How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Charles Your Own Question

Dr. Charles
Dr. Charles, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 7175
Experience:  Internal medicine specialist
6554558
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Charles is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I had fish for dinner on Friday which I dont think agreed

Resolved Question:

I had fish for dinner on Friday which I don't think agreed with me as I was ill Friday night and all weekend. I was bed bound all Saturday but only threw up once Saturday night. I have had constant headaches, dizziness, nausea, back pain, chills and tiredness ever since. Could you please confirm that it is food poisoning or whether it could be something else? I have also found it hard to eat as I don't feel hungry and it makes me feel even more nauseous, and my stools are a funny yellow colour.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer,

I am Dr.Charles and I'm happy to help with your question today.I need the following information from you,so that I can provide you the complete & best answer:


Do you have loose stools/diarrhea?

Is there any pain in abdomen/cramps?

Do you have fever?


I am online and is waiting for your reply.

Kind Regards-
Dr. Charles







Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hello,


 


Thanks for getting back to me. As far as I'm aware my stools aren't loose, just a yellowy colour. I have been suffering from abdominal pains but my back is now the worst pain. Also, I had a high temperature Saturday night but I feel fine now, no fever.


 


 

Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 1 year ago.

Dear Hannah,

Thanks for the valuable info you had given.I've taken a close look at your question & the reply and come up with the following answer:

The symptoms you are having can be 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 upto several days and a prescription medication may be required.


The most probable cause seems to be food poisoning because of fish you had for dinner on friday.


You can take the following medications:

-Tab meclizine hydrochloride(brand name: Dramamine).This will help you greatly in
stopping the nausea.

-Tab.Acetaminophen for relief from back pain & abdominal pains/cramps.

Watch your symptoms for the next 2-3 days, if still the symptoms persists,then you may need antibiotics & anti amoebic medications to cure this. In most cases,this gets resolved with the above symptomatic treatment.

Hope this helped

Your satisfaction is my prime goal and I'm happy to answer any follow-up questions you may have.Please feel free to ask if you have any other question.


Thank you for using just answer website.

Kind Regards-

Dr Charles



Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for replying,


 


I have had gastroenteritis before after suffering with the norovirus in January. This doesn't seem like another episode as I am not constantly on the toilet like I was before with diarrhea. I have only thrown up once but since then I have felt very nauseous. I have eaten today but struggled to as I wasn't feeling hungry (i basically forced myself to eat). Every other symptom I mentioned, the headaches, back pain, nausea, tiredness, are all new symptoms as well.


 


Thanks


 

Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 1 year ago.

Dear Hannah

I am happy to answer your follow up question.


The out come symptoms of gastroenteritis may vary from previous episodes.Usually food poisoning results in diarrhea & episodes of vomiting.

If the infection is not severe(as is yours) there can only be occasional episode of vomiting.

The symptoms you are having is most probably because of food poisoning.

Dont take solid diet.Let your stomach rest for few days after food poisoning., Start with liquid diet.

Gradually increase the amount of liquid .Try clear liquids such as flat ginger ale or white soda, broths, popsicles, or apple juice. These will provide an oral source of fluids that are easily absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract.If clear liquids are tolerated, you can start to introduce solid foods.First start with low fibre foods like cooked cereals, plain rice.

All this will help you greatly.Antibiotics may be prescribed if the symptoms are not relieved in next 2-3 days.

Hope this helped

My main motive is your satisfaction.If you still have any questions in mind,please feel free to ask.

Thank you for using just answer website.


Kind Regards-

Dr Charles

Dr. Charles, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 7175
Experience: Internal medicine specialist
Dr. Charles and 5 other Health Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Health Professional
Dr. Charles
Dr. Charles
Physician
2601 Satisfied Customers
Internal medicine specialist