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Cramping-like lower abdominal pain before and after bowel movement, and before passing gas?

Cramping-like lower abdominal pain before and after bowel movement, and before passing gas?

Possible: More than one possibility for htese symptoms. See you doctor and let them check you. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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


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35 y.O.Healthy female with abdominal bloat, frequent foul gas and foul bowel movements. Most of the time stomach ache after eating also?

35 y.O.Healthy female with abdominal bloat, frequent foul gas and foul bowel movements. Most of the time stomach ache after eating also?

GI-flatukence: Bloating, belching, foul gas can be from multiple causes: bacterial infection, amebic infection, gallbladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other diseases of the GI tract. I suggest a GI examination and evalution with blood tests and imaging as well as testing for stool parasites and h, pylori0must be worked up. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back/abdomen, cramping, stomach pain with nausea during bowel movements. 5 days dihareah & pain, finally solid with same symptoms above?

Pain in lower back/abdomen, cramping, stomach pain with nausea during bowel movements. 5 days dihareah & pain, finally solid with same symptoms above?

Gastroenteritis: There are multiple possible explanations here. My advice would be to see a doctor if, within the next several days, the symptoms continue despite the resolution of the diarrhea. The inflammation produced by the infecting organism (if this is due to infection) may produce residual inflammation causing the abdominal pain and nausea. ...Read more

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Severe lower abdomen pain and lower butt pain after bowel movement?

Severe lower abdomen pain and lower butt pain after bowel movement?

Hemorrhoids likely.: This is likely due to hemorrhoids. The history strongly suggest it, since pain is after a bowel movement, and likely associated with straining. It could be anal fissure, or possibly another colon/anal issue. Depending on your age, and if this has been going on a while, you might want to see your doctor to get a rectal exam/testing to make sure it is not worse, like cancer, etc.. ...Read more

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I have severe lower abdomen pain and lower back pain after bowel movement?

I have severe lower abdomen pain and lower back pain after bowel movement?

Not normal: Many things can cause your symptoms (adhesions, colon issues, anal issues, endometriosis, etc) but clearly, it is not normal to have "severe" pain with bms. See your md asap for evaluation. If the pain is truly severe and getting worse you may need to go to er. ...Read more

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I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool. Now notice I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor. Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool. Now notice I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor. Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, can sometimes be due to diverticulitis, but certainly can be a sign of bleeding in the upper digestive tract. You should share this new finding with your doctor and see if it affects her working differential. You may need tests to rule out an upper gastrointestinal source of bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been having lower back ache and lower abdominal ache with (sorry) lots of gas and loose bowel movements over the last 5 days. Now feel hot to touch to?

Been having lower back ache and lower abdominal ache with (sorry) lots of gas and loose bowel movements over the last 5 days. Now feel hot to touch to?

Gas, diarrhea: May have an infection, gastroenteritis. Did you eat somewhere new? Travel? Since it is lasting 5 days would go to urgent care and have stool checked for bacteria.May be camphylobacter for which zithromax helps, or salmonella, shigella E coli (usually try cipro (ciprofloxacin) but now it is more resistant). Also probiotics can help rebalance to intestinal flora, simethacone breaks gas but go to doctor urgent car ...Read more

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Back and lower abdomen pain that radiates to my legs, indigestion, loose bowel movements, 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Sign of labor?

Back and lower abdomen pain that radiates to my legs, indigestion, loose bowel movements, 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Sign of labor?

Rhythmic or not?: If the pains are rhythmic and can be timed at regular intervals of increasingly shortened intervals then labor is on the way. If not it is just the pressure of the pregnancy on the internal structures. ...Read more

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Epigastric pain, alternating not constant, with watery brown stool around 300-400 ml just once. Pain continues after bowel movement pain score 2/10?

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Epigastric pain, alternating not constant, with watery brown stool around 300-400 ml just once. Pain continues after bowel movement pain score 2/10?

Colon, abdominal pain: Many things can cause pain and diarrhea. You need a gastroenterologist. Common things are infections, inflammation, and tumors. Best guess with limited information is infectious, can be vital or bacterial. Most are self limited and better with fluids and time. Pls seek professional help. ...Read more

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My husbands bowel movements are liquid and he has stomach aches. What should he take?

