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A 31-year-old male asked:

Having freq. bowel movements(min 3, max 7) for the last 14yrs with slight pain at the lower ab.i've acid reflux, gas, bloating issues every other day.what cud the cause?it happens irrespective of stress.

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably IBS: Ibs is characterzied by pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific organic disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gassiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc... Often = nuisances, but can be debilitating at times. Symptoms often worsen with stress. Try some probiotics/align. If not better or u r concerned, consult doc.. Good luck.
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
I think: Your condition is abnormal. You should be seen by a GI specialist to exclude conditions such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. I don't think it is related to stress.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015

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