Diarrhea

What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhoea means having frequent loose watery stools or discharge of semi-solid from the bowel.

Questions and answers on "Diarrhea"

I started having diarrhea pretty severally yesterday. I'm not eating much now but am still having diarrhea. The diarrhea is almost clear with little yellow bits that are sinking to the bottom. I was getting concerned that this might be more than a stomach bug because I've never seen this type of diarrhea before.

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HI
Well come to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, if the passing of stool is frequent with loss of water and contained the mucus then it could be the case of bacillary dysentery the first thing is to take care for dehydration and second is specific antibiotic to control the infection and the...

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I am taking ferosoft fa tablets once a day along with calcium tablets(twice a day) and got diarrhea. I am 18 and a half weeks pregnant. I have had diarrhea for about 4 days and last night i stopped taking ferosoft fa and my loose motions stopped but i still feel extremely weak. Is ferosoft fa the cause of diarrhea??

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HI
Well come to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, such medicine can cause the diarrhea, if it is not at all indicated (Ferrous sulphate ) in pregnancy great care need to be taken as long as the medicines are concern, now for diarrhea no need to worry about this but take care for dehydration...

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I have been having diarrhea for some time now. I went to the doctor and they gave me medicine to stop the diarrhea cause it was getting really bad. It helped for a while then started up again. So I went to a different doctor and they said that I have an inflamed stomach lining and to have no spicy foods,milk,coffee,soda things like that. I eat then about 1 hour later im in the bathroom. What can I take for the diarrhea?

doctor1 MD

Hello,my name is Dr Dorina Gurabardhi.
I understand your concern.
Some advices that I can give to you for the diarrhea are:
-Take over-the-counter options include Imodium (loperamide) and Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate (bismuth subsalicylate).
-Take probiotic
-Take frequent, small sips of water or a...

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I am just a bit concerned, my son has had diarrhea off an on for the last month. He is feeling fine, but as of today has had liquid stools. This happened about two weeks ago and before that he had it twice over two weeks. At the beginning of the year he had campylobacter. Apart from needing to suddenly go to the toilet he is feeling fine. The last time this happened (two weeks ago) he had it for about 5 days. I was just about to take a sample to the lab to be tested - but the diarrhea stopped. I am wondering why he is having a lot of diarrhea. It has all been just liquid. Do you have any advice on this.

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thank for your query.
Noted the history about your son having frequent diarrhea over one month, needs sometimes to rush to restroom, sample could not be sent to the lab as the diarrhea stopped.
Since the problem is lingering for about a month, I would advise you the following:
Send the sample...

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What food is causing me to have diarrhea?
Morning- i eat crackers
Lunch- A sandwich with mayonaise and ham
dinner- Rice with chicken or beef.

I have like 2-5 diarrhea a day.

Im 16 years old and I'm lactose intolerant. About 2 months ago i started having diarrhea almost every single day.

doctor1 MD

Respected user, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly.
*Truly speaking all you are taking is causing you diarrhea dear.
*You have to follow certain necessary steps for strict basis to recover.
- take plenty of liquids - preferably boiled water, coconut water, green tea,
coffee , rice water, butter...

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I have been living in hong kong for six months (from us). for the last four months, I have been suffering from diarrhea. I took three courses of cipromycin over the course of three months. Each time i finished a course, I would return to normal bowel movements. Then, over the next few weeks the diarrhea would return. When the diarrhea returned fir the fourth time, I had lab work done which showed no parasites or bacteria. A second doctor explained that giardiasis may not show up in stool samples. He had me take tinidazole for fear that I had giardiasis. He gave me a 4 pill single dose which I took last night. This morning I had large volumes of diarrhea that was yellow in color and mostly structured as soft formed coils of stool. I became queasy when I had the diarrhea. Later in the day I noticed smaller amounts of diarrhea that floated. Does this indicate that the drug is working and that I do indeed have giardiasis?

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Hello dear , hi

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This indicates definite intestinal infection .

* Suggestions for better recovery

- Drink plenty of liquids .
- Consume soft , light diet with fresh curd preferably .
- Avoid oily , spicy , non veg , hot...

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my 1 year old child has diarrhea ,don't have temperature and not womiting. Diarrhea in the begining was 3 - 4 times like pure but not watering. Before i gave new cereal with yoghurt ,after that, start diarrhea. Now i stoped for 2 days. Yesterday she didn't had diarrhea and today early in the morning once more she had diarrhea. What should i do.

doctor1 MD

Respected user , Hi

Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This is due to gut sensitivity to new cerelac , will take sometime for
intestinal flora to settle down .

* Suggestions for better recovery

- Allow plenty of liquids including boiled water and oral...

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Hi, I have had upper and lower abdominal pain for the last few months along with diarrhea. I have had my gallbladder removed approximately 5 months ago. I understand diarrhea is to be expected with that. But what concerns me is the constant abdominal pain. I had diarrhea 3 times over the course of an hour today. When I looked in the toilet the diarrhea looked stringy. A week or so ago the diarrhea was a rust red color with black spots on it. Any ideas would help please. Thanks

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YOUR SYMPTOMS OF CRAMPY PAIN ABDOMEN ASSOCIATED WITH DIORRHOEA DOESNOT RELATE TO GALL BLADDER SURGERY. SHOULD CONSIDER COLONOSCOPY WITH MULTIPLE SITE BIOPSIES SINCE IRRITABLE BOWEL(IBS) SYNDROME SEEMS HIGH ON CARD. MAINTAIN DRINKING WATER HYGIENE AND HAVE HIGH FIBRE DIET, AVOID SPICES.

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Over the last month I have diarrhea almost ever day and almost every time I eat anything. Most of the time I have yellow liquid, which I thought might be bile, in the diarrhea and it can be seen on the toilet paper. Today I drink a red gatorade on an empty stomach and a few hours later I ate some lunch and almost immediately had diarrhea that looked like the red gatorade or blood. I am almost 35 yrs old, 5ft 5in and weigh 198lbs.

doctor1 MD

Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query in details .

* Possible reasons include - infection of intestine - inflammatory
bowel disease - others .

Wishing you fine recovery .
Feel free to ask any further queries .

Regards ....

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I have hep c. I have had abdominal pain on the right side. I am nauseated and had diarrhea. My bowel sounds are always hyperactive and loud. I usually get full after taking a few bites and then I have diarrhea with in thirty minutes of eating. I was in the hospital recently and had a ct done with oral contrast. Everything came back good except one of the test for liver function was slightly abnormal. The doctor said my appendix was on the larger side of normal. I have t followup with my gastroenterologist. Its frustrating because I still have jpain and diarrhea. What does it mean to have an appendix that is large size of normal?

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
Rad and re-read your history and clinically I am of the opinion that this may be appendicitis , that is causing the problems you have. Larger than normal is a radiological finding, this means the y have found an appendix which is larger than the...

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My Father has suffered paralysis stroke in 2005. The doctor has prescribed Ecosprin 150Mg and Amlophin (for B.P.) to be taken daily. But after 1 year, my father stopped them taking regularly and whenver he had high BP he is taking both the tablets.Yesterday he had fever and today loose motions. The BP was high 200/80 and discomfort and aches. A little bit of discomfort near chest... but not sure as he is bit confused. Could it be due to fever or should be contact emergency?

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