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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I was having sever stomach pains. started in middle of night with diherra and then vomited and had bloody direhha all night., had to leave work and slept all day and now i feel somewhat better.
User :   yes.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   oh hi
Doctor :  
Are you having these symptoms now?
User :   no. but my stomache still hurts here and there with pains. it started at 1:30am est. and i got about 2 hrs of sleep. i went into work at 7:30 and still had problems. i left at 8:40. slept all day till now.
Doctor :  
So right now you only have stomach pain and no diarhoea or vomiting is it?
User :   no, and i only vomited once by the way too.
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   23 year old male.
Doctor :   SInce your symptoms are fading may i know in what way can i assist you?
User :   i mean i still have the pains. so you're saying it will go away eventually?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
How many episodes of loose stools did you have?
User :   i'm not sure what you mean by loose stools. i appoligize.
Doctor :  
I mean diarrhoea..
Doctor :  
Where exactly is the pain - is it above the belly botton or below it?
User :   well i had to get up to go at least 10-15 times. and only the first time or two was there actually a lot fieses in it. the rest of the times was very little amount, very very watery, and not a whole lot of blood but an amount.
User :   below the belly button
Doctor :   Ok.

Doctor :  
Is the pain like cramps?
User :   yes, and from 4-6 when i acutally got some sleep, i had dischared come from my anus.
Doctor :  
Are you having fever?
Doctor :  
Are you having fever?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   i read a little under 98.6 just now sorry
User :   97.5
User :   but my whole body would burn up and sweat when it happened
User :   the loose stools
User :   a lot of aginizing pain
Doctor :  
How many times did you vomit and is it persisting now?
User :   i only vomited once
User :   no just the pains come and go. i will sit still and it will go away, i get up to walk and it starts to hurt.
Doctor :   Did you have any food away from your home?
User :   no
User :   but i did eat a LOT of junk food yesterday.
User :   i'm only 170lbs
Doctor :   does any body else in the family have the same problem?
User :   and i'm 5'10
User :   my sister has a multiple stomach problems, but i think they were due to women's problems. surgery twice.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problem?
User :   no
Doctor :  
It is probably acute gastroenteritis.
User :   and what does that basically mean.
Doctor :   It means infection of the gut
Doctor :   It either could be because of an amoeba or bacterial.
User :   it will pass then and i should be feeling better soon?
Doctor :  
If the diarrhoea and the fever fade away then it will pass off.
User :   i have been drinking gatorade. is that okay, or should i drink water?
Doctor :  
But if either of these two persists or increases in severity you may need an antibiotic.
Doctor :   water would be better.
Doctor :  
Drink plenty of water
Doctor :  
and keep your self well hydrated.
User :   oaky. i have amoxicilin. should i take that?
Doctor :   Amoxicillin is not effective in this case
Doctor :   you may need other antibiotics\
User :   alright.
Doctor :   You can get to a GP for these if the problems increases
Doctor :  
right now you may not need it
User :   GP?
Doctor :   A general physician or a local doctor near your place
Doctor :  
I meant
User :   oh
Doctor :  
Right now i shall suggest you few measures
User :   alright.
Doctor :  
1. Plenty of water to keep yourself well hydrated
Doctor :   You can take soft and semisolid diet now
Doctor :   avoid spicy food now till the problems go away
Doctor :  
3. Avoid milk and milk products for the time being
Doctor :   4. Tablet meftal spas one tablet if the pain is severe
User :   tablet meftal spas?
Doctor :   It is anti spasmodic
User :   alriight
Doctor :  
is helpful for spasmodic pain
Doctor :  
You can take it if the pain is very severe and not bearable
User :   is ibeprophen alright? i was going to take two 200mg tablets.
Doctor :  
5. Tablet avomine 25mg one tablet if there is vomiting or nausea
Doctor :  
5. sporolac sachets or capsule thrice a day for 2 days.
Doctor :  
6. Lastly as i had mentioned earlier if the symptoms persists you need to consult your local doctor
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   understood
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   is ibeprophen alright?
Doctor :   You can preferrably avoided as you had vomiting
Doctor :  
It can cause gastritis and lead to further vomitings
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   yes
User :   you've been very very helpful doctor.
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   give me one second to think
User :   before i close the chat window
Doctor :   Please do fill the feed back form before you can close the window.
User :   if i feel better by the morning. will it hurt me to go to work?
Doctor :   You can continue working if you are better.

User :   alright well thank you so much.
Doctor :  
It should be alright by then
User :   i am glad i didn't have to leave the house. and may i say something?
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   i have great health insurance. i can see any doctor i want. i get great benifits. and you just helped more than a doctor has had in the past 3 visits i've had haha.
User :   so you did a great job and thank you
Doctor :  
Thank you.
Doctor :  
Its been my pleasure too.
User :   have a nice day now.
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   will do.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
are you there?
User :   yes, i'm keeping the window up.
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
You can proceed if there is any other queries you want me to assist.
User :   alright. but i'm good for now. is there any way to track what doctor i tlaked to?
User :   so i can keep the same one for future purposes?
Doctor :  
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Doctor :  
I shall be available on most days around this time.
Doctor :  
You can chat with other doctors too.
User :   thank you so much dr. AAAAAAA i am going to close the window now.
Doctor :  
they are all equally competent to assist you further.
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now.
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