Rifaximin

Rifaximin is a drug used to treat traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome, which results from infection by bacteria. It is an antibiotic, which is also used to prevent hepatic encephalopathy in adults with liver disease. The other uses include treating recurrent C.difficile infection, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and diverticular disease.

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What does it mean to have diarrhea for more than a month and traces of occult blood in stool test?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently confronting some problems with my digestion that are not recovering. My complete medical history is as follows; I have been eating many unhealthy foods for two to three months. My main symptoms were irregular bowel movement and diarrhea for two to three times after ea...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you have any severe problems. The bowel movements and slight cramping in the lower abdomen are very common. Although you have some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it is not very severe. There is nothing to worry about as there is no w...  Read Full »

I have frequent palpitation along with gas. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male with the problem of heart palpitations. Recently, my lifestyle is not active. I feel lazy, and I am overweight. I first got palpitations 10 days before when I woke up on an empty stomach and bloating. I had a few of them even after motion until I had something to...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Occasional missed beats are very common in normal people. But, if they are coming recurrently, then you should undergo some tests. Please get the following tests at cardiology center near you. ECG (electrocardiogram). 2D echocardiogram. Treadmill testing. R...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from ulcerative colitis for the past five years. I had a colonoscopy twice and sigmoidoscopy once in the past five years. I am 28 years old. I had Balacol 750 mg six times a day and Mesacol enema for a month. Because of short supply of Balacol, I cannot take it for one week...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from ulcerative colitis and that requires evidence of the findings in colonoscopy and biopsy. This is a chronic condition and requires chronic treatment based on the severity of the disease and the ongoing symptoms. Treatm...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with IBS many years back. How to get rid of its symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male, who weighs 210 lbs, and I am 5.11 feet tall. I have been having severe digestive and related symptoms for quite some time. I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but I would like a second opinion. My symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), they are fine except some neutrophilia, which is indicative of some inflammation or infection somewhere. Overall, it is fine. Do you have any fever or burning while urination? There is a...  Read Full »

How to help my stomach bloating due to quitting alcohol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 days sober. I am a 4-year-old female. I drank about half a bottle of wine at night for the past year. Prior to that, I had a couple of drinks a night about two nights a week. I also had a very bad sugar and carb habit. In the second week of sobriety, I cut out almost all sugar...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, congrats for able to cut down your alcohol intake. That is really wonderful to hear. But are you completely abstinent fron it or have moderated the amount? Yes, you are right this is possibly a resetting within the body. The body do adopts things particularly ...  Read Full »

How long should I continue my treatment for abdominal pain and gas?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 74-year-old male. My problem is pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen and sometimes it radiates to the right also. It is persisting for more than 67 years. All my problems are stated below: I have mild to severe pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen sometime...  Read Full »


Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) only. It is an autoimmune disorder whiuch means your defense mechanism is working against you. You have to continue your IBS medication for a longer period may be life long and try to adjust yourself with this fact. If you do n...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for bloating with frequent burping post meals?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from gas for the past three years. I have bloating after meals for about 15 minutes after which it passes away. I can eat normally, but some times I feel bloated and cannot eat. I keep burping like once in 20 minutes. Is that normal? And also bloating increases...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the burping while having meals, or just after the meals is a normal phenomenon. And I assure you it is not alarming in your case. However, it may cause trouble if gas trapped excessively and result in belly swelling. The reason behind this excessive bloating i...  Read Full »

What causes nausea, burping, and cramps in the upper groin area?

Query: Hello doctor, I had nausea a year and a half ago. At that time, I could not eat and was given IV therapy along with antacid. Immediately felt better and I left the ER. I had a colonoscopy about a year ago and it was fine. Doctor did not do any other test and said I had gastritis from alcohol. He ga...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Read Full »

I have acidity and indigestion problem. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male, who weighs 62 kg. My stomach is swollen, and it feels as if it is filled with gas. I also have low appetite, acidity, and indigestion. I used to chew tobacco from a long time, but I quit it recently. I am an occasional drinker, and I am fond of spicy foods. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You are suffering from an acid peptic disease, for which you are taking Famotidine at present. Also, your stomach is bloated as mentioned in your post. So you have features of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and I would suggest you take a com...  Read Full »

Kindly guide us with the treatment for my mom's liver disease.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 70 years old. She has chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, portal hypertension and ascites. Her creatinine is 3. She also has type 2 diabetes. We were informed by her doctor that her liver is not producing albumin and her bilirubin level is very high. Please guide us.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankur Jindal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mom's profile suggests very advanced stage of liver disease (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has advanced cirrhosis of liver, which is complicated by the formation of portal hypertension and fluid abdomen. The presence of kidney injury adds to th...  Read Full »

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