctor :   anything else u wantto know about
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User :   is it anything really serious
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