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I have been suffering severe stomach cramps all day since wakening

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I have been suffering severe stomach cramps all day since wakening in early hours of morning and haveing to run to toilet with loose bowels,I feel bloated and feel as though I have trapped wind,and I am beginning to feel nauseated.I have taken Antacids, and Paracetamol for the pain,but neither has helped,I have to be careful what I take as I am on Warfarin.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
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How many times have you had to go to the wash room to pass loose stools?

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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I switched to the Q and A mode, since you seemed to be having a problem signing in to the chat.
Please tell me, how many times have you passed stools since this started?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have passed stools twice.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
And how many times have you vomited?
What medication are you on besides warfarin?
Fever?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Have not vomited ,I take beta blocker medication as I have Pacemaker fitted I suffer from I.B.S and take Buscopan

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Alright. Most of the times gastroenteritis or stomach flu is vital and is self limiting. This will settle in 3 to 4 days but you need to be watchful of a few things. The first is dehydration. If you feel thirsty, dizzy, palpitations, dry skin, loss of turgor or decrease in urine than you will need to see an ER physician for rehydration. These are all signs of moderate dehydration which can happen if you pass more than 6 loose stools in 24 hours.
Meanwhile, you need to keep yourself hydrated. I would suggest Gatorade or some oral rehydration solution like pedialyte. At least 3 litres of fluids per day.
You also need to shift to a low fiber diet like bananas, Apple sauce, bread, tea, rice etc to give your bowel some rest.
Avoid taking anti diarrheals.
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