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What should I take for upset stomach and diarrhea?

What should I take for upset stomach and diarrhea?

Depends: For those who have short-lived mild diarrhea, one may take kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) or peptobismol. Eat a bland diet and drink sips of fluid, preferably something with electrolytes (ex: pedialyte). However if one is throwing up, has 3 or more violent episodes of profuse watery diarrhea, is lightheaded; then that person may need go to the er as IV fluids may be needed +/- antibiotics, if found to be bacterial. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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I have had strong headaches, slight sharp pain in my abdomen area that comes and goes, upset stomach, and diarrhea. What could this be?

I have had strong headaches, slight sharp pain in my abdomen area that comes and goes, upset stomach, and diarrhea. What could this be?

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more

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I had threadworms 2 months ago. Today ive had an upset stomach and loose stools. Found several dead worms. Are these old ones or am I reinfected?

I had threadworms 2 months ago. Today ive had an upset stomach and loose stools. Found several dead worms. Are these old ones or am I reinfected?

Threadworms: You probably need another round of treatment, common, check this link for more information, good luck
http://www. Nhs. Uk/Conditions/Threadworms/Pages/Treatment. Aspx ...Read more

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Having to poop after meals and upset stomach. Lots of loose stools plus loss of appetite. Could it be stress? I have been under a lot of stress lately

Having to poop after meals and upset stomach. Lots of loose stools plus loss of appetite. Could it be stress? I have been under a lot of stress lately

GI disturbance: There are numerous possibilities here and an evaluation would have to be rather extensive. See a gastroenterologist if necessary. Yes, "stress" may create physical manifestations with the GI tract as a target (called somatization), but before making that assumption you should be sure it is nothing more serious. You might try eating unpasteurized yogurt 2 or 3 times a day. Sometimes helps. Best. ...Read more

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My IBS? Small stomach discomfort and soft loose stools, NOT diarreah no blood, burns a little like diarreah would is it my ibs

My IBS? Small stomach discomfort and soft loose stools, NOT diarreah no blood, burns a little like diarreah would is it my ibs

"IB Syndrome": Rapid movement of food through the digestive system can burn when expelled. This can be caused by many things, IBS at the age of 16 can be labeled as such, but ay be sue to intolerance to lactose (milk and milk products), or be a result of mild intestinal virus. See your healthcare provider for testing if this continues. These symptoms can be caused by endometriosis just prior to your periods: ...Read more

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I am taking a zpack and on day 3, I have an upset stomach and some diarreha, can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Yes!: There are no known interactions between azithromycin (Z-pak) and Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). To reduce upset stomach and diarrhea, take the z-pak with food, like a large meal such as dinner. You can also take Immodium AD to minimize diarrhea. After you finish the antibiotics, your upset stomach and diarrhea should go away in a few days. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If I'm taking Prilosec for gerd?

Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If I'm taking Prilosec for gerd?

No interactions: There were no interactions found in our database between pepto-bismol maximum strength and Prilosec otc
however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Diarrhea/breastfeed: Women who are breast-feeding should avoid drugs that contain bismuth, such as pepto-bismol. Imodium (loperamide) is probably safe. for mild upset stomach and diarrhea, the best approach is to keep drinking water and eat simple easy-to-digest foods such as the brat diet  (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). See a doctor if you are vomiting, having bloody diarrhea, fever or chills. ...Read more

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My wife is 7months preg. She has upset stomach and diarrhea is there anything she can do or take for this?

My wife is 7months preg. She has upset stomach and diarrhea is there anything she can do or take for this?

Diarrhea: First of all, it is important that she keep well hydrated. Start with ice chips then on to clear liquids like broth or ginger ale if she can tolerate it. After that she should stick to a very bland diet like rice, applesauce, dry toast for a few days. She can try over the counter Immodium AD for the diarrhea. If she is unable to tolerate any orals, she may need iv fluids. ...Read more

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Hi. I've had upset stomach and diarrhea for days. Have been drinking lots of water and tea. No vomiting though. What should I take?

Hi. I've had upset stomach and diarrhea for days. Have been drinking lots of water and tea. No vomiting though. What should I take?

Need DxSee a doctor.: You need a diagnosis before treatment. Continue drinking water, tea, or oral rehydration solutions (like the WHO recommendation: mix 2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 quart of clean water) to replace the volume lost. But if diarrhea persists, it can deplete electrolytes. A good doctor can test to see what to replace. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD soon to discuss this problem & find a cause. Stay healthy ...Read more

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Its dangerous to drink and take antabuse (disulfiram) together, so why can't they just give a regular pill that gives you upset stomach, diarrhea, ect.?

Its dangerous to drink and take antabuse (disulfiram) together, so why can't they just give a regular pill that gives you upset stomach, diarrhea, ect.?

