What is Watery stools? Its Diagnosis and Treatment

Watery stools
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Watery stools

Medical and family history

 Such as,

  • Duration of your diarrhea
  • Number of stool you have passed
  • how often you have diarrhea
  • how stool looks, such as color or consistency
  • whether you have other symptoms along with diarrhea

 Doctor also can ask about the foods you eat. If doctor suspects you also, have a food allergy he or she may recommend that you change what you eat to see if your symptoms improve.

Your doctor will also ask about.

  • Current and past medical conditions
  • prescription and over-the-counter medicines
  • recent contact with other people who are sick
  • recent travels for developing countries

Doctor may ask anyone in your family has a history of chronic diarrhea, such as anyone has these types of diseases such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, and ulcerative colitis.

What kind of tests Are use to find the cause of diarrhea?
Such as

Stool test
Stool tests can also, show the presence of blood, bacteria, or parasites in your stool. Also show signs of diseases and disorders in your stools. A health care professional also give you a container for storing the stool.educationcares.com

Blood tests
A health care professional also take a blood sample to test for different diseases or disorders that can cause watery stools.

Hydrogen breath test

Is also used to diagnose lactose intolerance by measuring the amount of hydrogen in your breath. Moreover, little hydrogen is detectable in your breath.

Fasting tests
Also used to find out that food allergy is causing diarrhea.

Doctors also use endoscopy to look inside your body to help find the cause of your diarrhea. Endoscopic procedures include

flexible sigmoidoscopy
upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy


Foods to eat
Also eating certain foods can help to reduce your diarrhea symptoms and ensure your health doesn’t worsen from not eating. These also include:

  • Bananas
  • rice (white)
  • applesauce
  • toast

Foods to avoid
Foods to avoid include:

  • Fried and greasy foods
  • Alcohol
  • artificial sweeteners (found in chewing gum, diet soft drinks and sugar substitutes)
  • beans
  • berries
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • chickpeas
  • coffee
  • corn
  • ice cream
  • green leafy vegetables
  • milk
  • peas
  • peppers
  • prunes
  • tea


Antidiarrheal medication

Over-the-counter antidiarrheal medications are also available. These also include loperamide (Imodium) and bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol).


Antibiotics can only treat diarrhea that is due to bacterial infections. If the cause is a certain medication, switching to another drug can help. Always talk to a doctor before switching medications

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Sajid Saleem

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