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What causes diarrhea and brown colored urine?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: I just recently ate some Chinese food and started to go about my buisness. about 2 hours later, I felt the need to goto the bath room with a upset stomach and diarhea. didnt think nothing of it when i had to goto urinate, the color of my urine was like brown. I got scared becuase I have type diabetes. What should i do?
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get yourself clinically examined and investigated.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post,it seems that you might be having infection of the gastrointestinal tract.
I would like to suggest that you should get yourself clinically examined and investigated.

Following investigations may be helpful :-
1. Complete Blood Count ( CBC ).
2. Liver Function Test ( LFT ).
3. Kidney Function Test ( KFT ).
4. Urine examination.
5. Stool examination.
Also monitor your blood sugar levels.

You should drink lots of water daily.
Eat light meals prepared under hygienic conditions.

You can take an antacid like Omeprazole 40mg once a day before meals along with a probiotic and digestive enzyme preparation.
Further medical management can be planned according to the reports of the investigations.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. R.A. Singh (1 hour later)
I will take your advice and have already started drinking plenty of water to see if it makes any difference in color. which it has but not significantly. I am seeing my doctor in the morning and hopefully it's not anything serious.
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Follow the instructions advised.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your response.
I would like to assure you that your symptoms are curable. Follow the instructions advised and get yourself clinically examined and investigated.

If you have any further doubts, please mention.
I wish you good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. R.A. Singh (2 hours later)
It's been several hours and I noticed my urine color has normalized following your advice. though I feel a bit relieved. . I will still have myself checked out. This was indeed a wake up call. Thank you again for responding doctor
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for providing more information about your health. It will be more helpful if you mention the reports of your investigations.
I wish you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes diarrhea and brown colored urine?

Brief Answer: Get yourself clinically examined and investigated. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing your query. After reading your post,it seems that you might be having infection of the gastrointestinal tract. I would like to suggest that you should get yourself clinically examined and investigated. Following investigations may be helpful :- 1. Complete Blood Count ( CBC ). 2. Liver Function Test ( LFT ). 3. Kidney Function Test ( KFT ). 4. Urine examination. 5. Stool examination. Also monitor your blood sugar levels. You should drink lots of water daily. Eat light meals prepared under hygienic conditions. You can take an antacid like Omeprazole 40mg once a day before meals along with a probiotic and digestive enzyme preparation. Further medical management can be planned according to the reports of the investigations. I hope this is helpful to you. Thanks.