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Severe Painful Constipation
What could be causing bloating severe abdominal pain, diarrhea nausea, severe back pain and whit substance in stool?
I am experiencing hemorrhoids, generalized abdominal pain (severity: mild) (quality: sensation of tearing pain) , constipation, painful bowel move..
Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Constipation can be evaluated and treated by one's primary care doctor. That same doctor can check hemorrhoids and may refer to a proctologist, colorectal surgeon, or general surgeon for more treatment. ...Read more
Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps along with fever and diarrhea. If your symptoms are in between these two extremes, then maybe something else is causing them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excessive painful gas, cramps, constipation but with sudden urgent need to have bm, nauseau especially in morning, chronic low abdomen pain- IBS?
Maybe, but...: ...IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a diagnosis of exclusion. To accurately diagnosis & treat IBS, your doctor must exclude infection (like small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), inflammation (like Crohn's), structural pathology (like partial obstructions), dysmotilities (chronic idiopathic constipation), metabolic problems (diabetes, low thyroid), & extrinsic processes (bladder, female organs). ...Read more
Constipation: If you simply cannot pass stool and feel very uncomfortable, a rectal suppository may induce a bowel movement. If that does not work, opt for a fleet enema. That's a first aid treatment. A high fiber and high fluis diet should be instituted immediately. Further evacuation problems need you to take laxatives; MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is one. Persistent problems needs evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
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