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Ralls, TX
A 45-year-old female asked:

For several days: bloating, diarrhea, pain and fullness under ribs, pain that radiates to lower side, nausea, discomfort in mid to lower back. causes?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor: Diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain that last more than 2-3 days could be a surgical problem (gall bladder, appendicitis), a problem requiring antibiotics (diverticulitis), a reaction to a medication or a noxious agent, a viral infection. Because some of the causes are serious and you don't know what is wrong, you should see a doctor who will examine you and test you.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Bloat,diarrhea: These generalized gastrointestinal symptoms are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome, intolerance to something in your diet like gluten or lactose products, mild food poisoning or a viral intestinal tract infection. At this time I recommend avoidance of roughage in your diet and taking kaopectate or peptobismol. Have you had similar reaction to lactose or gluten in the past? See your MD as ne
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Symptoms are new and unexplained. Pain is prominent. Irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. Dietary intolerance could be excluded by clear liquid diet for a few days. Virus should be better in a few days. Meanwhile, surgical emergency may be cause. Patient should see a physician soon.
Sep 14, 2017
Last updated Sep 14, 2017

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