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I am vomiting and have diarrhea with pain in my stomach and

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I am vomiting and have diarrhea with pain in my stomach and abdomen. It feels like my intestines are twitching. Could this be a stomach flu or something more serious? It has been going on for about 51/2 hours.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 5 years ago.
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Is the pain continuous in abdomen?
How many episodes of vomiting?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The pain is continuous


I have vomited 6 to 8 times. Even the water was causing me to vomit so I am sucking on ice chips

Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the info given.

Yes, the symptoms you are having is due to a condition called gastroenteritis what you call as stomach flu.Gastroenteritis is the irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract.Its most common causes are:Food poisoning, viral infections, food allergies, improper diet, and intestinal parasites or bacterial infections.This may last from several hours to several days and a prescription medication may be required.

So I advice you to consult your doctor who after examination will prescribe you medication to cure this.Till then take tab meclizine hydrochloride ( brand name: Dramamine).This will help you greatly in stopping the vomiting.It is available as OTC without prescription.

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