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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I have fever and loose motion. Please suggest what to do.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from fever and loose motion for the past one day. I have taken Paracetamol, and the fever has gone, but today again, there is a fever. I checked the temperature was 101.5 yesterday evening. Please suggest what to do. Today only two times I have gone, but in the eve...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fever associated with loose motion could be due to a bowel infection. You need a complete physical examination as the fever has been persisting. So, should see your family doctor. For the loose stool, I suggest: 1) Oral rehydration salts (ORS) to replace lost flui...  Read Full »

What is the remedy for gas trouble, stomach bloating and loose stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old woman with symptoms of gas, major stomach bloating and loose stools for the past three days. I started to take Azee 500 two days ago because that is what I had at home but it has not resolved yet. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have acute gastroenteritis and Azee (Azithromycin) will not help. You need to start Ciprofloxacin Tinidazole (Ciplox TZ) combination in morning and evening for three days and PPI (proton pump inhibitor) like Pantop-D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone) before breakfas...  Read Full »

Can a child be a victim for sexual abuse?

Query: Hello doctor, Would a 4-year old child, who is diagnosed with gastroenteritis, show severe inflammation from rectum all the way up to the tail end of the colon? He was diagnosed based on vomiting and diarrhea. His vomit and diarrhea were of the consistency of thick peanut butter and both looked ide...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really very unfortunate that you are dealing with this problem. For gastroenteritis to cause such a massive inflammation of colon there should be some associated symptoms like fever or pain in abdomen. Gastroenteritis should have persisted for a longer period of ...  Read Full »

How can this patient manage her loose motions?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is suffering from loose motions. Kindly help me to deal with it.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How many motions are you having in a day and since how many days? It is likely to be enteritis. Most importantly have ORS (oral rehydration solution) 100 to 200 ml with each stool and keep yourself rehydrated. Drink liquid as much as possible. You should also visit ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for sudden leak of amniotic fluid?

Query: Hi doctor, I have doubt on the thing which happened to me. When I was 33 weeks pregnant, suddenly one day my amniotic fluid started leaking. We rushed to the hospital, and I lost my baby. During pregnancy, my doctor conducted all the tests. My diabetes was negative, and my BP levels were also normal...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me just reassure you that it was an accident, which will not repeat. The possible causes of the sudden leak of fluid or PPROM (preterm premature rupture of membrane) are as follows: If any infection enters the vagina, the source could be sexual (if you had sex arou...  Read Full »

I have had abdominal pain and stomach flutter for over three months. What can be the reason behind this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, and I am concerned about my health. I had an episode of possible food-borne illness, three months back. That time, I had shivers, fluttering pain in lower abdomen, fever, and high bilirubin. The symptoms have gone, except for occasional fluttering. My bilirubi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely, it is gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves the stomach and small intestine. Signs and symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, backache, lack of energy, and dehydration. ...  Read Full »

I do not feel like eating and I have vomiting sensation. Can you help me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not feeling good from few days. I do not want to eat anything. If I do, I feel like vomiting. If I do some push-ups, I get pain in my whole body. When I go up the stairs or run, I cannot breathe properly. Sometimes even when sitting, I start taking fast breaths. I have a cold from...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are still going through gastroenteritis due to virus explaining you not eating and vomiting sensation. Pregnancy should be ruled out by a simple home testing. Take probiotics to stabilize intestinal flora. Get plenty of fluids and rest...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe diarrhea that is hurting my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, One week back, I woke up with severe diarrhea. It has been very bad in the last 48 hours. My stomach hurts, and I am feeling very uncomfortable. I have a feeling of pooping, but I am unable to. Last two times, I felt comfortable for a short time, the last two times I visited the toil...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will surely help you out. You seem to have gastroenteritis due to food poisoning. It is a self-limiting condition that will subside within a few days. Do you have any blood in your stools, skin rash, or vomiting? I suggest the below tr...  Read Full »

I have nausea, stomachache, gas and diarrhea. Is it stomach flu?

Query: Hello doctor, I got back from a trip yesterday, and have since had stomachache problems. I have had nausea, a stomachache (which sometimes feels like heartburn in my lower stomach), gas pains (that do not go away permanently), and a pretty severe loss of appetite (although I have gotten hungry and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are describing are mostly suggestive of bacterial gastroenteritis (commonly called food poisoning), which is the bacterial infection of the intestine. Stool analysis and culture are required to confirm the diagnosis. Management is with antibiotics (...  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

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 exa...  Read Full »

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