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I have abdominal pain that has been going on for five days now. Other than the pain I have nausea, low grade fever, chills, and constipation. for two days now I have been constipated before I had diaerah 3 to 4 times a day for three days. Only loss two LBs in the past week.

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replied March 29th, 2010
Abdominal Pain Answer A10986
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know the cause of the symptoms that you experience.

Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine, resulting in acute diarrhea. It can be transferred by contact with contaminated food and water. The inflammation is caused by viruses, bacteria, their toxins, parasites, etc. It is characterized with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, headaches, flatulence, abdominal pain, bloody stools, fainting and weakness. The condition is usually of acute onset, normally lasting 1–6 days, and is self-limiting.

According to the data that you described, you may be experiencing gastroenteritis. You may consider having bacterial culture with antibiogram from a stool sample. You may also need to take antibiotics according to the antibiogram. Taking oral re-hydration solutions in case you experience vomiting and dizziness due to decreased blood pressure may be necessary.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.

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