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Having loose motion and not confirmed of pregnancy. Had taken rantac-D. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Sep-2013
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User:Hello Doctor, good morning
Doctor:Good morning.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have had many occurences of loose motion since yesterday morning
User:about 3-4 times till 2pm and again 3-5 times till about 9 pm
User:and 3 times since then
User:i took a lomotil yesterday at noon
User:and had earlier taken a Rantac-D since I had stomach cramps in the morning and I thought it was acidity
User:I have to mention that i had IUI 12 days ago
User:and currently am not sure am pregnant... I am advised that I will know only on 15th day after IUI since I took 0000 iu hcg then
User:have been drinking electral
User:and lots of water
User:only curd rice and simple food and some bread
User:but feel very weak and exhausetd
User:cramps now and then
User:sometimes nauseated
User:avoiding any self-medication since I would like pregnancy safe medication
User:could you please advise?
Doctor:How are you feeling now?
User:weak and a bit shaky
User:but overall ok,
Doctor:Has the loose stools stopped?
User:the stools were extremely watery yesterday but slightly more solid today
User:no, but only once so far today morning
Doctor:Are you running fever?
User:no fever,
Doctor:Do you still feel the abdominal cramps?
User:yes, but not as frequent and not as painful
Doctor:It seems you are improving.
Doctor:The symptoms you described suggest gastroenteritis - infective gut in simple terms.
User:Yes, feel the same.
User:oh ok.
Doctor:And most gastroenteritis is self limiting and improves without any medication in a day or two.
Doctor:Reduced abdominal pain and reduced frequency of loose stool is an indication of that. This means you need not use any new medications.
User:good to hear. shall i just continue with the food i mentioned and electral?
Doctor:You can wait for a day and you will feel better.
Doctor:You can continue electral fluids to improve hydration.
Doctor:You can continue with normal food. Add yoghurt/curd. It is beneficial.
Doctor:Watch for few symptoms - fever, increased abdominal cramps and persistence of loose stool and vomiting.
Doctor:You will need to visit your doctor if these symptoms occur.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes Doctor
User:thank you, will follow your advice!
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:should i be worried about the weakness
User:and a bit of dizziness
Doctor:The symptoms are secondary to loss of body fluids.
Doctor:It will also improve in a few days.
Doctor:I would not be worried if weakness and dizziness improves.
User:okay, that was very helpful! Thank you very much
Doctor:So you can watch the progress of symptoms for next few hours.
Doctor:If the dizziness worsens or doesn't feel better by this evening, you can consider visiting your doctor.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:I will do that and in case of any of the symptoms you mentioned, I will consult my doctor
User:no, that is all the queries I had. Thanks again
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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