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Abdominal pain after consuming potatoes and mushrooms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   is doctor prusad there/
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Yes, this is Dr here.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   its me, the person who had the stomach ache
User :   My stomach hasn't hurt in the past couple days, and i had used the restroom ever day, normal stool.
User :   I am eating mash potatoes and pot roast with mushrooms, so i am totally healed now right?
Doctor :   You have improved more that what is expected.
User :   today morning, i ate spicy pork, with rice, and felt great. No irritation from the stomach, no irritation from the intestines.
Doctor :   Following the same measures and no more anxiety will be the key in maintaining the good health.
Doctor :   That's good.
User :   So i am all healed doctor?
Doctor :   Yes, you have become normal.
User :   I am still avoiding dairy, because i am nervous, last time i ate cheese, my stomach was rumbling, no diarrhea, just flatus, and rumbling.
Doctor :   If your symptoms are getting precipitated after a diary product/a particular diary product, it will be best that you avoid those.
User :   Yeah, i am going to give my stomach another week until i actually consume dairy.
Doctor :   That would be fine.
User :   okay doctor, and i have been eating banana's, oranges, and fiber.
User :   what does fiber do?
Doctor :   Fibres help in increasing the bulk of the stool, helping in regulating the bowel habits.
Doctor :   They have a role in controlling cholesterol levels too.
User :   so, does fiber make stool soft or hard?
User :   today, my stool was a light brown color, and was soft.
Doctor :   The stools are soft with high fibre diet.
User :   oh okay, so thats normal?
User :   like whenever i eat a granola bar with fiber, i would wake up the next day with a bit of pressure and an ache in the morning, then i would feel pressure, and i would use the restroom, and my stool would be soft.
Doctor :   Yes, that's normal. As explained, high fibre diet is useful/essential. Hence continue consuming good fibre diet/
User :   Okay doctor, is rice considered fiber?
Doctor :   Brown rice is considered to contain good fibre.
Doctor :   White rice isn't.
Doctor :   Any refined cereals are deprived of its fibre content.
User :   Oh okay, i stopped eating the pot roast and fried calarmari, because my stomach was aching a bit, so now i am eating rice with my moms spicy pork i ate today morning.
User :   So doctor, its normal to wake up in the morning, feeling a bit of pressure and an ache in the lower area, then having soft stool?
Doctor :   Yes, that normal too.
User :   Yes right now, i am feeling rumbling feeling in my lower area.
User :   as i am eating, that is normal?
Doctor :   As long as it's just rumbling and not discomfort, its normal.
User :   it's a bit achy
User :   right now, maybe it's because i am talking to you, and over thinking, because before i got my dinner, i was thinking to myself, i hope doctor prusad gets on soon, so i can ask if its okay, and i got nervous.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes, i had to pay, since i ran out of time, so i got the monthly package.
User :   I am actually getting a lot of flatus right now after eating, it's a bit discomfort, but not like's just a little bit uncomfortable.
Doctor :   These symptoms are normal, and you don't need to become worried.
User :   Today, i ate at 2pm, and right now its 750pm, which is my only 2 meals i ate today, since i wasn't really hungry after i ate my lunch today.
Doctor :   Anxiety will only aggravate your symptoms.
User :   I keep getting kicked out...
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes, i keep getting kicked out.
Doctor :   Have you followed the suggestions?
User :   Yes doctor, so then i should just relax, and its normal for my stomach to ache if i didn't eat from 3-8?
User :   yes, i keep feeling pressure from my lower area, like as if i am going to have to make stool later.
User :   Doctor, are you there?
Doctor :   At this point of time, I would like to point out that,
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Yes, what did you want to point out?
Doctor :   Irregular eating habits, increased stress is a cause for irritable bowel syndrome.
User :   So, your trying to tell me, relax, my stomach is just irritated from me thinking to much about it? Over the past few days, i haven't thought about my stomach at all.
User :   Doctor, are you there?
Doctor :   this is a harmless condition, however, if you continue to be irregular with your diet,
Doctor :   and your anxiety persists, this condition may continue to persist.
User :   Okay doctor, so it's nothing to worry about? Should i wait until this ache goes away to eat, or should i eat?
Doctor :   Your symptoms can be due to this condition too.
Doctor :   Hence, its absolutely necessary that you stop worrying.
User :   So should i eat or wait a bit?
Doctor :   Be regular with your diet, destress yourself with proper sleep and avoid worries.
Doctor :   You should be able to free yourself from these symptoms.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Yes doctor, so should i eat right now even though i have a minor ache?
Doctor :   Be as regular as possible and avoid fasting.
User :   Okay doctor, but what do you think this ache is caused by? Just anxiety?
Doctor :   Based on you description, there is high chances that the symptoms have occurred due to anxiety and irregular feeding.
Doctor :   If your symptoms are persisting, consult a gastroenterologist.
User :   now i am watching tv
User :   and not thinking about my stomach
User :   and my ache is gone.
User :   yeah doctor my ache is gone
Doctor :   Continue with the same.
User :   Okay doctor.
User :   i am going to eat.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no doctor, thank u
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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