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Bloating and constipation after eating fiber. Abdominal pressure, tender, numb. Is this serious?

I have recently started to add fiber to my diet. I have noticed that after this I started to experience bloating and constipation . To remedy this, I took a laxative and was able to make a bowel movement . However, I found that after that experience my my left side has a strange pressure (left upper abdomen , right below the ribcage) I ignored it and attributed it to pushing too hard as I was constipated and tried several times to make a bowel movement. I thought I could have strained myself. At times the pressure and dull pain got better if I touched it or laid a certain way, but now it s does not feel better if I touch it. It s been two days since it s started, but it feels tender and is cold (feels numb?). Just a couple of hours ago my left side started to grumble and now I feel a little uncomfortable. Is this just another symptom of my previous constipation? Or something that could be more serious?
Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Well, I appreciate the way you have detailed your symptom. However, it is still a bit non-specific. As it is not associated with any other symptom such as nausea/vomiting/abdominal distension etc; it is difficult to ascertain the cause of this peculiar pain. The only way out is to get examined by your physician. Sorry for not being able to provide the definite cause of your problem.
Wish you a good health.
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