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Really Bad Ibs
IBS for over 10yrs, no matter what I eat, I always have really bad smelling stools & gas. Its embarrassing. Help?
Consider SIBO: Fowl smelling stools and excess gas production could represent Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Patients with IBS may also suffer from SIBO. In my practice, I occasionally check for SIBO in patients with IBS and severe gas that are not responding well to traditional IBS treatments. ...Read more
I have a really bad gas problem. No matter what I eat, I can't control my gas..And it smells really bad
Possibly: If so, this should clear up within 24-48 hours, and if it does not or you develop other symptoms, see a doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
See a dr: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having really bad gas pains. It feels like it is building up and it hurts really bad. I feel nauseous, and I'm having really sharp pains.
Severe pain: The severity of your symptoms require an examination by a physician as one can't assume that you are having gas pains. If it were gas entrapment, drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle or heat to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. However it's much safer to consult your physician and discuss your symptoms with him/her and follow their recommendations. ...Read more
May need checked: Truly bad abdominal pain is a concern. When considering belly pain, we think about the anatomy. Left lower side could be diverticulitis. Right lower appendicitis. Right upper gall bladder. Mid upper pancreatitis, ulcer and even your heart. If the pain is severe, if you have fever, new symptoms or worsening pain you should get checked ASAP. These are signs it may be a serious cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virus/fever?: If you have a severe stomach pain and fever then you need to be seen right away to make sure you do not have appendicitis or other emergency problem. If you are pregnant it could be ectopic pregnancy and that is an emergency also. If it is a cramping pain and nausea, you may be getting a stomach virus. Those usually cause vomiting and diarrhea and resolve on their own in a couple days. ...Read more
Everything i eat or drink makes my stomachr hurt so bad have terrible bathroom issuers makes me nauseous and my lower back hurt bad what can it be?
?Symptoms: It depends on the symptoms. Ocps are great for helping with most of the pms symptoms. Nsaids (aleve, motrin, advil) can help with the cramps. Ssris (zoloft, prozac/serafem...) can help with the mood disorders and diet and exercise can go a long way as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I really bad stomach pain, feeling sick with everything i eat and i get diarrahia all the time. takinglansoprazole but causedto much pain?
Abd pain: May be H pylori infection that is bacteria associated with gastritis and needs antibiotics or gallbladder or food intolerance like gluten or soy or milk. Can do elimination diet no milk for a week and see if better and then no gluten for a week and then no soy for a week . May also be inflammatory or irritable bowel or esosinophilic esophagitis f/u/ w/ ER/ doc today ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MULTIPLE CHOICE: You haven't given enough information at this point, so let's take a broad approach. There are multiple possibilities for abdominal pain. These include ulcer, gastritis, small or large bowel inflammatory diseases, kidney disorders or infection, or pelvic diseases. You should monitor what causes the pain, when and whee it occurs, etc. Then, have an evaluation by your primary doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
See your Gyn: Pms cramping is common. If it is so bad that you can't function then you need to see your doctor. ...Read more