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    What causes diarrhea along with acid reflux?

Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Greetings, I've been having stomach problems for about a week and have had very loose stools and gas. Today I passed this stool which disturbed me greatly.

What could be the problem here?
Age: 23
Weight: Overweight
Recent Travel: Japan
Previous meal: Ramen with veggies

Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Enteritis most likely

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
I am a Gastroentrrologist andwould be answering your query.
Most likely you are 5sugfering from Gastroenteritis.It is caused due to viral or bacterial infection.As it is recurrent in your case intially a stool test should be done to see which bacteria is involved.
For controlling loose stool loperamide should be taken 4 mg twice daily.
For decreasing frequency of stools antispasmodics like Dicyclomine should be taken twice daily.
A short term course of antibiotic and antiprotozoal like Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole should be taken.
Take a probiotic daily.
Drink lots of water or if possible elecyrolyte solution.
Loose motion means that food is not properly digested and absorbed by body.When nutrients would be lost in stools body will lose weight.
Follow up with reports!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 25 minutes later
Great thank you so much for the answer. Did you take a look at the stool photo? Was the darker stringy section un digested food?
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,
I am sorry but no picture is attached with your question.
If you are unable to upload it on HCM mail it to me at YYYY@YYYY ,Plesae do intimate me on HCM once you send pic's.
Till that time start what ever i suggested you would feel much better after first dose only.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 15 hours later
Just sent via email thank you.
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello there,
Have seen your pictures.

The stool is un-formed and yes the darker part consists of improperly digested food. It's likely due to gastroenteritis only. Just follow whatever I've suggested previously you would be fine in 3-4 days only.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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