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Irritable bowel syndrome and constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, i have had this pain in the side of my belly for a while, it started on the right side, now i have it on the left side too, it alternates it's more like a pressure. sometimes i have like a burning sensation in my lower abdomen like in my ovaries
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   i have visited 3 different doctors here who eah think i have something different, 1st one thinks its an infection of my trumps, second thinks its urinary infection, 3rd one think pains are just related to my c-section which was 5 years ago
Doctor :   may i know your age, weight and height
User :   they prescribed me with naproxen, doxy caps and chloramphenicol
User :   i'm 27 years old
User :   5 feet 2
User :   and weigh 58 kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   after a week of takin these medication my belly still feels weird
Doctor :   have u undergone any tests ?
User :   i did urine and normal blood tests but havnt gotten te resuts yet
Doctor :   do u have any constipation, diarhea, loss of appetite, weight loss etc ?
User :   i'm in Haiti and this week is difficult bcuz of the elections
User :   i am constipated
User :   not much of an appetite
User :   i havent lost weight
Doctor :   ok i understand
Doctor :   it seems that you may be having Irritable bowel syndrome
Doctor :   and your symptoms could be resolved by taking prescription anticholinergic medications to reduce the intestinal contractions that is causing the pain
User :   you think that's what's giving me the disconfort from side to side?
Doctor :   yes
User :   i did try to take a something call metamucil today
Doctor :   take enough fluids and increaed fibre intake in your diet to control constipation
User :   i did go to the bathrom but i still feel the disconfort on my left side and in the back of it
Doctor :   do u have any discomfort while urinating ?
User :   sometimes yes
User :   not all the time
Doctor :   what i would suggest is take some time and get hold of your urine and blood tests
Doctor :   If the tests show any UTI, its treatment will correct all problems
User :   ok thank you
User :   then if it reveals nothing its the irritable bowel syndrome i have?
Doctor :   if not, take some prevacid or prilosec for a few days to help the symptoms
User :   ok thank you very much for your help
User :   :)
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   i feel relieve
User :   tought i had something more serious
User :   :):):)
Doctor :   i hope i have solved your query
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   yes thank you very much and have a good night
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye for now
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