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Suggest Treatment For Abdominal Pain And Blood In Stools

I have lower abdominal pain and bloody stool. The symptoms started over a week ago when on a ski trip and eating food outside of my normal diet(from a sketchy little restaurant). I went to a doctor and it was diagnosed as enteritis, and I was given a shot(I assume it was penicillin), and medicine to take with meals. The medicine has run out and the symptoms are still present. I am an English teacher in South Korea and so I have some difficulties communicating with my doctor and cultural differences in terms of medical practices. I have hypothryoidism and probably celiac disease (any gluten intake causes diarrhea, so I avoid gluten). I m a 23 year old male.
Fri, 4 Jan 2019
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Hi,

Lower abdominal pain and bloody stool are suggestive of possible bowel inflammation/infection. Should run further diagnostic tests:
- colonoscopy
- fecal analysis
- stool culture and sensitivity testing
- abdominal ultrasound

You should consult with your caring doctor and take another course of antibiotics (Metronidazole). Should:
- increase fluids intake
- take probiotics to stabilize intestinal flora
- follow BRAT diet (banana, rice, apple sauce, toast)
- take antacids after eating
- take Tasectan or Pepto-Bismol for bowel movements

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

Regards,
Dr. Albana Sejdini
General & Family Physician
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Suggest Treatment For Abdominal Pain And Blood In Stools

Hi, Lower abdominal pain and bloody stool are suggestive of possible bowel inflammation/infection. Should run further diagnostic tests: - colonoscopy - fecal analysis - stool culture and sensitivity testing - abdominal ultrasound You should consult with your caring doctor and take another course of antibiotics (Metronidazole). Should: - increase fluids intake - take probiotics to stabilize intestinal flora - follow BRAT diet (banana, rice, apple sauce, toast) - take antacids after eating - take Tasectan or Pepto-Bismol for bowel movements Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Albana Sejdini General & Family Physician