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I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool. Now notice I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor. Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool.  Now notice  I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor.  Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, can sometimes be due to diverticulitis, but certainly can be a sign of bleeding in the upper digestive tract. You should share this new finding with your doctor and see if it affects her working differential. You may need tests to rule out an upper gastrointestinal source of bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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35 y.O.Healthy female with abdominal bloat, frequent foul gas and foul bowel movements. Most of the time stomach ache after eating also?

35 y.O.Healthy female with abdominal bloat, frequent foul gas and foul bowel movements. Most of the time stomach ache after eating also?

GI-flatukence: Bloating, belching, foul gas can be from multiple causes: bacterial infection, amebic infection, gallbladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other diseases of the GI tract. I suggest a GI examination and evalution with blood tests and imaging as well as testing for stool parasites and h, pylori0must be worked up. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back/abdomen, cramping, stomach pain with nausea during bowel movements. 5 days dihareah & pain, finally solid with same symptoms above?

Pain in lower back/abdomen, cramping, stomach pain with nausea during bowel movements. 5 days dihareah & pain, finally solid with same symptoms above?

Gastroenteritis: There are multiple possible explanations here. My advice would be to see a doctor if, within the next several days, the symptoms continue despite the resolution of the diarrhea. The inflammation produced by the infecting organism (if this is due to infection) may produce residual inflammation causing the abdominal pain and nausea. ...Read more

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Severe lower abdomen pain and lower butt pain after bowel movement?

Severe lower abdomen pain and lower butt pain after bowel movement?

Hemorrhoids likely.: This is likely due to hemorrhoids. The history strongly suggest it, since pain is after a bowel movement, and likely associated with straining. It could be anal fissure, or possibly another colon/anal issue. Depending on your age, and if this has been going on a while, you might want to see your doctor to get a rectal exam/testing to make sure it is not worse, like cancer, etc.. ...Read more

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I have severe lower abdomen pain and lower back pain after bowel movement?

I have severe lower abdomen pain and lower back pain after bowel movement?

Not normal : Many things can cause your symptoms (adhesions, colon issues, anal issues, endometriosis, etc) but clearly, it is not normal to have "severe" pain with bms. See your md asap for evaluation. If the pain is truly severe and getting worse you may need to go to er. ...Read more

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Been having lower back ache and lower abdominal ache with (sorry) lots of gas and loose bowel movements over the last 5 days. Now feel hot to touch to?

Been having lower back ache and lower abdominal ache with (sorry) lots of gas and loose bowel movements over the last 5 days. Now feel hot to touch to?

Gas, diarrhea: May have an infection, gastroenteritis. Did you eat somewhere new? Travel?Since it is lasting 5 days would go to urgent care and have stool checked for bacteria.May be camphylobacter for which zithromax helps, or salmonella, shigella E coli ( usually try cipro (ciprofloxacin) but now it is more resistant). Also probiotics can help rebalance to intestinal flora,simethacone breaks gas but go to doctor urgent car ...Read more

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Back and lower abdomen pain that radiates to my legs, indigestion, loose bowel movements, 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Sign of labor?

Back and lower abdomen pain that radiates to my legs, indigestion, loose bowel movements, 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Sign of labor?

Rhythmic or not?: If the pains are rhythmic and can be timed at regular intervals of increasingly shortened intervals then labor is on the way. If not it is just the pressure of the pregnancy on the internal structures. ...Read more

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Epigastric pain, alternating not constant, with watery brown stool around 300-400 ml just once. pain continues after bowel movement pain score 2/10?

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Epigastric pain, alternating not constant, with watery brown stool around 300-400 ml just once. pain continues after bowel movement pain score 2/10?

Colon,abdominal pain: Many things can cause pain and diarrhea. You need a gastroenterologist. Common things are infections, inflammation, and tumors. Best guess with limited information is infectious, can be vital or bacterial. Most are self limited and better with fluids and time. Pls seek professional help. ...Read more

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My husbands bowel movements are liquid and he has stomach aches. What should he take?

My husbands bowel movements are liquid and he has stomach aches. What should he take?

OTC remedies...: If your husbands symptoms have been long-standing i.e. Greater than 2 weeks duration he should see a doctor. If more recent onset then he should try otc remedies like pepto-bismol or Imodium (loperamide) ad. Also, he might want to restrict milk and ice cream as well as high fiber foods such as raw fruits and vegetables till the symptoms improve. ...Read more

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I have irregular bowel movements and I get very harsh pain stomach aches which make gurgling sounds which bubble loudly. I feel very nauseous.

GI Issues: Sounds like you may have some constipation, maybe with underlying IBS, (but that is a diagnosis of exclusion). At 17, you should not be dealing with this issue, so hopefully if you get in to se the Dr. they can get you some testing and treatment to help you. Good luck. (In the mean time, try changing your diet to increasing fruits/veggies and fiber). ...Read more

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I've went and seen my doctor, but for the last week I've been geting terrible stomach aches. I have gas buy not have bowel movements like normal im 20 .

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I've went and seen my doctor, but for the last week I've been geting terrible stomach aches. I have gas buy not have bowel movements like normal im 20 .

Take a lexative: Take 4 tablets of Dulcolax at night ( all 4 tablets in one dose ). You will have good bm next morning and will clean your system. ...Read more

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Really bad intestinal camps, bowel movements every 2 days, very painful gas, burning epigastric pain. Lasting 8 weeks now. Stool sample clear. Help:-(?

