Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

189 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suffering from loose motion with burning sensation in anus. What could be the reason?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 10828 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hi Dr. XXXXXXX

Good Afternoon. For the last 2 weeks I'm suffering from loose motions. motion is mostly watery. and for the last two days I'm having severe burning sensation in anus. I'm not able to sit also. Is this related to Piles or Amebeosis. Which specialist should I consult? Is there a quick relief for the pain? Thanks in advance for your help.

Thanks
XXXXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 32 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
What you seem to be having is 'chronic diarrhea' which is defined as loose stools (3 or more stools per day) that last for at least two weeks.

It looks like infectious diarrhea which may develop when you travel, after eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water or unpasteurized milk.

You need to get blood, stool, urine tests and stool culture which may find the infection causing diarrhea. If these tests come out normal then other tests including X-rays or procedures such as colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy may be needed.

Till that time, you may try the following
1. Take over the counter lactobacillus preparation and yoghurt with your meals.
2. Drink plenty of fluids, eat light, do not stay hungry but eat simple things like toast, porridge, cereals, crackers, banana, rice, etc.
3. Avoid dairy products, which can worsen diarrhea (due to a temporary state of lactose intolerance).
4. Drink more fluid (except milk or caffeinated beverages) to replace fluids lost by diarrhea.
The pain and burning sensation in the anus is likely to be due to local dermatitis. You can do sitz bath with warm water after putting potassium permanganate crystals.
Applying a local analgesic and steroid ointment like Shield ointment in and around anus will be helpful.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 24 minutes later
Hi Dr. XXXXXXX

Thanks for your detailed reply.

Should I consult a General physician or Gaestrentologist?

Also is Sheild ointment the medicine name?

Thanks
XXXXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 6 minutes later
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
You can consult a gastroenterologist for a detailed evaluation.
Shield ointment is the name of the medicine which you can get over the counter at your nearest pharmacy.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on  Waterborne diseases

doctor1 MD

I have an orange size cyst on my left kidney that they have been watching. Last night, I began having all this back pain severe back pain. I thought it might be due to my Orencia treatment for RA. In the middle of the night, I became violently ill. Diarrhea, severe craps, vomiting and lots of pain on the left side from rib cage to groin. Now I have passed blood clots but that was out my rectum. Should I just wait this out?

doctor1 MD


Hi Doctor,

I have been suffering from severe loose motion for last 15 years. It is diagnosed as IBS- diarrhoea from last 2 years. And I am continuing with the medication for IBS, but no improvement yet. Everyday I have loose motion 8-10 times. Usually it happens in the morning very frequently.

The stool is watery with mucus. I have gastritis also.

Please guid me in this regard.Please suggest some medicine or specialist.

doctor1 MD

I am currently being tested for IBS, as I have had severe bouts of constipation and diarrhea for well over a year. I have occasional blood, pencil thin, loose stools and external hemorrhoids. I am also experiencing a constant pain in my upper abdomen, coupled with severe nausea and a feeling that I am going to get sick. I had to submit a stool sample today, and I noticed that there were a lot of dark green, leafy looking substances in the stool. They were tough to the touch but tore apart when pulled. I haven't eaten any sort of green vegetable in well over a week. Any thoughts?

doctor1 MD

I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome with diarrhea. Zoloft is the only thing that has seemed to help with the painful symptoms. I am pregnant now & cant take my zoloft. The first few months i still had my IBS symptoms like normal, but now in the 8th month.. my symptoms have completely cleared up! I am wondering if this could help determine what causes my IBS since it seems to be gone right now?

doctor1 MD

Hello Sir, I was having Jaundice a month back, my bilirubin level was 5 at its XXXXXXX .on the 9th of November..was hospitalised for a week and then my bilirubin was 2..now it is 1.5..and also my sgpt and sgot are in its range.. I wanted to know...

doctor1 MD

My wife is pragnant. She is on 6th month. She is having disentry for last two days. Is it something worry about?

doctor1 MD

I was diagnosed having gastric flu , although I have got over most of the symptoms I still have dhyarea after 11 days is this normal