Intense stomach pain and diarrhea
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Diarrhea called extremely unpleasant bowel disorder characterized by watery stool (diarrhea), which is shown by 3 times per day or more loose stools or blood more than 1 time per day.
Intense stomach pain and diarrhea can get sick as a result of receiving substandard food or water, of allergies, stress, abuse of fatty and spicy foods or alcohol, infection of the body by various bacteria and parasites, the occurrence of viral diseases or diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, impaired intestinal motility and so forth.
If you do not cure intense stomach pain and diarrhea in time, it can lead to dehydration and as a consequence to coma and convulsions. It is also possible complications can be sepsis, toxic shock, and peritonitis. In addition, the very unfavorable outcome is possible in the absence of treatment of diarrhea in HIV-infected individuals, patients who have undergone radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Typically, when a suspected diarrhea (especially in the case of bloody stools, vomiting, severe pain in the abdomen, lower or raise the temperature, low blood pressure, or if more than 10 bowel movements per day) should be referred to a therapist or pediatrician. It was he who prescribes tests to evaluate the severity of the disease and recommend treatment. In severe cases, it may send to a gastroenterologist for consultation.
Intense stomach pain and diarrhea: Symptoms
There are two forms of diarrhea: acute and chronic.
Duration of the disease is usually not more than 4 weeks, with proper treatment and is associated with a viral or bacteriological nature. Acute diarrhea can get sick when eating or water contaminated by pathogenic bacteria and microorganisms. The severity of the disease usually depends on the nature of the pathogen, the immune system of man. For example, intense stomach pain and diarrhea are caused by Escherichia coli. Symptoms are fever, chills, the false urge to defecate, liquid stool and severe pains in the abdomen. Symptoms last for about a week.
Diarrhea caused by dysentery bacteria, Salmonella occurs much more severe. Severe pain in the abdomen, bowel urgency, and up to 30 times a day, stool with blood and pus, fever up to 40 C. The process of defecation, before and after, often accompanied by drawing pains in the rectal (tenesmus). Because of the possibility of dehydration reduced pressure, tachycardia may occur, weakness.
While infecting parasitic bacteria is accompanied by diarrhea and bloody stools dull pain in the lower abdomen.
There is such a thing as travelers’ diarrhea, which lasts usually no more than a week. It occurs when a person leaves a constant region of residence, going beyond it. Such subtype diarrhea associated with a change of diet, water, in particular, climatic conditions, and the occurrence of stress. At the same time, the symptoms are very similar to the symptoms that arise when intestinal diarrhea. The dull ache in the lower abdomen, fever up to 38 C, loose stools up to 10 times a day. The difference is the occurrence of nausea and vomiting.
The intense stomach pain and diarrhea can also accompany other diseases, especially virus: influenza (often «swine»), cholera, rotavirus infections and so forth.
Chronic diarrhea is accompanied by pain in the upper abdomen, bloody stools, nausea, and vomiting. Typically occurs along with other diseases, especially diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. For example, if colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis — diarrhea has a distinct character, accompanied by bloody stools, fever, anemia, abdominal pain, and joints.
Intense stomach pain and diarrhea: Diagnosis
Intense stomach pain and diarrhea helps diagnose a full examination and investigation of the cause of the fecal-disease agent on helminth eggs, occult blood and bacteria overgrowth. These studies are necessary to prevent or detect different forms of the disease.
It is also necessary (to detect inflammation in the intestine, the degree of absorption of food and its digestion), complete blood count (for the detection or absence of signs of chronic inflammation, anemia), barium enema (for the evaluation of motor function of the intestine) and abdominal ultrasound (to avoid diseases of the liver, the pancreas, the presence of tumors).
Intense stomach pain and diarrhea: Treatment
In the treatment of diarrhea diet plays an important role, it helps to normalize bowel movements and get rid of the pain. Prohibits all fried foods and dishes, including spicy and fatty foods. You need to exclude the diet foods, such as chocolate, a variety of meats, salt, canned food, soft drinks, and coffee. Allowed and recommended by experts cooked vegetables, soups, boiled eggs, rice porridge and baked potatoes.
Appointment of drugs is associated with a form of the disease. It is important to consult with your doctor as some medications, such as loperamide or Imodium, which are recommended for diarrhea, cannot be used in acute intestinal infection! The use of these drugs can cause disease, in general, weighting!
Mild forms of diarrhea can be cured banal rehydration package, which should be dissolved in 1 liter of water. Take after each act of defecation, accompanied by loose stool 200 ml small sips. Just adsorbed drugs often prescribed to relieve pain, in particular, activated carbon — 2 tablets 3-4 times daily, smelt — 1 sachet 3 times a day, polifepam — 1 tablespoon diluted in 100 ml of water 3 times a day. All adsorbents must be taken 1 hour before meals.
Linex can help relieve pain and restore the microflora, which was broken due to diarrhea disease. However, it can be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
More severe cases of diarrhea, such as bacterial diarrhea, accompanied by fever, it is treated the same nifuroxazide which is useless if you have diarrhea caused by viral diseases.
Take a variety of antibiotics is possible only after the urgent advice of a doctor, for example, when invasive diarrhea or certain intestinal infections.
Intense stomach pain and diarrhea: Traditional methods
Often when a diarrhea doctors prescribe herbs that possess astringent, enveloping and bactericidal effect and relieve abdominal pain.
- Take 1-2 tsp blueberries, pour boiling water, cool and take 4 times a day for a week.
- To remove the pain in the stomach, you can take the bark of oak or alder fruits need to take 2 tablespoons and 0.5 liters of boiling water pour. Place the container on the stove and boil for about 20 minutes. Then cool and take 4 times a day to 2 tablespoons
- Get rid of the pain in the abdomen can cook yourself a simulation solution rehydration at home. To do this, mix 1 tsp soda, 1 tsp salt, 8 tsp sugar, 1 cup of orange juice. The resulting mixture was dissolved in 1 liter of boiled water and takes a glass after each bowel movement, accompanied by loose stools.
- One of the popular methods of treatment of diarrhea and relieve pain in the abdomen, implies acceptance of inward 1 glass of vodka with salt. The more salt in a glass, the better.
Intense stomach pain and diarrhea often accompanied by dehydration and pain, when it is possible to use the treatment of sea salt.
- Mix 20 g. glucose, 4 g. sea salt (purified), 3 c. soda and 20 g. potassium chloride. Dilute the mixture liter of boiled water and drink in one day.
- Relieve the pain can also be the following recipe. In a glass pour the orange juice, add 1 tsp sea salt (finely ground) and 1 tsp honey. In another glass pour filtered water (can be boiled), and add 1 tsp soda. Stir the mixture into two cups and drink two sips from each alternately.
- Take the garlic! It can chop or eat 1-2 cloves intact.
The best prevention of intense stomach pain and diarrhea — is the observance of certain rules. Always wash your hands before eating and after using the toilet. Wash vegetables and fruits. Do not drink untreated water! Before the use of water, it should at least be boiled. Buy and eat fresh food (look at the production date on the packaging). Many bacteria (except for salmonella) die from the cold, so put food in the refrigerator.