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 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

Medical Gastroenterologist

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

Medical Gastroenterologist

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

ENT Otolaryngologist

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

General Practitioner

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

Medical Gastroenterologist

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

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 »

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 »

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