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Has spina bifida. Got sharp pain in bowel area. What could be causing this?

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my son as spinabifida (paralysed from waist down) 6 weeks ago he had a sharp pain in his left side of bowel,since then he has had constant rumbling in left side by bowel you can hear it in the next room,have you any ideas what coulbd be causing this. we have give him windeze to take still no relief, he also takes nexium for oesphagus problems thankyou.
Posted Mon, 11 Mar 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 11 minutes later

Thank you for the query.

When has he had last stool? Does the gases comes freely? Does he have abdominal pain? Is his abdomen bloated so you can hear it like a drum when you try to knock it? Has he had any constipations before? Does he urinate as usual?
Left abdominal pain can appear due to large intestine diseases like diverticulitis, polyps or obstruction. Sometimes intestines intussusception can give obstruction as well.
It is advisable for your son to visit a doctor and have abdominal X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, blood work and urine analysis performed.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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