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Acute stomach cramps, broken stools, severe at night. Stool test negative. Possible reason?

My daughter who s 9 years old, has returned from Bangladesh with me 3 weeks ago, with acute stomach cramps , and broken stools almost like diarrhea , she s got the pains more at night, and in the day it s berable, my local doctors have done stool testing but it s come back negative on certain bactieras, but now I m still worrying what can it be?? Please advise
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

From the information provided, I personally feel that she has either worms infestation or amoebic/giardia infection, contacted in Bangladesh.

A 5-days' course of metronidazole, along with deworming course (Albendazole 400mg on alternate days x 3 doses), should cure her condition.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he agrees with me and will prescribe suitable treatment as advised.

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Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Fri, 22 Nov 2013
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