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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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I have had on and off stomach pain for a week and diarrhea.

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I have had on and off stomach pain for a week and diarrhea. I have no appetite. Should I see my primary care or could it by a stomach virus.
JA: How long have you been in pain? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: it has been a little over a week now. I do have nausea on and off.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic. I take metformin, bystolic, ranitiadine, atorvastatin and just started Myrbetriq 3-4 weeks ago.
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 11 days ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.
Please provide some additional information.

What is your age?

Do you have bloating and flatulence?

Fever,dizziness

How many episodes of loose stools per day?

Mucus in stool?

What is the location of pain in abdomen?

Thanks.
Waiting for your reply.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I'm 47
bloating
no fever just hot red cheeks
loose stools from everything I eat or drink like it goes straight through me. at least 12 per day.
the pain in my stomach feels like it is my whole stomach and sometimes my back.
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 11 days ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.

As per your description,possible differential diagnosis may include Gastroenteritis,Colitis,Intestinal parasitic infection.

You should take OTC Imodium.

Start BRATY diet(Banana,rice,apple sauce,toast and yogurt).

Also take citrucel and Gas X.

Take OTC Emetrol for nausea.

You should take OTC Naproxen.

Start a probiotic.

Maintain a good hydration with Gatorade and plenty of water.

Monitor your blood pressure and sugar levels before taking your medicines as persistent diarrhea can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalance resulting in low blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

If your symptoms'll not show any improvement with such remedies then see your doctor and get your stool analysis done.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 11 days ago.

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