Ask an expert
Question

17 Jul 2006

LENGTHY TIME TO RECOVER FROM TUMMY BUG
I have had what (I think) was a tummybug about a month ago - just mild diarrohea with no vomiting but just slight nausea and a lack of energy. However this has gone on for weeks intermittently. Sometimes the tummy is fine for a few days and then stools become watery again - also have constant bloating and burping. GP prescribed probiotics at first and has now put me on an antibiotic as well as anti-acid medicine. My tummy is generally very irritable (ibs?)and these type of viruses have lingered for weeks in the past (so - called post viaral symptoms)

Could this be an ulcer and would you recommend that i have the procedure whereby they put the pipe down ones throat ?
Answer 370 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Ray
First ask your doctor to send a stool sample ( 1 teaspoonful is enough) to the lab - you may have a parasite infection ( like Gardia - one can pick these things up from salads that are not rinsed properly or from your pets) One need specific treatment for it. I don't think you have an ulcer.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.