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Stomach flu, Persisting diarrhea, Chances of Gastroenteritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   had stomach flu 5 days ago but diarhhea still persists and stomach gas has also persisted
Doctor :   is there any blood in stool?
User :   not that I am aware of
Doctor :   do yo u have fever?
User :   I am a little worried and curious, stool appears to be dark but only in the mornings
Doctor :   it is water?
User :   no fever
Doctor :   it the stool water?
Doctor :   it the stool watery?
User :   the stool is very watery
User :   it has been this way for almost 6days now
Doctor :   ok
User :   not much has changed with the past days but instead of nausea gas pain in the stomach has come instead
Doctor :   It is gastroenteritis
Doctor :   It could be viral or bacterial
User :   ok
Doctor :   If it is not getting better over 6 days, you need stool microscopy and culture , and a course of antibiotics
Doctor :   Meanwhile rehydrate your body
User :   ok I will continue to do so
Doctor :   You can drink Gatorade, powerade as much as possible
User :   Ok thank you
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
User :   thank you have a good day
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