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I've Been Have Trouble Using The Restroom. I Feel Like

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020
Question: I've been have trouble using the restroom. I feel like I can never fully empty my bladder or bowels and have the feeling of needing to use the restroom a lot. I noticed it after an evening out, I had eaten seafood and had cocktails. The next day my stomach hurt and I had bloody diarrhea, since then my stomach has not been normal.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Gastroenteritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Thank you for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query my dear patient,
Have seen your details and i appreciate your concerns,
As per the query written by you my dear patient very likely you are having either Viral or Bacterial infection of intestines causing inflammation of gut called Gastroenteritis.
Few tests suggested are-
Complete blood count
C-RP
ESR
Stool test
All these tests are to rule out problem associated with infection.
Once the test results are there as per the nature of bacteria involved you would be prescribed-
Antibiotic like Norfloxacin 400 mg twice with Metronidazole 400 mg thrice daily for 7 days.
Avoid taking any food which aggravate the problem for few weeks.
Take BRAT diet which is soft for your tummy to digest.
Banana,Apple sauce,Toast,Rice with lots of water.
Hope i was helpful,
Thank you and please feel free to follow up.
Thanks.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Just take medicines you would be fine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there dear,
As you don't have a insurance at present best way is forget about tests and all right now.
Just take-
Tablet Metronidazole 400 mg twice daily.
Tab Azithromycin 500 mg once daily. XXXXXXX VSL#3 twice daily.
Follow a home cooked light BRAT diet.
You would be fine in 7 days.
But 1st two are not over the counter so you need to manage them some how.
Feel free to write back.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (7 minutes later)
Thank you for taking the time to help me Dr. XXXXXXX What should my next step be, whom should I see to have these tests completed? Also I am an negligent adult who doesn't have health insurance. What's my best course of action and are the tests going to be costly because due to the current pandemic I have been unemployed and funds are scarce at the moment. Once again thank you.
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I've Been Have Trouble Using The Restroom. I Feel Like

Brief Answer: Gastroenteritis. Detailed Answer: Hello and Thank you for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query my dear patient, Have seen your details and i appreciate your concerns, As per the query written by you my dear patient very likely you are having either Viral or Bacterial infection of intestines causing inflammation of gut called Gastroenteritis. Few tests suggested are- Complete blood count C-RP ESR Stool test All these tests are to rule out problem associated with infection. Once the test results are there as per the nature of bacteria involved you would be prescribed- Antibiotic like Norfloxacin 400 mg twice with Metronidazole 400 mg thrice daily for 7 days. Avoid taking any food which aggravate the problem for few weeks. Take BRAT diet which is soft for your tummy to digest. Banana,Apple sauce,Toast,Rice with lots of water. Hope i was helpful, Thank you and please feel free to follow up. Thanks.