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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I have loose motions and vomiting due to food poisoning. What should I do now?

Query: Hi doctor,Three days back, I ate meat ramen. Nothing was fishy at that moment, but as two days passed, I felt a mild cramping pain in my stomach today. I then had a zero sugar soft drink thinking the gas in it would resolve my stomach pain as I thought I had some bloating. But then the pain did not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pranay Shailendra Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whatever be the cause, you do have a stomach infection or acute gastroenteritis and need antibiotics for a minimum of three days now. I suggest you take 1) Tablet Ofloxacin 200 mg plus 2) Tablet Orindazole 500 mg twice daily, 3) Tablet Dicycloverine 500 mg twice daily 4) ...  Read Full »

Do I have IBS if I have overflowing diarrhea and constipation continuously for weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having overflow diarrhea and constipation for about four weeks now. I am under investigation for IBS and will have a colonoscopy in a few weeks. I have been under so much stress lately. My blood tests on my kidneys and liver are fine, and I also do not have celiac disease. Bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Intermittent diarrhoea and constipation are features of IBS. Mild pain and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth are some common features of IBS. Most of the organic causes are already ruled out based on your information. Treatment of the IBS de...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from loose stools. Can you please suggest to me some medication?

Query: Hi doctor,Please suggest me medicines for loose motion. I am suffering from yesterday. I do not have any other problems now.Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Antibiotics are required for diarrhea. Diarrhea will lead to dehydration, so stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and juices throughout the day. I suggest you take (consult with the specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take the medica...  Read Full »

I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, and fever. Please help.

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Can a virus cause my nausea and diarrhea when RAT is negative?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have a virus that is giving me nausea and diarrhea. I have been experiencing this in the last 24 hours, and I am not feeling like eating or drinking anything. I have had headaches, a runny nose, and a sore throat. I am female, 56-years-old, my height is 155 cm, and my weight ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. You have got an acute infection in your stomach, known as acute gastroenteritis. This is very common at this time of year when summers are coming up. I suggest the following medications, and you will ...  Read Full »

I have alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea. What can it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having trouble with my bowels, experiencing diarrhea and constipation for about seven weeks now. I am going for a colonoscopy. I have been tested for celiac disease, which was negative, and my thyroid function is normal. I have also been tested for CA 125 tumor marker, CA 19-9...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, it is most likely IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), but it is an autoimmune disease and difficult to diagnose. Therefore, it is better to go for a colonoscopy to rule out the cause. I ho...  Read Full »

I have been having diarrhea and constipation for about four weeks now. Can you please help me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been under stress lately and have been having diarrhea and constipation for about four weeks now. I am under investigation for IBS and will have a colonoscopy in a few weeks. I have gallstones and a cyst in my ovaries. Blood tests on kidneys and liver are normal. I do not have c...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It looks like Irritable bowel syndrome (diarrhea-predominant subtype). I would recommend you discuss with your doctor to prescribe you Mebeverine, which helps smooth muscles relaxation and reduces diarrhea. It usually gives good results. ...  Read Full »

I have persisting Norovirus infection symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am hoping you can help me out. I am a healthy 45-year-old female with no habit of smoking. Three weeks ago, our son began vomiting at night. It was happening every 15 to 30 minutes, so we took him to the ER, and the doctor told us that it was most likely a Norovirus infection because...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you have given, and I will be answering your questions accordingly. 1. Less likely, but it can be seen this longer. 2. Yes, it can take longer to get healed. 3. Yes, you can take painkillers a...  Read Full »

I got a stomach bug with a lot of clear mucus in the stool. Is the mucus serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a stomach bug this morning. I had severe diarrhea and throwing. I am starting to feel a little better. I noticed that the stool had turned to water and had a lot of clear mucus. The same episode had happened a few months ago, so I booked a colonoscopy after three months. Do yo...  Read Full »


Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like indigestion or food poisoning. So I suggest, 1. Oral rehydration salts or Electral or coconut water. 2. Capsule Racecadotril 100 mg three times daily. 3. Capsule Pantoprazole and Domperidone once daily before breakfast. 4. Tablet Norflox (Norfloxac...  Read Full »

Is my constipation and diarrhea due to bowel cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past 4 to 5 weeks, I have been having constipation and loose stools at times. I occasionally feel stressed. I feel that my bowels are not emptying. My blood tests for liver and kidney function were fine. I have an iron deficiency which could be due to heavy periods during the pe...  Read Full »


Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I suggest the following: 1. Do regular exercise, meditation, and yoga. 2. Increase water and fiber intake. 3. Take tablet Rifaximin 550 mg twice daily after meals. 4. Take capsule VSL 3 (probiotic) once daily after lunch. 5...  Read Full »

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