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I started having diarrhea yesterday morning. It continued all

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I started having diarrhea yesterday morning. It continued all day and this morning I still have it. I haven't been eating much because of the diarrhea. This morning I ate a banana and some toast after eating nothing last night. Anyway, yesterday, I had upper abdominal cramps that were absolutely horrible. The diarrhea follows the cramp. I'm still having cramps today but not as frequently. the diarrhea today is bright yellow, unlike yesterday. What could is causing this.. did I eat something bad or is it a parasite/virus? what should I do?

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

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Thank you for your question,

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I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Customer:

ok thanks

Dr. Saha :

Do you have any other sympXXXXX XXXXXke nausea, vomiting?

Customer:

no nausea, no vomiting

Customer:

just cramps and diarrhea

Dr. Saha :

How is your temperature?

Customer:

no fever

Dr. Saha :

Did you take any new food?

Customer:

not that I know of? But I did go to a farmers market and eat a lot of fruit on sunday. my family did too and they are not sick.

Dr. Saha :

How is the cramp now?

Customer:

they are not constant, but they come when I have to use the bathroom. not as bad as yesterday

Customer:

diarrhea is yellow today.

Dr. Saha :

Is there any blood with it?

Customer:

no blood.

Customer:

but my bottom is painful from going so much

Dr. Saha :

It can be due to an infection.

Customer:

do I need medicin

Dr. Saha :

Viral one is common.

Customer:

medicine

Dr. Saha :

It usually passes off in 3-5 days.

Customer:

ok- what about bacterial?

Customer:

if it continues tomorrow should I see a doctor or wait it out

Dr. Saha :

If the cramps get worse or you notice any blood, you need to get an examination.

Customer:

ok

Dr. Saha :

A stool test should be taken.

Customer:

ok thanks

Dr. Saha :

This will find out if there is a bacteria or parasite.

Customer:

ok thanks

Dr. Saha :

Please continue gatorade, oral rehydration solution.

Dr. Saha :

Banana, rice, toast as you are taking are good.

Customer:

ok good

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Saha :

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