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Liver cirrhosis, frequent bowel movements, abdominal pain, colitis. Treatment?

Dear Doctor, My uncle who is 47 years old is suffering from liver cirrosis for the last 2 years and is on medication since then.But for the last 8 months he is also suffering from frequent motions (daily 8-10 motions) with abdomen pain(sometimes).Doctors have diagnoised as colitis and taking medicines for this.But still there is no improvement in his health i.e loose motions (semisolid).Sometimes mucous is also present in motions.Is there no remedy for this condition.Please guide us.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Just check the medications you uncle is taking. Sometimes medicines like 'duphalac' or 'lactihep' are prescribed for patients having liver cirrhosis. They can cause loose stools and need to be stopped. You can ask your uncle to take probiotics and a newer drug Rifixamin which can help with the diarrhea. You can discuss these with your treating physician and they can prescribe you the same.

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Dr. Om lakhani
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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