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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What causes symptoms like stomach cramps with headache, loss of appetite, fever, and diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have severe headaches for the past two days wiht loss appetite, nausea, fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. I am taking Paracetamol for my problems. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arup Majumdar

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me tell you that the symptoms described by you suggest that you have acute gastroenteritis. I suggest antibiotic Metronidazole 400 mg three times a day for five days and continue Paracetamol for pain and fever management. Avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory m...  Read Full »

Why do I have bloody diarrhea and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, From yesterday, I am suffering from loose motions and vomiting. I do not feel fever, but, whatever I eat, I feel it is in my throat. I feel vomiting sensation. I feel very weak, drowsy and not able to do my normal work. Also, felt left side shoulder and chest discomfort. My age is 31 and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You currently seem to be having acute gastroenteritis (AGE). Most of the times the diarrhea are viral in origin and it improves within three to five days without any antibiotic therapy. But, since you have got blood in stools, we would consider it...  Read Full »

I get recurrent blood in stool with stomach pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the reason for pain in the stomach at the right side and blood in the stool. Once I had blood in stool previously and used homeopathy medicine to stop that, but it recurred after five days.  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stomach pain on the right side can occur due to a variety of reasons like stomach infection, appendicitis, infection in your intestine, and problems in your kidneys or the ureters (a tube that connects your kidneys to your urinary bladder). Stomach pain with blood i...  Read Full »

Is vomiting along with frequent sour smelling diarrhea a matter of concern in a 11-month-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 11-month-old daughter has been sick for about a week. She was throwing up all day and vomiting and there was blood mixed with it at one pint. We were giving medicine to stop the vomiting. Her diarrhea has continued since Sunday night. It is progressed to the point that she is passi...  Read Full »


Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I answer your query I would like to ask you some questions. Until when did your daughter have exclusively breast milk? When did you start other food along with breast milk? Did she have similar episodes in the past? Did she receive all her vaccines regularly?...  Read Full »

What causes stomachache and diarrhea in a 9-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 9 year old. Four days before he had stomach pain and loose motion. He passed loose motion for about 2-3 times a day. We gave him Anafortan syrup for stomach pain. Next day he felt better. Today again he has light stomach pain and went potty but not too loose. I again I have gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to cliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. There are a lot of reasons for the pain in abdomen. I feel sad to hear about your son. Reasons may be any of the following: Indigestion - Gastroenteritis due to...  Read Full »

My husband has E.coli infection. Will it pass on to me?

Query: Hello doctor, Last Saturday my partner while temporarily at his mother's home got sick then following day evening he was diagnosed with gastrointestinal bacterial infection most likely from E. Coli bacteria by a home visit doctor service who gave him something for his symptoms. Next day no more vo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ohams Henry

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a classical food-related infection. It is gastroenteritis. If those symptoms of stooling and vomiting have subsided then he is free. You are safe with him. If there are no more symptoms he is no longer contagious. If you both keep good personal hygiene if there...  Read Full »

How to treat sore abdomen which is likely to be gastroenteritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. My abdomen is sore to touch for about two months. It is sore to the touch at the top of my abdomen below my sternum, and on the far left about an inch up from where my belly button would be. I went to a minor emergency about a week in, and I was told I most li...  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sore to touch abdomen for the last two months can be indicative of a few things. It can be gastritis, ulcer related pain, pain related to kidneys, and can also involve the renal tract. Do you have any fever? Does the pain change or subside after food? Do you have any...  Read Full »

Is diarrhea in a baby due to viral infection?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 1 year and 10 months old. Two weeks ago, she had severe diarrhea and around her thighs and around her genitals, there was inflammation. The doctor says that because diarrhea is a type of virus and inflammation of the fungus. The doctor prescribed Clotrimazole and burns ointmen...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question in detail and I know that you are very concerned about your child but do not worry. By what you quote it seems that your child probably has got acute gastroenteritis with inflammation at thighs and scrotal region. In my opinion, you should g...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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