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Question: Stomach pain after bowel movement for hours

 jlforbi - Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:20 am

I am a 38 year old woman with PCOS, prediabetes, and am taking Wellbutrin for ADD and Glucophage. I have had my Gall bladder removed 4 years ago. I have long periods (up to 10 days) for a few months, then regular for a while. I recently had two long periods then went 35 days and has a 1 day period. I ]have been having very bad stomach pains after a bowel movement - lasting up to 5 hours. My whole abdomen hurts, from the sternum to the pubic bone all the way around at first. Later it will seem to relax a little and hurt a little more either up high or down low. this has happened 3 out of the past 5 nights. I am under a lot of stress, but have normal bowel movements, at least twice a day. I take stevia with fiber, vitamins and exercise regularly. I have lost 20 pounds since january 05, and am now at about 123 pounds.and am 5'3.
Last summer, I had cysts taht resolved when I had the long periods. My tummy Hurts! It doesn't hurt during the day, really. But does seem to happen after I eat splenda.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:38 pm

User avatar Hello,

It would be hard to tell from here but it could be that you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. I understand that you do not have altered bowel habits, but you are under a lot of stress.

Gas production may be increased dramatically after ingestion of poorly absorbed carbohydrates (eg, lactose, lactulose, sorbitol). Splenda (sucralose) is different from these, unfortunately I don't know if it is fermentable like the other sweetners.

I have to suggest that you get evaluated by your doctor for this.

Best regards.


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