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I have been having stomach pains and diarreah for about 12 hours. the last two movements have contained considerable amounts of bright red blood. Should i go to a doctor?


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replied November 24th, 2010
Stomach, Ulcers, Gastric Bypass Answer A17270
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Yes, please consult a doctor immediately. Generally this is due to bacterial gastroenteritis and if this is not treated and brought under control, then this can turn serious. You will need gut antibiotics.

Take an OTC lactobacillus preparation and yoghurt with your meals. Drink plenty of fluids. Eat light, do not stay hungry but eat simple things like toast, porridge, cereals, crackers etc. Take ORS. Take over the counter antacid and antiemetic (this SOS for vomiting). Consult your GP/PCP immediately. Hope this helps. Take care!



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