Functional Diarrhea

The watery or liquid form of stool caused due to infections is called diarrhea. Functional diarrhea is due to abdominal tract infection or irritable bowel syndrome. Consuming food rich in dietary content and anti-diarrheal medications help to improve this condition.

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My poop is normal but I am worried about the frequency. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been defecating four to five times a day for the last four to five months. I have not sensed any symptoms like fatigue, weight loss, or blood in the stool. The poop is completely normal. I am worried about the frequency.  Read Full »

Dr. Sudeb Mukherjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems to be a case of functional diarrhea. An abnormal passage of a small volume of stool at an increased frequency is most likely due to rectal urgency. You can get the stool tested for OPC (ova/parasite/cyst). If it is negative, do not worry. There is nothing a...  Read Full »

As I reduced the habit of alcohol consumption, How can I get relief from bloating and burning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 42 years old. I have the habit of drinking alcohol. Nowadays, there is bloating, burping, restlessness and shaking in the early mornings only. I have reduced the consumption of alcohol quantity. I got relief from heartburning after taking Wokride D capsule. Please suggest something...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your main problem is about bloating and burning. It could be because of functional indigestion. For gas relief and improving digestion, you can take Alcid MPS syrup (Aluminium hydroxide with Dimethicone), and Pantoprazole 40 mg can also help. Take it for a week. Ult...  Read Full »

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