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I have been having upper abdominal pain and diarrhea for a week now. At first it was periodic and now it is constant. I have not had a fever. What's up

I have been having upper abdominal pain and diarrhea for a week now. At first it was periodic and now it is constant. I have not had a fever. What's up

Diarrhea: The differential diagnosis for abdominal pain and diarrhea is extensive. Including infection, malabsorption, inflammatory bowel disease, . Allergy or food intolerance., and endocrine disorder. You really need to discuss with your physician. A weeks duration is not horribly worrisome but all disease states have a beginning. The sooner the work up begins the sooner the diagnosis and appropriate tx. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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My 10 year old son has kept having on and off abdominal pain and diarrhea for the past few weeks. What could be causing this? What should we do?

My 10 year old son has kept having on and off abdominal pain and diarrhea for the past few weeks. What could be causing this? What should we do?

Diarrhea for weeks: Has he been well (gastrointestinally speaking) up until now? Any one else in his circle of contacts similarly ill? Most common cause of diahrrea in US is viral but other things too. Any family history of chronic GI diseases? Peds gastroenterologist can help workup for zebras. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been having complications with releasing stool on a daily basis, some abdominal pain, diarrhea for weeks. What could this be?

I've been having complications with releasing stool on a daily basis, some abdominal pain, diarrhea for weeks. What could this be?

Some thoughts...: Sometimes with constipation, you can get something called "fecal impaction" where loose stool (diarrhea) goes around the impaction, but it's only because there's something blocking the passageway. This can give you some abdominal pain. But what you're describing can also be caused by infectious and inflammatory conditions, so make sure you get checked out, especially if going on for weeks! ...Read more

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Son has had abdominal pain vomiting and diarrhea for almost two weeks. We had an upper gi and cat scan done which only found reflux and nodes?

Son has had abdominal pain vomiting and diarrhea for almost two weeks. We had an upper gi and cat scan done which only found reflux and nodes?

Good news so far but: ...There are no perfect tests & few perfect doctors. Most practitioners want you to candidly share your concerns so as to best direct you appropriately. If for any reason you/he didn't hit it off ideally with the first GI doctor, or you want confirmation of doctor's opinion or a fresh look, please check with another GI specialist. Don't give up, particularly if your son has ongoing distress. ...Read more

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Sulfur burps, severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, vomiting. For over a week straight now. Nothing helps.?

Sulfur burps, severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, vomiting. For over a week straight now. Nothing helps.?

Giardiasis: A parasitic disease best treated with Flagyl. See your primary MD ASAP or schedule a virtual appointment with me @ healthtap. Com/jermanhammerstead for Rx. ...Read more

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Still having bouts of severe abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting, lasts about 1 week pod ANA followed by neg, ct clean. Any ideas what direction 2go?

Still having bouts of severe abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting, lasts about 1 week pod ANA followed by neg, ct clean. Any ideas what direction 2go?

GI distress: If you have a negative work up for infection (H pylori, etc), and your vomiting is not yellow or green, you may have a variation of IBS that would benefit from treatment. Your doctor can work with you on this. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w adrenal fatigue in summer 2013. Last few weeks have had upper abdominal pain (mostly right some left), pain behind right breast, and last month have had constipation/diarrhea. Also been more fatigued and have been sleeping more than usual?

Diagnosed w adrenal fatigue in summer 2013. Last few weeks have had upper abdominal pain (mostly right some left), pain behind right breast, and last month have had constipation/diarrhea. Also been more fatigued and have been sleeping more than usual?

Adrenal fatigue: Check thyroid function TSH/T4. With right upper abdominal pain check for gallbladder stones, (or colon) also consider gastritis, GERD with H pylori, food intolerance ( (gluten/soy milk), costochondritis, rare mycoplasma or pneumonia, if periods irregular polycystic ovarian syndrome.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/expert-answers/adrenal-fatigue/FAQ-20057906 ...Read more

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I've had a sinus infection for over a week, now dizzy, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, low back pain and upper abdominal pain!?!?!

