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Pain Left lower abdomen, constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello. Am I speaking with a doctor?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxx
User :   I am a 22-year old male in general good health. Lately, I have been able to pass gas but no bowel movement in almost 2 days. I have had pretty constant off and on pressure/pain in my lower, left abdomen. Is this just constipation or could be something more serious?
Doctor :   When was the last time you had the soft bowel movement?
User :   yesterday morning
Doctor :   Do you have pain on pressing over the area?
User :   maybe a little
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   How is your appetite and diet for the past two days?
User :   normal
Doctor :   Is the current complaint in the past too?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, so you generally have normal stool?
User :   yeah..maybe constipated once a few years ago
Doctor :   Ok, this could be related to constipation
Doctor :   I suggest you consider taking over the counter laxative
Doctor :   and increase the consumption of water
Doctor :   to 15 glasses per day
User :   constipation can be this sudden with pressure/pain like this?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   so just deal with the pain til better
Doctor :   I also have few more questions
Doctor :   to be more appropriate in your situation
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