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What causes abdominal cramps, stomach pain and soft stools?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: Too many cramps before having stool passed and its not normal , normally you have urge secondly sometime having pain in stomach , dr gave me omeprazole but the pain is coming and going and then coming.

With cramps i have feeling of have loose motion but when i pass stool its not hard it not soft buts fully and could say very very soft and smashy like smashed potatoes. What could be the reason for cramps and making me feel to have loose motion. I take care for my food, i take mostly home made food and mu stomach is little like gur gur sound.

Need help , could there be a serious condition as i used to be constipated fees years back. I even look weak now not like before .
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (14 hours later)
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Hi and thank you for asking on HCM!
I read carefully all your concerns and I understood your query.
You are reporting to have abdominal cramps , stomach pain and soft stools.
These symptoms may be related with :
- GI infection
- SIBO( intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome)
- malabsorbtion like Celiace
- IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome)
I need to know if your symptoms has been aggravated from any specific food? do you have mucous on stools, blood on stools?

Otherwise at your situation I would suggest to do :
- fecal culture test
- fecal test for malabsorbtion
- blood work
- abdominal ultrasound
- serological test for Celiace disease
- upper and lower ednoscopy.
Meantime i suggest to start :
- probiotics
- avoid sugar and fatty foods
- use antispasmodic drugs like Nospa
- continue to use omeprazole
Hope it was helpful to you!
Dr. Klerida


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Klerida Shehu (3 hours later)
Hi.

Thanks for the help and great answer, couple of months back i did few blood test and stool test they were normal but i did stool test sevral times only once it came loose stool otherwise to me the stool was way very soft but stool test report said consitency is normal. Even i did hpylori test in blood and stool and both reports were normal. One of the doctor said it is disfunction of digestive system. When i take fibers in water then my stool becomes good and not very soft and in normal shape. Some doctors are giving only those test which they think is important not those test which i ask them for as i try to have then on my medical insurnace. Do you think this is serious disease and will i face this result of my life ?
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (27 hours later)
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Hi back
Sorry for my late!
you are reporting to have done stool tests and it was normal.
You are reporting that when you use fibers in your diet than your stools are normal.
It makes me think that your symptoms are hightly associated with your diet.
This is why I suggest to change lifestyle and increase water and fibers intake.
Hope it was helpful to you.
Dr.Klerida.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Klerida Shehu (32 hours later)
I am already taking home made food with no or very little spice with less oil and clean food and at the same time i am avoding lentils and beans and many stuff that causes gases. I am not able to gain weight and i look weak. I lost 7 kgs in last 12 months , i am eating more than what i used to but still not able to gain weight and i feel pain in my legs when i lay on bed for sleep.
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (9 hours later)
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Hi back
Thank you for giving more of your medical information.
If I were your treating doctor since you have lost 7 kg per 12 months than I would suggest doing :
-fecal test for malabsorbtion
- blood work
- abdominal ultrasound
- serological test for Celiace disease
- upper and lower endoscopy.
Otherwise meantime I suggest to avoid stress and try to take rest, since these are two more common causes of weight lost.
Hope it was helpful to you.
Dr.Klerida

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Please follow the suggestion below... Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking on HCM! I read carefully all your concerns and I understood your query. You are reporting to have abdominal cramps , stomach pain and soft stools. These symptoms may be related with : - GI infection - SIBO( intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome) - malabsorbtion like Celiace - IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome) I need to know if your symptoms has been aggravated from any specific food? do you have mucous on stools, blood on stools? Otherwise at your situation I would suggest to do : - fecal culture test - fecal test for malabsorbtion - blood work - abdominal ultrasound - serological test for Celiace disease - upper and lower ednoscopy. Meantime i suggest to start : - probiotics - avoid sugar and fatty foods - use antispasmodic drugs like Nospa - continue to use omeprazole Hope it was helpful to you! Dr. Klerida