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Do you have fever?
Was that fresh blood or was mixed with stool?
Thanks a lot for your input.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.
As per symptoms this is bacterial gastroenteritis or colitis.
I will address your question in two aspects; what you can do yourself and what your doctor can do for you. As far as what you can do yourself is concerned in such situations drinking Gatorade is essential to maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance. Moreover pepto bismol twice daily can be continued.
You should be on BRAT diet, this means banana, rice, apple sauce & toast.
You need to see your doctor too because you need antibiotics.
you may need a stool culture too.
But till you visit your doctor, you should follow the above suggestions as these are general measures and should be continued even after the antibiotics. Moreover antibiotics should be started as early as possible so visit to urgent care at least is required.
As far as cause is concerned, as i said it is bacterial. The infection can come from your food in most cases.
Even from water.
Sometime low immunity plays a role in contracting these infections.
You are most welcome. I am so sorry to hear about your husband but that can't lower your immunity directly but yes stress can play some role. But don't worry you will be fine soon. I wish you good luck that you get well soon, please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more till you are satisfied, You can click the smiley to rate the answer. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to assist you always.
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