Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the condition which is characterized by loose stools and frequent bowel movement. It is brought upon by consuming contaminated food or water. Diarrhea is caused as a result of bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections.

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Is any surgery needed for painful stomach cramps?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having really painful stomach cramps. I do not know whether it is a symptom of pregnancy. Will I need any surgery? Do I need a scan to see any damage in my stomach? I am suffering from constipation, headache, earache and dizziness along with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Tim Evans

Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are describing some very common symptoms. However, you also ask the question as to whether you are pregnant or not. This is the first and most important point to determine. This can easily be done in confidence either with an over-the-counter test from the su...  Read Full »

Can chronic diarrhea be due to autoimmune disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, female, 2006DLBCL, treated with 8 RCHOP and radiation, remission ever since last 15 years diarrhea, got worse for last 2 years, they suspect autoimune.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your clinical history and present symptoms, my opinion is as follows: 1. Chronic diarrhea is really difficult period. Patients with autoimmune disorders are very much prone to lymphomas and risk is always present. Previously probably, you were not diagnosed ...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with IBS-D with blastocystis hominis. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with IBS-D five years ago. This month tests have identified high levels of blastocystis hominis in my stool as well as yeast and imbalance in gut flora. I am traveling away and I am wondering what the best course of action for me is? I have done comprehensive stool an...  Read Full »


Dr. A V Hussain Shihaz

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blastocystis hominis does not usually require treatment unless there is a co-pathogen (they were none found in your stool study) or if the individual is immunosuppressed. The other issue is your SCFA (short-chain fatty acid) and but the rate are a bit on the lower side...  Read Full »

What is the possible cause of diarrhea with blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have been having some symptoms for two years. It started with noticing some blood on the toilet paper, went to my GP and he said probably hemorrhoids nothing to worry about and then, I started having diarrhea with blood on the toilet paper again. Then I ...  Read Full »


Dr. A V Hussain Shihaz

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail. A few details which could be helpful are, have you lost weight? Do you have anemia or any abdominal pain? Have you had a fecal calprotectin done? Apparently, your symptoms have been going on for close two years and specifica...  Read Full »

How to treat diarrhea in a metastatic carcinoma patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having metastatic carcinoma and went through radiotherapy. Now, she has got severe diarrhea, swelling in face and do not like to eat food. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Satya Narayan

Radiation Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First get clinical examinations done that includes vital parameters of patient such as blood pressure (BP), pulse, respiratory rate, etc. Required blood investigations such as complete blood count, renal function test, liver function test and electrolyte study...  Read Full »

I am having diarrhea, severe headaches, and fatigue after contraceptive pill withdrawal. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Since I came off the pill 14 months ago, I have had lots of issues: black, brown, smelly spotting, irregular periods, severe pain, severe fatigue, been to the emergency department many times with different issues (stomach bleeding, severe stomach pains, lightheadedness, back and neck ...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your description you have mentioned lots of issues that needs to be investigated and sorted out in detail individually. Microadenoma and hormonal imbalance are two separate issues actually those can cause different symptoms, need different investigations, precautions...  Read Full »

Can a Crohn's patient take Nutrigain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from Crohn's disease and would like to try nutrigain. Please advice if there are any side effects.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nutrigain is a supplement which contains Ashwagandha and Shatavari. Research works have claimed that both these are very much helpful in gaining weight. If we believe that the composition described by the company is true and does not include any steroids or ot...  Read Full »

Can teething cause diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 6 months old. For the past couple of days, he is suffering from diarrhea (watery stools and green type stools) five to seven times a day. His gums are also hard and red, may be teething. Currently he is on antibiotics, multivitamins and some medicines for diarrhea. I would b...  Read Full »


Dr. Neeru Bharadwaj

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By reading your query, it is clear that the baby is suffering from diarrhea due to dentition only. I would advise you to stop antibiotics as it is not necessary to the baby now. Please give him homeopathic medicine Chamomilla 30c potency only two drops in little water ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution to stop cramps and bloody diarrhea.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female. I have cramps and bloody diarrhea for a few weeks. How can I stop crampy diarrhea?  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you might have got food toxins during your trip. You take lemon tea (strong tea with more lemon juice) once in four hours. Consume only curd or yogurt with salt during food. Consume lemon juice with salt, tender coconut water, and pomegranate juice. Whenever ...  Read Full »

I have watery diarrhea 20 times a day. Please help.

Query: Dear doctor, For four days, I have very watery diarrhea, cramps, and nausea. Vomiting only twice. Yesterday, I was prescribed Levofloxacin 500 mg for four days. Now, after 24 hours of taking the first pill, there is no improvement. Diarrhea is 20 times a day very watery. I take electrolytes and lots...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you mentioned, most likely you have acute gastroenteritis. Ciprofloxacin is a very good antibiotic for gastroenteritis. You have to complete a four-day course at least. It may take few days before you see a good result. I suggest: Continue taking plent...  Read Full »

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