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Infectious: It is hard to know the exact cause but with these symptoms an infectious cause should be considered and ruled out as you may need treatment. Please seek evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more
Stay hydrated: Lots of possibilities. Most commonly a "stomach bug" or perhaps food poisoning. These should be self-limited & only last a few days without blood in vomit, high fevers or other concerning sx. Most important to ensure hydration-small, frequent sips (no alcohol or caffeinated drinks). If your sx persist, your pain becomes severe, fevers get very high, blood in vomit, or you feel you need it, see doc. ...Read more
Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more
Any illnesses besides IBS that cause diarrhea, loose stool, cramping, upset stomach, and occasional constipation? No vomiting or blood in stool.
Severe abdominal pain associated with bowel movement alternating constipation and diarrhea anxiety insomnia weight and apatite loss whats wrong?
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is likely. Chronic anxiety is complicating the issue. Try to identify offending foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you and give dietary advice(ex. Fodmap diet) and/or medication. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for stress management. Medication may also be prescribed for short term help. ...Read more
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