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 vomit if I drink too much liquid on an empty stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, Nearly two years ago, I got a bad cold and vomited badly. It continued for days leading me unable to hold down any foods or liquids until I checked into the hospital and given IVs, which made me better. However, since then, I am more prone to getting close to vomiting if I drink too much...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The infection you are suffering from is called gastroenteritis or stomach flu. In gastroenteritis, the mucosa of the intestine is severely inflamed causing symptoms like loose stools, indigestion, and vomiting. The tests suggested are as follows: Ultrasound abdomen to ...  Read Full »

Which food can be taken while having stomach flu?

Query: Hello doctor, What are some foods or liquids that you can eat when you have or are recovering from the stomach flu? Kindly tell the foods that are easy to digest and give a nice boost of energy or nutrients.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Whenever one suffers from gastroenteritis or stomach flu, there is fluid and electrolyte deficit because of frequent loose motions and vomitings. So main aim of treatment is to restore the lost fluid and electrolyte plus to treat the infecting germs causing the disease....  Read Full »

Can Eldopar be used for children?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has been experiencing some stomach ache since two hours. She went to the toilet and had loose stool, not exactly watery but loose. She is also complaining of vomiting feeling. Can I give her Eldopar? Is any antibiotic required for stomach infection? I have given her 5 mL of On...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Stomach ache, nausea and loose stools could be due to acute gastroenteritis, food poisoning or stomach upset. Child will need antibiotics, because this appears to be an infection. Eldopar contains Loperamide drug, which is used to stop loos...  Read Full »

I am vomiting for past three days and having loose bowel movements. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-years-old female. I have been vomiting for the past three days and also having loose bowel movements. I sometimes cannot stand the smell of certain foods. I find it very easy to fall asleep.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If sexually active, it might be due to pregnancy. Get a home test to rule it out. If not pregnant, then, could be acute gastroenteritis. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestions and take the treatment with consent. Tasectan (gelatin tannate) to stop loo...  Read Full »

What causes low blood pressure and diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from diarrhea and vomiting. I feel nauseated while eating. My BP is on the lower side, 95/60 mmHg. I did not take any medicine, just having salt water with lemon.  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is obvious that you have a condition called gastroenteritis. It is usually caused by viral infections, but even bacterial ones and alimentary intoxications can cause it. You have low blood pressure due to liquid loss through diarrhea and vomiting. You can rehydrate you...  Read Full »

I am having upper stomach pain, loose stools, fatigue, and gas with vomiting. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having upper stomach pain, nausea, loose stools, fatigue, gas. I had one episode of vomiting (regurgitation) about five days ago, and the symptoms all went downhill from there. I am taking Aspirin, Zoloft, Prednisolone, Cellcept, Hydroxychloroquine, Amlodipine and Clonidine. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Philip Shenouda

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms that you mentioned are consistent with acute gastroenteritis. Please follow the following diet, take the following medicines and do the following investigation. Diet: BRAT diet which is short for banana, white rice, apple sauce and white toast (bread). Sto...  Read Full »

I vomited five hours after taking birth control pill. Should I take another one?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on my second week of birth control pill in my pack and I have not missed any pill since starting but last night I vomited 5 to 5 and a half hours after taking my pill. It was my 11th pill in the pack. Should I treat it as a missed pill and take another? I also had sex without a c...  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern. If you have been on a pill for more than a month and this is your second pack, you have nothing to worry if you just missed out one pill. Since most probably you have vomited out the pill, you can take another pill for today and then contin...  Read Full »

Stomach pain medicine for 2.5 years baby

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2.5 years old. For a week, he is complaining of stomach pain. After farting he is fine. Our family doctor recommended one antibiotic for five days and a medicine to avoid vomiting. He had small vomits twice, but later it was fine. Now, after completing the course of medicine he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. Complain of abdomen pain with vomiting suggests that your child probably has acute gastroenteritis or food poisoning. Since, antibiotic is already given and now there are no loose stools or vomiting, there is no need to give antibiotic a...  Read Full »

Had bleeding after my last sex, but having temperature and vomiting since one week. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my partner before ten days. She took Postpone 72 on the next day. She had bleeding after a week for four days. Now, she has temperature and vomiting for a week. Is she pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Just do a urine pregnancy test, if you think, that she is pregnant. But mostly it will be negative. Now, she has temperature and vomiting mostly due to something other reason. It could be due to gastroenteritis if she ate food from outside. Consult a nearby physician. Y...  Read Full »

Why did I feel stabbing pain on my back?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up last night and felt like someone stabbed me on my right back side. Along with tremendous stomach pain. I am male, 79 years old, had my knee replaced four months back, got a rash on the repaired knee last week like poison ivy. I have been diagnosed with an extremely high amou...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most likely you are suffering from gastroenteritis. It is an intestinal infection marked by diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever. However, it is not necessary that all symptoms are there in a single patient. Depending on the cause, viral gastroenteritis symptom...  Read Full »

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