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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 get a sudden episode of diarrhea with some blood in it. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 42-year-old female in good health. Last night, I had a very sudden violent episode of diarrhea, which had quite a bit of blood in it. I am quite worried about this, whether it could be something serious. I have had no more episodes since last night but have a very gurgly feel.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you take a picture of that? And did you eat something uncertain in the last couple of days, especially pork or beef? And do you have a fever? Does it cause pain while passing stools? And do you have constipation previously? This one episode of diarrhea with bloo...  Read Full »

Will long term use of Esomeprazole for acid reflux cause any potential side effect?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for a second opinion. At the end of last year, I started experiencing strong acid reflux symptoms with atypical symptoms of sudden strong shock and burning in the upper nape when belching and after eating. Later, the acid started to burn my esophagus and throat, at which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I appreciate you explaining your symptoms very well and the details about it, which help us discuss the management issues very clearly. Your concern is very valid in terms of the long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI). As you already had an endoscopy, w...  Read Full »

Please suggest some solution for stomach flu with slight abdominal discomfort.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been battling what I think is stomach flu, but not for sure. I do not have vomiting anymore but still have abdominal issues like slight discomfort, and my poop is not normal yet. My body is paining, and I get fatigued. This all started at the beginning of this week. I am thinking o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The symptoms seem of irritable bowel syndrome, or in other words, stomach flu. So, the transit of bowels and stomach became very fast, causing bloating, gas, and altered stools to form with plus-minus some pain. This is another wise common thing...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Are my symptoms due to diabetes or Crohn's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male with a weight of 149 lbs and a height of five feet seven inches. I do not smoke, drink or use any recreational drugs. I have some pre-existing medical issues for several years like acne, anal itching or jock itch, stomach cramps after eating, and an urge to defecat...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have explained your symptoms well. It was palatable to read. Well, your concerns are genuine but here is my take on this. You are too young to develop type 2 diabetes mellitus and dermatopathy. It is far away to be even considered. You have a normal glucose level wi...  Read Full »

Am I having loose stools due to periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Loose stools that are yellowish in color. Only minor abdominal cramping that feels like a period cramp (due to having period for the past two days). Taking oral contraceptive. Abdominal cramping is not continous. Only been occuring for 24 hours.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need to know whether the loose stools are really having organic cause or just secondary to functional changes occuring with time of periods. Loose stools are said when stool volume is more than 200 ml in a day, semisolid to liquid in consistency. Mild abdominal cr...  Read Full »

I have had loose stools, mucus in the stools, and incomplete bowel movements for the past year. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, In the past year, I have had the following symptoms: A lot of undigested food in stool, mainly vegetables. The stool is almost completely odorless. Mucus in the stool. Loose stools. Incomplete bowel movements. Narrow stools. What could the problem be? I also had a clear colonoscop...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This can be due to problems with the small bowel. Small bowel diarrhea can be due to various things, namely celiac disease, non-celiac enteropathy, certain small bowel infections, and some small bowel allergies. This requires a thorough cl...  Read Full »

Why am I having loose stools on and off very often for six months now?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 4 inches, and my weight is 215 lbs. I am having constant loose stools. This has been on and off very often for up to six months now. I take Adderall, Intuniv, Zoloft, and a pill for acid reflux. Please give me a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After reviewing your medication profile, Zoloft (Sertraline) and, to some extent, Adderall (Amphetamine) and Intuniv (Guanfacine) cause gastrointestinal upset. A common adverse effect of Zoloft is diarrhea. Secondly, these medications tend to increase body weight and dr...  Read Full »

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