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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Ulcerative colitis with bleeding in stool

Query: Hello doctor, I have ulcerative colitis for more than two months. I pass more than seven stools a day (loose stools). Constant bleeding before every stool from the rectum. Fever, rapid heartbeat, and anemia. And have a fungal infection, taking medicine too.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For ulcerative colitis, an anti-inflammatory drug like Sulfasalazine group of drugs can be started. (In a severe case, Steroid can be prescribed for a short duration). Immunosuppressive drugs prescribed if needed. Anti-diarrheal medication also can be prescribed to d...  Read Full »

Medicine for Loose Motion

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from loose motion since today morning. Can you suggest a medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Loose motion usually spontaneously subsides within a day or two. Usually people who travel more frequetly will get affected easily and hence it is adviced for them to take ORS with them. Let's have ORS (oral rehydration salt) solution, and take a few sips for every fe...  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. Aamir Mohd

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

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 »

Is ORS given in case of CKD?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is suffering from CKD, and he has a creatinine of 2.7 mg/dL. He also has a CAD and got a heart attack last year. Sometimes, he also has loose motion and vomiting. What can I do now? Should I have to give him ORS or not? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned the age of your father. If your father has an age of 65 years with a weight of 60 kilograms, the creatinine clearance will be around 23 mg/dL, and it puts your father in stage 4 CKD. I do not know the exact age and the nature of treatment used for him...  Read Full »

How to resolve the problem of loose stools presenting with stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43-year-old female. I ate something unusual yesterday, and I have a loose, watery stool. I also have stomach pain and discomfort. I lack a good appetite. What can I take to resolve this?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have ORS (oral rehydration solution) 100 to 200 ml with each stool and keep yourself rehydrated. Drink as much as possible. You should visit a hospital to assess the hydration status, and you can also have IV fluids if needed. You can take capsule Vizylac (Lactobacillus...  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 »

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

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What is the treatment for hard stools, belly bloating and abdominal discomfort?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had lower left side abdominal discomfort for about 48 hours. Along with this I passed hard stools in pellet form for about frequent 4-5 times a day. I also have belly bloating and gas which gets better with rest. I do not have fever, chills or severe pain. Pain is mild and not c...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. From the available history it seems that you are having dehydration and because of dehydration your stools are not formed properly and you are passing small frequent hard stools. Because of your incomplete evacuation of stools you are having pain and abdominal discomfort....  Read Full »

My dad felt lightheaded with loose stools and sweating. Is that heart attack or food poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad's age is 59. He is a diabetic patient. He suddenly got a severe stomach ache and passed loose stools. He also sweated more and felt lightheaded. I feel that he is abnormal. He refuses to go the hospital and he believes that if there is a pain in the chest, then it is a heart attac...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your father's details. Most likely the symptoms are because of acute gastroenteritis. Cardiac origin of pain usually radiates to the epigastric region only and full abdomen is not included. The loose stools shift the diagnosis towards gastroenteritis. Do ...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife is suffering from loose motion. Please suggest a tablet.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant and she is due for delivery in another one week. She is suffering from loose motion. Please suggest good tablet.  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If loose motions are watery or associated with blood and mucus in stool or if there is fever, she needs to consult doctor for IV antibiotics or fluids (intravenous). If it is not so then she can take probiotics like (Saccharomyces boulardii) Econorm sachet once or twice d...  Read Full »

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