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Suggest remedy for constipation post treatment for diarrhea

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Posted on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Had diarrhea for 4 days. Now have it under control. Have been eating banana, toast, chicken, rice and apple sause. Things like that. Still have crapping and no stool after 2 days. What can I do to ease the crapping and how long is normal to have stool again.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
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Mebeverine, isotonic fluids

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The antibiotics course, if started should be completed. Take plenty of isotonic fluid to avoid dehydration and further complications. Serum electrolytes should be checked to look for any hypokalemia.

Stool culture and routine exam with ova and parasites should be done. For the cramping mebeverine plus ispaghula husk combination can be advised for the spasmodic/ cramping associated with the diarrheal illness for a month.


Wishing you best of health

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Thanks for that. The other part of my question. What is the usual amount of time to have normal stool agian
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 14 hours later
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hello again.

Its highly dependent on the individual. There is no fix duration or number. It depends upon the gut motility, innervation, fluid intake, overall health and food habits. However, generally three times a day to once every two to three days is the range.

Wishing you best of health

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