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Bad stomach pain and diarrhea. Pains from ribs to belly. Reason?

Hi, I ve had a bad stomach for over two weeks now and every couple days I will have bad diarrhoea 4 or 5 times in a day lasting a few days, at the same Time I ll have really bad abdominal pains, not localised in one area but from the bottom of my ribs all way down to bellow my belt which lasts for a few days too. What should I do?
Asked On : Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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In view of your symptoms I think you are having gastroenteritis. Usually cause is either viral or bacterial. Usually treatment is directed towards maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance.

Maintaining hydration and electrolyte balance with increased oral fluid intake and some salt may be helpful. You can take Ready-mixed rehydration sachets (eg Dioralyte, Rehidrat)
Oral loperamide (Imodium) may help reducing intestinal motility and give symptomatic relief. Oral antiemetic (Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate) can help controlling vomiting(if you have it). And if symptoms persist a stool culture and course of antibiotics may be considered.

And as you mentioned your are very weak at present i think you are already dehydrated and you should consider seeing a doctor sooner. And blood in stools is also cause of concern.

Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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