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Having severe upper abdominal pain before having a bowel movement. Before today I haven't gone in a week. Is this something severe?

Having severe upper abdominal pain before having a bowel movement. Before today I haven't gone in a week. Is this something severe?

Need more info...: It is definitely not normal to have severe pain at any time. If it is related to a bowel movement, I would think about intestinal blockage. Your doctor will want to know if you are at least passing gas, as this will indicate partial versus full blockage (which must be ruled out). Some people can go for several weeks without bowel movement, but pain is not normal. See your doctor for eval ASAP. ...Read more

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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


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This morning I had a bowel movement that was white with severe upper abdominal pain that went straight through to my back. ER or Dr on Monday?

This morning I had a bowel movement that was white with severe upper abdominal pain that went straight through to my back. ER or Dr on Monday?

To ER is Human: ER. White stool isn't exactly clean stool, it indicates a blockage in your bile duct that could get real serious. There are other causes of a light colored stool but this one can get out of hand. You already have severe pain so don't wait for it to get better. It probably won't.The ER will be more efficient in deciding what you have, You probably have a great private doctor and they will contact him ...Read more

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Recently IV had bad abdominal pain that becomes worse during a bowel movement. I am always tired, fatigue quickly, am lightheaded and avert from food

Recently IV had bad abdominal pain that becomes worse during a bowel movement. I am always tired, fatigue quickly, am lightheaded and avert from food

Get checked: You should get blood testing to check your thyroid. Also to make sure your liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines are ok. You may also need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Its been 2 weeks and I been suffering from abdominal pain especially during a bowel movement this started to happened after a deep penetration during sex?

Its been 2 weeks and I been suffering from abdominal pain especially during a bowel movement this started to happened after a deep penetration during sex?

Would advise...: ...evaluation please. You have not provided enough information for us to make an educated guess. Your doctor will at least want to know the quality, location, duration, frequency, associations with your symptoms, and certainly the precipitating factor you describe. ...Read more

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My 9 yrs daughter has abdominal pain almost every morning, before/during/after bowel movement, while having breakfast, sometimes, at dinner time. Why?

My 9 yrs daughter has abdominal pain almost every morning, before/during/after bowel movement, while having breakfast, sometimes, at dinner time. Why?

55 possible reasons!: However, most common reasons are usually benign. I agree with the other doctors: you need to pay a visit to your doc, and more history needs to be obtained. Make sure stool is not hard (should be like peanut butter in consistency). Make sure eating is not stressful and forceful. Don't ask much about pain, but be very observant, if clear signs of persistent pain then see your doc even sooner. ...Read more

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Having sudden abdominal pain after straining during a bowel movement; what could it be?

Having sudden abdominal pain after straining during a bowel movement; what could it be?

Many causes: Excessive straining may just cause pain from overstretching/overpushing of the bowels. It may also be that you stressed your abdominal muscles. Sometimes, if you are known to have a hernia (umbilical or groin), you may push it out and it may get trapped causing severe pain. This is an emergency and needs to be dealt with in er. Some patients especially elderly may end up with spine fractures. ...Read more

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I am having bloating w/o eating, lower right abdominal pain esp. Worse w/bowel movement, brief severe stpmach/rib pains and belching. Causes?

I am having bloating w/o eating, lower right abdominal pain esp. Worse w/bowel movement, brief severe stpmach/rib pains and belching. Causes?

RLQ: Right lower quadrant pain always raises the question of appendicitis. Typically, people have no appetite, some nausea, fever, and tenderness (hurts to press in) in the rlq. You don't seem to have those sx. Other causes can be irritable bowel syndrome but more serious causes like crohn's need to be excluded. ...Read more

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I have a lump near my anus under the skin, no abdominal pain, occasion pain and bleeding during bowel movement. Obgyn didn't seem worried. Help?

I have a lump near my anus under the skin, no abdominal pain, occasion pain and bleeding during bowel movement. Obgyn didn't seem worried. Help?

Perianal lumps: An occasionally painful and bleeding lump under the skin in the perianal area could be a pilonidal cyst. However, this should be examined by a dermatologist or colorectal surgeon for a definitive diagnosis and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Foul smelling gas, lower abdominal pain and cramps during bowel movement, bloating, rectal bleeding. Approx 3 months with symptoms. 27 yr old female?

Foul smelling gas, lower abdominal pain and cramps during bowel movement, bloating, rectal bleeding. Approx 3 months with symptoms. 27 yr old female?

