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Having serious diarrhea. X-ray showed gas in system. What can I do to get relief?

i had a serious diarreah attack today after sufering from days of gas and bloating . I found what looks like an 18 inch piece of dental floss in my stool . I had bad cramps the remainder of the day and went to the er tonight and they dismissed the dental floss by saying it was probably in the toilet already and you did not notice it. I am not sure. They took xrays which just proved i had a lot of gas in my system. I still don t feel right. They gave me a shot for cramping and pain which helped but I still feel my stomach rumbling.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Hello welcome to HCM,
You are suffering from diarrhea either by food poisoning or due to foreign body as u said piece of dental floss. abdominal bloating and cramps are common in diarrhea nothing to worry it will take 2 to 3 days to cure. In diarrhea there is lot of fluid and electrolyte loss (sodium and potassium )so try to have 8 glasses of water in between your meals and even electrol powder. eat solid food stuffs like bananas, apple, rice ,fruit juices without pulp, yogurt helps in good digestion.Antibiotic like ofloxacin with ornidazole twice daily gives relief. apart from this consult your doctor if it gets worse, get well soon .
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