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Flatulence, foul smelling burp, fever, gurgling. Suspicion of norvo virus. Cause?

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Symptoms: Flatulence, burp rotten eggs (sometimes), slight fever (99.8), just went to bathroom and have some gurgling. NO diarrea. Had something similar 3 weeks ago - lasted about 12 hours and then was fine. Family Doctor said it was probably norvo virus. Gave me Librax. On Sunday I felt bad again - can't pinpoint symptoms just didn't feel right and ate nothing but broth and yogurt. Monday was fine again but then again today I felt bad again. What's up? Nothing but broth and yogurt. The first time 3 weeks ago I must have have 6 very large BM and just one diarrea. Also, have High Blood Pressure that I take medication for. I thought of one other thing. I have taken 40 mg Omeprazole for about 6 months or so - my ENT told me I should cut back or stop because it can mess up your stomach. I'm wondering if that could be part of my problem or even the victoza or norvo again???
Posted Mon, 10 Jun 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 6 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.

You have taken omeprazole for 6 months and considering your symptoms, it looks like gastreoesophageal reflux disease to me. The other possibility, which I would rule out, is of gastroenteritis.

GERD should go away with the right treatment an lifestyle changes.

Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by mild to severe abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits like alternate constipation and loose stools. IBS is called a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that your doctor has to rule out other possibilities first. So you should get it ruled out from your doctor.

Until that time, make some lifestyle changes. Alterations in diet, like gradual addition of more fibre in your diet like whole grain breads, green leafy vegetables & fruits can ease your symptoms. Avoid taking cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beans and lentils, caffeinated drinks (tea, coffee) aerated drinks, fried and spicy foods. Also, drink plenty of fluids and water and try to stop smoking or alcohol if there is history of intake of any such substance. Also, start doing daily exercises, brisk walks and deep breathing exercises.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

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