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I have been having upper abdominal pain and diarrhea for a week now. At first it was periodic and now it is constant. I have not had a fever.What's up

I have been having upper abdominal pain and diarrhea for a week now. At first it was periodic and now it is constant. I have not had a fever.What's up

Diarrhea: The differential diagnosis for abdominal pain and diarrhea is extensive. Including infection, malabsorption, inflammatory bowel disease, .Allergy or food intolerance. , and endocrine disorder. You really need to discuss with your physician. A weeks duration is not horribly worrisome but all disease states have a beginning . The sooner the work up begins the sooner the diagnosis and appropriate tx. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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I just started birth control last night, fell asleep and woke up the next morning to upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, & sob...Is this a side effect?

I just started birth control last night, fell asleep and woke up the next morning to upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, & sob...Is this a side effect?

Probably not: These are not usual side effect symptoms of oral contraceptives. It is more likely that your intestinal disorder is due to another cause. That being said, certain people have unusual (but not serious) reactions to any number of drugs...Sort of falls into the saying "everyone is different". I would suggest continuing your pills as they are most likely not the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

Vomitong and Diarrhe: Had food, following which had vomiting and smelly diarrhea. You may have low fever 100-100.2 F Most probable cause is a viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, Have culture and sensitivity of stool Take Reglan 10 mg TID, to reduce vomiting or ciprofloxacin administered for 3 days 250 mg, TID Prevent dehydration with clear fluid, usually lasts for 2-5 days, no improvement after 3 days, see geastroe ...Read more

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I have upper left abdominal pain, some diarrhea and my pouch hurts when i drink water after having gastric bypass two weeks ago.?

I have upper left abdominal pain, some diarrhea and my pouch hurts when i drink water after having gastric  bypass two weeks ago.?

See your surgeon: May be normal, or could be an ulcer of the pouch. You should call your surgeon to check it out. ...Read more

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Yellow diarrhea at times, constant upper abdominal pain ?

Yellow diarrhea at times, constant upper abdominal pain ?

Not normal c md: May be your diet but combination if upper abdominal pain and yellow stools us concerning for biliary disease. See your family doctor and get evaluated, hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain. ?

Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain. ?

Severe upper abd pai: There are a number of things that can be causing this. Without knowing your past medical history and surgical history and keeping able to examine you myself, I highly recommend you see your doctor ASAP to be sure you don't have an expanding aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more