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What causes extreme lower abdominal pain, gas and difficulty in passing stools?

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I have extreme pain in the lower abdomen and have trouble having a bowel movement or even passing gas. What could be causing this. I do not have hard stools.
Wed, 9 May 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Diverticulitis is a possibility.

Detailed Answer:

Hello there,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query .
Have gone through your details and i appreciate your concerns.
As per your query answers is-
See due to inflammation in intestines(diverticular pouches) food stagnates in our intestines this stagnated food is acted upon by a large number of harmful bacterias and pathogen which causes production of large amount of gases.These gases accumulate in intestines and compresses the nerves passing through its muscular walls this causes severe pain.
Tests suggested-
ultrasound abdomen
Stool culture and sensitivity test.


Rx

Start taking a broad spectrum antibiotic with anti protozoal.However a stool culture test could be done before starting antibiotic.
Take Omeprazole 40 mg once daily for gas problem.
Start over the counter probiotic thrice a day.
Drink warm beverages, more so in the morning.
Add vegetables and fruits in your diet.
Drink up to four more glasses full of water in a day.
Have fibrous cereals.

Hope i was helpful.
Regards!
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