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I had the diarrhea ad yesterday and all through the night..

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Hello.. I had the diarrhea ad yesterday and all through the night.. I had some oatmeal and was able to get a can of ginger ale down from yesterday till this morning.. I felt better.. But I went to the bathroom three times and there is blood in my urine.. I wasn't sure what end it was coming out but this last time I went potty and was only a few cripples and wiped and it was blood In the toilet and on the toilet paper.. I am try to get liquids into me.. I have been drinking Gatorade.. What should I do..thank you.. Linda Bodell..
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Customer: I feel a little light headed and dizzy also..
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Customer: No.. That is it.. Although we had a family gathering this weekend And some of my family got sick also.. But they were throwing up..
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Blood in toilet paper suggests bleeding from the internal hemorrhoid.

Frequent stool passage can irritate the hemorrhoid causing bleeding.

You can try over the counter Imodium ( loperamide) tablets to stop the diarrhea.

In case of viral infection, this will stop and your symptoms will disappear in next 2-3 days.

You will need to drink lot of Gatorade as it will replace the electrolytes lost --reason for your dizziness.

If you do have persistent blood and also fever with diarrhea by next 2 days, you should see your doctor to rule out bacterial infection.
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