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What causes abdominal pain, increased urination, nausea, alternating diarrhea and constipation and mood swings?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 in Women's Health
Question: I have been experiencing lower abdomen and pelvic pain. It is like a pressure and heavy feel. Worse with intercourse. And random stabbing like pain in my pelvic area randomly. I have aches in my left arm and collarbone and my legs are sore. I have increased discharge and increased urination. I am tired and constantly nauseated. I have had random vomiting occurring, go weeks without throwing up and then do with no warning. Have had alternating diarrhoea and constipation. And mood swings galore with thoughts of suicide. Which isn't me at all.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Details below.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
I have gone through your query in detail,you are suffering from IBS.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms—including abdominal pain and changes in the pattern of bowel movements without any evidence of underlying damage. These symptoms occur over a long time, often years. It has been classified into four main types depending on whether diarrhea is common, constipation is common, both are common, or neither occurs very often. IBS negatively affects quality of life.
Disorders such as anxiety, major depression, and chronic fatigue syndrome are common among people with IBS.
There is no cure for IBS. Treatment is carried out to improve symptoms.This may include dietary changes, medication, probiotics, and counseling.Dietary measures include increasing soluble fiber intake, a gluten free diet, or a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols The medication loperamide may be used to help with diarrhea while laxatives may be used to help with constipation. Antidepressants may improve overall symptoms and pain. Patient education and a good doctor–patient relationship are an important part of care.
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Wishing you good health.
I hope this answers your query.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 18 minutes later
I think doctors just go for the easy way out. I bet if I never mentioned IBS you wouldn't have said that's what I have. Funny how I have been taking medicine to settle IBS symptoms but nothing changes. And pelvic pain to the extreme I'm crunched over and in pain? Also didn't realise painful intercourse and increase urination and discharge was caused by IBS. doctors want an easy fix. And luckily IBS is easy to tell people they have. Thanks but no Thanks.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Pelvic infection may be there.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
The symptoms that you have described mostly go with IBS. The pain during intercourse and frequency of urination can happen due to a pelvic infection that can be detected by a urine test and an ultrasound scan. You can get these tests done after consulting your gynecologist.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

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