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What is the cause and treatment for stomach ache?

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Dr. Ratnakar Kini

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hi.. Since last 3 4 days i get stomach ache and 3-4 times stool everyday. Had taken lomotil tablet on 1st day but still thers pain in the stomach. Is there any serious issue in this?
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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Abdominal pain and loose stools for last 3-4 days could be due to stomach bug. You could have acquired the infection through food or water.
A stool test may be done to confirm infection.
A course of antibiotics may be required to treat it. Probiotic supplements may hasten recovery. You can also take yogurt.
BRAT diet - Banana, Rice, Apple sauce and Toast may be taken.

For relief from pain you can take antispasmodics like cyclopam twice a day.

I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr.R.K.
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