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My 18 year old daughter is having shooting pains in her stomach.

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My 18 year old daughter is having shooting pains in her stomach. Started at 3: am. She has been on nitrofurantoin mono/mac for a bladder infection since friday its Monday am. She is tryng to thow up but cant seem to.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.



Where is the exact location of the pain on abdomen?

Has she bloating, gas, diarrhea, fever, heartburn?

What are her medicine, apart from which you mentioned?

Any significant past medical history?


Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

No bloatig, gas, or diarrhea. slight fever. No heartburn. she is taking no other meds


Just the bladder infection and she has had that before

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Pain is right under rib cage in stomach
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.



The vomiting. fever and pain can be due to;


1) Kidney infection; a bladder infection can extend to kidneys. She may need a urine culture which tells about the best antibiotic to be effective against the infection. Nitrofurantoin may not be very effective for the infection.


2) Drug induced gastritis; nitrofurantoin can cause this, which may be responsible for the pain and vomiting. The treatment would entail;


1) PeptoBismol

2) Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) or meclizine hydrochloride (Dramamine Less Drowsy).


If these do help in the vomiting and pain is moderate or severe in intensity, she may need to consult at ER.


Please feel free for your follow up questions.


Dr. Arun

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