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Uncontrollable diarrhea, abdominal pain. Stool analysis shows mucus, occasional pus cells. Meaning?

I would like my stool analysis results explained and treatment advised; COLOUR: BLACK - CONSISTANCY:SOLID - MUCUS : PRESENT - REACTION : ACIDIC - OVA PRESENT ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES - CYSTS NIL - PUS CELLS OCCASIONAL Hpf - RED BLOOD CELLS NIL /Hpf - MACROPHAGES NIL - FAT DROPLETS NIL - UNDIGESTED VEGETABLE FIBRES PRESENT - MUCUS PRESENT Had ultrasound ahich showed no abnoramalities to pancreas, liver , kidneys, portal vein or bladder Sympthoms severe uncontollable diarreah very severe abdominal pain on right hand side. Thank you Caroline Lester
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Hi Caroline,

Thanks for your query.

The stool report confirms worm infestation : a deworming course-repeated weekly for 3 weeks- will relieve you of diarrhea.

For prevention of further episodes of diarrhea, drink purified water; avoid stale food, eating in hotels/restaurants.

Are you on Iron pills, which cause blackening of stools? If not, black stools suggest mild bleeding inside the intestine/stomach/duodenum. Take PPIs for 2-3 months which will heal the injuries in the intestine caused by worms.

Also, take Probiotics and adequate vitamins regularly.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. R Karanwal
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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