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What do loss of appetite, abdominal pain, bloating and fever indicate?

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Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin

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Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My wife appetite as gone down the last few days. She complains of lower abdominal sensitive pain, bloating, and a fever of 99.9. Her normal temp is 97.8...she often feels like she needs to have bowel movement. She feels light headed and queezy and sometimes nauseas.

I took her tempeture at 8;20 96.6 She has arthritis in her right shoulder. She says her pain is dull and constant.
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
May be enteric or infection relating to GI tract

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately.

Based on the history you have shared, it can be enteric fever or any other infection starting from gastric tract. She may need to be started on antibiotics like ciprofloxacin alongwith metronidazole if persistant exaggerated bowel movements persisted.

For nausea, Motility agents like domperidone will help. OTC analgesics like acetaminophen can be given for fever however a detailed baseline workup including abdominal as well as general examination alongwith complete blood counts and liver functions should be done. Keep her on soft diets and on good hydration.

Wishing her a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Regards.
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