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Posted on Fri, 4 Dec 2015
Question: I've had fairly severe unexplained diarrhoea for two weeks. There are no other symptoms (no fever, vomitong etc) and I've otherwise felt good. I do have an as yet untreated reducible inguanal hernia (has been present for more than a year). The irregular bowel commenced suddenly two weeks ago and hasn't eased. Could this be linked to the hernia?
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
get yiur stool examination and complete haemogram to see for any infection

Detailed Answer:
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Reducible inguinal hernia do not lead to alteration in bowel habits. It may cause pain or swelling in inguinal hernia. Management of this is only surgical. For diarrhoea I will suggest you to get your stool examination and complete haemogram to see whether there is any infection or not. Meanwhile take a course of probiotic, tablet rifaximin. Avoid dairy products. Take plenty of fluids and electrol powder to prevent fluid and electrolyte insufficiency. Also take some antisecretory agent like loperamide. If stool or blood examination do suggest any infection then take antibiotic like ofloxacin.

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you.
Wish you a good health
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Brief Answer: get yiur stool examination and complete haemogram to see for any infection Detailed Answer: Hello. Thanks for putting your query in hcm. Reducible inguinal hernia do not lead to alteration in bowel habits. It may cause pain or swelling in inguinal hernia. Management of this is only surgical. For diarrhoea I will suggest you to get your stool examination and complete haemogram to see whether there is any infection or not. Meanwhile take a course of probiotic, tablet rifaximin. Avoid dairy products. Take plenty of fluids and electrol powder to prevent fluid and electrolyte insufficiency. Also take some antisecretory agent like loperamide. If stool or blood examination do suggest any infection then take antibiotic like ofloxacin. I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. Wish you a good health