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Abdominal Pain And Frequent Bowel Movements
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Chronic diahrea,mucus in stool, urgent and frequent bowel movements, abdominal pain. Colonoscopy normal and healthy. IBS ?
This may be IBD: mucus and diarrhea is usually a phenomenon of inflammation of bowel. The colonoscope is designed to examine the colon for tumor and can reach terminal ileum but can visualize above it. A camera pellet swallowed can visualizse the entire small bowel to determine if there is inflammation of SB. If symptoms persist the GI physician should evaluate small bowel. ...Read more
I am having extreme sciatic pain along with lower abdominal pain. frequent bowel movements with little output. diarrhea/waterlike stool. ?
Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more
Abdominal pain.: The symptoms described are consistent with a whole array of potential causes. These symptoms may occur due to viral infections, food poisoning, parasitic infections, autoimmune or inflammatory diseases as well as other causes. A visit to your health care provider is needed to determine if these symptoms indicate a serious illness. ...Read more
May be impacted: You may have a stool impaction. This is a large collection of stool that has hardened to the point abdominal it's very hard to clear. You get stomach cramps as gas and fluid backs up around and stretching the colon. You should see your doctor about this. He may have to arrange for disimpaction. Or a G.I. Evaluation and colonoscopy. Good health. ...Read more
Extreme lower abdominal pain upper abdominal pain nausea frequent bowel movements chest pain, migrane and weakness. Happens every few weeks /months.
It can: It depends on the location of the pain; typical might be left lower abdomen or pelvic, associated with the sigmoid colon inflammation. If you are having fevers or all-over abdominal pain, or signs of infection you should see your doctor; consider taking a daily fiber supplement. ...Read more
Common: The most common type of food to be seen undigested in the stool is actually vegetables. They often are very high in fibers that we do not have enzymes in our digestive system to degrade them with. The fiber could also be causing gas pains. This can be a very normal finding. If you have accompanying frequent diarrhea, unintentional weight loss, or other stool changes, consult your doctor. ...Read more
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome can cause some significant discomfort and is a chronic condition. I would review your bowel habits with you doctor and determine if you are more likely to be constipated or have diarrhea....Or possible both. There may be a simple treatment path in your near future:). ...Read more
Yes: Straining with bowel movements can increase you intrabdominal pressure which can exacerbate back pain and can also worsen pain that may be resulting from a disc herniation. Talk with you pcp about your issue. They may recommend a stool softener or even a laxative to help alleviate the bowel issues. They can also help determine if there is some other source to your back pain. ...Read more
Intermittent abdominal pain with lots of gas, cramping, sometimes aching pain in rectum before and after bowel movements several months at least?
Gastroenterologist: After 4 months of symptoms I recommend that you consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome, lactose or gluten intolerance or inflammatory bowel disease. Appropriate tests will be done and dietary instructions will be given. ...Read more
Causes for burning stomach with constipation burning bowel movement and fatigue.I also have bowel movement after meal.I have hick ups and gas prob to?
Burning: Too many conditions to simplify this. See a gastroeneterologist.. Some conditions are discussed at http://www.Healthhype.Com/burning-anus-rectum-burning-sensation-after-a-bowel-movement.Html. ...Read more
Splenic Flx syndrome: Lt. upper quad is one of the areas associated with splenic flexure of left colon. After BM which empties the rectum, the major site for the reservoir of stool is the transverse colon. At the time of BM stool passes to the splenic flexure. If there is a twist in bowel at that site severe pain will occur. A Ba enema will define the situation and if necessary this can be followed by colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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