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Loose motions, abdominal cramps, wind, no nausea, no giddiness

I am 62 yrs Male working for a trading house. For the past few days my stomach is loose i.e., stool condition is loose, like precipitated, with bursting sound and pressure , along with wind and some cramps in the abdomen. Seemingly infection in the intestine , may be due to eating out. No. of motions is not much, but 3 times in the morning and once in the evening. Appetite is OK. Feeling cramps in the forearms and lower portion of legs. No giddiness and no nausea. Thirst is normal. I come across such conditions may be 3 to 4 times a year. Please kindly advice, Sir.
Asked On : Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post is attributed to either infection or inflammation in the Gastrointestinal tract.
Feeling of cramps in forearms and legs is due to loss of electrolytes from body due to repeated episodes of loose motion.

Management involves:
1. Tablet Pantoprazole + Domperidone twice daily (to be taken half an hour before food)
2. Anti spasmodics like Dicyclomine preparation twice daily (to be taken after food).
3. Oral Rehydration Solution (O.R.S) for maintaining the hydration status & electrolyte balance of the body.
4. Take soft, plain, non-spicy foods.
5. Avoid fast foods & gas producing food products like cabbage, etc.

If symptoms persist for more than 02 days, then kindly consult a Gastroenterologist for proper clinical examination.
A course of antibiotics need to be taken based on culture & sensitivity reports.
Investigations like complete blood count, estimation of serum electrolytes & Ultrasound scan of abdomen & Pelvis will be helpful in detecting any pathological cause for the symptoms.

Wishing a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 29 Mar 2014
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