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Watery stools after every meal, stomach pain, frequent bowel movements. Due to food poisoning?

Hi Dr. my stools have been liquid lately and I ve been eating regularly like I m supposed to, but I have a liquid stool after every meal and I constantly have a stomachache what should I do? I also have to go quite frequently and always have had liquid stools. I started having these about three or four days ago after I ate a bowl of something that I think Had bad ingredients mixed into it
Asked On : Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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Dear Concerned.,
Thanks for writing to us.
You have not indicated the duration of loose stools//for how long have you been suffering?Do you also get colicky pain and are you febrile?If the answer to these are yes it could be due to bacterial/infective food poisoning.
If not there could be other causes as well.Pls do go for Stools for routine and microscopic examination for Trophozoites of Entamoeba//Giardia Lamblia // and cysts of worms .
In addition get your vital parameters such as Pulse rate//BP//Temperature checked .
Consume (1)Oral Reydration Solution(ORS) once every time you pass loose motion.Plenty of Oral fluids such as tender coconut water//Fruit juice etc with a dash of salt. If it is a self limiting Viral diarhoea it will stop on its own (2) Prophylactic Antibiotic as decided by your MD to prevent secondary bacterial infection (3) Probiotics such as Lactobacilli preparations to prevent Super infection and yeast like organisms inducing colitis (4)Spasmolytics such as Hyoscine Butyl Bromide only if you develop colicky pain .
The Second Probabality if it is also related to Psychological Stress, we call it Irritable Bowel Syndrome;-In this condition patients also have associated skin problems //anxiety-latent type.
A gastrocolic reflex such as ingestion of food is enough to cause bowel movements.
The condition responds to (1) Prompt removal of Stressors in life//(2)Codiene sulphate being prescribed with varying success rates in IBS (3)Probiotics (4)Lowering gut motility by using Diaphynoxylate Sodium//Loperamide and such medications.
Please get yourself investigated and treated with best medications.,
Wishing you a speedy recovery.,
Best Regards.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.,
Ex-Indian Navy.

Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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