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Dr. Saha
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I have gas, gurgling noises, foul smelling stools and on and

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I have gas, gurgling noises, foul smelling stools and on and off diarreha. Also appetite comes and goes. been going on for a few weeks.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Haven't seen a doctor and no medications except for pepto bismol which seems to help
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No medications daily and am allergic to pennicillian
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that i know of.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
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.

As the symptoms are continuing for a few weeks, you need to rule out bacterial or parasitic one.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
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.
Bland soft diet, rice, banana, toast can be taken.
Those are better tolerated.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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