Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
179 Doctors are Online

Food poisioning and painful bowels with back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1722 Questions
User :   Hi
i have been having tummy problems for coming up 8 years
it started when i caught severe food poisoning and lost a lot of weight until they found out it was camphylobactor.
after i was cured i have been having pains from bowels ie sore after bowel movements
also sever lower back pain and upper back pain with pain under my right side
i have been for x-rays,ultra scan blodd tests urine tests and feases tests which alll came back normal
i am in pain all the time and all the doctors say is its ibs but i have pain just below my shoulder blades and i feel like i am dieying sometimes sorry for the long question but im trying to think all my symptoms i am worried sick it is cancer but im not loosing weight even though i am off my food and the doctor said if it was cancer i would have died a long time ago
thank you
i am male 44 6ft and weigh 14 stone after loosing 7 stone on a strict diet
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having is pain under your shoulder blades?
User :   for a bit of 1 year i woulod say its a gripping pain and it goes into my jaw
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it present through out the day?
User :   yes sometimes and at night
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any stool abnormalities?
User :   no i am taking fibrogel which helps me to go every morning
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any blood in the stools?
User :   no i had a test for my stool and it came back ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are losing your weight and how fast?
User :   i am not loosing weight sorry it was my typing i lost weight by going on a strict diet i was over weight but ok now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs. If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   i dont smoke used but gave up 10 years ago i dont take any drugs or ever have tried and i drink every 2 or 3 months a few pints but not very much
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any acidity like symptoms?
Doctor :   Like burning sensations in stomach or heart burn?
User :   yes i have reflux something i had an endoscopy about 7 years ago and was diognosed i take tablets for it daily noe
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you still have these symptoms?
User :   not any more and i dont eat spicy foods etc
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any water gushing in throat or bitter taste in mouth?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   From your history it does not look like a case of IBS
Doctor :   they have symptoms of abdominal cramps and pain Bloody diarrhea, severe urgency to have a bowel movement, f ever Loss of appetite, weight loss
Doctor :   GERD can cause pain in shoulder area and also pain abdomen
User :   i also have joint pain but its my back and ub=nder neath my right side that radiates into my back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i feel tyred all the time
Doctor :   Have you consulted a gatroentrologist?
User :   no
Doctor :   I would suggest you consult a gatroentrologist a get a through check up done
User :   i know its hard to diagnos over the internet any ideas what it might be i keep thinking its lung or bowel cancer
Doctor :   From your history it doesn't lead towards cancer
Doctor :   In lung cancer you will have loss of weight
Doctor :   blood in cough
Doctor :   etc
User :   that makes me feel a bit better and if it was bowel cancer i would have been ill a long time ago what is a gatroentrologist is that an endoscopy
Doctor :   He is a doctor who is specialist in gastric and bowel diseases
User :   ok so do you think the pain in my back is coming from my bowel
Doctor :   It is most probably coming from your stomach
User :   a thats sounds about right as i say thank you for putting my mind at rest i just have a phobia about cancer but i have saw it in my family and its is very quick spreading
Doctor :   Which cancer is running in your family?
User :   it was lung cancer
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can rule out gastro conditions first then we can look into lung conditions
User :   thanks again DR and i hope you have a nice day many thanks for your kind help
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thats great thanks again
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor