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What do small stools with frequent bowel movements indicate?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

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Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I have to poop 7 times or more a day. It is very small and looks like cotton. I am bloated and all poops have gas. This has been going on for a few weeks.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Enteritis.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Most likely you are suffering from Gastroenteritis with dyspepsia. It is an intestinal infection marked by inflammation of intestines causing cramps, nausea, unformed stools multiple times a day.

A stool test routine and microscopy has to be done along with an ultrasound abdomen.

Treatment-

As already few weeks have passed its better to take 3 days antibiotic and antiprotozoal course.

Tab Ofloxacin twice a day(9a.m-9 p.m).
Tab Metronidazole twice daily(9a.m-9p.m).

(You would need a prescription for antibiotics ofloxacin and metronidazole).

Take Pantoprazole twice daily with it for relief in gas and bloating.

Take any over the counter probiotic for 3 days.

This would help you in bloating and belching.
Get plenty of rest.

If you feel like eating, try small amounts of plain foods, such as soup, rice, pasta and bread.

Follow up with reports.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ramesh Kumar, Gastroenterologist
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