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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I have severe lower abdominal cramps - now bowl movement. Also vomited
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Answered by Dr. Sunil 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Gastroenteritis causing severe constipation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks or query dear patient.
Have gone through your narration dear,
As symptoms are acute in onset most likely its enteritis.
It is an infection of Gut caused due to bacteria virus or protozoa.
It is characterized by recurrent nausea vomiting and loose stools or severe constipation due to inflammation and irritation of gut.
Mostly self-limiting, however, can be recurrent as in his case.

Treatment suggested-
3 days therapy with antibiotic Norfloxacin 400 mg twice daily and Metronidazole 400 mg thrice daily.(better to get a stool for ova and bacteria test done)
Probiotic Econorm twice daily for 5 days.
Lactulose 10 ml once daily for 2 days its a laxative and would help to relieve constipation.
Tab Dicyclomine 10 mg twice daily for 3 days for spasmodic pain.
(you may need to obtain a prescription from his physician for these)
Avoid taking protein and heavy fats for few days.
Take bland easily digestible food(BRAT diet) and curd if possible.
Please do follow-up after 3 days about his progress.


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