Acute dysentery is an intestinal infection causing severe diarrhea with blood. It is often caused due to Shigella and spreads through contaminated food and water. The common symptoms are abdominal pain, fever, and malaise. It is managed by taking oral rehydration solution, antibiotics, and intravenous fluids to rehydrate the body.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58-year-old female. I was seen at the weekend by the emergency doctor and was diagnosed with bowel infection. I was rehydrated and given IV Paracetamol and sent home with oral antibiotics - Flagyl 400 mg thrice daily and Tavanic 500 mg twice daily. I followed a diet of fluids on... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your history and would like to tell you that Flagyl (Metronidazole) and Tavanic (Levofloxacin) generally cover the bacterial and amoebic causes of dysentery. If I were your physician, I would have suggested you continue the antibiotic course for f... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and I weigh 60 kg. A few days back, after dinner, I passed stools and while flushing, I found the stool to have mucous and blood. When I attempted to clean the anal region after defecating, I found all three tips of my finge... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following are the possibilities according to your complaints: Acute dysentery. Piles (hemorrhoids). Inflammatory Bowel Disease. You need to consult a doctor for physical examination. You will need proctoscopy (medical examination of the anal cavity with a thin tube). I... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,My nephew is 3 years old. He has been getting bloody mucus in his stool for the last six days and also is having stomach pain also. Today, it has happened 17 times. We consulted a local pediatrician. He said it might be a gastro infection. He is having consistent stomach pain. Can I kno... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the clinical history, the child suffers from infective gastroenteritis, also known as dysentery. This is diarrhea in children. A probable cause could be food poisoning or any infection. The medicines given by your pediatrician seem to be adequate. I suggest y... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I had loose stool for almost ten days and took Ofloxacin 200 mg and Ornidazole 500 mg for three days as prescribed by the doctor. And after two days, loose stools did not stop. So he advised the medicines for three more days. So in total, I took those tablets for six ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you must be very concerned about your recent change in bowel habits. Please be guided that the antibiotics are usually not prescribed in acute diarrhea. And if they are being used, they has to be used after establishing that diarrhea is secondar... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have been recently suffering from hair loss, loss of appetite, and two to three times motion (soft kind of motion) in a day. I have added my blood test report for reference. Please suggest some remedy. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a liver problem that is causing these gastroenterology issues. You may also have a deficiency of specific vitamins and zinc, which is due to malabsorption in your gut and makes hair fall worse. These could be due to the high bilirubin in your liver p... Read Full »