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My Mom is 91 she has gas and watery stool her stomach is

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My Mom is 91 she has gas and watery stool her stomach is rumbling and she is tired.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She suffers from demensia.
She was doing great till this happened she is eating but not as well as before this happened.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

watery stool can be a sign of a bowel infection

bad bacterial overgrowth in the bowels like c diff infection can cause watery stool

viral infection can cause watery diarrhea.

at her age, too much watery diarrhea can cause dehydration from loss of too much fluid very quickly

you should bring her to the ER or urgent care center for a doctor evaluation

there they can test her stool for infection

and give her prescription medications to help slow down her diarrhea and loss of fluid.

and give her IV fluids to help replenish the fluids.

she needs blood tests to check for dehydration and kidney function

do you have an ER or urgent care center close to you where you can bring her?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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