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What causes upper abdominal pain, gastric and irregular bowel movement?

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Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016
Question: Experiencing tenderness/ pain in upper abdomin with gas in the evening. Some rigidity and irregular bowel.
This has been almost cyclical for the last 2 days. Less in the morning more in the evening.
A contributing factor may be that I have had an umbilical hernia for the last several years. The swelling and other issues though are only recent over the last few days.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Supportive care, IBS symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, irregular bowel movements, bloating distension and associated umbilical hernia are likely an age related bowel function decline and irritable bowel syndrome should be on the top of suspicion list. If the umbilical hernia is severe it might be associated and may as well be a causative risk factor of this IBS symptoms. Consider it repaired if possible provided geriatric limitations are not there.

I would suggest visit a gastroenterologist and let them decide what is best fo ryou and meanwhile modify diet and lifestyle and take some supportive home remedies for the relief of symptoms. Avoid triggers like spices, fatty foods, processed and canned foods, alcohol, coffee, beverages, soda, chocolates , smoking etc. Prefer fiber and fluids and take yogurt and peppermint with each meal. Former is good natural probiotic and later is good natural antispasmodic. Take some pepto ith it and if the pain is severe nexium may be considered.

I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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What causes upper abdominal pain, gastric and irregular bowel movement?

Brief Answer: Supportive care, IBS symptoms Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, irregular bowel movements, bloating distension and associated umbilical hernia are likely an age related bowel function decline and irritable bowel syndrome should be on the top of suspicion list. If the umbilical hernia is severe it might be associated and may as well be a causative risk factor of this IBS symptoms. Consider it repaired if possible provided geriatric limitations are not there. I would suggest visit a gastroenterologist and let them decide what is best fo ryou and meanwhile modify diet and lifestyle and take some supportive home remedies for the relief of symptoms. Avoid triggers like spices, fatty foods, processed and canned foods, alcohol, coffee, beverages, soda, chocolates , smoking etc. Prefer fiber and fluids and take yogurt and peppermint with each meal. Former is good natural probiotic and later is good natural antispasmodic. Take some pepto ith it and if the pain is severe nexium may be considered. I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan