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A 16-year-old male asked:

i have gut/abdominal pain when i have to use the bathroom. i tend to get diarrhea and i also have constipation. what is it as what can i do?

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
depends: It is important to go to your doctor. These abdominal pains/cramps with alternating feces could be many things. It could be a symptom of ibs/irritable bowel syndrome, bacterial overgrowth, a parasite, colon cancer or an inflammatory bowel disease like crohns disease. Go to doc.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2013

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