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i am experiencing diarrhea (volume: small) (time frame: sudden (1-2 days)) (occurred: <1 week) (frequency: 3-5 stools per 24 hr) (associated with: watery appearance) (not associated with: containing gross blood, incomplete emptying, after eating fatty diet), nausea (severity: mild), back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower), body aches, stomach upset, aching muscles, abdominal discomfort, generalized weakness, and upper abdominal pain. i am not experiencing nasal drainage or chills.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gastroenteritis: At this time your symptoms are characteristic of a viral gastrointestinal tract infection which usually resolves on its own after several days or so. Rest up, drink adequate fluids including flat ginger ale, avoid spicy or oily foods, eat a soft bland diet with no roughage. Take acetaminophen for aches, kaopectate or imodium as needed after several bowel movements. See MD if not gradually improvin

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