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I have a gastro enterology related question

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i have a gastro enterology related question
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 22 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Please go ahead

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
Hi Dr. Basu , its regarding my gut issues i have been having on this year . they started in feb/march this year when i started having strong coffee (5-6 teaspoons per cup) before my running sessions . i got stomach pain with diarrhoea and watery stools and then white stools. i started esomerazole 20mg per day and got better in a couple of days. i took esomerazole for 14 days.
in may it happened again and i started esomerazole again for couple of weeks and gave up coffee for a whilein september i had the issue again . this time i lost all energy , had headaches and white diarrhoea and watery stools . i lost weight and it took me a week to get back my energy . i have been taking esomerazole since 1st september but am not returning to normal . i have given up coffee / tea since septemeber but am not returning to normal. my stool is yellow all the time . my energy is fine and my weight is up . my gut keeps making gurgling and bubbling noises and there seem to be movements inside my gut all the time . i have been taking esomerazole for over 2 months but seems it doesnt work as before. i fart a lot and they smell . the stools also smell bad
Customer: replied 22 days ago.
since september my diet is free of coffee/tea and fast food . i have been eating oats / rice and other simple food
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 22 days ago.

What tests you have done so far?

Foul smelling stool, white or pale colored stool can be due to various causes like infection, food intolerance, celiac disease, chronic pancreatitis, gallbladder problem.

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
i havent done any tests yet. i dont take any wheat or gluten . i had pain in my stomach when it started but it went away after i took esomerazole.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 22 days ago.

Ok

Esomeprazole can cause change in intestinal flora --a side effect.

Although it treats acid reflux well, can cause other problems like this.

Intestinal bacterial overgrowth can be diagnosed by hydrogen breath test.

H pylori infection giardia, amoeba infections can be diagnosed with stool tests for specific antigens.

Upper endoscopy, colonoscopy also recommended.

Pancreatitis can be screened by serum lipase level, stool for fat detection.