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What is the cause of uncontrolled diarrhea?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: What is the cause of uncontrolled diarrhea?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Most likely infection in intestines.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for your query.
Infection in intestines is the most common cause of severe diarrhea.
This is medically termed as gastroenteritis.
Most of the times its self-limiting in nature.
However, sometimes antibiotic therapy is required.

Test suggested
Stool routine and microscopy test
Ultrasound abdomen

Rx
Imodium can be taken for loose stools.
Take lots of orange juice and coconut water.

Take care
Dr. Ramesh Kumar
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