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Stomach pain, GERD, gastritis, watery smelly stools, diarrhea, gas. Taking pantodac. Cure?

Hi Doctor, I suffer in lower part of stomach pain from 2000 and I went to Doctor and diagnosed that I have GERD and acute Gatristis, the pain was uncomfortable and some time watery stool smell anf when I take madecine called pantodac and lactobacillus but recently, last 8 month I got diahrriae, gas, bowel movement , what to do
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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The recently felt diarrhea, gas, bowel movement could be related to a possible intestinal infection. So, I suggest to run the following tests:

- examination of stool for ova/parasites
- culture of stool (for bacteria and candida)
- malapsorption tests

Another cause could be related to the long-term use of lactobacillus.

I'd advise to stop taking lactobacillus on regular basis until you do the above-mentioned tests. Consult with your GI specialist and recall him/her about the side effects of using lactobacillus for long periods of time.

Hope it helped!
Answered: Sun, 8 Dec 2013
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