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    What causes stomach pain, vomiting and constipation?

Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: what does it mean when i have stomach pain , vomiting, and trouble trying to poop . i have this since Wednesday i been taking Pepo Bismol , and Tums
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Possibly stomach flu.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
I have gone through your query and I appreciate your concerns.
Based on the information I feel you have gastroenteritis.

Most cases of gastroenteritis are caused by viruses and requires only symptomatic treatment, consuming contaminated foods or drinks is another common cause.

I would suggest you to drink plenty of water or electrolyte solutions to prevent dehydration.
Add bland foods to your diet, such as bananas, toast, oatmeal and rice in small amounts every couple of hours. Avoid spicy food. Restrict meat for few days.

You can take curd which will be beneficial.
Take antiemetic for nausea as and when required.

You can take capsule Omeprazole 20 mg before breakfast, empty stomach once daily for a week. Probiotics like sporolac or ecobion will be beneficial..

I would have asked for stool routine examination and based on the report I would have decided on the next line of management (requirement of antibiotic).

Hope this helps. Let me know if I could assist you further.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 11 minutes later
what are some other things to take at home and how long does it last
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

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.

Home management-
Ginger is a very effective remedy for treating gastroenteritis due to its antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can prevent and treat stomach infection, and also reduce the frequency of symptoms like watery stools, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps.

Follow Diet for Nausea, Vomiting, or Diarrhea (BRAT diet) The BRAT diet consists of foods that are bland and gentle on the stomach. BRAT means Bananas, Rice, Apples, and Toast.

Take lots of juices and water.


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