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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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

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 »

What medication should I give for my 3-year-old with stomach ache, fever, cold and tooth pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 3 years old and weighs about 12 kg. She is experiencing stomach ache, fever, cold, toothache, and sometimes cough (not all the time). Her stool is watery, but she only did her bowel movement once since this morning. What will we do? What medicine should I give? Please r...  Read Full »


Dr. Oliver Chiapco

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stomach ache could be from the fact that she has a watery stool. This could be a sign of developing gastroenteritis. No specific medication here. Just make sure she takes small sips of water or Gatorade to keep her hydrated. Try to feel her abdomen in different a...  Read Full »

I get relief from stomach pain and indigestion after taking medicines. Why does it recur?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 37 years old and weigh 72 kg. I have stomach pain, indigestion, and burning sensation while passing motions for the past few months. I took Metrogyl 400 mg for five days and I got relief. When I stop taking medicines, it recurs after a few days. I have this problem mostly when I tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from stomach pain, indigestion, and burning sensation while passing a motion for the past few months. This type of clinical features may occur due to gastroenteritis, food intolerance, salmonella infection, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel ...  Read Full »

How to treat acute gastroenteritis in a 12-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor,Would you give Metronidazole IV to a 12-year-old child with suspected gastroenteritis? He has nausea, vomiting, smelly watery diarrhea, and after four hours of the onset of nausea and vomiting. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not required. Most acute gastroenteritis resolve on their own. Consider giving ORS (oral rehydration solution) as much as you can, 150 to 200 ml after every loose stool. Give Lopermaide one tablet after loose stools not more than thrice daily and not mor...  Read Full »

Why are my stools loose with foul smell?

Query: 23 year old female, 130 lbs / 5”4 , not taking any medications I have diarrhea/loose stools for 7 days, the color is yellow, sometimes it floats sometimes it doesn’t, very foul smelling. I don’t have any other symptoms, occasionally minor cramping depending on what I eat. My eatin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello I welcome you to icliniq. Given only 7 day duration of your symptoms and mild cramping without fever, suggest no serious cause. This is simply gastroenteritis. Which you probably acquired via uncertain food or water..Sometime change in environment or stress, or while achieving timelines this...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my acute constipation with foul-smelling gas?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past fortnight, I have a strange change in my stomach. Suddenly, I feel constipated when I wake up in the morning. I have difficulty clearing my stomach. It is taking longer and is requiring more effort but still with no satisfactory results. But later during the day, I feel a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have only two-week long history of these symptoms, which highly suggest an episode of acute gastroenteritis (an infection of the bowel), if you had these symptoms on and off for longer than this, then the diagnosis might be different. After having a mea...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my on and off sharp pain on the right side of my abdomen?

Query: The other night i drunk beer. But yesterday i got mild fever with wet stool. I felt sharp abdominal pain at the right side of my stomach. It is like a sharp pain that triggers from time to time. within atleast 5 seconds the pain is increasing and then gone. what would be the reason? please help  Read Full »


Dr. Dwipannita Kalita

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Thank you for consulting at icliniq, From what you have mentioned, few common diseases that can cause such symptoms are appendicitis, kidney stones, gallstones or even gastroenteritis, depending on the exact location of the pain weather it in the umbilical area, or upper part of your stomach ne...  Read Full »

How are stomach pain and diarrhea treated?

Query: Hi doctor, For around two weeks, I have had sharp excruciating pain in my stomach and diarrhea. I cannot¬†hold my food down and the frequency of pain is constant. I have diarrhea for every 30 to 60 minutes. I also have sharp pains in my kidney area. My current medication includes Omeprazole 40 mg, B...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in abdomen and diarrhea may be due to gastroenteritis, worm infestation, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Kidney pain may be due to stones or UTI (urinary tract infection). I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen, stool examinatio...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for abdominal pain post meals in a COPD patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 56 years old. She feels pain and burning sensation in her abdominal area. Initially, it started from the right side of her upper abdominal area then after few days to the left side. It often occurs after eating. Although, we consulted her usual doctor, who prescribes her f...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has been suffering from pain and burning sensation in the abdominal area for few days. She is a known case of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and HTN (hypertension). Well, such type of...  Read Full »

Should I get any specific treatment for loose stool and nausea due to mushroom poisoning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been eating a lot of portobello and crimini mushrooms for the last few meals. Some are not fully cooked. My last meal was roasted coriander, caraway, and cumin high speed blended with a bunch of parsley and a bunch of cilantro drizzled over slightly cooked portobello with a bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you ever had a similar symptom earlier? Any history of allergies that you suffer from or had in the past? Any family history of allergy to food or medications? You have not mentioned your age, and I assume you to be an adult. It appears to me as a case of m...  Read Full »

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