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Why do I get hard stool abdominal pain a week before my period?

Why do I get hard stool abdominal pain a week before my period?

Retaining water : Before your period your body retains water including your colon. Drink more. Take fiber supplements. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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I have had ulcer like symptoms for a year. I have abdominal pain and yellow stool. Abdominal pain is upper left & low right could ulcer cause this?

I have had ulcer like symptoms for a year. I have abdominal pain and yellow stool. Abdominal pain is upper left & low right  could ulcer cause this?

Its possible but...: A lot of other things can cause this as well. Best way to find out is to see your doctor for a thorough workup. ...Read more

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Had black stools, abdominal pain in my lower right abdomen area, lots of gas and tummy gurgling, what could this mean?

Had black stools, abdominal pain in my lower right abdomen area, lots of gas and tummy gurgling, what could this mean?

Melena: Black stools usually mean that you have old blood in your stool, which is not a good thing and needs attention to make sure you don't have a potentially life-threatening ulcer developing. Get seen by someone who can test for blood and rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Mucus & blood in stool, abdominal pain on the left, white patches found with no haemorrhaging in jejunum with wireless pill cam.. what could this be?

Mucus & blood in stool, abdominal pain on the left, white patches found with no haemorrhaging in jejunum with wireless pill cam.. what could this be?

Colon: Blood and mucus in stools with left sided abdominal distress suggest rectal or colon inflammation and some form of inflammatory bowel disease. Have you had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy? Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you for this problem. ...Read more

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Is pancreatic insufficiency a symptom or a diagnosis for weight loss, oily/smelly/loose stools, abdominal pain, constipation? - Creon helping.

It's a DIAGNOSIS: but it must be EXPLAINED (eg: Pancreatitis v. Obstruction)

Needs more medical evaluation since CREON treats the SYMPTOMS not the CAUSE!

Hope this is helpful!
DrZ ...Read more

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Bloated stomach, hungry but can't eat, constipation without laxative, slightly bloody stool, abdominal pain(most on left side) what's possibly going on?

Bloated stomach, hungry but can't eat, constipation without laxative, slightly bloody stool, abdominal pain(most  on left side) what's possibly going on?

Could be bad!: This could be any number of things including, unfortunately, a tumor. Could also be diverticular disease, or simply constipation. But please do not take these symptoms lightly. You need to be evaluated asap! need colonoscopy! ...Read more

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Past 3 months I have constipation and loose stools. Abdominal pain goes away once I have bowel movement. Extensive blood and stool test negative.??

Pain: Three months of symptoms. Although your stool test are negative, it could be your problem is not primarily GI. Your bladde and prostate are in that area. Always possible to have some mass compressing on the area. ...Read more

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Bloody flat stools, abdominal pain, N/V, No hemorrhoids or fissures per pcp. H/o complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia & ovarian tumor. Poss dx?

Bloody flat stools, abdominal pain, N/V, No hemorrhoids or fissures per pcp. H/o complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia & ovarian tumor. Poss dx?

Need colonoscopy : The possibilities include inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis, diverticular disease and something related to the tumor to name a few. Sounds like you need a colonoscopy. Ask you doctor about a GI referral. Also ask about the appropriateness of a ct scan. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do these symptoms sound like IBS or ibd - Going from constipation to loose stools - abdominal pain reliefed by bowel movement - gas -bowel doesn't fe?

Do these symptoms sound like IBS or ibd 
- Going from constipation to loose stools
- abdominal pain reliefed by bowel movement
- gas
-bowel doesn't fe?

Probably not: your symptoms mostly fit irritable bowel syndrome that inflammatory bowel disease people with IBD do not have constipation on,y severe diarrhea that could be disabling but IBS they alternate between diarrhea and constipation IBS triggered by stress and food see your doctor might be able to help you more good luck ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease, and I have some news symptoms - black stool, upper abdominal pain. What causes black stool?

Black stool?: Get to a medical professional to determine that you are not having a high intestinal bleed. ...Read more

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How do I get yellow stool and abdominal pain?

How do I get yellow stool and abdominal pain?

Symptoms: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. If you still have symptoms get checked medically. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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I have crohn's. I have had a flare up recently with mucus and blood in stool. With abdominal pain. Now I have mucus in my urine as well. Good, bad?

I have crohn's. I have had a flare up recently with mucus and blood in stool. With abdominal pain. Now I have mucus in my urine as well. Good, bad?

Not normal : Do you have history of fistulas? Normally Crohn's does not effect your bladder, but in some patient they can form connection on inside from bowel to other organs- bowel, bladder. Make sure you not seeing stool in your urine, and see your doctor to get a urine test, as well as kidney function test ...Read more

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After episode of Viral gastrointeritis I developed chronic loose mucus stool and abdominal pain. Lab test NEG for IBD, coeliac, whst is it?

After episode of Viral gastrointeritis I developed chronic loose mucus stool and abdominal pain. Lab test NEG for IBD, coeliac, whst is it?

