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Stomach pain. Below left rib cage. It's been a few days and

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Stomach pain. Below left rib cage. It's been a few days and diahorea
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Very windy as in farting and belging as well
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. This could be a viral or bacterial enteritis but any diarrhea that lasts longer than about five days needs a stool culture since it can be bacterial at that point requiring antibiotics. Another possibility would be diverticulitis--an infection of a small pouch in the colon The best thing for diarrhea is the BRAT diet--bananas, rice, applesauce and toast--and you can also try taking oral probiotics but please stay away from Imodium or any other anti-diarrheal over the counter medication for now All that said the best thing to do is have a doctor evaluate this Let me know if you need more information please
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