Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the gut. It is also called as stomach flu. The most common symptoms of gastroenteritis are abdominal cramps and pain, vomiting, watery stools, fever, and nausea.

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Why do I have recurrent upper abdominal pain after eating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an upper abdominal pain. It feels like winding as if I am being kicked repeatedly. I feel this pain mainly after I eat. It all started last week, but it was very mild for two days. But, then it got much worse the next day. Then next day, the pain became so bad that ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an ailment called as gastroenteritis. It is also commonly referred to as stomach flu. The gastrointestinal tract, which comprises of the small intestine and stomach gets inflamed. Gastroenteritis is indicated by the symptoms such as diarrhea, ac...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter vomits food without fever?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter, who is turning 8 next week, has had a few bouts of vomiting in the recent weeks. A few weeks ago, it was accompanied by fever, and it was over within 48 hours. Now, before two days she threw up again without fever. We put her on a bland diet for 24 hours and yesterday she went...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Vomiting in a 7 year old child can be due to a stomach infection, acute gastroenteritis, and acidity. In my opinion, I suggest her antiemetic syrup like syrup Emeset 5 mL (Ondansetron) in an empty stomach three times a day for one day. Give...  Read Full »

Does vomiting after every meal by an infant indicate viral gastritis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 18-month-old child has been vomiting on and off after eating for a few days. It started Sunday night after dinner. Then she vomited after nearly every meal Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, she was dehydrated, so we took her to the emergency department. She had low blood sugar and high k...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is quite possible this was viral gastritis or food poisoning. It is less likely to be bowel obstruction if there was no distension or abdominal pain. Yes, you may either get just gastritis (vomiting) or gastroenteritis (vomiting and loose motions) with a viral bug. O...  Read Full »

How can I know the reason for blood in my stool?

Query: Hi doctor,I got blood in the stool. I was doing a job in night shift and daily I ate guava and papaya. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stool sample should be sent for microscopic examination, routine and microscopy, to see if it is blood or not. It could be colitis or gastroenteritis. The stool test will make it clear whether there is an infection or it is just due to the disturbed gastrointestinal ...  Read Full »

Why are my stools loose with foul smell?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female with a weight of 58 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have diarrhea or loose stools for seven days. The color is yellow and sometimes, it floats a lot. Sometimes, I have a foul smell. I do not have any other symptoms. I have occasional minor c...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have loose stools for seven days with mild cramping. You do not have a fever or any other serious cause. It is simply gastroenteritis. It is acquired from uncertain food or water. Sometimes changes in the environment or stress can cause it. This will get resolved wi...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for stomach pain and loose stools.

Query: Hi doctor, I am female. My age is 36, and my height is 5 feet, my weight is 147 pounds. I have a stomach ache since yesterday. When I woke up, I started to feel uncomfortable in my stomach. Then I went to the bathroom. My stool was like Cerelac. Then the whole day, my stomach was aching. I could no...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Was the pain like a spasm? Well, you may have a brief episode of acute gastroenteritis, probably secondary to eating some foods with unhygienic nature. The best way is to keep yourself hydrated with an Oral rehydration solution (ORS). Take one sachet of ORS and mix i...  Read Full »

What causes lymph node swelling, diarrhea, and headaches?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently noticed that the lymph node on the left side of my neck began to swell, and there is pain for the past two days, and it has not subsided. I also have chronic diarrhea for almost two days with a mild headache, night sweats, and congestion. Could this be a sign of flu or illness? ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. Diarrhea with headache and congestion could be due to acute viral gastroenteritis. There could be an anaerobic infection as well. I suggest the following treatment plan: Tablet Metrogyl 400 mg (Metronidazole) ...  Read Full »

What is the permanent solution for acidity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. For the last few years, I have serious acidity problem in my stomach. Every day I need to fight against that. Either I need to take an antacid in the morning or evening else it more than normal acidity. I feel a burning sensation in my stomach, and like heart bur...  Read Full »


Dr. Roshan Tiwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can see you have interactable acidity, I would like to recommend some dietary modifications and medications.  Read Full »

How can I stop loose motions and vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from frequent vomiting and loose motions. I consulted a doctor nearby, and he gave me a few tablets and glucose. After that, I took breakfast, and I had stomach pain and I vomited once.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have acute gastroenteritis. It is possible that you have taken something in food or water which was uncertain, in the last couple of days. This has caused you to develop vomiting and stomach ache. I suggest you to use the following: Capsule Nexiu...  Read Full »

Will gastroenteritis occur without vomiting or diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. I have abdominal pain underneath on the left side, and I immediately went to the hospital. And they diagnosed me with gastroenteritis but did not give me medication. For a few days, I was in lots of pain from inflammation, so I decided to go to a gastroenterologi...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem may be due to altered bacterial flora in the intestine, which occurs due to gastroenteritis. It appreciates that unfriendly bacteria in gastroenteritis replace normal friendly bacteria, which is technically called normal bacterial flora. Take tablet Flo...  Read Full »

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