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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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How to treat my stomach pain and loose motion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having stomach pain for the last two days with loose motions. I took medicine to control loose motions. But, I am using bathroom for every four to five hours. I feel some heavy pain in stomach and feels like going bathroom. The motion is not loose and not regular too. It is dark and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are currently experiencing a troublesome health issue, and I'm sorry to hear that. However, there is no need to worry as with proper care and lifestyle changes, you can recover soon. I recommend consulting your local physician and requesting a presc...  Read Full »

Why do I have loose motions after eating watermelon?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday during lunch, I ate drumstick leaves curry. Whenever I eat that, in an hour or two, I go to the toilet (little loose stools) two times. Is this normal? Yesterday I had the same, further after about 5 hours, I ate grapes. After an hour, I had to go to the toilet often (loose ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have allergy to some food products. You should do an allergy sensitivity test for food products and fruits. This test will tell you which food and fruits you are allergic to and you should avoid having those foods. What is your age? Did you have any fever...  Read Full »

Why does my baby have loose stools after taking antibiotics?

Query: Dear Doctor, My 5 year old daughter suffering from fever with running nose since 10 days now. After giving¬†Augmentin, she is having loose stool almost 10 times a day, watery with mucus. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting query on icliniq. Let me explain about pathophysiology about your child's illness: 1) After reading the description of your query, it seems that initially your child had viral illness that is common due to change of season. You do not need to give antibiotic for this; but you ...  Read Full »

My baby is 5 months old and has loose motion. Please help.

Query: Hi, My baby is 5 months old. In the past 24 hours, when she passes stools, it is semi-thin and very less quantity. She passes stools for around 6-7 times a day instead of once or twice. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query on icliniq.com. Is your kid on exclusive breast feeding? If she takes exclusive breast feeds, there is nothing to worry and you can continue to give breast feeds frequently. If the stool frequency continues or is loose, you can give an oral probiotic after m...  Read Full »

How can I treat bleeding hemorrhoids and loss of appetite?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the last year, I had been having a lot of rectal issues, hemorrhoids about every 2 to 3 months, last about 2 to 5 days with use of over-the-counter cream. I have had spotting blood after going and the blood has been getting worse over time, yesterday there was more blood then any...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Hemorrhoids is classified into four stages according to the lump protruded from the anal opening. The first two are medically treated, the third conservative treatment is tried first then surgical, the fourth stage is surgical. So can you de...  Read Full »

My 7-months-old daughter has passed loose stools four times today. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 7 months old and has passed watery stool four times today. She also has a mild cold and cough. She is taking water regularly. I have brought probiotics. What other medicines can be given? What is their dosage? Is she passing watery stools due to dehydration or teeth eru...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. Your daughter might be passing watery stools due to teething. However, you need to monitor her for any signs of dehydration. You need to continue breastfeeding her for adequate hydration. If she has started weani...  Read Full »

Can bloating and loose stools in IBS be managed with Rabeprazole?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 51 years old with a complaint of bloating, loose stools, burning sensation in the abdomen 15 years back. I managed two years without medicine. I was advised to use Rabeprazole to which my symptoms subsided a little bit. From then I cannot tolerate spicy foods, fruits, caffeinated dr...  Read Full »


Dr. Klerida Shehu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all your medical reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I can say as follows: First of all, you need to be examined with upper endoscopy and colonoscopy plus abdominal ultrasound. Your symptoms may be related with Gerd and hiatal herni...  Read Full »

My mother having stomach cramps. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering with motions and vomitings for a week. She also complained of severe stomach cramp every 15 to 20 minutes. Sudden sweating and nausea whenever she eats or drinks anything. She is getting tired even if she sits for an hour. What could be the possible reasons an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the situation, it is important to know whether the diarrhea occurred before or after starting Norflox (Norfloxacin) and Zolerab (combination of Rabeprazole and Domperidone). Additionally, it's essential to ascertain if...  Read Full »

I have been having loose stools and vomiting since early morning. Please help me with some medications or home remedies.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been almost having liquid stool since early morning. It started as yellow to almost transparent and some flaky chunks have also been observed. Also, I tried to drink lots of water to replace my liquid loss. But due to my constant vomiting that has not been working out. Whenever I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You have an infection causing diarrhea. I suggest you take the following medicines: Take tablet Ofloxacin (anhydrous lactose, hydroxypropyl cellulose) 200 mg Ornidazole (5-nitroimidazole), twice daily for five days a...  Read Full »

Why are there body pain and loose stools even after taking medication for vitamin D deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor, I found I am vitamin D deficient for the past five months. My vitamin D3 level was 7.04 (too low). So the doctor prescribed DV 60K once a week for two months and then once in a month. I am having this medicine for three months. I was fine and had no pain. Now already I took 15 pi...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. See muscle pain or joint pains, watery motions are some of the side effects of vitamin D. These symptoms can also be seen in thyroid problems or diabetes. You have mentioned that your blood reports are fine, but have you been tested for thyroid and diabetes? No, definit...  Read Full »

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