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A 25-year-old female asked:

I can go a week without having a bowel movement some times longer. then i will have the runs for a week. my stomach hurts all the time under my ribs.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
May be IBS or more?: Inflammation, infection ibs may be associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in patients with ibs, but first rule out inflammation, ischemia, ; infection. See doc pls.
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