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pain and bloating...

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...after nearly every meal for the last week or so. think i need a trip to the gastro. early in the morning or before i eat, it's completely flat but everything seems to set it off.
 

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No new supplements or foods in your diet at all?
 

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Friend had this. He had a tear in his large intestine that got infected. He ignored it for a while until I think his bladder started to get infected and he pissed blood.

Not trying to scare you, but get it checked out.
 

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My godfather had similar symptoms. He got checked out and it turned out to be diverticulius and it was extremely severe. It could have killed him. He had to go through some pretty serious procedures. You never know....Just see a doc asap.
 

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thanks guys. ^the above is what i'm worried about.
 

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any more info?
such as age, diet change, weight change, change in bowel habit / motion / colour, how many times per day, family Hx of coeliacs, etc?

there's a hell of a lot of things to rule in and out based on what you've said. could be totally benign, or something like a food intolerence, gastroenteritis, or even inflammatory / irritable bowel.

head off to your GP / family doc and see what they say.

for what its worth, diverticulitis will typicall present with ye olde lower left abdomen quadrant pain, which is often crampy. often a change in bowel habit will occur too. Other symptoms might include nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, and bloating.

anyway, head off and see what they say. all the best.
 

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doc thinks it's IBS, but i have that left lower quadrant pain you mentioned. i'm 33, no change in bathroom habits.
 

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could very well be. the left quadrant pain is in no way pathognomonic for diverticulitis. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, did the doc do any tests to rule other things out? such as a serum transglutaminase for coeliacs? if not, although they probably know what they're doing, they should have. the currentl flavour of the month for IBS diagnosis is the rome criteria cut&paste:
At least 12 weeks, which need not be consecutive, of the preceding 12 months there was abdominal discomfort or pain that had two out of three of these features:[2] * Relieved with defecation; and/or * Onset associated with a change in frequency of stool; and/or * Onset associated with a change in form (appearance) of stool. Symptoms that cumulatively support the diagnosis of IBS: * Abnormal stool frequency (for research purposes, "abnormal" may be defined as greater than 3 bowel movements per day and less than 3 bowel movements per week); * Abnormal stool form (lumpy/hard or loose/watery stool); * Abnormal stool passage (straining, urgency, or feeling of incomplete evacuation); * Bloating or feeling of abdominal distention. Supportive symptoms of IBS: * A) Fewer than three bowel movements a week * B) More than three bowel movements a day * C) Hard or lumpy stools * D) Loose (mushy) or watery stools * E) Straining during a bowel movement * F) Urgency (having to rush to have a bowel movement) * G) Feeling of incomplete bowel movement * H) Passing mucus (white material) during a bowel movement * I) Abdominal fullness, bloating, or swelling
all the best.
 

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