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What causes abdominal cramps with rashes near the vagina and anus?

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Posted on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: What might cause nocturnal cramping in lower left abdomen (feels like being kicked). STarted about a month ago. Accompanied during same period of time by what feels like rash in vaginal and anal area. I have diarrhea mostly but that goes back more than two years. I have also developed an occasional bout of vertigo. Back to privates area -- this began with a feeling that I sat on a cork --painful. No changes in lifestyle or eating habits. I am 85 (my mother lived to 93). I live sedentary life, use a walker or electric scooter for mobility. height 5'7", weight 230.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Constipation, gastrointestinal infection or urinary tract infection

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

There are a number of reasons that could give rise to lower abdominal pain. It calls for a clinical evaluation. Nocturnal cramping of abdomen could be due to constipation. If that is the case, you need to increase your intake of fiber rich foods.

Fiber rich food items include:
* Apples, pears, parsnip, berries, raspberries, kumquats, guavas, squash, oranges, passion fuit, avocado, blackberries, pomogranate, currants, persimmons, kiwi fruits, figs, bananas, blueberries, cherries, apricots, strawberries, tangerines, papaya, mangoes, pineapple, plums, litchi, grapes, watermelon
* Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, brussels sprout, carrots, leafy vegetables and spinach, amaranth, artichokes, green peas, collard greens, XXXXXXX sweet potato, okra, fennel, eggplant/brinjal, sweetcorn, beets, turnip, asparagus, onions
* Legumes, beans, lentils, chickpeas, celery, soybean, navy beans, cranberry beans, french beans
* Whole grains, quinoa, brown rice, millets and oats, squash and pumpkin seeds, seasame seeds, dried coconut, almonds,
* Mushrooms
* Flax seeds, chia seeds, corn XXXXXXX

Another possibility to consider is a gastrointestinal infection or more importantly an urinary tract infection. A thorough clinical examination backed up with proper investigations would be needed for the same.

Urinary tract infection is a likely cause that is often encountered in females of your age. Such an infection can be confirmed by getting urine routine microscopy with culture sensitivity done. In case of such an infection you need to drink plenty of water. Depending on the urine reports you might to take appropriate antibiotics.

Let me know if I could help further.

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