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Hello Doctor I am currently experiencing severe diarhrea

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Hello Doctor

I am currently experiencing severe diarhrea with nausea causing weakness and loss of sleep, appertite, and losing weight fast.
I do not have a GP and have tried immodium et al to know avail ...please help !
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am sorry you are having bad diarrhea and nuasea.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you could be dehydrated or low in electrolytes if you are weak and loosing weight.

Dr. David :

you should go to the A&E right away and get blood testing to see if you are low in potassium in your blood

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and if you are dehydrated with high creatine levels

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you might need IV hydration to replenish fluids in your body.

Dr. David :

and you might need stronger prescription anti diarrhea medications like lomotil.

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you also need to get your stools tested for clostridium difficile toxin as well which could be causing your long term diarrhea.

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does this make sense?

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Yes Doctor

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do you have an A&E close to you?

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do you have other questions?

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Yes

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that is good you have an A&E close to you.

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are you willing to go there now?

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Yes

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