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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I have multiple episodes of loose stools a day. What medicines should I take?

Query: Hi doctor, I had food poisoning last week. My nausea has subsided, but I still have runny stools multiple times daily. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Hydrate with electrolytes. 2. Take probiotic powder thrice a day. 3. You may take an over-the-counter drug. 4. You may take Bismuth subsalicylate, one tablet once, if diarrhea does not improve. If no improvement is seen, I suggest that you may need antibiotics...  Read Full »

My 40-year-old wife has abdominal pain and an urge to pass stools frequently. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife, around 40 years old, has anterior abdominal pain. She has the urge to pass stool most of the time. She says it is a band-like pain stretching from left to right. She had constipation a couple of days ago. Now stool is normal. She had a similar issue a couple of months ago but...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This looks like an intestine infection. I would suggest the same medication for three days, and for pain, I would suggest tablet Cyclopam (Dicyclomine and Paracetamol). Also, ask her to avoid oily and spicy food and intake more liquids. Th...  Read Full »

Are the hitting of my stomach and diarrhea interrelated? What medicine can be taken?

Query: Hello doctor,I hit my stomach with a doorknob pretty bad, and it hurts. I now have diarrhea too. I have to fly for 15 hours in some time. Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I do not think being hit by a doorknob has anything to do with diarrhea. Do you have any associated pain or bruising in the affected area? If you do not have recurrent loose stools, then nothing has to be done. But i...  Read Full »

I rush to the restroom every time I eat something sweet, spicy, or oily. What is this?

Query: Hello doctor,I rush to the restroom every time I eat something sweet, spicy, or oily. What is this? I immediately feel stomach pain with weird stomach gurgling sounds and then the rushing bowel movement. And it is mostly a runny stool. I will not say it is diarrhea but runny stool.  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called irritable bowel syndrome. As soon as food particles reach the stomach, gastric stimulation starts and passes on to the gastro-intestinal tract. Avoid spicy and oily food and eat slowly. I suggest medications for five days. If not relieved, better con...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have acid reflux with tonsillitis. Why do I have irritation while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 years old, suffering from acid reflux with tonsillitis. I do not eat spicy foods. But there is constant irritation while passing the stools, and it looks yellow. I have stopped taking medications. Why does this happen? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.1. Do regular abdominal exercise apart from medications.2. For better digestion, go for walking.3. Consume more vegetable salads, fruits, and milk.4. Avoid nonvegetarian, oily and spicy foods for a few weeks.5. Eat tablet Pan (Pantoprazole) 40 mg once daily before breakfast...  Read Full »

Which alternative medicines can I take for loose motion other than Ofloxacin and Ornidazole?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from loose motions for the last one month. I have to go about three to four times a day and every time it is semisolid, with some liquids, and leave me in itching or burning in the anus. Initially, doctor gave me Zifi-O due to which I got balanitis. So, on the third day I j...  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of acute gastroenteritis. I suggest you to take the following: Take plenty of fluids and oral rehydration salt sachets (ORS). Take Multivitamins course once a day and Probiotics twice a day. For further queries consult an...  Read Full »

How to overcome IBS symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, 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 pain. For the past 15 years, I have had diarrhea, loose stools, and also acidity and nausea. I am not able to e...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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, decreased ...  Read Full »

My 14-month-old baby has been passing loose stools since three months. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My 14-months-old baby had diarrhea for a few days three months ago. Since then, he has been passing soft or creamy stools. He was advised to take probiotics and a fruit-based diet (he does not drink milk because of the intolerance), but it did not make any difference. He is cheerful, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before giving any medication or thinking about sophisticated diseases, if you are feeding anything to the baby, be it milk or water from the feeding bottle, stop it immediately. Feed the baby using a cup and spoon, and loose stools will stop. This is based on a p...  Read Full »

My baby is having loose motions. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 7 months and 10 days old and initially, he was suffering from a runny nose, two weeks back. This week, he has loose motions, and he passes stools 5 to 6 times a day. We consulted a doctor, who gave him Sporlac and Zinc dry powder suspension. He is now pooping 2 to 3 times out ...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation you are in. Loose motions once started in a child might take at least 7 to 10 days to subside. Passing two to three loose stools per day is not a big issue until your child is active, taking feeds well, and passing urine adequately. So continue...  Read Full »

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