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my wife is suffering from diabetic diarrhea and after CTScan,

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Posted on Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Question: my wife is suffering from diabetic diarrhea and after CTScan, stool tests,blood tests and USG Abdomen ,she was prescribed Nexpro L and VSL3 .She has taken this for one month.She was advised to take Loparet when needed.In the last 35 days she needed 8 tablets. We tried to reduce the dosage of Nexpro by shifting to Nexpro 20 and ranitin 150. She is having acidity and feeling of fulness. Her diabetes is under control .HbA1C is 6.5. She is 68 and is taking Anastrazole for past 7 years. It is likely to be stopped next month. What kind of management should I follow now as I am her caregiver.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (20 hours later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Can you provide more details about her diarrhea?
- How long she has been having diarrhea?
- How many episodes per day?
- Blood or mucus in it?
- Weight loss?
-What medications she is taking for diabetes?

Kindly provide the above details so that I am better able to help.

Regards,
Dr.R.K
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ratnakar Kini (4 hours later)
She is having diarrhea from early December 2018. It is painless and watery. She has a maximum of two such bowel movements. There is no blood or mucous .The stool tests also did not show any abnormality.One tablet of Loparet stops the bowel movement for two days.

There is no stomach distension or pain. Soe days she feels a fullness in the mornings.
The CT Scan was normal except for diverticulum without diverticulitis.
The is weight loss. She has lost 1.5 kgs in the last two months even though her food intake is normal. She was advised to avoid gluten.
She is taking 250 mg Metfomin tablets twice a day.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (40 hours later)
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Was colonoscopy done?
Was test for Celiac disease done?
Did the doctor discuss about changing the medication for diabetes?
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Brief Answer: Need more information Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query. I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you. Can you provide more details about her diarrhea? - How long she has been having diarrhea? - How many episodes per day? - Blood or mucus in it? - Weight loss? -What medications she is taking for diabetes? Kindly provide the above details so that I am better able to help. Regards, Dr.R.K