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Abdominal Pain Relieved By Having A Bowel Movement
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
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
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
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
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
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
Back and lower abdomen pain that radiates to my legs, indigestion, loose bowel movements, 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Sign of labor?
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
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
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
Waiting to see gastro doc have freq bowel movements inbetween diahhreah and aolid stool everytime I eat anything shortly after and stomach aches?
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.
Hi, I've been having hard to pass bowel movements, plus I"m very weak and fatigued, then on top of that horrible stomach ache.?
Concerning.: This sounds to be potentially serious. I would prefer you to be evaluated at an ER. ...Read more
Really bad intestinal camps, bowel movements every 2 days, very painful gas, burning epigastric pain. Lasting 8 weeks now. Stool sample clear. Help:- (?
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
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
Bright red blood on toilet paper after bowl movement, upper abdomen pain and cloudy, strong smelling urine. Any ideas what could be going on?
See your doctor: These types of symptoms need to be augmented with a physical examinations and perhaps labs and x-rays. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
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
I have severe back pain coming on in the early hours of the morning 4am onwards so severe it hurts to breath or move. Only relieved by bowel movement?
Bowels and back ache: It is not unusual in certain people for painful backs to be relieved by bm. It is not totally clear the mechanism, but it is a common observation by those who treat common back pain. You want to make certain that you have a colonoscopy to assure no ibs or diverticular disease. ...Read more
Pelvic & belly button cramps followed and relieved by a bowel movement, but whenever I pass a stool it is hard to come out. What is this?
I have low and middle back pain in the morning followed by and relieved by multiple (sometimes as many as 5) bowel movements.?
What causes right side pain with IBS-C / IBS-A? I never get left side pain and it's a full ache that isn't relieved by bowel movements
Sacroiliac joint: Right sided pain with IBS suggests unilateral sacroiliac joint (SIJ) disorder; both associated w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Constant aching "side" discomfort more likely associated w. chronic soft tissue disorder than w. spastic bowel, which generates crampy intermittent pain. Parasympathetic (PS) nerves overlie SIJ. SIJ hypermobity w. PS stimulation begets intestinal evacuation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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