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Loose stools, often bright or orange in color, occasionally blackish hard stools. Reason?

I have been having lower bowel discomfort for some time now, Been passing a lot of loose or liquid stools (as well as solid) -loose stool is always bright yellow or orange (often VERY oily, sometimes accompanied with a jelly) -hard stool is often dark in colour, though I am not sure it is a black, so bleeding is not my main concern I have not eaten anything different than usual as of late, help?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Abdominal discomfort with alternate lose & hard stools with mucus suggest intestinal infection,mostly amebic /mixed/ bacterial infection.
- a light diet with plenty of fluids(with salt &sugar)many a times cures the problem.If not,
- Please get your stools checked, to pin point the causative organism.
- specific drugs( according to the causative organism) like Metranidazole,antibiotic like Norfloxacin, antispsmodic drugs to control the pain will cure.
Please consult a doctor for specific prescription.
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