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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Should I get any specific treatment for loose stool and nausea due to mushroom poisoning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been eating a lot of portobello and crimini mushrooms for the last few meals. Some are not fully cooked. My last meal was roasted coriander, caraway, and cumin high speed blended with a bunch of parsley and a bunch of cilantro drizzled over slightly cooked portobello with a bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you ever had a similar symptom earlier? Any history of allergies that you suffer from or had in the past? Any family history of allergy to food or medications? You have not mentioned your age, and I assume you to be an adult. It appears to me as a case of m...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my stomach pain with nausea and loose stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I had diarrhea (soft and brown) on Tuesday, where I woke up feeling like a fever. The stool was clear and liquid with some soft and pale brown ones. I also felt lethargic and back pain that I usually feel when I have a fever, but my temperature is quite norm...  Read Full »


Dr. Nishant

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see that you are troubled by the stomach for a few days. Do not worry follow my advice and you will be fine. Firstly avoid fatty or fried foods, raw fruits and vegetables, spicy foods, caffeinated drinks, such as coffee and soda, beans, cabbage, etc. Drink ORS (oral...  Read Full »

My 3.6 year old daughter has stomach pain and loose stools. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 3.6 years old daughter, who weighs 10.5 kg. She is very thin and not a foodie. She is hyperactive when she is well. Sometimes, she complains of pain in the abdomen. It is going on from 1 to 2 months. The doctor advised getting an ultrasonography. She has been complaining o...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the detailed history of your child and the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) too. Most of the findings in the reports seem normal. Except some like ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), lymphocytes, CRP (c-reactive protei...  Read Full »

Please suggest loose motion tablet.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from loose motion since two days. Please suggest me medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethu Thomas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get a stool microscopy and stool culture test done at the earliest. If diarrhea is uncontrolled, I suggest you take a dose of Loperamide 2 mg and Probiotics (contains lactobacillus) like Bifilac, twice a day, till diarrhea improves. Also take a Ciprofloxacin a...  Read Full »

I have skin rashes, stomach cramps, loose stools and tongue coating. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question regarding food intolerance/allergies. I have never had a food allergy, as far as I know. However, in May, I experienced severe tooth pain, and a fever right after that. It was an infection in my tooth but I got that cleared from the dentist. A few days later, I experien...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Toothache may can cause fever if infected. SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) or enteric fever may cause coating over the tongue. Irritable bowel syndrome or malabsorption syndrome or food intolerance or obesity may also present like this. Avoid fatty foo...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is ten months old, and her weight is 6.7 kilograms. 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

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What does symptoms like loose stools, abdominal pain and stomach grumbles indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. This all started two weeks ago. I started to have some loose stools, abdominal pain (lasts about two seconds, it comes and goes almost twice a day) and grumbling in the stomach. My doctor gave me a three-day course of Buscopan, charcoal, and Apo-ranitidine after whi...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Occasional abdominal pain, loose stool, urges for toilet all suggest that you might have irritable bowel syndrome. This is a chronic condition. If you experience worsening of symptoms, change in consistency of stool, any episode of any amount of bleeding along with stoo...  Read Full »

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 8 kg. He is exclusively breastfed and does not have colic. My concerns ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Are my symptoms due to diabetes or Crohn's disease?

Query: I am a 22 year old male. I am 5 foot 7 inches and weigh about 150lb (Currently; used to weight about 175lb). I don't smoke, drink or use recreational drugs. I have some pre-existing medical issues for several years (acne, anal itching/jock itch, and sometimes have stomach cramps after eating and hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello Dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well you very well explained your symptoms..It was palatable to read, I must say. Well your concerns are genuine but here is my take on this. You are too young to develop dm type 2, and dermatopathy is far far away to be even considered. Plus you have normal di...  Read Full »

How to manage loose stools due to outside food?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female weighing about 120 lbs, 5 feet 5 inches. I am using plant-based diet for 9 years (take vitamin B12 supplement in addition to eating fortified soy milks and cereal). I am on oral birth control (Lutera) and take it for three months straight (skipping placebo we...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any other symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and body malaise? Have you been recently exposed with anyone who is confirmed COVID-19 positive for more than 15 minutes or at least one meter away from him? I will need your answers to prov...  Read Full »

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