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Cramping sensations and bloating in lower abdomen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   i am having complications in my lower abdomen
User :   i've been having cramping sensations and bloating throughout that area and i'm not menstruating
User :   its been very painful for 5 days now
Doctor :   any other symptoms other than bloating that you are having..
Doctor :   How regular are your periods..
User :   the cramps, trapped gas
User :   they are quite regular
Doctor :   Is this the mid cycle days?
User :   i believe so, my last period was on the 8th of may
Doctor :   Have you been able to clear your bowels regularly
Doctor :   Any pain or Loose stools that you have passed in this 5 days..
User :   no not exactly
User :   not the way they should be
Doctor :   That means they have been altered..
User :   yes soft loose small stools
User :   yes they have been alterd
Doctor :   can you tell me more..
Doctor :   ok..
User :   well the pain switches
Doctor :   Do you feel that you need to go again even after having been there recently..
User :   sometimes its on the right side of the lower abdomen and the pain reaches as far as my thighs and then it switches over to my left
User :   no
Doctor :   For health purposes I need this information--Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   24: Female: College student
User :   Single
Doctor :   Do have any bowel irregularities in the past?
User :   no, not like this
Doctor :   Do you have any blood in the stools..
User :   no
User :   i have a lot of vaginal discharge when i do use the bathroom
Doctor :   Have you ruled out vaginal infections from the Gynaecologist
User :   yes
Doctor :   It could be Candidiasis or Gonerrhoeal infections..
Doctor :   Ok..
Doctor :   several causes,could be in your case including infection, inflammation, formation of sores (ulcers), muscle contractions that are uncoordinated or blocked by an obstruction, and blockage of blood flow to organs.
User :   could it possibly signs of irritable bowel syndrome?
Doctor :   The most classical almost always is alteration of Diarrhea and Constipation..
Doctor :   The presentation of IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome)
User :   i've tried everything from fiber supplements (metamucil) and peptol bismol, then for pain i took tylenol, and now i'm currently on aleve and that seems to work best
Doctor :   Can you tell me the nature of the pain that you have..
Doctor :   Ok..
User :   its irritating and painful at times
User :   the pain can be dull and bothersome to painful and menstruating like and it gets severe
Doctor :   Burning or pricking or constricting
Doctor :   Ok..
User :   its stopping me from my daily activities
Doctor :   Has your diet been regular or has it reduced..
User :   i can hear and feel the air bubbles within my intestines does that mean something?
User :   oh my diet has been regular
Doctor :   Yes that is due to the Gaseous formation that the fecal matter produces..
Doctor :   They will produce this sounds
Doctor :   Any colonoscopy that was performed..
User :   no not at all
User :   i haven't been anywhere to get any tests besides my gynecology done because this just started
Doctor :   I would suggest that test for better evaluation of the bowel..
Doctor :   Ok..
Doctor :   And if you have the habit of taking self medications then please stop that since long term anti-Biotic usage will also lead to this..
User :   but what about for pain?
User :   ok
Doctor :   How ever Lactobacillus should be started.. and take a high fiber diet..
Doctor :   They pain is a symptom once the Condition is addressed appropriately then it will settle down..
Doctor :   The underlying pathology needs to be sorted out.
User :   so it just needs more time?
Doctor :   Fill this form and tell me when done.
User :   what is lactobacillus?
Doctor :   The tests will help in analyzing the cause..
Doctor :   That is the Medication that would restore the Bacilli that are natural to your gut/ bowel.
Doctor :   Stool culture and microscopy, Colonoscopy, and if required an ultrasound of the Abdomen..
Doctor :   Fill this form and tell me when done..
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are you there..
Doctor :   Is there any more information that you would need..
User :   no that is all i guess. are there any foods that i need to stop eating?
Doctor :   Nothing at all you can go ahead with any food..
Doctor :   But if you have any particular.. aversion
Doctor :   Then you could avoid themm.
User :   what if i eat prunes? would that cleanse my system?
Doctor :   Yes they will ..
User :   and the medication lactobacillus where can i get that or do i need a referal from a doctor?
Doctor :   Where did youget to hear about us..
Doctor :   You can try you should get it from the drug store..
User :   i was browsing the web and just typed in, "chat live with doctors" haha and this site poped up
Doctor :   Ok..Not strictly a prescription based drug..
Doctor :   Will that be it..
User :   yes thank you very much!!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   thank you and goodbye
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