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Can long term use of previcid/prilosec cause digestive issues, lower lft abdomen pain small/narrow stool, constipation, floating stool?

Can long term use of previcid/prilosec cause digestive issues, lower lft abdomen pain small/narrow stool, constipation, floating stool?

More info needed: Thanks for your question! Prilosec's main mechanism of action is to decrease acid production. Some of the more serious complications include a form of infectious diarrhea, known as C. diff (which is not very subtle). I suspect it's not the medication, but you could always try holding it for a few days and see if it helps your symptoms. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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I have belly pain in lower right abdomen. It started around belly button & then moved. I'm sick to my stomache, bloated, constipated & direaha?

I have belly pain in lower right abdomen. It started around belly button & then moved. I'm sick to my stomache, bloated, constipated & direaha?

Appendicitis: Evaluating abdominal pain is like solving a mystery. There are usually many different possibilities, which can be narrowed down by asking the right questions, doing a careful examination, performing simple blood tests+/- radiology tests. Constant rlq abdominal pain needs to be approached as "appendicitis until proven otherwise" due to the risks of no treatment. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have constipation and really bad abdomen pain, the pain is releaved once I have spent hours on the toilet in pain.

I have constipation and really bad abdomen pain, the pain is releaved once I have spent hours on the toilet in pain.

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go. Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you. ...Read more

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My Son is having Abdomen pain due to enlarged lymph nodes and also constipation. He is 4 years old. What should I do. Is it serious?

See answer: Constipation is a VERY COMMON cause of pain in abdomen , esp in children. Lymph glands in the abdomen are commonly enlarged , as they are elsewhere, in a 4 year old who is being constantly challenged by organisms 24/7. If the child is active, playful, eating well and not losing weight then u have not much to worry. If worried have him examined.& regardless take his constipation seriously. ...Read more

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Dr. Said intestinal virus but vomiting constipation and abdomen pain. Any recommendations?

Dr. Said intestinal virus but vomiting constipation and abdomen pain. Any recommendations?

GI Virus: Gastrointestinal viral and bacterial infections can cause symptoms of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The mainstay of treatment is essentially bowel rest, meaning little to no food but maintaining water and other fluid intake (broths, ginger ale and mild electrolyte solutions) for the first 24-48 hrs until symptoms improve. From there we typically advance the diet slowly with bland foods. ...Read more

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Started propranrolol ER a week ago. Starting to have abdomen pain, constipation and clay colored stool. Is it side effects or something else happening?

It could be: It is possible that Propranolol could be the cause of some of your complaints. Discuss this with your doctor and maybe change to a different medication. ...Read more

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Excessive painful gas, cramps, constipation but with sudden urgent need to have bm, nauseau especially in morning, chronic low abdomen pain- IBS?

Excessive painful gas, cramps, constipation but with sudden urgent need to have bm, nauseau especially in morning, chronic low abdomen pain- IBS?

Maybe, but...: ...IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a diagnosis of exclusion. To accurately diagnosis & treat IBS, your doctor must exclude infection (like small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), inflammation (like Crohn's), structural pathology (like partial obstructions), dysmotilities (chronic idiopathic constipation), metabolic problems (diabetes, low thyroid), & extrinsic processes (bladder, female organs). ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Severe Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Severe abdominal pain is extreme pain felt in the region of the belly (abdomen). It is usually an emergency, and may be caused by a loss of blood supply to an organ, stretching or blockage of an organ in cases such as gallstones, or swelling and infection in ...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