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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes bloated tummy with abdominal pain and smelly stools?

Hi, I am a 32 year old female, good general health but with a bloated tummy which I suspect is IBS as bread and pasta etc seem to make it worse. I dont smoke or drink and my diet is reasonably healthy. I am getting lower abdominal pain (mostly on the left above the pubic bone), stabbing from time to time throuhout the day and I have also noticed that my stools smell a bit like fish sometimes. In addition to this I sometimes get a jelly like mucas (clear/pale pink) when I pass a stool which incidentally vary from being very hard to loose. Any ideas? Thanks
Mon, 30 Oct 2017
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Hello dear , hi

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I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This has different possibilities as
- infection of the intestine - inflammatory bowel disease - others .

Hope this will help you for sure .
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