News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Nite time stomach and back pain


 gryphgirl - Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:53 am

i am 22yrs old and for the past several nites have been woken up by simultanueous stomach and back pain. i also usually feel the need to urinate, pass gas and or have a bowel movement. the urination and gas come easily but the bowel movements do not, the pain only usually subsides after i take 1 aceteminaphin. this only happens after i've been asleep for at least 2 hours. once it even occured after a late afternoon nap. during the day bowel moevments are no problem and fairly regular. the pains are similar to period cramps that i do tend to get in both my back and stomach but they are more intense. any suggestions?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:40 pm

User avatar Hello,

It is posible that your symptoms are part of an Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS.

Commonly people who have IBS complain of
Abdominal pain or colic
A bloated abdomen
Either Diarrhea or constipation or an alternating between both of them

Stress and infections in the GI tract increase the frequency and the severity of IBS symptoms in almost all cases. Indeed

Symptoms of IBS are non specific and occur in many disorders like GERD, Gastritis, etc. Indeed Helicobacter pylori infection can cause similar symptoms. But they may also aggravate an already present condition like IBS.

Observe your habits and any associated changes in your symptoms accordingly may help in identifying the main cause.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here