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I am having direhha since 12 days now, Ya. A week ago i went

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JA: Hi. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: I am having direhha since 12 days now
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Ya. A week ago i went to er. They gaive me saline and dextrose and cefrixime iv
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you need to see a GI specialist doctor or your primary care doctor

and get stool testing to check for infections like clostridium difficile infection in your bowels which can cause diarrhea.

are you having watery stool or just soft stool?

you may have an inflammatory bowel disease causing your diarrhea

you may need a colonoscopy to look inside of your colon to check for inflammation.

you may be allergic to gluten or lactose which can cause diarrhea as well.

do you have a doctor you can see who can refer you for more testing and colonoscopy of your bowels to find out the reason for your diarrhea symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The problem is i am working outside the city. And won't come back till TuesdayCan i start something like flagyl for few days till i go back home !?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

flagyl is used only if you know you have a bacterial infection causing your diarrhea.

we can't give you a prescription for flagyl online.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I already have flagyl
Can i take it imperically
I know I should test before taken it. But I can't till few more days.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

if you take in imperically without testing, then you have no idea if you have a bacterial bowel infection and if you get better, you don't know if the flagyl helped or not

and if you don't get better, then you don't know why

it is up to you

but it is always best to test first.

a week ago, why didn't the doctors test your stools at that point at the ER?