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Stomach pain, issue in passing stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello!
User :   what kind of doctor are you?
Doctor :   I am a general physician.
User :   cool. where at?
Doctor :   I am based
User :   i see. how long have you been a doctor?
Doctor :   I have been practising medicine for the last 5 and half years.
User :   cool.
User :   well nice to meet you
Doctor :   Its my pleasure too.
User :   I've been having an issue with stomach pains for the past month or so now
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   they aren't incredibly painful, just kind of a sharp pain
User :   however, within the last week they went away completely.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I've been on a pretty low calorie diet for aproxomatly 2 weeks as weell
User :   somewhat high fiber, etc
Doctor :   Ok
User :   over the past week I've been having issues passing stool
Doctor :   Ok
User :   when I do, it takes quite a while and they come out abnormally thin
Doctor :   Ok
User :   however, the past 2 days I havent been able to pass stool at all
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my stomachs kind of cramping
User :   what should i do?
User :   i saw a doctor about the stomach pains about 3 weeks ago. and also got blood work done, but everything came back positive
Doctor :   Can you describe the exact location where you are getting these cramps?
User :   right now it feels like my colon
User :   but, prior to this the slight paisn were coming from underneath either side of my rib cage
User :   it was mostly when I was laying down
Doctor :   I mean can you located the site of pain - is it below or above the bellow button; the right side or the left?
User :   below the button, pretty much in the middle
Doctor :   Do you feel you stomach is bloated?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   For how long do you have these cramps?
Doctor :   Are you able to eat well?
User :   yeah my eating is no problem.
User :   the cramps have only been the past day or so
Doctor :   Do you have nausea/vomiting/fever?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Can you describe your previous stomach pains?
Doctor :   Do they feel like cramps too?
User :   i think it's the lower & upper intestine
User :   and somewhat, feel like sharp pains
User :   ive also passed a bit of blood in my stool recently
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Your current symptoms - cramps and reduced frequency of stools and blood in stools are all probably related to the present changes in the diet been on.
Doctor :   Most often sudden and drastic changes in the diet can lead to intestinal gut motility disturbances, in individuals.
User :   if it doesn't get better should i try something over the counter or see a doctor?
Doctor :   Other possible causes for such complaints is colon conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Doctor :   unlike the previous condition, IBS can be diagnosed based on colonscopy alone.
User :   so if it persists i should get a colonscopy?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   If you find that your symptoms are severe, I do recommend you to consult a gastroenterologist
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   who can examine you and guide you through the procedure.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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