Stress : It could be stress or condition called irritable bowel syndrome it could be treated with diet and medication and stress management your doctor can help you or refer you to GI specialist good luck ...Read more

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Have had all these symptoms for 5 years.constipation diarreah difrent looking stool everytime abdominal pain tenderness and itching in that area?

Have had all these symptoms for 5 years.constipation diarreah difrent looking stool everytime abdominal pain tenderness and itching in that area?

Need to discuss: Some of these symptoms can be very common and don't immediately point to anything serious but if you are really having pain, there may be something going on. I think you'd be able to benefit from a longer discussion with a Doctor about this because it has been going on for so long. Hope this helps, best wishes ...Read more

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I think I may have a tape worm but I'm not sure. I have picture of my last stool. Bad abdominal pain, diarrhea and fatigue. Also recovering from mono.

Needs a visit: If you have this concern you need to see your doc.Testing for this can be arranged with them.We are not able to see anything you upload on the public site, nor can we provide diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more

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Abdominal bloating/fullness, constipation, bleeding in stool, infrequent Abdominal pain. Does a normal abdominal ultrasound rule out something serious?

Abdominal bloating/fullness, constipation, bleeding in stool, infrequent Abdominal pain. Does a normal abdominal ultrasound rule out something serious?

No: Well, it's a qualified no. US is good for looking at solid organs but not so good for bowel. However it seems you already have an irritable bowel diagnosis and you might have inflammatory bowel disease as well, so imaging-wise CT will be more useful ...Read more

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Dark red blood in stool and abdominal pain, lower left. Bad smelling,sticky,blood. Went to bed and woke up to all around stomach pain.What could it be?

Dark red blood in stool and abdominal pain, lower left. Bad smelling,sticky,blood. Went to bed and woke up to all around stomach pain.What could it be?

Intestinal bleeding: Any bleeding form the rectum is not normal and needs emergent evaluation as you have some internal bleeding coming from somewhere...possibly a bleeding ulcer, gastritis, illeitis, colitis, diverticulitis, and or several other possible serious issues. get eval asap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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36 yo female with history of Crohn's disease. Recent routine CBC showed low hemoglobin. Not seeing any blood in stool, but have an increase in loose stool and abdominal pain. Should i be worried?

36 yo female with history of Crohn's disease. Recent routine CBC showed low hemoglobin. Not seeing any blood in stool, but have an increase in loose stool and abdominal pain. Should i be worried?

Anemia : With crohn's disease the autoimmune process may create destruction of rbcs in the bloodstream. More importantly you may have occult blood in the stool (not visible grossly), and may develop progressive anemia. See your GI doctor. There are other causes for this but too complex to discuss here. Good luck. ...Read more

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4.5 years old, ultrasound, urine Ok. Xray constipated,Enema gvn psd little soft stool stil abdominal pain on n off. No fever/ vomitng.why still pain?

4.5 years old, ultrasound, urine Ok. Xray constipated,Enema gvn psd little soft stool stil abdominal pain on n off. No fever/ vomitng.why still pain?

Abdominal pain: May still have constipation after the enema. Sometimes it takes weeks of treatment with Miralax (polyethylene glycol) to combat it. Best not to give any more enemas at home, but to see the pediatrician to ask for a referral to a pediatric gastroenterology specialist, in case there may be something else in addition to constipation causing pain. ...Read more

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My 5yr old has had sporadic diarrhea/low grade fever off/on over 4weeks. Now she has fatigue, no appetite, pale stool, mild abdominal pain.

My 5yr old has had sporadic diarrhea/low grade fever off/on over 4weeks. Now she has fatigue, no appetite, pale stool, mild abdominal pain.

Not sure yet: I strongly suggest you have your child see his/her pediatrician. What you describe could be as simple as a prolonged gastroenteritis (i.e. Stomach bug) but the duration makes me worry that it may be something else. I can't be more specific without an exam and a lot more questions. Be sure to write down the frequency of stools, their color/consistency, and any other symptoms (nausea/vomiting, etc. ...Read more

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Blood in stool (today). Abdominal pain (for months) but was ibs: goes away after bowel mvmt. Did fit 2 mo. Earlier, clear. Worried for colon cancer?

Blood in stool (today). Abdominal pain (for months) but was ibs: goes away after bowel mvmt. Did fit 2 mo. Earlier, clear. Worried for colon cancer?

Bowel symptoms: Bleeding per rectum needs immediate attention by a physician who can perform digital rectal exam and colonoscopy since you have symptoms worrisome of cancer see doctor asap. ...Read more

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Black stool and abdominal pain for a few days now. could it be symptomatic of stomach cancer, colon cancer, ulcer? I am a worried

Black stool and abdominal pain for a few days now. could it be symptomatic of stomach cancer, colon cancer, ulcer? I am a worried

At 19 yr age ?: but need to find the source of bleeding and the cause at your age cancer is not the cause ( but age is not an exception for cancer ). Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Belly Pain (Definition)

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