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What Causes Diarrhea With Blood In Stool?

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Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Question: I had bloody diarrhea on Monday thru Tuesday morning, then again Friday night.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Treatment with antibiotics and ORS is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Dysentery or bloody diarrhea is indeed a cause for concern and needs to be treated with antibiotics. I would insist you to:
* Get your stool tested for routine microscopy. I am looking for the pus cell count.
* Visit a doctor. He would prescribe you proper antibiotics. He would also examine you to confirm if other pathologies are likely.
* Take ORS (oral rehydration solution) to replenish the lost water and salts.

I would insist you not to ignore it.

Regards
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What Causes Diarrhea With Blood In Stool?

Brief Answer: Treatment with antibiotics and ORS is needed. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Dysentery or bloody diarrhea is indeed a cause for concern and needs to be treated with antibiotics. I would insist you to: * Get your stool tested for routine microscopy. I am looking for the pus cell count. * Visit a doctor. He would prescribe you proper antibiotics. He would also examine you to confirm if other pathologies are likely. * Take ORS (oral rehydration solution) to replenish the lost water and salts. I would insist you not to ignore it. Regards