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Loose Stool

Loose stool refers to feces that is more watery and softer than usual. It can be a result of indigestion, food poisoning, intolerance to specific food substance, gastrointestinal infections, excessive stimulant intake or fatty food consumption.

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Is it fine for the baby to pass watery stools with good weight gain and normal activity?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5 months old and passing watery stools from second month onwards. Though he is gaining good weight and is a happy baby is always waking up with a smile and achieving all milestones. Now his weight is 17.64 lbs. He is exclusively breastfed and does not have colic. My concerns...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note that the symptoms described by you are absolutely normal and the very fact that it is normal is the weight gain. If at all these were loose motions, such good weight gain would not be possible. Ignore the color and consistency of the stools they keep cha...  Read Full »

I have a headache and indigestion, my stools are watery, my left upper stomach hurts with B12 and cholesterol levels both low, and my hemoglobin is too high.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of problems in my life, doctor. My headache began two weeks ago. I suffer from indigestion to the point where I must urinate immediately after every meal. My stools are watery, suggesting that my food is not well digested. Along with this, my left upper stomach, directly b...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The problem which you are having is called gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. An episode of gastroenteriti...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 3-month-old baby suffering from loose stools.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-month-old baby is having loose stools for the past 15 days. The color of the poop has turned from yellow to greenish-yellow with a bad smell. My child is having this issue for seven days. I consulted a pediatrician and he gave an antibiotic injection. But there is no improvement. Ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned the number of times of passing stools. Please mention whether you are giving breastfeeding to your child. Do not give him homeopathy medicines. You can give Erythromycin syrup one to three teaspoons four times a day for seven days. Give oral r...  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 »

I have been suffering from loose stools. Can you please suggest to me some medication?

Query: Hi doctor,Please suggest me medicines for loose motion. I am suffering from yesterday. I do not have any other problems now.Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Antibiotics are required for diarrhea. Diarrhea will lead to dehydration, so stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and juices throughout the day. I suggest you take (consult with the specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take the medica...  Read Full »

How to treat vomiting and loose motion in a small child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 10 months old, and her weight is 14.7 lbs. She has vomiting and loose motion from the morning. We are giving her ORS. What is the medicine given for vomiting and loose motion?  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Giving ORS (oral rehydration solution) is good. It will treat dehydration and try to make them in the right concentration. Try to have one sachet in one-liter water. You can give her syrup Zincolife 5 ml (Elemental zinc) once a day for 14 days, and syrup Ondem 2.5 ml (O...  Read Full »

Is there any medication to cure loose motion in 15-day-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 15 days old and is a premature baby boy. The current weight is 4.43 lbs. Recently, he is passing the motion in a semi-solid form after every mother feed. And also passing urine 8 to 10 times a day. Previously, he was passing motion 4 to 5 times a day. It seems that he has l...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Your baby is absolutely normal. Baby's gut is in a transition phase of maturation, where motions from 0 to 8 times a day are normal. Continue breastfeeding, giving other than breastfeeding can be disastrous. Any home remedy is not recomme...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old has fever, loose motion and vomiting. Please advise medicines.

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-year-old son is suffering from fever (100+), loose motions and vomiting, headache, backache. He still uses a bottle for milk and once in six months we have to face this situation. Now, we firmly decided to discontinue feeding him by a bottle. Please advise medicines. He has no all...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your child is suffering from acute gastroenteritis, it is a good decision that you have decided to stop bottle feeding. I suggest: Syrup Zinconia (Zinc acetate) 5 ml once daily for 14 days. Enterogermina (probiotic) suspension twice daily for three days. ORS ...  Read Full »

Why are there stomach pain and headache after four days of loose motion?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is having loose motion since last four days. Our doctor gave Rantac, Nutrolin B, and Cyclopam. Till three days his stool was watery but today we observed blood in that and is experiencing acute pain while having loose motion. After that, our doctor suggested giving a half table...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand the situation you are facing. Stomach pain and headache could be related to the infection. Continue giving Cyclopam (Dicyclomine) for stomach ache and Paracetamol for a headache. Also give lots of liquid for proper hydration. If not getting relief with t...  Read Full »

Why is my 5 months old baby having loose motions with blood?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 5 months old and he is suffering from loose motions. He was on antibiotics (Moxikind) for 7 days last month and from there onwards, he was on Wallamycin to stop the loose motions and Darolac, Sporoges powder sachets but there was no result for 15 days. Again from there, he was...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. If the child is having loose stools for 20 days and still loose stools are persisting, then stool routine microscopy test, stool for reducing sugar and stool for occult blood should be done. If the child is having decreased feeding, decre...  Read Full »

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