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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Age 30/Gender: female One day I was eating I felt nauseous and completely lost my appetite then it got worse afterward when I felt extreme pain in my stomach for two whole hours . After a while, I get very hungry and nauseas at the same time.
I took the medicine Nexium 40 mg and its side effects were so bad on me (headache, pain in the left side of my body) so I took Zantac 150 twice a day but then I get severe diaherria in the middle of the night and stomach pain and can't sleep because of it. I stopped eating after 6 PM thinking that this might the reason of the diarrhea but still I get stpmach pain and diarrhea at night. Please help me.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am Dr....
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User :   ok
Doctor :   Please give me couple of minutes
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   When was this happened?
User :   About 2 weeks ago
Doctor :   Did you check for the temperature then?
User :   I didn't have any fever thatwhat you mean
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Which part of the stomach was it paining then?
User :   it was more the abdomen
Doctor :   below the belly button or above it?
Doctor :   Right or left side?
User :   well I feel nauseous in the whole belly but I can't locate the specifc part of the pain...
User :   i think lower part of the belly
Doctor :   Can you tell me about the diarrhoea?
Doctor :   How frequent then and now?
User :   most of the time it comes only at night when i go to sleep
Doctor :   What is it consistency then and now, watery, mucus etc?
User :   suddenly it wakes me up and i go to the washroom 3 or more times
User :   it sometimes watery and sometimes watery and mucus as the same time
Doctor :   Do you have stomach pain before the pressure builds up?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Do you still have the nausea?
User :   yes I still have it..
Doctor :   Does the stomach pain reduce after the visiting the washroom?
User :   after I am done with the diaherria, yes the pain is gone
Doctor :   How is your appetite?
User :   well because of the appettite is not very good
Doctor :   Do you feel getting better or worse as the days passed the past two weeks since its onset?
User :   I feel like I want to eat more but the nausea is not helping
User :   worse
Doctor :   What do you have at night before you go to bed?
User :   I don't eat anything at night
User :   I stop eating at 6 PM
Doctor :   What is the kind of food that you started having for the past two weeks?
User :   it is the same as before...eating a muffin in the morning, eating pasta or potato in lunch
User :   sorry the pasta was for dinner
Doctor :   Do you have pain at the anus while at stools?
User :   umm...yes
Doctor :   Did you ever notice streaks of blood in the stool?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, after listening to your explanation, I could think of an infective cause for your problem
Doctor :   It can be the form of Giardiasis or Enterobiasis
Doctor :   Hence the next step for you would be to see a Doctor and ask for a stool test, microscopy
Doctor :   Eat bland diet, maintaining personal hygiene are the gross steps to follow for next few weeks along with the medicines the doctor prescribes you
Doctor :   After the start of antimicrobial tablets, it gets better in 3 days
Doctor :   Did you follow?
Doctor :   Do you have further questions?
User :   yes
User :   Why Zantac helped
Doctor :   The parasites cause more trouble during the night
User :   if it only reduce the acid of the stomach
Doctor :   Zantac is helpful during nausea and it is a symptomatic treatment for all kinds of stomach infections
Doctor :   Acid causes more problem when you do not have food properly and when you have infection
Doctor :   Zantac reduces the acid
Doctor :   hence acts as symptom killer
User :   Thanks I thought I had an ulcer
Doctor :   Ulcer does not typically presents with sudden diarrhoea
Doctor :   More often it relates with pain after taking food
Doctor :   or pain relieves after taking food
Doctor :   Stomach pain usually is epigastric above the umblicus
Doctor :   Your pain is below the umblicus
Doctor :   The pain is relieved on stool
Doctor :   this is not feature of ulcer
User :   so u think I don't have an ulcer
Doctor :   You history does not suggest that
Doctor :   You have to accept my limitations in not able to examine yu
User :   oh thank you...I also have throat problem,,it is stiff on the left side
User :   do u know why that happened?
Doctor :   What is stiffness?
Doctor :   Pain on swallowing?
User :   not pain but discomfort
User :   it is not soft at the right side of the throat
User :   i mean as the right side of the throat
Doctor :   Since how long you have this?
User :   for two days
Doctor :   Take warm water with pinch of salt and gargle for 5 times a day
Doctor :   You have use dispersible Aspirin too
Doctor :   Mild edema can cause that
User :   no....
Doctor :   Avoid cold things
User :   ok
User :   what is edema
Doctor :   swelling at the throat tissues
User :   does infection results in nausea too?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ohhh....thanks so much for you are awesome
Doctor :   right
User :   I will let you go now
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   you get better soon
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