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I've had diarrhea off and on for the past month. I have

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I've had diarrhea off...

I've had diarrhea off and on for the past month. I have stomach cramps and bad gas with these symptoms. Whenever I take immodium the symptoms disappear. However, a few days later the symptoms come back

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

It has been bothering me for the past month. I have not vomited. I am nauseous very rarely.. I have been burping quite often though

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I have been very healthy my whole life

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Please provide some additional information.

What are your age and gender?

Do you suffer from foul smelled stools?

How many times do you have loose stools a day?

Are you taking any medicines?

Any other medical illness?

Dizziness, fatigue?

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I will post back to the reply/answer momentarily. Thank you for your patience.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am a 25 year old male. My stools do smell bad, but I don't know if much more than usual. I do know that my gas smells very bad. I have 1 or 2 loose stools a day but a factor in that is when I have loose stools at work I take Immodium. Immodium immediately stops the problem In the last month I've had to take Immodium over 6 times. I do not have any medical illnesses. I do not have dizziness or fatigue. When the diarrhea hits I feel completely normal and then in like a minute I realize that I have to go now. I don't get the stomach cramps until after I've had the loose stool.
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, such foul smelled diarrhea indicate possible differential diagnoses like Infectious diarrhea, Intestinal bacterial infection, Colitis.

I would advise you some self-care remedies which you can try.

Maintain a good hydration.

Also, take OTC GAS-X and Citrucel.

Start Culturelle probiotic.

You should eat BRATY diet (Banana, rice, applesauce, toast, and yogurt).

If your symptoms 'll not show any improvement then see your doctor for a clinical exam.

Stool analysis should be considered.

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