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If i'm having constipation and belly pain, should I stop eating meat and bread until I feel better?

If i'm having constipation and belly pain, should I stop eating meat and bread until I feel better?

High fiber diet: Chronic constipation has many causes: hormonal, previous surgery, diet, neural input... Exercise and diet may militate against constipation. Avoid meat altogether, opt for a mediterranean diet to enhance and preserve one's health. Stool softeners such as mineral oil, flax seed oil, ducolax, miralax (polyethylene glycol)... All enhance colonic evacuation, but, most times, what we eat lead to complications... ...Read more

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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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Belly pain after eating red meat?

Belly pain after eating red meat?

Gall bladder?: It could be a lot of things but red meat contains a fair amount of fat. Pain under the right ribs moving around to the back after eating red meat or other fatty foods suggests gallstones. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop anastomotic stricture 2wks post-lar? If not, what leads to constipation, belly pain, nausea & tiny pencil thin stools?

Is it possible to develop anastomotic stricture 2wks post-lar? If not, what leads to constipation, belly pain, nausea & tiny pencil thin stools?

Inflammatory strictu: Sounds like from your previous issues that you might have some anastomotic problems, like a small contained leak now with perhaps a small abscess and inflammatory changes around your anastomosis...Typically unless there are some problems with the anastomosis people don't have the issues 15 days out you described now and in your previous post. Follow up with your surgeon and his/her team. ...Read more

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Have GERD , it was getting better now I have belly pain relieved by going, rumbling of stomach, constipation , could this be IBS or something worse?

Have GERD , it was getting better now I have belly pain relieved by going, rumbling of stomach, constipation , could this be IBS or something worse?

See a doctor: Ibs is an entity of exclusion. It could be this, but before simply diagnosing one's self with ibs, i'd suggest you see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello my 4 year old daughter recently had a rectal exam and the doctors said they felt a growth 3 months later they said it had gotten quite a bit bigger and she is now scheduled for a colonoscopy her other symptoms include belly pain chronic constipation

Hello my 4 year old daughter recently had a rectal exam and the doctors said they felt a growth 3 months later they said it had gotten quite a bit bigger and she is now scheduled for a colonoscopy her other symptoms include belly pain chronic constipation

Await biopsy: There are many benign and malignant causes of a growth in the rectum/colon, but there are also inflammatory conditions (reactive conditions) that can cause these symptoms. However, the only way to be sure is to do a biopsy, which will be performed coincident with the colonoscopy. You will need to wait for those biopsy results before moving forward. Good luck. ...Read more

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15 year old. Hx of constipation & hypothyroidism. Recurrent fatigue and belly pain. Bili 1.4 and AST 43 (0-40). AST/ALT ratio 1.7. Any thoughts?

Fatigue/Belly pain: Please have your mother take you to a thyroid specialist. Fatigue could be the result of low thyroid levels but there are possible other issues for your doctor to evaluate and treat. Hope all goes well - please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

Fix it: If you have pain from constipation, fix the pain. You can try an enema, milk of magnesia, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Most important to fixing constipation, however, is to drink more fluids and eat more fiber. I'm not sure what you were referring to by sweet vagina smell. The vagina shouldn't really smell... If it does, then you could have a bacterial infection and that is something nurse or doctor can help you w. ...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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more