Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

121 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How to treat diarrhea and constipation?

I got food poisoning from home made ceviche with tilapia. I made it on Friday night for a party Saturday night. Took some to work on Monday and forgot to put it in the fridge. In the afternoon it never dawned on me that I forgot to stick my fish in the fridge...and I went ahead and ate it. Tuesday I woke up with a stomach ache and nausea and went about my day. Wednesday (4/27/11) morning hits, and symptoms are worst. I get out bed for my morning run and mid way through I had to run to the bathroom with diarrhea. After the diarrhea, I started throwing up, I had low grade fever, horrible abdominal pains that wrapped around my entire midsection. It kept going like that for all day Wednesday and most of Thursday. Here we are almost a month later(5/18/11) and 20 lbs less. I have a dull stomach ache daily (sometimes stronger than other days). I have bouts of diarrhea and constipation. I can t eat much, and the little bit I can eat is raw food (beans, lettuce, avocado) and bread, crackers, cheese. I don t have an appetite for meat or fish. I avoid all sauces, spices, liquor, citrus acids. Anything that doesn t agree with my stomach aggravates the pain , causes nausea, and feels like acid on my stomach. If I over eat my stomach hurts and I spend the next hour burping. My stomach makes all sorts of weird noises (bubbling sounds, hunger growls, etc...). Since I m having difficulty eating and digesting my food...severe constipation will kick in and if I push to hard to go I m thinking I may be over exerting myself and my sugar levels bottom out and I start experiencing a blackout. My health insurance kicks in next month (June). So, I ve been holding out and trying to be a trooper. I know something is not right, as this has been going on too long. What can this be?
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

Most possibly intestine infection. Primary guidelines to get better early are:

- Drink more liquids in sessions including boiled water, lemon juice, coconut water etc.
- Strict dietary measures to avoid all spices, fat containing items.
- PPI, GI specific antibiotic and probiotic prescription from your doctor.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,

Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Doctor, Subject: Grandson has ongoing bouts of constipation since 8 mo old. He is now 3 years-10 months and still is being treated by taking a prescribed laxative and a special diet. He is still battling the issue though. Either severe bouts of diarrhea or constipation. He is all of 28 lbs and catches any visus or illness daycare dishes out. My Question is: Why won t his Physician test him and see what the real problem is instead of just treating the symptoms for so long. The child is under-weight, under-height and it s plain to see his body don t seem to be getting the nutrients it needs from what he does eat. He is ahead as for comprehension and skills for his age though.

doctor1 MD

I have a nice healthy 7 yr old grandson. He has always had bowel accidents. My son and daughter-in-law have taken him to doctors but maybe haven t been totally honest about the issue. He does not have a movement for 3-5 days then he moves and his stool is the size of a baseball then pasty, then a full blown diarrhea clean out. This has happened at school and some social situations causing him extreme stress and I believe psychological damage.

doctor1 MD

I am a 55 year old male. I had severe diarhea on Monday and part of Tuesday. Since that time, I feel like my stomach is tight, and at times very warm, plus I have been unable to move my bowels much at all. I have tried eating full meals, but for the most part am not hungry? Feel worn-out also. Suggestions???

Recent questions on  Gastrointestinal cancer

doctor1 MD

i fall ill every month and get tired very fast have done cbc and also had done an mri of my stomach as there is a mild pain which is there always and i also have acidity problem . i have 6 kidney stones which are silent. i m scared and i think i have some serious health prob please suggest some tests as the doctors just say there is nothing

doctor1 MD

I have been having problems with mucus in my stool , it s usually a yellow color and it either comes out in long strands or just lays in the water. My stool is not firm but either loose to not even together, instead it looks like dirt in water. When I am having this problem I have severe stomach cramps , and a lot of gas. Also I have several BMs in the range of a half hour, usually right after I eat or even drink sometimes. I have no known allergies to any foods. What do I do? This has been occurring for about 2 months.

doctor1 MD

Hi I have frequent urination including through the night 3-4 times a night I have bloated stomach look 5months pregnant, nausea , heartburn with acid reflux at night making me gasp for breath and generally feeling awful I have seen a dr and so far have had full blood tests and triple swabs and all have come back normal and I had a abdominal and pelvic ultrasound sound scan which I am awaiting results from the radiography made a point of saying my ovarys are fine no cysts etc but wouldn t comment on the abdominal scan and I noticed he spent ages 5mins above scanning my right side over my rib area but much quicker everywhere else do you think he saw something also I noticed one of the scan pictures had lots of red and blue on it but just on one picture

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, Myself Rajesh and I am posting this query on behalf of my mother in-law who is 62yrs of age suffering from rheumatoid arthritis over 12 years. She is continuing medicines since then. Recently (about 2 months) she is experiencing with stomach upset (burning and gastric) and leads to frequent bowel movement (3 to 4 times a day). This has caused loosing weight and restriction with intake of food (non spicy and oil). The medicine consumed Lefno 20mg (10mg x 1 - 0 - 1) HCQS 200mg Zempred 4mg (currently this has been asked to stop by the Rheumatology doctor) Supracal ( calcium ) Nuril 5mg (for blood pressure) RISOFOS 35mg (Weekly 1 tab) If she stops taking Lefno then she does have Diarrhoea and the same get arrested. Also the Nexpro 10mg reduces the burning and gastric sensation in stomach. How to control the Diarrhoea when having lefno and recover the weight loss due to high Diarrhoea Kindly advice Best regards, Rajesh

doctor1 MD

Are fried foods or any foods high in saturated fats dangerous if they contain no cholesterol or trans fats? aside from sodium and everything else

doctor1 MD

I have gastric problem at times.Currently in night or throughout the day it makes lot of noise in stomach.I have started having lot of water but it showing no result.

doctor1 MD

Had acute diverticulitis Nov, 2013...took regimen of antibios & flagyll for 2 wks. Symptoms disappeared, but need bladder repair (mesh) and possibly have a rectocele . Must have colonoscopy first to determine. Could it be bowel or intestinal...