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Do Probiotics Help In Treating Stomach Cramps And Nausea?

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Posted on Sat, 15 Oct 2016
Question: I recently went to Mexico City, and we ate fish often. Since I have been back I have painful stomach cramps, nausea daily, I have lost 5 lbs. and even water hurts my stomach.
Will probiotics help or will not eating help or what foods can help? thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need some more details

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

I need to know few more details.

Do you have dark colored stools ? or any unusual color in the stools ?
Do you have gas ?
When did you visit Mexico ?
Did you have vomitings ?

Waiting for your response,




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Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T (7 minutes later)
I did not have vomiting, and I did have some gas, not much now because I am barely eating. I went to Mexico the 16-22 of this month. My stool were a little dark, but not really unusual.
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Fiber supplements

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Sorry for the delay in my response.

Thanks for the information.

Its been pretty long for the problems you have to be connected to the fact that you ate fish for a considerable time period.

The problem now could be either Irritative bowel syndrome or chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Both need extensive workup to be ruled out.

I would recommend you to take fiber supplement like Psyllium husk every night for a minimum of a week and observe. If the symptoms come down, then continue the same for a week more. If not, do consult a gastroentrologist who can do specific tests to rule out the conditions mentioned above.

Hope, I answered your query.

Wish you good health.


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Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T (30 hours later)
Well, I have a slight fever, a lot of nausea, I will try fiber supplements, but I already have diarrhea, and I have lost 6 lbs thank you
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get examined

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Fever you have now could be due to another new cause. Please get examined by your treating doctor to find out the same.

Do take Psyllium husk, it is one of the best fiber supplement.

Wish you good health.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Do Probiotics Help In Treating Stomach Cramps And Nausea?

Brief Answer: Need some more details Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. I need to know few more details. Do you have dark colored stools ? or any unusual color in the stools ? Do you have gas ? When did you visit Mexico ? Did you have vomitings ? Waiting for your response,