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Treatment for severe stomach ache and loose motions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hii doc..i have a severe stomachache n loosemoti..on after having a b'fast.can u suggest some medicine..thx.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   Hi doctor , I am chattign on behalf of my wife who is online at home, she is 27,female
User :   since morning today
Doctor :   May I know how many episodes of loose stool did she have?
Doctor :   Are the stools watery?
Doctor :   Do you find any mucous, blood in the stools?
User :   4,semi-watery
Doctor :   Do you find any mucous, blood in the stools?
User :   no mucous,blood
Doctor :   Does she have vomiting along with it?
Doctor :   Is she running fever?
User :   no vomiting
Doctor :   These questions are relevant in determining the probably cause for the symptoms.
User :   just checking with her for fever?
User :   no fever, but she complains of feeling bit cold
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   She is probably having acute gastroenterities probably due to amoebic infections.
User :   and she has a high stomachache
User :   ok
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures that should help.
Doctor :   1. Drink plenty of water and maintain adequate hydration.
Doctor :   The pain that she has is a sign that the intestine is trying to get the infection cleared, however if the pain is severe,
Doctor :   consider tab Meftal spas.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can use this once or twice a day till there is significant improvement in the pain.
Doctor :   3. Use oral rehydration salts to help replace the lost water and salts.
Doctor :   4. Symptoms should be better with these measures, however, if the episodes of loose stool increase
Doctor :   or if she develops intense pain, then I suggest you to consider consulting a doctor - physician as she may need appropriate antibiotics.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes sure, i think she is imphasizing on a high stomach ache arising intermittently not continuously
Doctor :   Yes, these are the cramps that are originating from her intestines.
User :   ok would you suggest somthing on what to eat/no to eat
Doctor :   A sign that the infections are getting cleared from the intestines.
User :   ok i guess thats a positive sign
Doctor :   The pains may last till there is complete clearance of the infections,
Doctor :   The medications are for symptom relief alone.
Doctor :   She may need antibiotics, if she continues to have intense pain or if there is increase in the frequency of loose stools.
Doctor :   Use liquid diet and semisolid diet than solid diet.
User :   could you suggest an appropriate antibiotics right now along with Meftal spas as you suggested earlier
Doctor :   SInce antibiotics are prescription medications, its unethical to suggest those, as I have not examined her.
Doctor :   You may have to report to your doctor for examination and to obtain the prescription medications(antibiotics).
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   ok i guess I need to get her physically examined first
User :   what would you suggest?
Doctor :   Yes, I would recommend you to consider consulting with yoru doctor, if feasible.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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