Q. I am having abdominal pain and passing stools frequently. What is the cause?

Answered by
Dr. Happykumar Kagathara
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 12, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am suffering from abdominal pain for the past few years. My stomach is not clean, and I use my restroom four to six times daily. I feel nervous and have consulted many doctors and took many drugs. But my problem remains the same.

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterology Surgical Gastroenterology
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Hello,

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1) Other than the increased frequency of stool, what other symptoms you have? do you have abdominal pain, mucus in stool, nausea or vomiting? What about your appetite?

2) There might be three possibilities for loose stool; either intestinal infection, irritable bowel syndrome (diarrhea type), or inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease).

3) Intestinal infection occurs after the ingestion of unhygienic, uncooked food. Diarrhea improves with treatment as infection resolve.

4) Diarrhea in irritable bowel syndrome occurs due to the intake of a specific food. Avoiding such food might reduce diarrhea.

5) Diarrhea in inflammatory bowel disease contains more mucus than stool and also associated with crampy abdominal pain.


Investigations to be done:

CBC (complete blood count), USG abdomen (ultrasound abdomen), stool routine and culture examination and colonoscopy (if required).

Differential diagnosis:

Inflammatory bowel disease,
Intestinal infection.

Probable diagnosis:

Irritable bowel syndrome (diarrhea type).

Preventive measures:

Take a diet containing less gluten and less starch.

Regarding follow up:

Follow up with a gastroenterologist.


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