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I started to feel sick last night, maybe food poisoning. Had diarrhea all night. Late last night and into this morning I am noticing blood in the toilet. Should I go to the ER?

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Sorry to hear about that. Well it sounds like dysentery. You need to take care of your hydration . Maintain optimum hydration levels with preferably pedialyte or ORS.

Take BRAT diert- banana, rice, applesauce & toast.

You may take imodium for loose stool but if its infective its better to pass out the toxins with stool. It should settle in max a couple of days.

If you are feeling sick or nauseous you may take domperidone.

If you continue to notice blood or it becomes more frank then you should get stool test done , might then require an antibiotic course .

I hope you feel better soon.

Let me know if you have any more queries.

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