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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Does increased anxiety and depression cause diarrhea for more than a year?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tragic event happen two and a half years ago. My girlfriend overdosed and passed away in my bed while I slept. But I got a bad detective and I am being investigated for causing the death. I have never been in trouble before. My main medical problem is major depression and anxiety...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. That is very painful and frightening. It is not uncommon to have gut upset when you have that level of anxiety, depression, plus medications use for that depression. I think your symptoms seem to be due to depression itself and partly due to the side effects ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I am 17 years old. A few days back, I had hard stools and it resulted in causing anal fissure. My anal area became swollen and I started to have extreme sharp pain with every bowel movement. After two days, I waked up with a feeling of less pain and I was confident that my fissure has got ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are losing so much blood that you nearly passed out, then you can go to an emergency and consult a doctor soon without any delay. If you have slight blood that made you feel like pass out, then it can be due to hemorrhoids. Take plenty of fluids around two to...  Read Full »

When will a person under treatment recover from typhoid?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother has typhoid fever. In the last week of last month, she had diarrhea and vomiting multiple times with severe headaches. Doctor gave her antibiotics for few days, and she felt better. However, after a week, she started having severe headaches, nausea, and vomiting, so she went for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail and can understand your concern. Recovery from typhoid depends on many factors, 1. Type and severity of the typhoid infection- There are three types of typhoid, normal, type A, and type B. And they have different severity and recov...  Read Full »

Why are my stools loose with foul smell?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female with a weight of 58 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have diarrhea or loose stools for seven days. The color is yellow and sometimes, it floats a lot. Sometimes, I have a foul smell. I do not have any other symptoms. I have occasional minor c...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have loose stools for seven days with mild cramping. You do not have a fever or any other serious cause. It is simply gastroenteritis. It is acquired from uncertain food or water. Sometimes changes in the environment or stress can cause it. This will get resolved wi...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain with bloating for five months. Can I have colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had abdominal pain for five months. It is mainly under the right side ribs along the right flank. I also have some pain on the left. I feel gassy and bloated. The stomach makes some crazy noises. I was constipated for a few months, but now I have constant diarrhea. I am going to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your question, most likely it is not colon cancer. The problems are due to disturbed gastrointestinal flora. Our gut consists of its own environment of a microorganism called gut flora. They are responsible for proper digestion of food. Once this flora is depleted...  Read Full »

What are the causes of CD in children?

Query: Hi doctor,I used to get diarrhea and stomach problem since my childhood, and I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in my small intestine. So I want to know whether people who get this disease in their childhood get it from their parents only? I know that people sometimes get it in their adult stage b...  Read Full »


Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read very carefully about your queries. 1. Why Crohn's disease is more common than ulcerative colitis in children? In the preschool group, ulcerative colitis is more common than Crohn's disease, but in older children, Crohn's disease is more common than ulcerat...  Read Full »

Is diarrhea a symptom of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have diarrhea for a week. I took multivitamins, Loperamide, and sodium ascorbate daily. I was told that diarrhea is one of the symptoms of COVID-19. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Diarrhea can be a symptom of COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). You have an unlikely cause to have it as your respiratory rate is in reference range and your body temperature is low indicating a sign of undernutrit...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Loperamide?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom has diarrhea for the last three weeks. She is on antibiotics. Yesterday morning she took capsule Eldoper as well. After taking Eldoper, she did not pass stools in the previous 36 hours. Today she was feeling sleepy all the time (and weak as well). Ten days back, she had done a blo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Your mother is feeling dizzy and sleepy due to loss of fluids. When there is diarrhea, the body loses all the fluids, and the patient experiences dehydration, due to which severe weakness occurs. So this is the reaso...  Read Full »

What is causing bloated stomach and watery stools?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 38-year-old male. My weight is 70 kg, and my height is 5.4 ft. Since yesterday, I am suffering from loose motion and slight pain in the stomach. My stomach feels bloated, and the motion is completely watery. Please suggest some medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. As you know, loose motion is usually associated with food poisoning, or intestinal infection so has to treat it accordingly with various type of antibiotics. In your case, it is acute, so do not worry. It will be f...  Read Full »

How to overcome IBS symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had IBS for 25 years now. My symptoms have changed over the years. It started with stomach gas, discomfort, and loose stools. Later I had constipation, GERD, and stomach pain. For the past 15 years, I have had diarrhea, loose stools, and also acidity and nausea. I am not able to e...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can only imagine the level of your endurance while being through all this. Given your uncontrolled symptoms make me believe there must be various mishaps while management of your symptoms. As from your history, given no alarms symptoms like weight loss, decreased ...  Read Full »

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