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Symptoms of a gut infection

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For the last week I have had stomach cramps that are so bad I have been in bed for christmas.
I have had constant loose stools, and have vomited 4 times. The vomiting has now stopped but the cramps are still there and so are the loose stools.
This morning the stools where green and frothy.
At the start of last week I also had a fever and then the chills, followed by weakness of the limbs. These sympotoms have now passed, but the cramps are there still and so are the stools.
I have consulted my GP and he thinks that it is a bug. I am not convinced.


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replied January 4th, 2010
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A8861
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

I would agree with your GP as it seems likely to be a gut infection only in view of the fever, loose stools and vomiting.


The commonest pathogens causing the same are E. coli & Salmonella typhi. You’ll need a short course of antibiotics and drugs to take care of the vomiting and Oral Rehydration Salts to ensure you get all the essential salts which are lost in stools.


This is for medical information only and for your definite treatment, please consult your physician. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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