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Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hello, I have an upset stomach and slight head ache, it makes me feel a bit nauseous off an on, This started on Monday morning and has continued on through today. Monday thru Wednesday I was extremely tired and it was hard for me to concentrate. I started feeling a bit better on Thursday but started feeling the upset stomach and nauseous again tonight after feeling a bit tired again earlier. This seems to be a cycle with me off and on over the past several years, getting more frequent recently. I did have problems sleeping most of this week. I seem to wake up early even more so when I start exercising again. I'm just curious if this would suggest any obvious conditions. Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Most likely its recurent enteritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
Have gone through your details and i appreciate your concerns.

Most likely you are suffering from Gastroenteritis.It is an intestinal infection marked by diarrhoea, cramps, nausea, vomiting .However its not necessary that all symptoms are there in a single patient.Depending on the cause, viral gastroenteritis symptoms may appear within one to three days after you're infected and can range from mild to severe. Symptoms usually last just a day or two, but occasionally they may persist as long as 10 days.In case of bacterial or protozoal infection it can be recurrent.A anti protozoal and antibacterial course should be taken for 7 days as its recurrent in your case.
Extreme tiredness is due to severe eldctrolyte imbalance in body.Drink plenty of fluids .You need to drink more than usual to replace the fluids lost Water is best, but you could also try fruit juice and soup.
Take paracetamol for any fever or aches and pains.
Get plenty of rest.
If you feel like eating, try small amounts of plain foods, such as soup, rice, pasta and bread.
Use special rehydration drinks made from sachets electral solution to maintain depleted electrolyte levels in serum.
Take anti-vomiting medication (such as zofran 4 mg twice daily )

As the problem is recurrent again and again-
As already 10 days have passed its better to take 3 days antibiotic and anti protozoal course.
Tab Ofloxacin 200 mg twice a day(9a.m-9 p.m)
Tab Metronidazole 400 mg twice daily(9a.m-9p.m) for 7 days.

Drinks lots of fruit juice and coconut water.


If the problem persists despite of treatment after 7 days i would suggest you to go for colonoscopy and MRI abdomen test.


Thanks!


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