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 have stomach pain, indigestion, and diarrhea, with a history of irritable bowel syndrome, and I am attaching my reports. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a history of irritable bowel syndrome for the past 20 years. As a result, I have constant diarrhea, painful stomach, and indigestion. My diet has become severely restricted as a result. I am mainly eating essential carbohydrates and proteins. I went to a specialist doctor, w... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and reviewed the reports that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). My suggestions are: 1. Your reports suggest that you have high total cholesterol and triglyceride levels. I suggest you to take tablet Fenofibrat... Read Full »
My son is suffering from gastrointestinal issues, and he underwent a few tests. Can you please help me interpret them?
Query: Hi doctor,My son has gastrointestinal tract issues. He has diarrhea and stomach pain all the time. He got blood and biopsy tests done, and we need help interpreting them. Please help us. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The biopsy reports have no significant positive findings. Just mild acid reflux and gastritis are suggestive. I suggest you get a stool examination done and calprotectin tests (which will help determine if any inflammatory bowel diseas... Read Full »
How to increase stamina in my child?
Query: Hello doctor, What is wrong with a junior school child who has diarrhea and either stopped drinking or is unable to. He has eyesight weakness and now wears glasses. He worries a lot and despite a good appetite does not put on weight. Has difficulty in reading and writing. He has no power, strength ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Causes of diarrhea and poor nutrition at this age might be due to celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder), worm infestation, IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). I suggest: Give him syrup Nitazoxanide 200 mg twice a day for five days. Give syrup preparation of iron-folic ac... Read Full »
My mother has diarrhea, and her stomach is bloated and paining. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My mom is not feeling well, and I am concerned about internal bleeding. This morning, she had a decreased appetite, foot swelling (right), and diarrhea. She has back pain along with pain and bloating in the abdomen. She just wants to go to bed. She also noticed some spotting in her underw... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diarrhea, back pain, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite are most probably due to a colon cause, which could be an inflammatory bowel disease or diverticulosis. If these episodes keep coming, your mom will need a colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis.As for the spotting... Read Full »
I am a 37-year-old male have been experiencing loose stools and some blood spotting after a holiday trip. Is this a travel tummy or any other problem?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male who has recently been experiencing gastro issues. We have spent four weeks on holiday and I have had loose stools regularly, one bout of constipation, and some blood spotting on the toilet paper. I have never had the most regular bowels, with loose stool occurring ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apparently, it looks like you have some stomach infection causing gaseous problems, constipation, and loose stools off and on. In such a case scenario, I prefer to prescribe the following course of medication. 1. A combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone once dail... Read Full »
What is a long term diarrhea a symptom of?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been having diarrhea for a year. The stool is grainy, sandy, mushy poop for a year. It also has yellow particles even though I do not eat seeds, dairy products, wheat, processed sugar, and corn. Sometimes there is a small amount of fat. In my calprotectin test, small amount of ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You explained your symptoms very well, but I need some more information before guiding you correctly. Diarrhea for one year can occur in many conditions, namely celiac, food allergy, worms, autoimmune, drugs, Crohn's disease, ulcerative c... Read Full »
Are the hitting of my stomach and diarrhea interrelated? What medicine can be taken?
Query: Hello doctor,I hit my stomach with a doorknob pretty bad, and it hurts. I now have diarrhea too. I have to fly for 15 hours in some time. Should I be worried? Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I do not think being hit by a doorknob has anything to do with diarrhea. Do you have any associated pain or bruising in the affected area? If you do not have recurrent loose stools, then nothing has to be done. But i... Read Full »
What causes diarrhea in me after consuming a spicy meal?
Query: Hello doctor, I ate a chicken kebab a week back. Next day morning, I woke with small stomach pain followed by diarrhea. By evening, I was shivering and cold. Next morning I woke up feeling fine but still had diarrhea. Six days later, I am still having diarrhea after eating meals. There has been no ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be a post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome. Due to infection, normal bacterial flora of the body which is present in the intestine is lost. That is why you are getting such symptoms. These symptoms should go away after a few weeks. If not, then you nee... Read Full »
Why do I suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, and severe pain for the past few days?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and severe pain for the past few days. I have had IBS for the past many years. Why so? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are suffering from gastroenteritis. Usually, gastroenteritis is caused by a viral infection and is self-limiting. However, since the infection lasted for more than a week, I suggest you have a bacte... Read Full »
My dad has prostate cancer; a catheter was inserted for urination, and he has diarrhea and hiccups. Please advise.
Query: Hi doctor, My dad is a cancer patient. He has prostate cancer, which has migrated to the spine and lungs. He was having severe pain in the back and spine region and could not excrete or urinate. A catheter was used for urination, and an enema was given. A Tramadol injection and a few painkillers wer... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. The pain is often difficult to control if cancer has spread to the spine. The patient may need radiotherapy for the spine for pain control. When an enema is given for constipation, it often causes loose motion a... Read Full »