Causes Of Hard Stomach Post Diarrhea?
hello doctor … a week ago to be exact hr saturday i had diarrhea and was given medicine by the antibiotic doctor cefixime trihydrate and lopamid loperamide diarrhea medication. on Thursday my diarrhea stopped but from Wednesday to Sunday my stomach was hard when I stood up. and it seems like my stomach is enlarged. Is this due to my diarrhea or the side effects of the medication I am taking? Or is there another disease. please advise and input. Thank you in advance
Thank you for the question.
A stomach that feels hard and enlarges after diarrhea often indicates that there is still a lot of gas in your digestive tract. This increased production gas can occur due to gastrointestinal conditions that have not recovered after diarrhea, or also because of side effects of the drug. It could also be that the stomach is hardened and enlarged is caused by other diseases, such as intestinal obstruction, intestinal inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, digestive infections, food allergies, intraabdominal tumors, and disorders of the organ systems other than the digestive tract (for example liver enlargement, enlarged spleen, urinary retention, pregnancy, myoma, etc.).
You should not panic first. If at this time your diarrhea has been resolved, and no other severe complaints that arise, such as vomiting, difficulty in passing wind, severe abdominal pain, and so on, you should first handle your complaints with:
Only take medicine as recommended by the doctor Drink more warm water Eat a variety of balanced nutritious foods, not too spicy, fatty, gassed, not too haphazard snacks Warm compresses to your stomach, or apply warm oil on your stomach that hardens Increase exercise Avoid alcohol However, if in addition to an enlarged and hardened stomach you also experience other severe complaints as mentioned above, then you should go to a doctor or doctor of internal medicine. If necessary, the doctor can direct you to undergo an x-ray examination, ultrasound, endoscopy, stool tests, or other supporting tests before providing the best treatment.
Hope this helps ...