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How Long Does Abdominal Pain Associated With Constipation Last
I'm 25 years old and I have blood in my stool for the last 3-4 months, for the last month I had constipation and abdominal pain, can it be cancer?
Lower abdominal stabbing pain, stomach aches, vomiting, nausea, painful sex, constipation, fatigue. Nothing found in ultrasound, X-ray & blood tests?
Consider stress: The good news so far is that your doctor has likely excluded a goodly number of significant illnesses. Have an honest look at your life, diet, relationships, and sleep needs. This may be the best time to talk to your doctor about the possibility of an emotional cause or causes to what you have been experiencing. ...Read more
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
A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?
Needs eval: This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot of colon conditions that need to be considered by a doctor in person to figure this one out which i'd suggest you get done early next week. ...Read more
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
Diagnosed w adrenal fatigue in summer 2013. Last few weeks have had upper abdominal pain (mostly right some left), pain behind right breast, and last month have had constipation/diarrhea. Also been more fatigued and have been sleeping more than usual?
Check thyroid function TSH/T4. With right upper abdominal pain check for gallbladder stones, (or colon) also consider gastritis, GERD with H pylori, food intolerance ( (gluten/soy milk), costochondritis, rare mycoplasma or pneumonia, if periods irregular polycystic ovarian syndrome.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/expert-answers/adrenal-fatigue/FAQ-20057906 ...Read more
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
I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right) when I apply some pressure. The pain comes and go and has lasted for 2 days. What can this be?
Many causes: Pain in the right upper quadrant (RUQ) can be caused by a wide variety of conditions. Liver disease is usually only painful if it stretches the capsule of the liver e.g. hepatitis. Gallstones. Bowel lesions eg constipation, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome. Other causes: pneumonia, kidney, skin or musculoskeletal conditions. Consult your local practitioner for assessment and advice ...Read more
Ever since last friday, I have been having upper abdominal pain on and off. It feels like that feeling you get when you're hungry and you haven't eate?
Possible gastritis: Could be gastritis - the irritation from something that you have taken, medications, alcohol, excess acid, bile reflux or virus can lead to "hunger pains" without actually being hungry. Similar symptoms can occur with patients with peptic ulcer disease. Treatment is to remove the inciting cause, e.g. Alcohol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, treating with antacids. If persistent, see md. ...Read more
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
Thighs appear swollen or fluid retained where saddle bag area is. Tailbone, butt, back + abdomen pain. Tiny capillaries broken at tailbon. Constipation?
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
How bad is the pain?: In general, any pain that is interfering with your quality of life should be evaluated "sooner rather than later". The list of possible causes of upper abdominal pain is quite extensive; some of these diseases are self-limiting but others can get more serious if left untreated. When in doubt, it is best to deal with these things on the earlier side. ...Read more
I'm sixteen years old and I have had upper abdominal pain and chest pain for the last three or more weeks. I am very scared.
Relax but evaluate: At your age this is more likely to be irritation of your swallowing tube than anything serious. It can/does hurt & many people immediately thing it is heart related. Avoid acidic foods/carbonated drinks & caffeine. Don't eat or drink within an hour of laying down. Go in and be evaluated. ...Read more
Wife exp upper abdominal pain 4x/yr, lasts 20min, usually at night 2hrs after meal. She drinks hot water, pain stops. What's the cause? Thanks.
Sudden, sharp middle upper abdominal pain. Came out of nowhere as I was trying to sleep. Lasted few minutes, still aches & I feel weird. Causes?
Many causes: Acute onset of pain in middle upper abdomen can be caused by Peptic Ulcer Disease. Pancreatitis, Gall stones, Gastrtis, Esopagitis and ulcer. Stomach and Pancreatic Cancer. The only way you can find out is by consulting your doctor. Detailed History, Physical Exam and if indicated Endoscopy, Ultrasoung/Cat Scan etc. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed 6 yrs ago along with stones (basket, scope) I have since had severe center upper abdominal pain that lasts for days???
Other causes: Pain may be due to several other causes, like retained stones, spinctor dysfunction, attacks of pancreatic inflation, need tests (work up) to find the cause speak to your doctor, and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more
Last few days, I get very Hungary and eat. After I eat I get nauseous and then tired. Then awake again. Its a cycle. Have upper abdominal pain as well?
Checkup: Start with a physical exam, labs and visit to a doctor. Stomach ulcers can present like this. The food irritates he ulcer when it gets into the stomach. Abdominal pain can also be due to a stomach ulcer. Pregnancy can produce strange food cravings. Without more information cannot fully answer the question. ...Read more
Last Tuesday I started having severe upper abdominal pain and back pain. Pain finally went away in back. Now minor pain w/ fullness n upper abdomen?
Severe n frequent upper abdominal pain tht radiates backwards. Vomiting relieves pain. Had lap chole last year. Ercp last month. What could be the cause?
Retained stone: If, as you posted in another question, you have a retained stone in the cystic duct, the pain that you have could represent this complication, or from passage of retained stones into the common bile duct and subsequent blockage of the pancreatic duct leading to acute pancreatitis. Please see a therapeutic endoscopist, someone who can remove the stones by ERCP, or a hepatobiliary surgeon. ...Read more
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
I have had stomach aches, abdominal bloating and farthing as long as I can remember. What's the problem with me?
Your symptoms may: Suggest hyperacidity, gastritis/ stomach irritation, gallbladder/pancreatic problems etc & drinking alcohol can definitely contribute to it. Consider cutting down on the booze. Otc ppi/omeprazole and antacids/maalox, peptobismol may help. Seek medical help for reassurance. Take care! ...Read more
Constpation/intense abdominal pain/haven't eaten since sunday/vomiting/nausea/gaz/can't sleep/the pain is getting worse/weigth loss/ help?
Why do I have severe, stabbing upper abdominal pain after sex? It lasts 20-30 minutes with occasional radiation to the edge of left quadrants.
Most likely PID: Painful intercourse, also called dyspareunia, is often related to pelvic inflammatory disease. That said you have lost weight. Was that unintended? There are many possibilities that come to mind and in this instance I suggest a visit to both your primary MD (family or internal medicine) ANDa visit to GYN. They will need to work together to diagnose and treat this problem, ASAP. Delay is unwise. ...Read more
Started propranrolol ER a week ago. Starting to have abdomen pain, constipation and clay colored stool. Is it side effects or something else happening?
My 11 yr old has been complaining of upper abdominal pain and states it hurts her to cough or take a deep breath. .. Last night she ran a fever of 102?
Abdominal pain: I am concerned about her cough, fever and abdominal pain, your child should be evaluated for pneumonia. How long has she had the cough and is there any vomiting associated with this illness? I would recommend you make an appointment with her doctor or take her to urgent care. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant with intense upper abdominal pain that lasted about 10 min. It was hard to talk or move. Is it normal?
No: Most pain in the abdomen in the third trimester is related to the baby and/or the pregnancy. There are other causes, such as gallbladder disease, ulcers, and reflux disease that can cause similar symptoms. If your symptoms persist after the pregnancy, it would be normal to have your obstetrician or primary care doctor put you through some test to rule out causes that could cause continued troubl. ...Read more