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I have had diareha for more than 3 days now

Patient: I have had diareha for more than 3 days now. I am gassy, and need to go more frequant. I have been vegetarian for more than 4 months now and I never had this issue before, is there something I can take to help, or should return to a my previous diet?

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thanks for your query.It says you have diarrhea for more than 3 days in spite you have changed your diet lon g ago, that is 34 months ago, hence does not look to be related.I would advise you the following:Get the stool tested along with routine blood tests.If infection is present take a 5-day course of an antibiotic active for intestinal infection, probiotic and you will be fine.You may please continue the diet, whichever suits you.Hope this helps you

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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