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Pain in upper stomach with diarrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 72 years old for last one month i am having diarrhea got my stool checked every. Thing is normal but they gave me antibiotic in case it did help but i have been taking one tablet imodium every day which helps how long can I take it I some times get pain in upper stomach what test I should go f
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   you need not take imodium, daily
Doctor :   and how often are u having the diarrhea ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   Than what should I do to stop diarrhea
Doctor :   how often are u having the diarrhea ?
Doctor :   no of episodes per day ?
User :   If I don't take imodium I go four to five time
Doctor :   is there any foul smell , or cramping ?
Doctor :   any fever, loss of weight , ?
User :   No smell sommetime cramping in stomach no fever no loss in weight eat well
Doctor :   is there something that u eat, and then u have the diarrhea ?
Doctor :   have u had such issues before as well ?
User :   Would ultra sound help
Doctor :   that would not help in this case
User :   Yes i have problem in the past if I eat cheese. Milk
Doctor :   a stool examination for ova, cysts, blood tests, culture sensitivity will help
User :   Have done every thing all normal but get lot of wind stomach makes lot noises
Doctor :   In that case this could be related to something in the food that is causing the symptoms
Doctor :   you can take activated charcoal tablets 500 mg 3 times daily to reduce the gas and bloating
User :   Any tablet you would suggest for acidity thanks nic to chat to you
Doctor :   yes, you can take OMEPRAZOLE 20 MG twice daily
Doctor :   this will reduce the acidity
Doctor :   I hope i have answered your queiries
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   you r welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   Can I take both tablet suggested
Doctor :   yes activated charcoal and omeprazole can be taken together
Doctor :   no issues with them
User :   Thank youverymuch buy
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   have a good night
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