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A clinical condition characterized by frequent bowel movements that may be loose or watery is known as diarrhea. Signs of diarrhea include pain in the abdomen, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, presence of mucus or blood in stool, frequent and multiple motions, dehydration, etc. Common causes of diarrhea include viral infections, bacterial infections, lactose intolerance, food allergies, medications, bowel diseases, etc.

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I got diarrhea after protected oral sex. Did I get HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I met a guy. I decided not to have sex as I do not know him. He gave me protected oral (blow job) with a condom. Also, I fingered his anus two minutes with vaseline by putting nitrile gloves. That is all and he also sucked my nipples. We did not have anal sex. There was little masturbatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is unlikely to acquire HIV without exchange of body fluids. In your case, masturbation and oral sex have very minimal chance for such. Your diarrhea could be due to other infections. I hope this helps. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am having loose motions and stomach cramps. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50-year-old lady. I am having loose motions and stomach cramps for the last two days. Can you suggest a tablet? Please answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest the following: An antibiotic like Metrogyl (Metronidazole) 400 mg thrice a day. An antacid like tablet Pan 40 (antacid) once a day. Multivitamin like capsule Becosules once a day. Probiotic like Sporolac sachet thrice a day. Plenty of fluids and ORS (...  Read Full »

I have a bloated stomach by the end of the day. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stomach problem. It started with severe acidity and acid reflux. I get a bloated stomach by the end of the day. I have a runny stool in the morning and have flatulence. I have not seen any presence of blood in the stool. My doctor recently suggested the HP kit for pylori. It i...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For the acid reflux problem, you cantake Pantoprazole 40 mgonce daily for a week. You can restrict excess spicy foods in diet. Cooked oatmeal help in soothing the stomach. Curd can be included more in the diet. Gas forming foods should be restricted like cabbage, cauli...  Read Full »

I am suffering from abdominal cramps after feeding pets. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been feeding my pet various pet foods for the past few months. Since yesterday, I have been experiencing symptoms like abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Is it possible that I contracted salmonella or other infections from my pet food? How can I determine this, and are there any complic...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I understand your medical condition, and I am here to support you. Yes, the possibility of contracting salmonella or other infections from contaminated pet food exists. Consider the following steps: 1. Contac...  Read Full »

I develop diarrhea during summer. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I have been having problems with my digestion and intestines since two years. I get real bad diarrhea attacks and it usually happens in the summer, especially when there is a breeze or wind. So, I always have to cover up my belly and wear lots of clothes in the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Sekhri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most diarrhea are viral in origin and do not require any treatment except for ORS (oral rehydration solution). But, to rule out bacterial infection, get your stool tested for three consecutive days when you have diarrhea and send me the reports. Also, note any relat...  Read Full »

Why is my baby passing stools for five times a day?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 6 months old. He has frequent stools, about four to five times in a day. He passes the stools about an hour after his meal every time. It is semisolid. Please suggest some medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a normal phenomenon in children of this age group. You need not be worried. There is no need to start any medication. What you could do is, give him some probiotic and enzyme supplements, continue with breastfeeding and complementary feeding (if started). Relax...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing diarrhea, weakness, and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, fever, and headaches. Whenever I drink or eat anything, I have loose motions. I feel this is a heat stroke. Can you please help?  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Ganguly

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This looks like a case of acute gastroenteritis. A few other information will be helpful. Your age? How long have you been having these symptoms? Any vomiting? Any other pre-existing illness or medications? Did you eat anything from outside? Were you e...  Read Full »

Does food poisoning cause three episodes of acute diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 year old female. Starting yesterday morning, I had three episodes of acute diarrhea, vomited once as well. Those symptoms stopped but I still have a low-grade fever of 97.7 and severe muscle cramps in my legs, chest, and abdomen. I took one Ondansetron 4 mg for nausea yesterday...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to seems to be a case of acute food poisoning too.If the vomiting and diarrhea have stopped then it is a mild case, however, you may have lost quite a bit of body fluid and salts which is causing the cramps. Please take an ORS (oral rehydration) solution according to t...  Read Full »

My daughter is experiencing abdominal pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 3.6 years old daughter, who weighs 10.5 kg. She is very thin and not a foodie. She is hyperactive when she is well. Sometimes, she complains of pain in the abdomen. It is going on from 1 to 2 months. The doctor advised getting an ultrasonography. She has been complaining o...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the detailed history of your child and the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) too. Most of the findings in the reports seem normal. Except some like ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), lymphocytes, CRP (c-reactive protei...  Read Full »

How to control diarrhea in my 10-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor,I have 10 months old baby. Since yesterday, she is suffering from diarrhea. Yesterday five times, today three times, and I have not used any medication for this. Can you please suggest any medications?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diarrhea is most viral in nature in children. Requires symptomatic treatment. Replace fluid loss with ORS. Add Zinc supplement (2 mg/kg) for 14 days. Watch for urine output. Give syrup Vizylac 2.5 ml BD as probiotics. If severe dehydration, visit the hospital. Any episo...  Read Full »

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