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24female active/healthy.Stomach hurts in the upper and lower abdomen. Also hurts near both side ribs usually starts after meals. Constantly constipate?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not enough

Fluids and excess caffeine intake as well as meds that may contribute to constipation.
You need to discuss with a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon to be sure it is just due to diet and fluids.

In brief: Not enough

Fluids and excess caffeine intake as well as meds that may contribute to constipation.
You need to discuss with a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon to be sure it is just due to diet and fluids.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get unconstipated

A young adult who has pain in various places in the abdomen, and is "constantly constipated", should work with her primary care doctor to get "unconstipated" and stay "unconstipated".
If her symptoms of pain are gone, and if the doctor does not suspect any bad disease going on, then the problem was likely one of being "full of poop". Doctor follow-up is needed, in case other symptoms appear.

In brief: Get unconstipated

A young adult who has pain in various places in the abdomen, and is "constantly constipated", should work with her primary care doctor to get "unconstipated" and stay "unconstipated".
If her symptoms of pain are gone, and if the doctor does not suspect any bad disease going on, then the problem was likely one of being "full of poop". Doctor follow-up is needed, in case other symptoms appear.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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