I've had a sinus infection for over a week, now dizzy, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, low back pain and upper abdominal pain!?!?!

Moe than sinuses: It sounds like some thing else is going on. It could be C Diff from antibiotics are some other process. Call your physician. ...Read more

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One week of upper abdominal pain (worse when standing + moving about, almost none when sitting), flatulence and belching, normal stools (No diarrhea/constipation/blood, but more frequent). No fever, nor headache. Been taking pantoprazole for 9 days?

One week of upper abdominal pain (worse when standing + moving about, almost none when sitting), flatulence and belching, normal stools (No diarrhea/constipation/blood, but more frequent). No fever, nor headache. Been taking pantoprazole for 9 days?

Side Effect?: The most common side-effects (unwanted symptoms) related to pantoprazole include include:
headache, diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting,
gas, dizziness, joint pain. The symptoms of stomach pain, frequent stools, and gas suggest possibility of side-effects. Doctor should be consulted. ...Read more

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I had a vasectomy last Thursday and have developed a scrotal hematoma. I have been experiencing upper abdominal pain and diarrhea. From procedure?

I had a vasectomy last Thursday and have developed a scrotal hematoma. I have been experiencing upper abdominal pain and diarrhea. From procedure?

WHY?: Why are you on the internet? You need to be at the clinic or at the Dr NOW. Have you called the Dr who did the procedure? ...Read more

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Yellow diarrhea at times, constant upper abdominal pain?

Not normal c md: May be your diet but combination if upper abdominal pain and yellow stools us concerning for biliary disease. See your family doctor and get evaluated, hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain.?

Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain.?

Severe upper abd pai: There are a number of things that can be causing this. Without knowing your past medical history and surgical history and keeping able to examine you myself, I highly recommend you see your doctor ASAP to be sure you don't have an expanding aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain between my belly button and chest. Been going on 3 days along with diarrhea. What could this be?

Upper abdominal pain between my belly button and chest. Been going on 3 days along with diarrhea. What could this be?

Be evaluated...: More info on the detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + findings of timely physical exam + testing like imaging studies & blood tests should be obtained before possibly deducing right diagnosis for right treatment. How? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Then you know how to work well with the doctors. So, go to see doc ...Read more

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Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Post op gallbladder: Diarrhea is an extremely rare side effect of gallbladder surgery. This is due to inadequate amount of bile to digest food. Medical supplementation of bile salts is always the answer but you need to see you doctor and rule out any other source of you pain such as a surgical complication. ...Read more

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Burning mid/upper abdominal pain. And sometimes back. Vomiting and diarrhea for few hrs this morn have subsided but pain remains. What could this be?

Burning mid/upper abdominal pain. And sometimes back. Vomiting and diarrhea for few hrs this morn have subsided but pain remains. What could this be?

Gallbladder: Could be what is called biliary colic, especially if it awakens you from sleep or radiates to your back as you suggest. Also consider a stomach problem - gastritis, ulcers. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have bad upper abdominal pain should I take Prilosec it has been accruing for 3 days now with diarrhea and vomiting?

Chest/Abdominal Pain: Do you notice it with a meal? What is the pain like. Reflux can present this way in which case a trial of Prilosec would be reasonable. However, there could be other causes. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Hard to say: Sorry but this is tough to answer "online"
do you have fever? is there blood in the diarrhea? Have you had any stomach/intestinal issues in the past? Does anyone else @home have same symptoms?
if the answers to above are No....Try eating "lightly"over next 24hrs. I. no dairy spicy foods etc...be sure to drink water/teas etc so you don't get dehydrated....if no improvement, see your Dr.
Good luc ...Read more

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I just started birth control last night, fell asleep and woke up the next morning to upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, & sob...Is this a side effect?

I just started birth control last night, fell asleep and woke up the next morning to upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, & sob...Is this a side effect?

