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What can cause Occasional Diarrhea and Vomiting?

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I have pain in my stomach when you press on it. I went to the doctor because I had some diareeha and would vomit ocassionally. He pressed on my stomach to see if anything was swollen but no. He suggested Penncillin suggesting it might be a viral infection. The diareeha stopped and the vomiting stopped but I still have discomfort. The doctor wants me to finish the medication and then come back and I might have to go for a Ct Scan. What do you think it might be if I need a further tests? Thank you.


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replied April 19th, 2006
Stomach, Ulcers, Gastric Bypass, Colon Disorders Answer A799
It seems likely that you were experiencing a type of gastro-intestinal infection. In this case, a CT-scan is not the proper diagnostic tool. Microbiological examinations of the feces are more useful. At this time, however, you report no vomiting or diarrhea... I doesn't seem as if you will need further diagnostic procedures. Discomfort can pass spontaneously. Neither penicillin nor any other antibiotic are used for treating viral infections. Diet and a supplement of water + salts are the most important actions for treating intestinal infections.
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