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Posted on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: What could be the cause of rather sharp pains in my abdomen?Also, I have had 3 bowel movements today, which is very unusual. Not very loose
like diahhrea.
Also, I had shingles about 4-5 years ago which gave me similar sharp pains.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Most likely enteritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Firstly thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.

As per your query most likely you are having gastroenteritis.
Gastroenteritis is inflammation of gastric mucosa.Most commonly its viral.Viral gastroenteritis usually limits itself in 7-10 days.Intially i would avice you to go for stool routine and microscopy test to rule out to rule out Bacterial or Protozoal infection.As therapy with antibiotic has to be taken if its bacterial or protozoal enteritis.
I would suggest you to take a probiotic teice daily.It repletes the disturbed gastric flora hence making digestion better.
Apart from that isaphghullu husk(Metamucil) should be taken twice daily.It will increase bulk of stool and bowels normal.
An antispasmodic like dicyclomine along with pantoprazole 40 mg can be taken to provide relief in pain.

General precautions-
Eat light and easily digestible food.
Avoid meat.
Try boiled food(Vegetables) with spices and herbs for a week.
Drink plenty of orange juice and coconut water.
keep yourself hydrated.
Investigations suggestion
Stool microscopic test
Ultrasound abdomen.
Follow up with reports of stool test.

Thanks
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