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Stomach ache, diarrhea, gastrointestinal infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I am having slight stomach pain. It seems like gas problem even after I have been eating well for the past 24 hrs
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Also i am having frequent trips to the toilet. I am excreting waste in mostly liquid form
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   What do you suggest I should do to get relief?
User :   I am 28
Doctor :   Did you consume any food outside in the recent past?
User :   This has been happening since Saturday night where I ate at a wedding party.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   No I do not. But I was exposed to passive smoking this weekend.
Doctor :   May I know the frequency of passing stools and consistency of the stools?
User :   Ever 6 hours I am going to the toilet.
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   what do you mean by consistency?
Doctor :   Is it watery, semi solid or normal?
User :   watery
Doctor :   Are you nauseated?
User :   No. I do not feel anything like that
Doctor :   After going through your details I suggest you to get examined by a physician as I feel might be suffering from gastrointestinal infection or food poisoning.
Doctor :   And you require antibiotics.
Doctor :   Mean while you can follow these measures: User :   Sure
Doctor :   1) Drink lots of fluids, to avoid dehydration.
Doctor :   You can consume more of water, lime juice.
Doctor :   2) Have small frequent meals.
Doctor :   Semi solid food would be better.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes. Sorry. I was distracted
Doctor :   No. problem
User :   I have noted your suggestions. I will definitely follow them. I will visit the doctor today itself then
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No. I think I am fine for now. Thanks so much for your help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye
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