Probably not: These are not usual side effect symptoms of oral contraceptives. It is more likely that your intestinal disorder is due to another cause. That being said, certain people have unusual (but not serious) reactions to any number of drugs...Sort of falls into the saying "everyone is different". I would suggest continuing your pills as they are most likely not the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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F 29 watery diarrhea all day for 10 days now everything I eat runs thru me upper abdominal pain after eating comes and goes all day no vomit?

F 29 watery diarrhea all day for 10 days now everything I eat runs thru me upper abdominal pain after eating comes and goes all day no vomit?

Watery diarrhea: Would go to ER or urgent care you are likely dehydrated and need IV fluid. Lots. They will also collect stool for studies. You likely need antibiotics coverage for camphylobacter which is common as well as cryptosporidia, giardia, microsporidia, cyclospora (2015 Wisconsin). less common H pylori, c difficile if on antibiotics, food intolerances. Avoid dairy f/u /w/ urgent care/ ER today ...Read more

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Having severe headache, middle back pain and neck pain, upper abdominal pain (can't lay on side) diarrhea. Just diagnosed with strep yesterday. Help!

Having severe headache, middle back pain and neck pain, upper abdominal pain (can't lay on side) diarrhea. Just diagnosed with strep yesterday. Help!

Strep: Common symptoms include headache fever and sore throat. Other symptoms include: nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or rash. The diarrhea could be related to the anabiotic and if it is persistent could actually be an anabiotic associated infection called c diff colitis. If the diarrhea persists a stool sample will be necessary. Otherwise alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen plenty of rest and fluids is the treatment. ...Read more

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Constant with or without food upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, constant burp like sound from upper abdomen, only test that shows is low B12 and mch/mch?

Constant with or without food upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, constant burp like sound from upper abdomen, only test that shows is low B12 and mch/mch?

Need more info: This format doesn't lend itself to making adequate guesses of what is going on. That said, I think about reflux, ulcers, gastritis. ...Read more

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I have a bad stomach ache. No diarrhea, no vomiting. The pain is high & comes in waves of pain. Abdominal is tender to touch?

See a doctor: Hard to guess what you could have based on the limited information here. Could range from gallbladder to stomach ulcer to a viral gastroenteritis. If the pains and problems are concerning you, see your doctor asap or go to an er for evaluation. ...Read more

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Upper/middle back pain a little towards the left also accompanied by upper abdominal pain sometimes after meals. No vomiting or diarrhea?

Upper/middle back pain a little towards the left also accompanied by upper abdominal pain sometimes after meals. No vomiting or diarrhea?

Gutsy call here: Some spinal conditions may cause abdominal pain but symptoms would not be meal-related. Some abdominal conditions cause back pain & commonly are meal-related. So it seems your problem is in your belly, not your back. ...Read more

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I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

Vomitong and Diarrhe: Had food, following which had vomiting and smelly diarrhea. You may have low fever 100-100.2 F
Most probable cause is a viral or bacterial gastroenteritis,
Have culture and sensitivity of stool
Take Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg TID, to reduce vomiting
or ciprofloxacin administered for 3 days 250 mg, TID
Prevent dehydration with clear fluid, usually lasts for 2-5 days, no improvement after 3 days, see geastroe ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain vomiting diarrhea fatigue weakness dizziness three days no fever?

Upper abdominal pain vomiting diarrhea fatigue weakness dizziness three days no fever?

Dehydration: Is probably causing the fatigue weakness and dizziness. If you are unable to take fluids by mouth, then you will need to have them administered IV or this could get even worse. Also you should find the cause of all of this by visiting a clinical facility and get it treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain with bloating. Increased diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss. Can this all be related?

I am having upper abdominal pain with bloating. Increased diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss. Can this all be related?

Related: Very simply YES!
You should make an appointment to see a Gynecologist - she will take your history, examine you, order some laboratory data, and begin to help control your problems.
Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more