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A 32-year-old male asked:

i did stop drinking cokes, and any sodas, it got a little better (stools started to become more solid that before?

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Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
Specializes in
BILE: You symptoms fit in with gastroenteritis or bile. Suggest you start with activated charcoal( no other medication for one hour after taling charcoal) and Septogard 2 three times a day. Also Iberogast drops 20 three times a day. After 3 days if no improvement make appointment with your GP.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Diarrhea: Diarrhea persisting for 4 weeks warrants a fresh warm stool sample sent for culture to check for pathogenic bacteria & parasites. It may also be caused by irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance (gluten,lactose,roughage like salads,fruits,veggies) or inflammatory bowel disease. See if you can identify food triggers. Consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation &treatment if symptoms persist.
Dr. Abdulsatar Aboobaker
Specializes in
Diarrhea: If your diarrhea lasted for a long time then you need to have your stools analyzed at a path lab.If however it was a shot term gastro enteritis then laying off solid foods and drinking clear fluids to keep yourself well hydrated should solve your runny stools but do consult your doctor for further investigations if it does not improve

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