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I get loose stool almost daily, I believe its often after

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I get loose stool almost daily, I believe it's often after eating pastries or bread. I was tested for celiac disease which came back negative, however I didn't eat gluten the morning of the test, would that effect the result? Or would a longer fast be needed to give a false result? Many thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 2 years ago.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Hello, Welcome to JustAnswer and thank you for your question.

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Since when you have developed these symptoms ?

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Have you lost weight during this period ?

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Is there some blood in the stools ?

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Does these loose motions awake you from sleep ?

Customer: For a few years , no blood or weight loss as I've always been a lowing weight thanks
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Does these loose motions awake you from sleep ?

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Do you get pain in the abdomen when you need to pass stools ?

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Does it occurs just after you take food ?

Customer: They don't awake me no but often get them in morning
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Did you had tests for this problem ?

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If yes can you name the tests ?

Customer: Tested for celiac disease, Iga m and g complement levels and c reactive protein all fine
Dr S.A.Alam :

Do you think there are some food that cause you more problem ?

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Like egg ?

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milk ?

Customer: I have recently found things like fast food or pastries , bread type foods may do so
Dr S.A.Alam :

In my opinion you have what we call irritable bowel syndrome.

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In this case it is a functional problem

Customer: Is it serious? Any treatments?
Dr S.A.Alam :

in which gut wall it mildly inflammed and causes loose stools.

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It is most common with fatty meals

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fast food,

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milk

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eggs.

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Yes there is a solution

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it is to avoid the problem foods

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if this is not possible or does not help

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then we can use over counter supplements like metamucil, citrucel

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these help to increase the bulk of the stools and make it more firm and regularize the bowel habits.

Customer: Brilliant so the trick is to find the problem food
Dr S.A.Alam :

Isphagula husk is a herbal agent that is very helpful

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if you can find it on a herbal store.

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So in this problem main work is to be done by you

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rather than a doctor.

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find the problem food and take it off.

Customer: Also tea seems to cause it within minutes
Dr S.A.Alam :

if not possible as many foods are irresistable

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then use metamucil, citrucel

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you can also use medicine to stop the stools, these are called anti spasmotic medicine

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can be used if you have exam or an office meeting

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and you need to stop the loose stools.

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Or in case of travelling.

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You have questions.

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http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024578

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you can get a lot of info on this web page.

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Let me know if you have questions.

Customer: You've been great help thankyou
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you are welcome. kindly rate my answer as excellent if i have answered your question.

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You can always come back on this link for more questions on this topic.

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Have a nice day and take care.

Customer: Thankyou sir
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