Why is my stomach cramping, and I have green watery stool?

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I am 55yrs young, severe stomach cramping, watery green ( dark ) stool. Insulin Levimir 40 units 2 X day.

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Hi, Carla Thompson. Your symptoms may be caused by gastroenteritis which could happen when you catch a cold or have an improper diet. You need to stay warm, develop good eating habits, do not eat spicy, raw,  or cold food, and avoid overeating. It is recommended that you go to the hospital to take gastroenteroscopy and abdominal ultrasonography. You can take drugs to protect your stomach, such as rabeprazole or omeprazole.

Hi. The watery stool along with mild to severe abdominal cramping is commonly a symptom of stomach flu. The stomach flu can’t be cured by medications, and antibiotics won’t help when a virus is the culprit. You can take over-the-counter medication to treat the symptoms, but do so sparingly. For fever or aches, ibuprofen (Advil) can help, as long as it doesn’t cause you to have more of an upset stomach. Be sure to avoid foods that are spicy, fatty or greasy while you have the stomach flu and don't drink alcohol or caffeine. Electrolyte drinks such as Gatorade or Pedialyte are the best way to rehydrate but regular water works too. Stomach viruses are highly contagious, so washing your hands and cleaning is essential.

Hi Carla, how long has it been?If your stool turns watery and green in color, it is known as green diarrhea. In some cases, the condition is triggered by temporary factors such as food. It heals all by itself after just a few days and is nothing serious to worry about. However, you should be careful if the condition does not go away even after 3 to 4 days.

Did you eat anything undercooked? Do you have diarrhea? How many times? You are suggested to eat less meals and make sure what you eat is digestible first. If the symptoms are constant or become severe, you are suggested to do further examination such as a stool test for diagnosis.