Antabuse (disulfiram): Yes it is dangerous as it causes severe nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, diarrhea and rarely death
the principle is to pair alcohol with a noxious stimuli so after that reaction you don't feel like drinking alcohol again. ...Read more

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Can you take imodium (loperamide) and pepto? I have diarrhea and upset stomach. Thank you

Can you take imodium (loperamide) and pepto? I have diarrhea and upset stomach. Thank you

Either, not both: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate), is used to relieve diarrhea, stomach upset, heartburn, stomach acidity, and nausea. Imodium (loperamide), is used in the treatment of diarrhea. There will seldom be a need for both, but there is no significant interaction that should prevent your taking them together, although generally unnecessary. ...Read more

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I'm on azithromycin and I have bad diarrhea just starting this and upset stomach can that cause it? Can I take something to help me

I'm on azithromycin and I have bad diarrhea just starting this and upset stomach can that cause it? Can I take something to help me

Yes & Yes: Altho azithromycin is generally easy on the stomach, it could cause problems in people with a sensitive stomach. It might help to take it on a full stomach. Any antibiotic can alter the normal healthy bacteria in the intestines and cause diarrhea. Probiotics like those found in yogurt with active healthy bacteria may help, as can temporarily switching to a bland diet. ...Read more

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Can Azo cause upset stomach and dirrehea?

Can Azo cause upset stomach and dirrehea?

Azo: Not sure what Azo is-can you put the full name of the drug or product you are using and how? ...Read more

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Can ovulation cause upset stomach and diarreah?

One possibility: Prostaglandins that are essential for ovulation can definitely also cause nausea and diarrhea, but they could be due to other unrelated causes. Nsaid drugs like Ibuprofen are usually very effective for prostaglandin-related complaints. ...Read more

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I have had a upset stomach and diarhea for a few days before period?

I have had a upset stomach and diarhea for a few days before period?

PMS: Those are classic symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

Here are some other symptoms:


http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/premenstrual-syndrome/basics/symptoms/con-20020003 ...Read more

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Is diahrrea and upset stomach after greasy food like pizza normal? My family has a history of gallbladder problems, could that be it.

Is diahrrea and upset stomach after greasy food like pizza normal? My family has a history of gallbladder problems, could that be it.

Yes, it could: Be related. But not likely if you do not have any pain. It could also be pancreatic insufficiency. Have you doctor take a look at you. ...Read more

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For the past week I have had an upset stomach that comes in waves. I have also had diharrea for days. I have no fever though.

For the past week I have had an upset stomach that comes in waves. I have also had diharrea for days. I have no fever though.

Simple diet: It would be good to stick to foods that are easy to digest for the next few days. Bananas, applesauce, toast, rice, broth soups, hot water with a small piece of ginger all can help with stomach upset. If your symptoms continue, see your doctor to look for other issues. ...Read more

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Father (86)has been on dialysis for 3 yrs. Recently he has had diahrrea and upset stomach everyday. Is this a sign dialysis is not working anymore.

Father (86)has been on dialysis for 3 yrs. Recently he has had diahrrea and upset stomach everyday. Is this a sign dialysis is not working anymore.

No: This could be a complication of dialysis, his underlying condition or could result from other causes. Your father needs to be evaluated immediately and treated. At his age with his comorbidity, he susceptible to a host of infectious agents as well ...Read more

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Bloated, growling and upset stomach for over 3 weeks. I was traveling in scandanavia when I got this. No fever, sometimes diarhea.

Bloated, growling and upset stomach for over 3 weeks. I was traveling in scandanavia when I got this. No fever, sometimes diarhea.

Bloating, diarrhea: Very likely that you could have encountered a form of traveler's diarrhea or other GI infection. For this problem, it is best to see your physician as soon as possible so that he/she may obtain the necessary testing in order to properly treat your complaints. ...Read more

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I have been suffering frim severe stomach burning on left hand side, heartburn and diarreah as well as upset stomach?

I have been suffering frim severe stomach burning on left hand side, heartburn and diarreah as well as upset stomach?

Acid in stomach: Sounds like acid in stomach. There are numerous ways to reduce the acid in the stomach which will probably alleviate your problems. ...Read more

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Getting over viral infection (flu), but now have upset stomach with diarreah. Lightheaded at times with hot spells. Is this normal after illness?

Getting over viral infection (flu), but now have upset stomach with diarreah. Lightheaded at times with hot spells. Is this normal after illness?

Depends: Depending on your age and if antibiotics were given during this illness it is not uncommon to have lightheadedness and diarrhea after a viral illness. If you have a fever more than three or four days or the diarrhea is greenish color see your PCP. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more