My husbands bowel movements are liquid and he has stomach aches. What should he take?

OTC remedies...: If your husbands symptoms have been long-standing i.e. Greater than 2 weeks duration he should see a doctor. If more recent onset then he should try otc remedies like pepto-bismol or Imodium (loperamide) ad. Also, he might want to restrict milk and ice cream as well as high fiber foods such as raw fruits and vegetables till the symptoms improve. ...Read more

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I have irregular bowel movements and I get very harsh pain stomach aches which make gurgling sounds which bubble loudly. I feel very nauseous.

GI Issues: Sounds like you may have some constipation, maybe with underlying IBS, (but that is a diagnosis of exclusion). At 17, you should not be dealing with this issue, so hopefully if you get in to se the Dr. They can get you some testing and treatment to help you. Good luck. (In the mean time, try changing your diet to increasing fruits/veggies and fiber). ...Read more

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I've went and seen my doctor, but for the last week I've been geting terrible stomach aches. I have gas buy not have bowel movements like normal im 20.

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I've went and seen my doctor, but for the last week I've been geting terrible stomach aches. I have gas buy not have bowel movements like normal im 20.

Take a lexative: Take 4 tablets of Dulcolax at night (all 4 tablets in one dose). You will have good bm next morning and will clean your system. ...Read more

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Really bad intestinal camps, bowel movements every 2 days, very painful gas, burning epigastric pain. Lasting 8 weeks now. Stool sample clear. Help:- (?

Really bad intestinal camps, bowel movements every 2 days, very painful gas, burning epigastric pain. Lasting 8 weeks now. Stool sample clear. Help:- (?

See GI: You describe 8 weeks of abdominal cramping, bowel movement every two days, painful gas, and epigastric pain. I noticed that you have had an MRI of the abdomen. Please follow up with a gastroenterologist for complete evaluation and treatment of these symptoms. ...Read more

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For 3 days have constant stomach ache, but normal bowel movements & no nausea. Then today stool was covered in NEON green slime, sticky pellets?

For 3 days have constant stomach ache, but normal bowel movements & no nausea. Then today stool was covered in NEON green slime, sticky pellets?

Black white and red: Are bad stool colors. Green is not concerning. Not sure exactly if it's just bile mixed with what ever you have eaten but your stomach ache is more a concern if prolonged and associated with those other colors. There is a wide differential for stomachaches in a 19 yo woman. Consult with your doctor and consider whether or not you have been using excessive amounts of NSAIDs for any reason. ...Read more

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What illness causes chills, stomach ache (cramping & bloating) and frequent bowel movements?

What illness causes chills, stomach ache (cramping & bloating) and frequent bowel movements?

Diarrhea: Your symptoms speak to a possible infectious diarrhea like salmonella or shigella. Make an appointment with your doctor asap or go to the er so a culture can be taken and you can be started on proper treatment. ...Read more

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Painful stomach aches, many bowel movements &cramping the past 3 days. I have a cough too but no nausea or vomiting. Is it a stomach bug of some sort?

Painful stomach aches, many bowel movements &cramping the past 3 days. I have a cough too but no nausea or vomiting. Is it a stomach bug of some sort?

Stomach bug: Try the BRAT diet. You can eat banana rice applesauce toast. See if you can hold down liquids first. Advance slowly. Sometimes it can last a while. So long as liquids are ok then you'll avoid dehydration. Over time if you do not feel any improvement then see your doctor. The cough could be the flu so if you are having fevers then see your doctor early. New treatment is antiviral medication ...Read more

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Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Needs to be checked: You probably have a viral gastroenteritis causing your symptoms. Consilt your doctor to confirm if you have it. Meanwhile make sure you drink plenty fluids to prevent dehydration. But if also vomiting and not able to retain fluids go to ER with your parents as you are a minor ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I'm having deep pain during bowel movement. I also get belly pain and sometimes there is blood in stool. What can it be?

