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Abnormal bowels and acid peptic ulcers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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I have had a pain in my coccyx for the last few months, I have not spoke to my doctor as yet. However I have recently seen her about stomach pains I have been getting which she belives is a stomach ulcer, I am awaiting results of a stool sample for the pylori bacteria and am taking Lansoprazole. I have now been feeling like I need to empty my bowels several times a day which is unusal, could the above 2 problems be linked to this
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr.
User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read your post
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes, the Ulcer Acid peptic disease can be linked to abnormal bowels
Doctor :   its due to the under digested food and the gas produced by the excess gastric secretions present with urge to empty the bpwel frequently
Doctor :   bowel
Doctor :   **
User :   I understand however within about an hour of going to the toilet I have the sensation in my bottom I need to go again but I cannot go.
Doctor :   yes, its very common in acid peptic diseases
Doctor :   are the stools watery ?
User :   no not at all
Doctor :   Are you constipated ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are the stools normal in color ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   then i am sure its due to acid peptic disease
User :   so nothing to do with the pain in my coccyx?
Doctor :   no ,
User :   will the bowel problem go away when I complete my course of drugs for the ulcer
Doctor :   yes,
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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