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I have been haven't frequent bowel moments past couple of

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I have been haven't frequent bowel moments for the past couple of weeks. My stool have been soft.. Mushy.. With quite a bit of mucus. It hasn't been hard and firm in a while. Even if it is it still contains lots of mucus and a strong smell. After eating a spicy dinner The other night, the following day I had an episode of diarrhea accompanied with a bad side pain that didn't last long. Last night when I laid down to sleep I had a strong pain in my left lower abdomen and back. Today I still feel the pain. And have had 3 vowel movements today. All soft with mucus. No blood. Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You likely have parasitic infection.

Parasites like amoeba, giardia, E coli, Blastocystis can cause these symptoms chronically.

Antibiotic Flagyl can be prescribed by your doctor after ordering stool tests.

Youshould consider following low fermentable sugar diet ( FODMAP diet) to reduceyour symptoms.

Pleasego to this link for detailed information:

http://stanfordhealthcare.org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet.pdf

Please also include prebiotics like Inulin daily to keep your colon acidic which prevent gas producing bacteria.

Also take a probiotic ( lactobacilli,bifidobacterium) daily to restore intestinal microbial balance.

Culturelle 30 Counts twice daily should be fine.

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