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Question: Abdomen pain with diarrhea

 bbh - Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:26 am

Dear Doctor,

Since a week ago I am suffering from pain fit in the abdomen with the diarrhea of 3 - 4 times daily, with issuing gases sounds inside the abdomen.

Please help as soon as possible.

Thanks & Regards,
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:50 pm

User avatar Hello,
There are many causes of abdominal pain. In combination with diarrhea I must wonder about an infection or parasite. If the diarrhea is continuing, you should have a stool specimen tested for the presence of organisms.

It is possible you have a viral infection that will resolve on its own. But, chronic diarrhea can lead to dehydration so you don't want to ignore it if it goes on. Of course if you have fever, vomiting or other symptoms you should see a doctor. One always worries about appendicitis.

Some people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea, intestinal pain and gas are common symptoms with this. Some people also develop lactose intolerance or sensitivity to artificial sweeteners. It can also be a symptom of a disorder such as crohn's disease.

If you find you have signs of dehydration including dry mouth, dark, concentrated urine, weakness, dizziness or lightheadedness, you should get medical attention.
I'm sorry I am unable to provide more specific help but as you can see, these symptoms could be suggestive of a number of problems. It could even be just something unknown that is transient in nature.

Good luck with it.

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