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What causes diarrhea, nausea and low appetite?

This past Tuesday morning I woke up very nauseous with no appetite. Tried to eat and threw up once during the day and night. Also had diarrhea. Bad stomach pain. The next few days I woke up feeling totally fine but I had no appetite whatsoever. And nausea would come in and out but no diarrhea. I am now feeling better and I am eating although I m still not hungry. Stomach doesn t hurt but still get very nauseous. Pretty gassy. Stools have been solid but completely black. Not sure what this could be? I also am still recovering from having sudden lower back pain about 3 weeks ago. Don t know if these are connected.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016
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Most cases of gastroenteritis are caused by viruses and requires only symptomatic treatment, consuming contaminated foods or drinks is another common cause.

You do not need antibiotic and also not anti diarrhoeal agent. But you have taken it (loperamide), kindly wait for few hours. You can take Racecadotril, which is anti diarrhoeal agent.

I would suggest you to drink plenty of water or electrolyte solutions to prevent dehydration.

Add bland foods to your diet, such as bananas, toast, oatmeal and rice in small amounts every couple of hours. Avoid spicy food. Restrict meat for few days.

You can take curd which will be beneficial.
Probiotics like Sporolac or Ecobion will be beneficial.

In case if your symptoms persist, I would suggest you to go to ER.

Hope this helps
Take care.
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What causes diarrhea, nausea and low appetite?

Hi Welcome Most cases of gastroenteritis are caused by viruses and requires only symptomatic treatment, consuming contaminated foods or drinks is another common cause. You do not need antibiotic and also not anti diarrhoeal agent. But you have taken it (loperamide), kindly wait for few hours. You can take Racecadotril, which is anti diarrhoeal agent. I would suggest you to drink plenty of water or electrolyte solutions to prevent dehydration. Add bland foods to your diet, such as bananas, toast, oatmeal and rice in small amounts every couple of hours. Avoid spicy food. Restrict meat for few days. You can take curd which will be beneficial. Probiotics like Sporolac or Ecobion will be beneficial. In case if your symptoms persist, I would suggest you to go to ER. Hope this helps Take care.