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What do abdominal cramps, inability to expel gas and fever indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018
Question: Today is the beginning of my 3rd day of stomach & abdominal cramps, pain and inability to expell gas. It hurts to touch both my stomach and abdominal area. I also am running a temperature of 100.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Infection in the gut most likely.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thanks for the query.

You are very likely suffering from stomach flu and indigestion. As food is not digested properly it is acted upon by a number of toxic bacteria which release a large number of gases which compresses the intestines hence causing pain. Stasis of food causes bacterial multiplication which causes fever and increased body temperature.

I would suggest you take:

Capsule Omeprazole for gas (OTC).

Take a mild laxative like Lactulose this will cause infected stools to pass hence bacterial nidus would be destroyed (OTC).
An antibiotic like Azithromycin (you may need a prescription for these) should be taken for eradicating the harmful bacteria.
A probiotic should be taken post recovery.

A stool routine and micro-analysis test should be done.

Hope I was helpful.

Take care.

Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Gastroenterologist

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What do abdominal cramps, inability to expel gas and fever indicate?

Brief Answer: Infection in the gut most likely. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. You are very likely suffering from stomach flu and indigestion. As food is not digested properly it is acted upon by a number of toxic bacteria which release a large number of gases which compresses the intestines hence causing pain. Stasis of food causes bacterial multiplication which causes fever and increased body temperature. I would suggest you take: Capsule Omeprazole for gas (OTC). Take a mild laxative like Lactulose this will cause infected stools to pass hence bacterial nidus would be destroyed (OTC). An antibiotic like Azithromycin (you may need a prescription for these) should be taken for eradicating the harmful bacteria. A probiotic should be taken post recovery. A stool routine and micro-analysis test should be done. Hope I was helpful. Take care. Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Gastroenterologist