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Bad stomach cramps under both sides of ribs and watery

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bad stomach cramps under both sides of ribs and watery diarrhea every 15-30 mins started at 8pm last night. took a gas X, peptobismal and rolaids around 10pm. no fever. stomach pain stopped a couple hours ago but still having diarrhea and nausea but no vomiting. taking sips of water. what could this be? should I eat something or take another dose of pepto?
JA: How long have you been in pain? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: constant stomach pain started around 8pm last night and has slowly eased off. no vomiting. moderate nausea.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: I haven't changed anything- foods, medications, etc.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
How is your urine?
How many times did you pass stool in all?
Did you take pepto last night only?
Is there any blood in stool?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

Hello again,

I was waiting for your reply.
There can be a gastrointestinal infection or inflammation.
In most cases it is viral.
It usually passes off in 3-5 days.
Sometimes, bacterial or parasitic infection can be there.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor if the symptoms continue.
A stool test, blood work would help to plan treatment.
Meanwhile, please try to keep good hydration.
Take plenty of fluid, oral rehydration solution.
Urine output should be observed.
In dehydration, it will decrease.
If you have taken pepto last night only, you can take it now.
However, if you notice blood in stool, you need to avoid it & go to doctor urgently.
Bland soft diet, rice, banana, toast can be taken.
These are usually better tolerated.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.