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 overcome IBS symptoms?

Query: Hi i have had IBS for 25 years now. My symptoms have changed over the years. It started with stomach gas, discomfort and loose stools. Later i had constipation, gerd and stomach oain. For the past 15 years i have had diarrhea, loose stools and also acidity and nausea. Iam not able to eat anything o...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. I can only imagine the level of your endurance while being through all this. Given your uncontrolled symptoms make me believe there must be various mishaps while management of your symptoms. As from your history, given no alarms symptoms like weight loss, dec...  Read Full »

Why am I having loose stools on and off very often for six months now?

Query: I am having constant loose stools. I take Adderall, Intuniv, zoloft and a pill for acid reflux. I am a 17 soon to be 18 year old female. I am 5'4 and 215 lbs. This has been on and off very often for up to 6 months now.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to clinic. After reviewing your medication profile, These one medication zoloft and to some extent adderall and intuniv cause gastrointestinal upset. The one of such common adverse effect is diarrhea with zoloft. Secondly these medication have tendency to increase body weight,...  Read Full »

Why is my mother having stomach cramps?

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 a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please give me some more information. Did she have the diarrhea before or after starting Norflox (Norfloxacin) and Zolerab (combination of Rabeprazole and Domperidone)? Does she have fever and chills? Did she observe yellow color of her eyes or change in the color of...  Read Full »

Can I continue giving my 20-day-old baby vitamin drops?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 days old. She is having loose motion from yesterday night. She passed loose stools for about 8 to 9 times between 8 PM to 3 AM. Only a few days back, we started giving multivitamin drops and vitamin D drops. After having that she seemed to struggle while passing motion ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun Kiran Malhotra

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Exclusively breastfed babies do not need medications. Continue vitamin D drops. Breastfed babies can pass 10 to 12 golden yellow stools in a day (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please do exclusive breastfeeding for six months and give its many advantag...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms and treatment of parasitic infection of GIT?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had GI issues which do not go away. There severity is cyclical. I have reason to believe that I may have a parasitic infection.  Read Full »


Dr. Hiren Patel

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it looks like some parasite kind of thing but difficult to say from picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is better to get proper stool test with special stains that will tell kind of parasite. Other thing I want to know is what kind of GI...  Read Full »

Am I having loose stools due to periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Loose stools that are yellowish in color. Only minor abdominal cramping that feels like a period cramp (due to having period for the past two days). Taking oral contraceptive. Abdominal cramping is not continous. Only been occuring for 24 hours.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know whether the loose stools are really having organic cause or just secondary to functional changes occuring with time of periods. Loose stools are said when stool volume is more than 200 ml in a day, semisolid to liquid in consistency. Mild abdominal cr...  Read Full »

Why do I have bloody diarrhea and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, From yesterday, I am suffering from loose motions and vomiting. I do not feel fever, but, whatever I eat, I feel it is in my throat. I feel vomiting sensation. I feel very weak, drowsy and not able to do my normal work. Also, felt left side shoulder and chest discomfort. My age is 31 and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You currently seem to be having acute gastroenteritis (AGE). Most of the times the diarrhea are viral in origin and it improves within three to five days without any antibiotic therapy. But, since you have got blood in stools, we would consider it...  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 last 15 days. For the last 7 or 8 days, the color of poop turned from yellow with mucus to greenish-yellow with bad smell. I consulted with a pediatrician, and he gave antibiotic injection and drops to him. But, I could not see any impro...  Read Full »


Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Paediatrician, Community Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. You did not mention how many times in a day he passes stool and the name of the antibiotic. Does your baby breastfeed? And, please do not give him homeo or other kinds of medication. Give him syrup Erythromycin one-third teaspoon four times ...  Read Full »

Why are loose motion and stomach cramps not getting better with medications?

Query: I having uneasyness in my lower left side of my belly since a year. I visited several doctors but tge problem persisted despite so many medications and endoscopy. First i was told that its a normal infection of my gut and that i will recover after few months of medication. Nothing such happened. I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, I can totally understand your pain . I have come across several patients with similar pain . Most of whom have undergone upper Gi endoscopy and lower Gi Colonoscopy and some have found to have irritable bowel syndrome. Which is often missed if it is of the mild form . It will be apparent on...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for abdominal pain with bad taste, nausea and loose stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in stomach and having loose stools. I also have a bad taste and feel like vomiting. Please tell me the treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaiza Hashmi

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly tell me how long these symptoms appeared? Do you have past history of any illness? Do you take any medicine on a regular basis? Are you married? Current history of pregnancy/delivery? Do you have regular periods? Any recent lab test or report? If these sympto...  Read Full »

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