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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How to help my mother presenting with loose motion of 11 times a day for 2 months?

Query: My mother is 70 years old. She has been suffering from loose motion since last 2 months. She is going toilet 9 to 11 times in a day. Most of the goes times her stool is watery. From 2 am she starts going toilet 6-7 times till 10 am and then from 2 pm to 6pm she goes 5 times toilet. Quantity of stool...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear she may be suffering from chronic diarrhoea which may be due to 1. Chronic infection ( bacillary or amoebic dysentery) 2. Lactose intolerance. 3. Ulcerative colitis or chrons disease. 4. Gluten sensitivity. 5. Mal obsorption syndromes. 6. Fungal over growth. 7. Leaky gut syndrome etc. So ...  Read Full »

Could taking food from copper vessel cause diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor,I ate some food cooked in a copper vessel. After that, I started to have loose motion and I went four times. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eating food from copper vessels does not cause diarrhea. It is caused due to other causes such as allergic foods, toxic food, infection, or intake of spicy foods. You can consume buttermilk or curd with salt. Eat only curd rice and it helps to establish normal microflor...  Read Full »

Will worms in stools cause vomiting and diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, For about a year now, I have been examining my stools and I am sure that my entire body is infested with all kinds of parasitic worms. I became very ill because of it. I have made two emergency room visits to do tests but have been dismissed with the diagnosis that I am delusional. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from some sort of illness due to parasitic worm infestation for a year. But the emergency doctor has refused to examine you and diagnosed as delusion. According to the pictures that a...  Read Full »

Does consistent diarrhea caused due to small bowel resection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had small bowel resection before eleven months due to obstruction. My ileocecal valve and part of the cecum were removed. I have diarrhea and loss of appetite now. I also have the problem of blood in stool prior to surgery. It seems to be occult blood and it causes anemia. I took Imodi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know a few things before knowing the cause of this diarrhea. Please say about the reason for having surgery and whether you have done a biopsy of the removed specimen. Please explain whether you had diarrhea before surgery and the quantity of stool present for...  Read Full »

Is it good to have diarrhea after doing colonoscopy?

Query: Hi doctor,I went to the gastroenterologist for having blood in the stool. After a couple of weeks, I have other symptoms such as extreme tiredness, unable to eat food, my stomach is hurting a lot, and headaches due to fasting. After a colonoscopy, the doctor told me that I have hemorrhoids. After tw...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having diarrhea after colonoscopy is common and it is not an alarming one. I want to know the reason for your bleeding initially. Please explain about the amount of blood present in the stool and say whether the blood is fresh red blood in drops or it is coming with sto...  Read Full »

Why are my stools loose with foul smell?

Query: 23 year old female, 130 lbs / 5”4 , not taking any medications I have diarrhea/loose stools for 7 days, the color is yellow, sometimes it floats sometimes it doesn’t, very foul smelling. I don’t have any other symptoms, occasionally minor cramping depending on what I eat. My eatin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello I welcome you to icliniq. Given only 7 day duration of your symptoms and mild cramping without fever, suggest no serious cause. This is simply gastroenteritis. Which you probably acquired via uncertain food or water..Sometime change in environment or stress, or while achieving timelines this...  Read Full »

How to treat stomach upset and vomiting due to late-night meal?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend had a late-night meal last night followed by vomiting twice and a bit of diarrhea, headache, stomach pain, and fever about 101. She took Pan D twice and Calpol. But she still has a fever. What will you suggest?  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Which food do you take yesterday? Did you take any non-vegetarian food, ice creams, or eggs? Do you have loose stools? Any blood or mucus in stools? Possible causes could be food poisoning, bacillary dysentery, acute gastroenteritis, or acute gastritis. Use tabl...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my IBS-D?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female suffering from bowel changes for the past four years. My physician then said that the symptoms are probably like IBS-D passage of loose or unformed stool that used to happen twice or thrice in a year for around one to three weeks every time. Nowadays, this bow...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. I want to explain to you what it could be and how to approach it. For diagnosis of IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea predominant), the patient will have abdominal pain, which changes in intensity ...  Read Full »

I am losing blood due to anal fissure. What to do?

Query: A few days ago I had a case of some tough diarrhea which probably resulted in an anal fissure. As an area of the anus has swollen and there was extreme sharp pain with every try for bowel movement. After a day or two it got better I woke up not feeling the pain and being very happy and confident tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq First of all, if you are losing so much of blood that you nearly passed out, then go to the emergency of a hospital and see a doctor without delay. Nothing is more important than your life. Second, if it was the sight of blood that made you feel like pass out and the amount ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution to stop my chronic diarrhea.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I have been struggling with diarrhea for the past one year. It comes for 10-14 days, and it goes away for less than that. I have tried over the counter medication, which works, but the problem comes back as soon as I stop taking it. The diarrhea is very wate...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, you had diarrhea on and off, which usually suggests an infection of the intestine. The primary root cause of all these problems is bacterial infection only. So, firstly if we treat your infection, everything will settle down slowly. Can you please...  Read Full »

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