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Loss of appetite and problem with bowel movement. What could be the reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Nov-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good Afternoon Doctor
User:Doctor i am having problems in eating and visiting the washroom
Doctor:Good afternoon.
Doctor:Proceed with your question..
User:My appetite has reduced
User:And not having proper bowel movements
User:its been going on for almost a week doctor
Doctor:Do you have nausea / vomiting?
Doctor:Are you running fever?
Doctor:Do you have / had abdominal cramps?
User:No doctor just feeling weak
Doctor:How is your symptoms now compared to what it was earlier say 3-4 days before - is it better or more worse?
User:Slight abdominal cramps as well doctor
Doctor:How is your symptoms now compared to what it was earlier say 3-4 days before - is it better or more worse?
User:Little better doctor
User:but not much improvement
User:I feel constipated doctor
User:and no hunger doctor
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disease or any other medical problems?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:I have Pulmonary Artery Hypertension Doctor and I am 24 years
User:Facing pain in my legs as well doctor
Doctor:Are you on any regular medications?
User:Yes Doctor
Doctor:May I know what medication is that?
User:I take Bosentas and Pulmo Pres Doctor
Doctor:Thanks for providing those details.
Doctor:Let me brief you now.
User:Yes doctor
Doctor:There are few medications and chronic medical disease which can cause appetite changes and constipation
Doctor:both the medication and pulmonary hypertension
User:Yes doctor
Doctor:are not one of those condition/medication.
Doctor:Now, since the problem has been a recent one
Doctor:it is most likely caused by an infective condition.
Doctor:General virus that affect gut or may be a parasite could have caused the current problem.
Doctor:As you are feeling better now, I would not recommend you take any special treatment
Doctor:or do investigations now.
User:Any medication doctor?
Doctor:I suggest you to drink plenty of water and make yourself eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
User:About the bowel movement doctor?
Doctor:you can also add natural stool softener - banana twice a day - early in the morning and before you sleep.
User:and loss of hunger
Doctor:you can monitor the symptoms for next 3-5 days
Doctor:If symptoms do not improve with the necessary diet changes
Doctor:you can visit a doctor nearby and undergo common test - complete hemogram, ESR and thyroid check
Doctor:treatment can be initiated based on the results of the test.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Is it anything serious doctor?
User:i mean do these symptoms mean something serious
Doctor:You seem to have gone over the acute phase. Drink plenty of water and eat more fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:you can add some vitamin supplements like tab. zincovit one tablet a day for 1 week.
Doctor:And then the natural stool softener - banana to your diet.
Doctor:I expect you to feel much better in the next 3-5 days.
Doctor:if symptoms persist and you remain constipated
Doctor:then visit your local doctor for necessary test and other treatment.
Doctor:Hope it is clear now.
User:So banana will help right doctor
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:any other precautions doctor
User:what to eat and what not to
Doctor:Avoid strenuous physical activity. Avoid eating refined products like maida product or refined biscuits.
Doctor:Choose to eat a less spicy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:Thats it for now Doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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