Please get help...: Gi bleeding is never normal, but when prolonged for months associated with lower abdominal distress as you describe, then colitis (colon inflammation) must be ruled out. Possibilities at your age most likely include: 1) inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's); 2) infection, maybe chronic or recurrent. Don't delay further--get evaluated by your doctor or GI specialist. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

Many possibilities: If you have fever, vomiting or symptoms lasting over 4 hours, get to your doctor. If not, watch your diet. If you feel better with a low fat diet, it could be gallstones. Also hydrate and get your bowels moving. If your symptoms persist, an ultrasound, ekg and/or a scope of your upper GI tract should be considered. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain that only subsides during and immediately following meals?

Acid: Because food will relieve the pain from stomach acid, food will help both pain from reflux of acid into the esophagus as well as pain from ulcer. The pain will reoccur however, usually 15 - 20 minutes after eating. You should report your symptoms to your doctor. ...Read more

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For three days now I've had upper abdominal pain, which is causing my breathing to be constricted while the pain lasts, breathing makes pain worse.

For three days now I've had upper abdominal pain, which is causing my breathing to be constricted while the pain lasts, breathing makes pain worse.

Any kind of: Breathing problem is an important symptom, so please consult your doctor. You should get in to see your doctor before weekend comes around. ...Read more

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Why abdominal pain and nausea after bowel movement?

Stretch "nerves": There are few true pain nerves to the intestines..... the intestines react to stretching or distension. You would perceive that as nausea and pain after the act of a BM post stretching of the tissue. ...Read more

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I have right side abdominal pain after a bowel movement.?

I have right side abdominal pain after a bowel movement.?

See your MD: There are many different things that can give you those symptoms, the best way to find out is with a good history and physical and possibly a colonoscopy or imaging. Bad things are rare, but it is better to investigate early tp prove its not something bad or if it is bad, catch it early. Begin with your primary md or gynecologist and get a colonoscopy if not resolving. ...Read more

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Can upper abdominal pain occur during my period? Where else does it normally hurt?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Sternum and upper abdominal pain for 3 days. Worse when sitting. Very uncomfortable. What is this and what can I do?

Sternal abdomidal: Without an exam we can only estimate what it might be. Xiphosternitis? Ulcer disease? Pancreatic disease, gall bladder with referred pain? Go over this with your doc. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain on the left side there is constant discomfort, sharp pain, & nausea. It started after a car accident & has gotten worse.?

I have upper abdominal pain on the left side there is constant discomfort, sharp pain, & nausea. It started after a car accident & has gotten worse.?

See below: If you were not evaluated at a trauma center after the accident. It would be best to seek medical advice from an individual skilled in the assessment of the injured patient population. There are certain entities associated with blunt abdominal trauma that should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have abdominal pain every morning that gets better after I have a bowel movement?

Gas Pains?: Abdominal pain and the associated possibilities of diagnoses are endless. It is important to talk to a doctor to obtain a detailed history, a thorough exam, and tests that can confirm or rule out what we suspect you may have. Without this, we can only take an educated guess based on what's common. You may have a diseased colon. See your doctor asap for a workup that may include a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I'v been getting sevear abdominal pain before a bowel movement (often this is before I feel the need to go) for 6 yrs (1st child) but the pain is getting worser after my 2nd child. What is this from?

I'v been getting sevear abdominal pain before a bowel movement (often this is before I feel the need to go) for 6 yrs (1st child) but the pain is getting worser after my 2nd child. What is this from?

Are you: Constipated? And better yet, have you ever tried using Acetaminophen instead of the anti-inflammatory meds which will upset some folks stomach? I would increase fiber, water, fruits, vegetables, get stool tested for blood, see a GI doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Abdominal pain after bowel movement, pain last for whole day. Have mild gastritis?

Abdominal pain after bowel movement, pain last for whole day. Have mild gastritis?

Need more info: If the pain is in the area of the stomach and you were bearing down hard to move your bowels, then it could be that in the process of bearing down you increased the pressure in the belly enough to push stomach acid into the food tube or esophagus. This would then cause pain due to the nature of how you exerted yourself to defecate. Seems like a long time to have pain post movement. See your doc. ...Read more

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I get really bloated (and sometimes abdominal pain) after a bowel movement, should I be concerned?

I get really bloated (and sometimes abdominal pain) after a bowel movement, should I be concerned?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more