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I have been having stomach pain and nausea since last

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I have been having stomach pain and nausea since last Tuesday. Dr suspects stomach ulcer so I have to go for an endoscopy in 2 weeks time. My iron level is currently 7 and I was started on liquid iron on Friday which made the nausea and pain worse. Back at GP yesterday who has now started me on 2 antibiotics for suspected helicop something! I started these last night and since 5am this morning I have had explosive Diarrhea and am unable to eat. Just spoke to GP who just suggested changing one of the antibiotics
Assistant: How long have you been in pain? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: Just nausea and retching. Pain comes and goes but low cramping pain for about 6/7 weeks and upper pain for just over a week
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had an endometrial ablation in april
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 2 months ago.

Hi...Welcome to Just Answer. I am Dr. Sumanth Amperayani and I am here to help you today. I have 14 years of experience in the field of Medicine at a tertiary care referral hospital. I will do my level best to alleviate your health concern. I am currently reviewing your question. I will be back in a moment to guide you further.

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Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 2 months ago.

Hello... I understand your concern.

I need some more information please.

1. How long have you had this symptom for?

2. Is there any alternating diarrhea and constipation please?

3. Are you experiencing any weight loss or loss of appetite?

4. Are you currently under any type of physical or psychological stress?

5. Is there any family history of irritable bowel syndrome?

6. Are you running any intermittent of recurrent fever?

7. When was your thyroid status last checked and if so how was it?

8. Is there any family history of inflammatory bowel disease?

Please get back to me with the above information so that I can guide you better.

Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Lower cramping pain for 6/7 weeks and upper pain for just over a week. At present just Diarrhea and definite loss of appetite. No fever, stress or history of IBS
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Iron level is currently 7
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 2 months ago.
Thank you for getting back with the requested necessary information.From your system analysis and correlating it with the history that I have gathered from you I feel that we need to consider the possibilities of -
1. Irritable bowel syndrome.
2. Nutritional iron deficiency anaemia.
3. Acid peptic disease with Helicobacter pylori infectionThe current explosive diarrhoea could be because of antibiotic associated diarrhoea which has been used against Helicobacter pylori. This can be easily managed by stopping the antibiotic and adding a probiotic specifically Saccharomyces boulardii for antibiotic associated diarrhoea please.May I suggest you discuss the above possibilities with your primary care physician and get yourself appropriately evaluated and managed please.I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen (this is the only way we professionals get credited for our time and professional effort). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know.
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Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 2 months ago.
If you want I will be very glad to explain you more about irritable bowel syndrome which is the foremost possibility so that you can be well informed before your next consultation please.
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 2 months ago.

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