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What causes persistent loose stools after taking natural stool softeners?

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Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I am 74 years old. I have been taking fiber gummies to soften stools. In the past few weeks, I noticed very soft stools and diarrhea . I started reducing my fiber intake from 10 grams a day gradually to zero over the past week. I am still having very loose stools. Stools are dark, as usual, but not black. I don't have any other symptoms. W hat else should I check?
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Hi,


Thanks for asking on Health care Magic.

I have gone very carefully through your query.

“As” per you clinical history is concerned please do a stool examination [RE/ME/Culture]to ruled out any infection. And secondly you can do some home remedies at your home-:

(a)if you are taking dairy products take smaller servings

(b)drink milk with other foods and this slows the digestive process and may lessen your symptoms

(c)Take an over-the-counter tablet containing lactase enzyme and take it before meals

(d)Take robotics [Lactobacillus Sporogenes] and it is a non-prescription drugs.

(e)Add a multivitamin tab every day at bedtime.

Hope that helps.
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Follow up: Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo 2 hours later
Dr Sahoo,
Item (d) says to take "robotics". Do you mean probiotics?
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Hi,
Thanks for your question
It is [probiotics] sorry for spelling mistakes
Thanks

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