Hello doctor. I'm having deep pain during bowel movement. I also get belly pain and sometimes there is blood in stool. What can it be?

Need to examine: Blood in stool needs to be investigated. If it is bright red blood and you are having hard stools, it may be from a fissure or hemorrhoid. Take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter is complaining of "stomach" pain. No nausea, and her whole abdomen seems to be tender to the touch. Last bowel movement was yesterday. Normal appetite. Sleeping more than usual. No fever. It's hard to tell what's real & what's

My 5 year old daughter is complaining of "stomach" pain. No nausea, and her whole abdomen seems to be tender to the touch. Last bowel movement was yesterday. Normal appetite. Sleeping more than usual. No fever. It's hard to tell what's real & what's

Abdominal pain: Is there a histaory of abdominal trauma? What has she eaten or drank today? Regardless, first order is to induce a bowel movement since she hasn't had one today. Observe for another hour or two. If the stomachache worsens, a shift in the location of the pain occurs and/or she develops vomiting or fever, it will be best to have her evaluated at the ed tonight. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain in the lower left of my stomach and have regular bowel movements?

See a doctor: There are many different things that can be causing your pain, some minor (irritable bowel) but some serious (colon ca). We need to know about the type of pain, what brings it on and what relieves it, any pertinent past history, etc. We are a "hands-on" profession and can learn a lot from physical examination. Lastly, we often need to run tests like blood tests, x-rays, or even endoscopy. ...Read more

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Why am I having cramps, stomach pain, bowel movements, and when I fart it burns my anus?

Why am I having cramps, stomach pain, bowel movements, and when I fart it burns my anus?

Need more info...: ...for example: diet preferences, past evaluation, current medications, known conditions, etc. Relative to your question: where are your cramps, how often are your bowel movements, what helps, what worsens the symptoms, etc. Happy to help you. ...Read more

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Bloating, stomach pain, gas that smells like sulfur, and bowel movements. What's causing this?

Bloating, stomach pain, gas that smells like sulfur, and bowel movements. What's causing this?

Many possibilities: A plethora of possibilities exist. You could be lactose intolerant, in which case avoidance of all lactose-containing foods should really help (primarily dairy products). If you have well water, it may need to be tested for contaminants, including parasites such as giardia (other household members may have similar symptoms), were this the case). I would try a reputable probiotic and see how you do ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain, cramps, urge to poop, and frequent bowel movements?

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

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Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea?

Gastroenteritis: This is most commonly viral, but if it persists longer than 5-8 days or you develop fever it will time to see your doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son can't make bowel movements and has stomach pain and fever. What should I do?

My 12 year old son can't make bowel movements and has stomach pain and fever. What should I do?

Emergency: Take him to the emergency room to be evaluated - this could be the sign of an intestinal blockage or a serious abdominal infection such as appendicitis. This is not the time to "wait it out" at home. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has only had 3 or 4 pebbles come out in her bowel movements over a span of 7 to 10 days. She has stomach pain and feels extremely ill an?

My girlfriend has only had 3 or 4 pebbles come out in her bowel movements over a span of 7 to 10 days. She has stomach pain and feels extremely ill an?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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I started taking a zpack along with qnasl saturday. Today I've had about 8 bowel movements (all firm) with belly pain/cramps. Could this be a side effect of the meds in conjunction? I've taken zpacks before alone with no problems?!?

I started taking a zpack along with qnasl saturday. Today I've had about 8 bowel movements (all firm) with belly pain/cramps. Could this be a side effect of the meds in conjunction? I've taken zpacks before alone with no problems?!?

Yes: Although you have not had problems in the past with intestinal problems with this antibiotic that does not mean that you never will as it can happen at anytime. Intestinal complications and nausia/vomiting are common complaints with zpacks. ...Read more

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I have been having pencil shaped bowel movements with very bad smell, frequent bowel movements and stomach pain. Should I be concerned?

See a doctor: If you are describing that you are already concerned of changes in your bowel habits, then yes, you should have your concerns evaluated by a doctor or gastroenterologist. Needs a physical examination and maybe colonoscopy or x-ray evaluation. ...Read more

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