Patient :I had my baby on February 13th. I was feeling fine before, then later that day I ate some hospital food. I ate some turkey and gravy, stuffing, salad that seemed to have been left out a while cause it didn't look good nor taste good it wasn't even warm. I was so starving that I ate it anyways. Later that day my tummy started cramping and getting really gassy. The following morning I felt really nauseated and abdominal cramp. I pooped three times that day and started feeling bad. After I left the hospital I have been sick since then. My whole body aches feels like the flu aches in my muscles and joints, nausea, abdominal cramps, gas, weird stuff in stool, really stinky stool, no appetite, my stomach rarely growls for food. It is now March 11th and I still feel like this. Does it sound like I picked up some kind of parasite?
Symptoms: nausea, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, smelly stool, muscle aches
Congratulations for your baby! You seem to be suffering from a gastrointestinal infection (bacterial not parasitic), as a result of consuming either contaminated food or water. Since its been almost a month now, you are advised to consult your doctor immediately. Certain blood tests along with a stool test would be conducted to ascertain the possible cause and an antibiotic therapy may be prescribed accordingly. If you are feeding your baby, pl. do not forget to mention it to your doctor (for choice of appropriate antibiotics). Wish you a happy motherhood!!
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