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What causes light and loose stool associated with anal burning?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: I have loose stool that is light, beige for two days. It causes burning of the anus.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Light and loose stool

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Light and loose stool can be due to a number of causes including pathology of biliary tract, parasitic infestation, bacterial and/or viral infections, dietary modifications.

The ideal way would be to get a stool routine exam plus ova and parasites done. Liver function tests as part of basic metabolic panel and ultrasound abdomen can also be advised if biliary tract abnormality is suspected clinically e.g if there is evidence of jaundice.

Treatment would depend upon the results of the investigations advised. If the labs are clear the local examination of the anus and digital rectal examination (DRE) can also be done in due consultation with your doctor.


Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What causes light and loose stool associated with anal burning?

Brief Answer: Light and loose stool Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Light and loose stool can be due to a number of causes including pathology of biliary tract, parasitic infestation, bacterial and/or viral infections, dietary modifications. The ideal way would be to get a stool routine exam plus ova and parasites done. Liver function tests as part of basic metabolic panel and ultrasound abdomen can also be advised if biliary tract abnormality is suspected clinically e.g if there is evidence of jaundice. Treatment would depend upon the results of the investigations advised. If the labs are clear the local examination of the anus and digital rectal examination (DRE) can also be done in due consultation with your doctor. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil