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I have diarrhea for the past one week with blood and mucus. Should I go to the hospital?

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Dr. Preetha. J

Published At September 18, 2020
Reviewed AtSeptember 22, 2020

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have been having diarrhea for a week now, and I have to go to the bathroom every few hours. The first day there was blood in it, and now it has mucus. It has been going on for a week. I was supposed to go to a gastroenterologist, but I did not have time to do that because I had to move into college. I am taking Nexoplan, vitamin B12 pills, and Zyrtec. Should I go to the hospital?

Answered by Dr. Sugreev Singh


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I will help you do not worry, and I am concerned about you. So commonly, such kind of diarrhea is caused by bacterial or fungal infection. And because we lose fluids when we have diarrhea and vomiting, it is essential to take more fluids so the body would not go into dehydration.

Can you tell me more about it?

1. Is it watery?

2. What is the color of mucus, green or white?

It will help me to suggest the right medicine. You can take Pantop (Pantoprazole) 40 mg once a day before a meal for three days. If you have watery and whitish stools, then take tablet Ofloxacin 200 mg twice a day after meal for three days. Most probably, it will resolve. Let me know the color of the mucus so I can add other medicine if needed. Please follow-up after three days.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sugreev Singh
Dr. Sugreev Singh

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