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Watery diarrhea with nausea and vomiting - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea vomiting for several days. The stool for c diff just came back positive. I am immunocomprised fro double pancreas/kidney transplant. Can I still wait 'till after the Memorial Day Holiday or I need treatment immediately. I also have severe dysfunctional GI tract including esophageal dysmotility and gastroparesis. AAAAAAA
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Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your BP if you have measured?
User :   110/70
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was it the same even before?
Doctor :   Meaning your normal range before this diarrhea?
User :   No. The lab just call me today for the positive c diff. I have diarrhea since last Sunday, still no change. Nausea and vomiting sis on and off for me for 3-4 years already.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   As your immunity is bit on the lower side
Doctor :   it is advisable to start on antibiotics as early as possibles
Doctor :   Hence I would recommend you to the ER or your GP without delay
User :   My baseline is more constipation than diarrhea. Normally I take heavy dose of laxative. For a week I don't need to take anything still diarrhea.
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   So, you should consult the doctor now
Doctor :   without much delay
Doctor :   as the stool culture is positive
Doctor :   Is that fine with you?
User :   So you recommended antibiotics right away?
User :   I t been able to get my GP yet.
Doctor :   Yes, it is essential
Doctor :   to start on antibiotics
User :   Tank you very much.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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