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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What could be the reason for lower abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. For the past four months, I have periodically experienced severe pain in my lower right abdomen and lower right back regions. The pain comes quickly and can last for a few hours, and is so severe that all I can do is lay down and writhe. I have never passed an...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I understand you have pain with diarrhea and pain that lasts a few hours before it goes away. Listening to your history, it seems a few possibilities. The pain of intestinal loops affecting the cecum a part of large bowel or terminal ileum which is small bowel....  Read Full »

I have vomiting with diarrhea. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been vomiting and pooping (liquid form) since last night, and been feeling really heavy/unwell today. I do not have a fever though. I already took Lomotil this morning and drank water and tea only since last night. Can you please let me know if this is diarrhea and advise me on...  Read Full »


Dr. Aleph

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What was your last food intake prior to the onset of diarrhea? What color and smell? How many times have you defecated and estimated amount each episode? Any other people experiencing the same thing? Take one more dose of Lomotil if still with diarrhea of more than 2...  Read Full »

How to treat diarrhea following radiation therapy and chemotherapy?

Query: Hi doctor, I just finished with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Now, I feel bloated and nauseated. Also, I am having bad diarrhea. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Satya Narayan

Radiation Oncologist

Answer: Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all no need to worry. As you have received chemotherapy (Cisplatin) as concurrent therapy, which is the main cause of gastrointestinal tract symptoms. I suggest tablet Ondansetron 8 mg thrice daily and also Pantoprazole 40 mg once daily. If only diarrhea witho...  Read Full »

Is diarrhea a symptom of indigestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been¬†having a bad case of diarrhea since last two days. I had outside food before two days and from that time I am experiencing diarrhea. I am excreting around six times daily. The consistency is not completely watery, but still very loose. The symptoms I am experiencing are as...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. During diarrhea, there is an increased loss of water and electrolytes (sodium, chloride, potassium and bicarbonate) in the liquid stool, also through vomit, sweat, urine and breathing. Dehydration occurs when these losses are not replaced adequately. It is the dehydr...  Read Full »

Kindly help my 80-year-old grandmother, who is suffering from severe diarrhea for a week.

Query: My 80 yr old grandmother is suffering from severe diarrhea since past one week. already taken course of CIPROXIN 250 mg along with FLAGYLL n ENFLOR SACHET. Motions seems to little settled now but started vomiting twice daily since last night...really worried since health condition is not good as ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I feel sorry to heat about her. I can understand you must be very concern about her current condition. Well you see the ongoing motion can cause dehydration and salt loss via diarrhea. This can cause kindney problem and can lead to vomiting. Part of the kidney fun...  Read Full »

I am having yellow, watery stool and low grade fever after taking garlic water. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to consult about the diarrhea I have been experiencing since two days. I have been having yellow, watery stool and low grade fever, particularly at night. It started after intake of boiled garlic water three days back in hopes to relieve my dry cough.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is not uncommon to have GI upset after a garlic water or ginger. These all spices can cause these symptoms. It would have been much easier for me if you have mentioned the temperature in figures. Temperature less than 100.05 is not a significant one, since t...  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 »

How to get rid of chronic diarrhea with tapeworms in stools in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 1 diabetic and I suffered chronic diarrhea for the past 10 years. Finally, the doctor found tape worms, and eggs in the stool. I had several rounds of praziquantel, last round was 2 weeks ago with 650 mg per day with a break in between. I took supplements of all kinds, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suppose you must give a brief history of the nature of your diarrhea. Like mostly it is oily and malodorous, watery or gassy? Does it have any relation to meals? Do you feel any abdominal pain, fever, or itching at the anal area? Do you ever have a low Hb? Any loss...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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