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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 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 co...  Read Full »


Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. It could be gastroenteritis secondary to alcohol intake. 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. As most probably you have vomited out the pill...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with gastroenteritis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male experiencing persistent stomach issues. Whenever I eat outside or have a heavy meal, I start vomiting and develop diarrhea, accompanied by severe stomach cramps. After undergoing scans, my doctor diagnosed me with gastroenteritis. Could you please explain this c...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Gastroenteritis is an infection affecting the stomach and gut. It is commonly seen in individuals with a history of consuming meals outside, reheated dishes, or unhygienic food. The condition is easily treatable with li...  Read Full »

I suffer from recurring gastroenteritis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with recurring bouts of gastroenteritis, and it is starting to worry me. I am a 50-year-old woman, and aside from some knee pain, I do not have any significant health issues. However, stomach problems have become a regular occurrence. I eat out about twice a week, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. This appears to be sub-clinical enterocolitis which refers to the inflammation of the small intestine (enteritis) and the colon (colitis) that may be present in a person without causing significant or overt clinical sympt...  Read Full »

Why is my son suffering from severe vomiting and abdominal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4.5-year-old son has been experiencing severe vomiting and tummy pain for the past 5 days. Before that, he had a cough and a sore throat. His pancreas and liver test results show significantly high levels. Please advise on the diagnosis and what to do. I started him on medication, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi doctor, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Based on the information you have provided, it is possible that your son is experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis, which is an infection or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. The vomiti...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a remedy for bloating, gas, 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 »

Why am I experiencing diarrhea, weakness, and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, fever, and headaches. Whenever I drink or eat anything, I have loose motions. I feel this is a heat stroke. Can you please help?  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Ganguly

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like a case of acute gastroenteritis. A few other information will be helpful. Your age? How long have you been having these symptoms? Any vomiting? Any other pre-existing illness or medications? Did you eat anything from outside? Were you e...  Read Full »

My daughter is experiencing abdominal pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 3.6 years old daughter, who weighs 10.5 kg. She is very thin and not a foodie. She is hyperactive when she is well. Sometimes, she complains of pain in the abdomen. It is going on from 1 to 2 months. The doctor advised getting an ultrasonography. She has been complaining o...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the detailed history of your child and the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) too. Most of the findings in the reports seem normal. Except some like ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), lymphocytes, CRP (c-reactive protei...  Read Full »

I am experiencing full-body pain and cold. Please help.

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 am I experiencing discomfort around my belly?

Query: Hello doctor, Ten days back I had green chilies and sprout. While coming back from office I felt discomfort around belly button then coming back from office I had buttermilk and after that fried rice and basa fish. After that loose motion started for five to six times at night and there was mild pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you mentioned, you have gastroenteritis. The medications prescribed are suitable. I suggest that you take Nicotine replacement therapy as Nicotine withdrawal may cause restlessness, anxiety and sleeping disorders. It is less likely to be due to cancer. At the...  Read Full »

My daughter has a loss of appetite after a fever. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 13 year old daughter has been suffering from vomitings and loose motions since two days. She had a fever of about 101.3 the day before yesterday. Our doctor advised her to take Oflox OZ and Sporolac DS. She has had five doses of Oflox OZ till now. The fever has gone and the number o...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like she had a bad gastroenteritis. She is recovering. Continue both these medicines for at least five days. Can add tablet Pantocid 40 mg (Pantoprazole) daily once for five days. Emeset (Ondansetron) can be taken as needed for nausea. Consult her specialis...  Read Full »

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