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Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, HEPATITIS-C. Possible diagnosis?

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For patient who has a following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. History of drug abuse and possible hepatitis C. Taking medication such as synthroid 100mcg daily, nifedipine 30mg daily, and prednisone 10mg daily.

What do you think is the possible diagnosis?

Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist

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Patient replied :

thanks for the reply. Just curious what the stool sample would accomplish and determine/rule out.


Hi,
The stool sample may help to rule out protozoal infection like giardiasis which can cause symptoms which you have mentioned.
Regards.


Patient replied :

On average how long does the Pepto bismo affect stool colour?
Would the blood work I had done three months ago be sufficient in ruling out any more serious issues?


Hi,
It may take many days after you stop pepto bismol for the stool color to return to normal.
The blood work done 3 months ago may not be relevant for the current issue. You may have to repeat it.
Regards.


Patient replied :


Okay thanks, at this point though would you advise getting blood work done? Or just the stool sample?
Thanks again


Thank you for the follow up.
Stool sample will be adequate as of now.
Regards.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
Experience: 
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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