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Cause for stomach cramping and loose stools with no blood.

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My girlfriend who's 28 has stomach cramping with small amounts of loose stools. No blood or mucus in the stools. Ibuprofen seems to help the pain some. What's wrong?

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Hello. Thank you for posting your query at our health forum.
It seems your girl friend has picked up a bad stomach bug. Can happen if a person consumes outside food, or eats some contaminated food. She needs to take Tab. Loperamide to control the frequency of her stool. One tablet will stop her loose stools and also reduce the cramping.
Normally cramping associated with abdominal pain denotes bacterial infection. So i will advise the following :
1) Tab. Ofloxacin- Ornidazole ( Generic combination, any local OTC brand can be taken ) one tablet twice a day for 3-5 days depending on the severity.
2) Tab. Loperamide SOS ( to control loose stools )
3) Probiotic supplements like curd fortified with lactobacillus
4) Plenty of water. Make sure she is adequately hydrated.
5) Bland food for the next 2 days.
6) Tab. Pan 40 one tablet, once in the morning, before breakfast for one week.
This will help her. Try to start the medicines as soon as possible.
Feel free to discuss further,

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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