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I have been having stomach pain for a while now. Back and forth between painful bloating or diarrhea. What could be causing this?

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Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Irritable bowel??

It almost sounds like you could have irritable bowel syndrome.
The criteria for diagnosis are: "recurrent abdominal discomfort on at least 3 days month for the last 3 months associated with two of the following: Improved symptoms after bowel movement, onset of symptoms associated with a change in frequency of bowel movement, onset associated with a change in form of BM. Use Metamucil to help.

In brief: Irritable bowel??

It almost sounds like you could have irritable bowel syndrome.
The criteria for diagnosis are: "recurrent abdominal discomfort on at least 3 days month for the last 3 months associated with two of the following: Improved symptoms after bowel movement, onset of symptoms associated with a change in frequency of bowel movement, onset associated with a change in form of BM. Use Metamucil to help.
Dr. Roger Sherman
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics

In brief: Abdominal pain

If this is going on for long time you need to see your 1ry care physician for examination, workup & evaluation, multiple conditions can cause these symptoms.
At the mean time go on bland low fat diet, no spices & no dairy & see if that would help alleviate your symptoms until you get to see your doctor. Feel better.

In brief: Abdominal pain

If this is going on for long time you need to see your 1ry care physician for examination, workup & evaluation, multiple conditions can cause these symptoms.
At the mean time go on bland low fat diet, no spices & no dairy & see if that would help alleviate your symptoms until you get to see your doctor. Feel better.
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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