Are the hitting of my stomach and diarrhea interrelated? What medicine can be taken?

Q. Are the hitting of my stomach and diarrhea interrelated? What medicine can be taken?

Answered by
Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen
and medically reviewed by Dr.Lekshmipriya B
This is a premium question & answer published on May 14, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jun 16, 2023

Hello doctor,

I hit my stomach with a doorknob pretty bad, and it hurts. I now have diarrhea too. I have to fly for 15 hours in some time. Should I be worried?



Welcome to

I read your query and understand your concern.

I do not think being hit by a doorknob has anything to do with diarrhea.

Do you have any associated pain or bruising in the affected area?

If you do not have recurrent loose stools, then nothing has to be done.

But if it recurs, you may have to take Lomotil (Diphenoxylate and Atropine) and antacids to control it.

Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines with their consent.

As you said that you have a long flight, it is better to take some precautions.

Also, it is advisable to carry something for pain management.

Thank you.

Thank you doctor,

It does hurt in that area. Can I take Tylenol?



Welcome back to

I understand your concern.

Here are my suggestions for you-

1. You may take Tylenol (Paracetamol) as it is safe.

Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines with their consent.

2. If your pain does not subside by tomorrow or increases in intensity, I would advise you to get yourself checked for any possible internal injury.

3. Did you have any more episodes of diarrhea?

Thank you.

Thank you doctor,

I did not have any more diarrhea but I am worried about the pain.



Welcome back to

I understand your concern.

Do not worry. There is a very rare chance that you may be having any internal injury.

I suggest you take Tylenol (Paracetamol) and avoid any strenuous activity.

Hopefully, you will be alright by tomorrow.

Wishing you good health and a safe journey.

Thank you.

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