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I had a salad for lunch yesterday and almost immediately

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019
Question: I had a salad for lunch yesterday and almost immediately upon finishing i experienced sever stomach pain and cramping - mostly lower right abdomen. Used the bathroom and that helped a little but it still continued throughout last evening although letting up a bit. Seemed better this morning but have a lagging pain in my lower right abdomen. IBS?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is not related to IBS.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

If this is the first time that happens to you and just for 2-3 days it is not related to IBS.
It may be a casual gastroenteritis or inflammation of intestine. This will get better in a couple of days.
You can take probiotics such enterogermina to establish the intestinal flora.
IBS is characterised by long periods of diarrhoea an constipation not related to a clearly identified cause.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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I had a salad for lunch yesterday and almost immediately

Brief Answer: It is not related to IBS. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service. I read your query and here is my advice. If this is the first time that happens to you and just for 2-3 days it is not related to IBS. It may be a casual gastroenteritis or inflammation of intestine. This will get better in a couple of days. You can take probiotics such enterogermina to establish the intestinal flora. IBS is characterised by long periods of diarrhoea an constipation not related to a clearly identified cause. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.