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 is the reason for frequently passing stools since yesterday, and should I continue my thyroid medicines?

Query: Hello doctor,I pass stools five to six times a day, and I feel very weak. I am suffering from thyroid issues. So, I took Thyrox 50 and then the levels got corrected. So, I stopped taking them. Yesterday my thyroids were tested again. I am attaching those reports. Should I restart the medicines and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the reports, it appears that you currently do not have any thyroid gland disorders. So, you do not need any medications for it. TSH being slightly high means it ...  Read Full »

I am having loose motions, vomiting, and feeling very weak. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, For the past six days, I am not feeling to eat food, but I am hungry. I am eating only one meal. From yesterday, I have had loose motions and vomiting. I am feeling very weak. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As per the information you shared, you must be suffering from acute gastroenteritis. This is the infection of the gut. It is due to this you do not feel like eating. I saw the photograph attached (attachmen...  Read Full »

I am having severe pain and abdominal bloating after eating out. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe pain and bloating in the abdomen for the last two days. I started to have it after taking dinner at a restaurant. I have taken Omoperazole, Ofloxacin and Ornidazole.   Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. Sorry for the discomfort you are having. Please mention whether you have any nausea or vomiting tendency, any loose motion so far, and fever. Pain and bloating can occur due to gas formation. If your symptoms remain associated with a diarrhea epis...  Read Full »

What causes severe stomach pain with vomiting in a 6-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6 year old boy is suffering from stomach ache. He vomited 2 to 3 times already. He had mangoes yesterday, and today he is having yellow vomiting. I gave him Ondansetron syrup and Cyclopam. The vomiting has stopped now, but he still has the stomach pain. The stomach pain is so seve...  Read Full »


Dr. M.l. Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child is suffering from gastroenteritis. I suggest you try giving him the following: Continue Ondansetron syrup, one teaspoonful thrice a day. Cyclopam (Paracetamol and Dicyclomine) syrup, one teaspoonful thrice a day. Syrup Zenflox OZ (Ofloxacin and Ornidazole), ...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stomach flu?

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago, I woke up with an upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting and rotten egg burps. I suspect it was due to a dairy product that I ate a day earlier. A few hours later, I ate some pasta, and everything started over again with diarrhea, vomiting, and the rotten egg burps. The next day...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and they are within normal limits. Your description fits into acute gastroenteritis, that is, a stomach infection. My recommendations would be the following: A combination of Ofloxacin and Orni...  Read Full »

I suffer from stomach flu, and the color of my vomit turned pink. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I suffer from stomach flu for the past eight hours. And I am experiencing severe vomiting, and the color of the vomiting was yellow initially, now it has turned to pink and brown.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern.According to your statement, you have been suffering from stomach flu and vomiting pink liquid. Pink vomit may result from damage to the throat, mouth, or gums. Stomach flu is also known as gastroenteritis. Watery diarr...  Read Full »

Does vomiting and nauseous feeling after having fast food indicate food poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, I had some fast food from the last two days, and I am feeling nauseous. I even vomited once, after which, I felt little better. I am feeling a bit better now, but the vomiting tendency is still there. I am also burping a lot, which has the same taste of the fast food. I do not feel like e...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your query, most likely, you have gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of gastric mucosa. Most commonly, it is viral. Viral gastroenteritis usually limits itself to 7 to 10 days. But in your case, as it is already more than 10 days, I would advise you...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent upper abdominal pain after eating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an upper abdominal pain. It feels like winding as if I am being kicked repeatedly. I feel this pain mainly after I eat. It all started last week, but it was very mild for two days. But, then it got much worse the next day. Then next day, the pain became so bad that ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an ailment called as gastroenteritis. It is also commonly referred to as stomach flu. The gastrointestinal tract, which comprises of the small intestine and stomach gets inflamed. Gastroenteritis is indicated by the symptoms such as diarrhea, ac...  Read Full »

How can I know the reason for blood in my stool?

Query: Hi doctor,I got blood in the stool. I was doing a job in night shift and daily I ate guava and papaya. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stool sample should be sent for microscopic examination, routine and microscopy, to see if it is blood or not. It could be colitis or gastroenteritis. The stool test will make it clear whether there is an infection or it is just due to the disturbed gastrointestinal ...  Read Full »

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

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 »

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