Suggest treatment for upper abdominal pain and low grade fever

Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hi..I am a 50 year old female, have right sided upper abdominal pain, intermittent diarrhea, nausea without vomiting that has lasted several days (since Monday).. low grade fever ... I had my gallbladder removed over 13 years ago, but feels similar... I am not hungry although I had toast and salmon with a salad yesterday and had severe pain, diarrhea and nausea immediately there after. Have XXXXXXX taking gravol/Dramamine all night...

Answered by Dr. Happykumar Kagathara 57 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
You might have developed gastroenteritis.

This is an inflammation of inner layer of stomach and starting part of small intestine.
Inflammation of stomach develop symptoms of nausea and occasional episodes of vomiting.

Inflammation of small intestine cause indigestion, diarrhea, bloating, colicky pain in abdomen.

Most of time this condition resolve spontaneously, but sometimes medications are required to control severity of symptoms.

Acidity medications (Ranitidine/Omeprazole) will be effective for stomach inflammation. Pain-killer (Tylenol) will be to control episodes of pain. Sometimes, intestinal digestive enzymes supplementation (Tab Unienzyme) is required for symptoms of post-prandial bloating (you may need prescription for this from your local physician).

If symptoms persists after all these primary medications then upper GI endoscopy might require to assess the severity of inflammation.

Hope I answered your query. If you have any further doubts, i would be happy to help you.

Have a nice day!

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Gastroenterologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2006

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