Complete Stool Examination

A complete stool analysis is done to diagnose various conditions affecting the digestive system. Here, your stool sample is collected and tested in the lab for the presence of viruses, bacteria, parasites, pus cells, blood, fat, bile, white blood cells, etc.

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What causes mucus and blood in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, When I am using the restroom, I saw bloody mucus in my stool. What does it mean? Recently, I suffered with diarrhea and black stools. I had treatment for diarrhea and having bloody mucus in stools. Currently, I am taking gastric tablets and medicines to control diarrhea.  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and worry about the severity of the situation. Loose stool along with increased frequency of stool (6 to7 times per day), mucus and occasional episodes of bleeding suggest inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's dise...  Read Full »

I still have gas and bloating issues after a normal gastroscopy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. I was having stomach pain, acidity and bloating since a year. So, I did an endoscopy as advised by my doctor. The report showed H.pylori positive. I finished the full course of medication as directed by the doctor and I felt better. Then, I switched to a new place. A...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Medical Oncologist, Paediatric Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Having gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you have lower esophageal sphincter laxity (LOS laxity). Also, you might be having chronic gastritis and colitis. The gas and bloating is usually secondary to these patholo...  Read Full »

Please help me interpret my annual health report.

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a health checkup and I like to get your inputs regarding the report. Thanks in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any symptoms or risk factors like family history of illness? What is your job profile? Do you drink or smoke? How much active is your lifestyle? Do you have any recent history of fever and joint pains? Are you a vegetarian? Revert back with more details as abo...  Read Full »

After Metronidazole and Fluconazole, I have continuous diarrhea. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was referred to a colon rectal specialist by my gynecologist since taking Metronidazole and Fluconazole in the second week of June and my digestive system had not been the same since. I cannot stop my diarrhea. I saw a colon and rectal specialist on Monday and he said there are no h...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I can just only imagine how much you been stressed and frustrated while all this. There are two things. 1. Although this is common to have GI upset namely diarrhea, gas, abdominal pain as side effects after medications like Metronidazole, and due to Fluconazo...  Read Full »

Why is pus coming out of the wound after anal fistula surgery?

Query: I done kshala sutra treatment for fistula .But iam getting pus from that wound from last 10 days was done 15 days back. Actually, I got this problem 6 months back but at that time it was cured temperarely but from last 2 months iam facing pus then I contacted doctor .he said it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can imagine that you must be very concerned about ongoing pus. Well yes there is some pus, but the large part of the wound is healthy and pink. It is not uncommon to have pus few days after the surgery. The treatment you are taking are rightly prescribed, but I...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my stool test results.

Query: Hello doctor, I just got my stool results, and I would like to ask a doctor to interpret it for me. Lysozyme * 674 ≤ 500 ng/mL, Butyrate‡ 4.5 0.8 – 4.0 mg/mL, Total SCFA's‡ 17 5.0 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What are your symptoms? What was your dietary intake in 1-2 days prior to test? Amy family history of major gastrointestinal diseases? Now stool SCFA and butyrate are slightly out of range which is fine to have. Also, lysozyme is slightly elevated and it is a marker ...  Read Full »

Can post-traumatic stress result in persistent diarrhea?

Query: I gave birth a year ago. I have had problems with diarrhea ever since (periodically). I did tests for candida, Helicobacter pylori, bleeding, parasites. All negative. I have a slightly weaker blood count. I did a stomach ultrasound and everything is fine. I suffer from post-traumatic stress and the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can understand you must be upset about your symptoms. Well the part of problem is explained by certain drugs you are taking like heferol which is iron and usually causes gastrointestinal upset some feel constipation and somw feel diarrhea . but drug side effects ...  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternate medicine to Norfloxacin for diarrhea.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 50 years old. She takes Norfloxacin on daily basis to avoid diarrhea. The moment she stops taking Norfloxacin, she goes through diarrhea. Please guide some alternate treatment for her.  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diarrhea makes a large group of gastrointestinal disorders and they must be treated according to the type and the cause. Has your mom done any stool tests? If not, I would recommend going through this test. Because it is important to understand if the diarrhea is caused b...  Read Full »

What can cause a lump that changes size in the outer anal area for around three months?

Query: I am suffering from pain in outer anal area. There is also a lump with white top which keeps on increasing and decreasing . Also a sticky liquid comes and my anus is most of the times wet.Its about 3 months i am suffering from this. I am a 22 year male  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well the symptom you mention suggest a possibility of peri anal sinus or abscess. This is pus collection around the anus. In your age, with history of problem for 3 months; one of few possible underlying causes are infection with secondary abscess (pus) formation. T...  Read Full »

Are antibiotics necessary for diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, Four days ago, when I was away from home for some work, I felt sick and my hands and feet were numb for several hours. Then, I had fever for three nights with soaking sweats followed by continuous diarrhea for the last four days. I am going nearly 8 to 12 times a day. I read the symptoms ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uphar Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diarrhea can be due to a multiple number of organisms and may have a similar presentation as you. It may be due to virus or bacteria. The first thing is to take plenty of fluids. If ORS (oral rehydration salts) is available, then that will be the best choice. Next, take ...  Read Full »

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