• question-icon

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

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 in General Health
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.
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.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 3614 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Nexium

doctor1 MD

i am 54 years old. recently diagnosed with gastroparesis. i take vyvanse 30 mg qd. can it cause gastroparesis? weaned off nortriptyline 25 mg q hs...

doctor1 MD

I take amlodipine besylate 10mg, triamterne hctz 37.5mg, glyburide 5mg, metformin hcl er 750mg, and nexium. I have been itching all over. Which one...

doctor1 MD

hello i am a 48 year old the underwent interferion w pegusis treatment and have been dormid all the meds for RA will really effect my current...

doctor1 MD

Hi I am 43yrs old and have recently had my tonsills out. Should have had them out a long time ago. One of the reasons i had them removed was for...

doctor1 MD

Hi! I recently started taking zoloft for anxiety and have found it to be very very helpful to me. One thing, however, is that it seems to cause a...

doctor1 MD

I was diagnosed with GERD and had the Nissen Fundoplication surgery 6 weeks ago to fix my hiatal hernia . Since the surgery I still have the same...

doctor1 MD

I am 60 very athletic. I shoveled this morning and came in light headed, with ears ringing louder than normal. I feel and have felt a sense of...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

146 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan
  • Q - Inflamed gums, bleeding. Was on prednisone. Had herpes. Is this a sign...

  • Q - Upper eyelid skin graft done to lengthen eyelid was not successful. Can...

  • Q - Diagnosed with stiff person syndrome and having muscle spasms. Taking ...

  • Q - Have hep c, HIV with anemia, fluid retention in legs, rash on palms and...

  • Q - Having trouble sleeping due to worry. Done with nuclear stress test and...

  • Q - Have Polymyalgia rheumatica. Having pain and feeling uncomfortable. What...

  • Q - Suffering from severe anxiety and pain in abdomen. Could It be...

  • Q - What is the best cream for haemorrhoids?

  • Q - Feels like room is spinning and have dizziness. Could I ask a doctor?

  • Q - Experiencing pain in ear and getting headache around left ear. What...