Really bad intestinal camps, bowel movements every 2 days, very painful gas, burning epigastric pain. Lasting 8 weeks now. Stool sample clear. Help:-(?

See GI: You describe 8 weeks of abdominal cramping, bowel movement every two days, painful gas, and epigastric pain. I noticed that you have had an MRI of the abdomen. Please follow up with a gastroenterologist for complete evaluation and treatment of these symptoms. ...Read more

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For 3 days have constant stomach ache, but normal bowel movements & no nausea. Then today stool was covered in NEON green slime, sticky pellets?

For 3 days have constant stomach ache, but normal bowel movements & no nausea. Then today stool was covered in NEON green slime, sticky pellets?

Black white and red : are bad stool colors. Green is not concerning. Not sure exactly if it's just bile mixed with what ever you have eaten but your stomach ache is more a concern if prolonged and associated with those other colors. There is a wide differential for stomachaches in a 19 yo woman. Consult with your doctor and consider whether or not you have been using excessive amounts of NSAIDs for any reason. ...Read more

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What illness causes chills, stomach ache (cramping & bloating) and frequent bowel movements?

What illness causes chills, stomach ache (cramping & bloating) and frequent bowel movements?

Diarrhea: Your symptoms speak to a possible infectious diarrhea like salmonella or shigella. Make an appointment with your doctor asap or go to the er so a culture can be taken and you can be started on proper treatment. ...Read more

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Painful stomach aches, many bowel movements &cramping the past 3 days. I have a cough too but no nausea or vomiting. Is it a stomach bug of some sort?

Painful stomach aches, many bowel movements &cramping the past 3 days. I have a cough too but no nausea or vomiting. Is it a stomach bug of some sort?

Stomach bug: try the BRAT diet. You can eat banana rice applesauce toast. See if you can hold down liquids first. Advance slowly. Sometimes it can last a while. So long as liquids are ok then you'll avoid dehydration. Over time if you do not feel any improvement then see your doctor. The cough could be the flu so if you are having fevers then see your doctor early. New treatment is antiviral medication ...Read more

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I have stomach pain in the lower left of my stomach and have regular bowel movements?

See a doctor: There are many different things that can be causing your pain, some minor (irritable bowel) but some serious (colon ca). We need to know about the type of pain, what brings it on and what relieves it, any pertinent past history, etc. We are a "hands-on" profession and can learn a lot from physical examination. Lastly, we often need to run tests like blood tests, x-rays, or even endoscopy. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left abdomen area, it hurts if I press it, cough, sit up or have a bowel movement. What could it be?

I have pain in my lower left abdomen area, it hurts if I press it, cough, sit up or have a bowel movement. What could it be?

Maybe a big deal: Acute pain in left lower abd, tender to touch can be diverticulitis, ovarian issues (cyst, torsion), ectopic pregnancy, other issues. Hernias that are incarcerated or strangulated can cause this as well. Chronic pain could be above, or even colon cancer
this is at least a medical urgency, if not emergency.
Call your doc now, or go to er. ...Read more

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Why do I have passion in my lower left abdomen/side with bowel movement?

Why do I have passion in my lower left abdomen/side with bowel movement?

Plez refraz: As it stands, your question can't be answered. Do you mean "pain" instead of "passion in my lower left abdomen..." thanks. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in lower left abdomen while walking; not while sitting or laying down. Sometimes radiates to lower back. bowel movements normal. ?

Stabbing pain in lower left abdomen while walking; not while sitting or laying down. Sometimes radiates to lower back. bowel movements normal. ?

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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Having lower abdomen (left side) swelling, slight pain involved. Also sharp pelvic pain with bowel movements. Help?

Having lower abdomen (left side) swelling, slight pain involved. Also sharp pelvic pain with bowel movements. Help?

Seek Medical Help: I think you should see a medical provider in the next 24hours. You have not provided enough information to make a diagnosis, and you concerns could be something serious. Be well! ...Read more

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Bloated for 2 weeks. More bloated in lower abdomen area with pain on left side. Passing a lot of gas. Normal bowel movements.

Bloated for 2 weeks. More bloated in lower abdomen area with pain on left side. Passing a lot of gas. Normal bowel movements.

Colon buid up?: We are what we eat. Depending on your diet, you may have more gas. Furthermore, if you have a build up of colon material, it causes fermentaion, and more gas production than normal. Eat healthy, avoid junk food and deep fried food, and clean the colon with a mild laxative. IBS can also cause above symptoms, so if it persists, speak to your doc. ...Read more

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Symptoms: ovarian cysts, itching and burning sensation around my left lower abdomen, hungry more often, less bowel movements. What can this be?

Not related: Ovarian cysts can be normal by the way. Ask your doctor what they think. But hunger, and bowel changes are something to do with your bowels. You might need to see a GI specialist. Left lower quadrant pain can also be from your ovarian cyst or from your bowel. Need your doctor to help you decide how to tackle this complex of symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen issues. Discomfort when straining in bowel movements not at rectum but the lower stomach. I've been experiencing lower back pain (left) ?

Could be ....: Kidney stone, kidney infection, bladder prolapse, uterine prolapse, constipation, and rarely a malignancy.
A hernia is possible too.
It would be good to discuss this on a phone with someone, more information would be needed. ...Read more

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