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Suggest remedy for diarrhoea and abdominal pain

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Posted on Mon, 7 Dec 2015
Question: My mother 80years old otherwise health called and said she had a bad night. got up at 1pm with diarrhea and severe lower abdominal pain. Had diarrhea- eatery. then has been passing mucus that is blood tinged. Pain as resolved to discomfort. Advise
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Amoebic dysentery is most likely and she will need medical help

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Blood seen in the stool along with diarrhoea (acute/sudden onset) is most probably due to amoebic dysentery which is an infection of the intestines that causes diarrhoea that contains blood and mucus.

Taking her age into consideration I would strongly recommend taking her to a medical centre as dehydration and extreme weakness may settle in which can put strain on her heart, which is not good at her age.

Treatment usually includes:

+Rehydration
+Feeding either orally or through parental nutrition
+Antibiotic coverage (e.g. azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, etc.)

Please do visit a doctor as her current status is only going to worsen as she continues to lose more fluids. I hope I have explained things in a manner best understood by you. Please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help.

Best wishes.
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Brief Answer: Amoebic dysentery is most likely and she will need medical help Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Blood seen in the stool along with diarrhoea (acute/sudden onset) is most probably due to amoebic dysentery which is an infection of the intestines that causes diarrhoea that contains blood and mucus. Taking her age into consideration I would strongly recommend taking her to a medical centre as dehydration and extreme weakness may settle in which can put strain on her heart, which is not good at her age. Treatment usually includes: +Rehydration +Feeding either orally or through parental nutrition +Antibiotic coverage (e.g. azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, etc.) Please do visit a doctor as her current status is only going to worsen as she continues to lose more fluids. I hope I have explained things in a manner best understood by you. Please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help. Best wishes.