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Have had diarrhea, have soft stool and having lethargy, stomach aches and cramping. Suggest?

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I have had diarrhea for over one week. Sometimes it's just very soft and narrow stools that are very light beige in color. I am experiencing lethargy and stomach aches. The stomach aches aren't constant but when they occur it's pretty severe. All of a sudden I'll get severe cramping and have to run to the bathroom. I recently spent a lot of time by my pool and I'm wondering if I got too much sun?
Posted Tue, 20 Aug 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 35 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

The diarrhea and cramping are not due to excess exposure to sun.
It might be due to infection. A stool test may be done for confirmation.
Meanwhile taking yogurt and probiotics for faster relief.
Take BRAT diet ( Banana, Rice, Applesauce and Toast).

I hope that answers your question.
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Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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