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Pregnant, frequent loose stools. flatulence, acidity. Blood test shows amoeba. Treatment?

Hi Doctor. I'm 29+2 weeks pregnant and since yesterday I've experieced frequent loose stools, flatulence, acid in the stomac, colics with cramps in legs and arms. This morning I went for a stool test and they told me it's amoeba. Because I live in the subsaharian Africa and here in the village we don't have any good doctor, I'd like advice on which medicine to take, and how often. Thanks.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Hi madam, came to know about your problem of loose motion colic's and cramps,as you are residing in rural remote area and pregnant 29+2 weeks , i want to suggest you to take plenty of fluids with electrolytes if available to you , if not than you can take sugar+salt+ lemon water 2-3 liters in a day,also take Metronidazole 400 if you have, for your cramps you may have your medicines as advised regularly in pregnancy i.e. folic acid, iron & calcium as given to all pregnant women along with these you must take a glass of milk regularly during this can also take curd & rice to control your loose motions and flatulence too.Good Luck take care, recover soon.
Answered: Sat, 11 May 2013
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