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Bloated stomach, pain, diarrhea, constipation, urge to pass stools. Prone to anxiety. Have gas, nausea. Concerned

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I've been having stomach bloating, random pains, Diarriha, some constipation .... But mainly some urgency in early morn when I wake and a rapid B.Movement.
I def have stress in my life right now and I am prone to Anxiety with physical symptoms. Lots of rumbling, twitching, lots of GAS
And Smelly ...But the nausea part with B movements is concerning.
Also a dull ache in lower left abdomen at times IBS? Is it that powerful?
Posted Tue, 9 Apr 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Samik Basu 2 hours later
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
I can understand your concern.
The symptoms definitely suggests features of IBS.
There might be features of gastritis associated with it.
You have not mentioned about your food habits.
Take antiacid medication and try to cut down on your stress levels.
The following changes may help:
Avoid foods and drinks that stimulate the intestines (such as caffeine, tea, or colas).
Avoid large meals.
Increase fiber in the diet.
Consult your doctor about medications if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
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Follow-up: Bloated stomach, pain, diarrhea, constipation, urge to pass stools. Prone to anxiety. Have gas, nausea. Concerned 9 hours later
Thank you. Is there a strong chance I have some bacterial infection?

I have been eating healthy, but normal amounts.
Very little Coffee, no red meats lately. A lot of salads and fruits and veg.
I started Align probiotics.

Antiacid such as ?
Over the Counter? Or Prescriptions?

Thank you
Answered by Dr. Samik Basu 4 hours later
I really think you do not have any active infection.
Unnecessary antibiotics will cause more harm.
Take probiotics and yogurt.
Over the counter anti-acid medications maybe tried first.
Wishing you all the best.
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