Soft Stools With Diarrhea?
Hello, 2 weeks ago my chapter started to have a mushy texture. At first it was only once or twice a day and there were no other complications. In the last 4 days the frequency has started to increase. Up to 4 times a day, usually after meals. Then after eating the stomach feels sore and nauseous. Stool texture remains mush and brightly colored. My weight is also stable.rnIt doesn’t seem like the effect of food poisoning, because recently I was poisoned and the pain is different.rnWhat kind of pain do you think? Is it just IBS or stomach ulcers or something more serious?
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a collection of complaints in the digestive tract characterized by cramping and abdominal pain, bloating, feeling full, diarrhea, or constipation. This condition occurs chronically due to disturbances in muscle contractions in the walls of the gastrointestinal tract, abnormalities in the nervous system in the gastrointestinal tract, inflammation, infection, and disturbances in the balance of normal flora in the gastrointestinal tract. The main complaint is when you are stressed, experiencing hormonal changes (in women, for example, when approaching menstruation), or also when you consume too many foods that contain starch, instant foods, beans, cabbage, tubers, milk, or carbonated drinks. .
Stool that is mud-like in texture and brightly colored is most likely a sign of increased intestinal motility. This condition can be triggered by IBS, or it can be due to other causes, such as food malabsorption, food poisoning, gastroenteritis, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel cancer, and so on. Heartburn (dyspepsia) can indeed cause nausea, pain, and other abdominal discomfort. However, dyspepsia alone generally does not cause significant bowel pattern disturbances as you are experiencing.
Knowing the characteristics of stool and bowel pattern alone is not enough to determine the diagnosis of the cause of your complaint. A thorough examination is required, namely through a head to toe examination, or also supporting tests, such as laboratory, stool culture, ultrasound, X-ray, colonoscopy, and so on. That's why you should always check with your doctor.
In the meantime, you should do the following efforts as initial treatment:
Reduce the consumption of foods that contain starch, instant foods, beans, cabbage, tubers, milk, or carbonated drinks
Make sure the food you consume is processed and served clean
Drink lots of warm water
Wash your hands regularly
Avoid consuming raw or undercooked food
Avoid taking drugs carelessly
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah