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Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

Steps to take: If you have mucus in your stools.Referral for colonoscopy /sigmoidoscopy if you have rectal bleeding, night time abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia.If you have mucus +diarrhea-stool cultures to rule out GI infection.Lactose intolerance shd be considered to modify diet, need also to rule out celiac , ibs (inflammatory bowel disease), usually with yellow mucus.Be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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Is it dangerous to self treat stomach problems at home? I have been unable to eat for approx one week. Very little to nothing at all. Staying hydrated

Is it dangerous to self treat stomach problems at home? I have been unable to eat for approx one week. Very little to nothing at all. Staying hydrated

Have it checked out: A week is a bit long to self-treat. There may be something more serious than the usual 'stomach flu". Particularly if you have pain and a history of pancreatitis-it might be a good idea to have your doctor's evaluation. ...Read more

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Does a gastroenterology doctor only treat people with stomach problems ?

Does a gastroenterology doctor only treat people with stomach problems ?

No: Gastroenterologist specialize in diseases of the stomach, intestine, colon, pancreas and liver. All gastroenterologist have completed a residency in internal medicine as well and have knowledge in this area but generally don't practice internal medicine(though some may do a lot of general medicine). ...Read more

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Are my stomach problems significant?

Not sure: It is not clear as to what stomach problems you might have, but some stomach problems can be life-threatening, such as an ulcer or mallory-weiss tear. See your doctor to determine the seriousness of your particular stomach issue. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a natural cure for stomach problems and ulcers?

There is good treatm: Stomach ulcers are often caused by an infection with h. Pylori a bacteria which can be eradicated with a short course of antibiotics and antacids. A gastroenterologist is the best doctor to take care of this probelm. ...Read more

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Does levitra (vardenafil) 10mg orodispersible could be cut in half as the usual tablet and does it less effecting stomach problems ?

Does levitra (vardenafil) 10mg orodispersible could be cut in half as the usual tablet and does it less effecting stomach problems ?

Yes and no: Levitra (vardenafil) can be cut in 1/2 but you may wanna get the 20 mg and cut those. I do not think they cause stomachroblems but go to the website and see. I often prescribe a higher dose of medsand have people break them; it generally helps save tons of money; good luck and try some ranitidine, it may just be reflux. ...Read more

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Should a 48-year-old person w/no stomach problems take an aspirin before taking a 13-hour flight (to prevent blood clots)? If yes, what dose?

Should a 48-year-old person w/no stomach problems take an aspirin before taking a 13-hour flight (to prevent blood clots)? If yes, what dose?

Depends: What kind of stomach problems do you have? Are you taking medication for your condition? If you have ulcers or stomach bleeding i would not advise even 81 mg aspirin. Best advice is to talk with your family physician who will give you exercises you can do in your seat with your legs, get up and walk the aisle periodically and wear support stockings. ...Read more

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