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Diarrhea, stomach pain. Taking anti-parasite medication. History of rheumatic fever. Cure?

Hi Doc, I m concerned about my dad he is 37 years old now. Has a history of rheumetic fever . No diabettis or cholestrol. He had taken anti parasite medication ever since that approximately 15 days he has been suffering from diarrhea and stomach pain. It doesn t seem normal to me. Can you give us a solution to this issue. Thank you regards.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Hi there,
Thank you for writing to us.
Diarrhea and stomach pain has been happening for a period of two weeks definitely requires consultation of a doctor.
The reason why I say that is because viral infections usually do settle in a week's time.
This prolonged diarrhea may be as a result of bacterial infection or parasitic infection.
You may require tests like a stool examination to look for cysts or bacteria.
At this stage you may require an antibiotic if the antiparasitic medication is not helping you with your problem.
So the bottom line is that you do need to contact a doctor for further evaluation of your and possible prescription of medications if required.
Kindest Regards
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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