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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Abdominal Pain - Constipation

 ScubaSteve - Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:47 am

∙Had a "tearing sensation" followed by a "warming sensation" in the lateral lower abdomen while trying to have a bowl movement
∙Dull sensation (uncomfortable) left oblique, feels like it is around the transversus abdominus muscle (in depth) down to where it nearly meets the pectinius muscle
∙Dull sensation (uncomfortable) on the exterior lowest left rib (May not be related)
∙Stool is firm yet unformed (not a full healthy stool sample) comes out in bits instead of a single log.
∙Gas is a regular occurrence

Previous Medical history:

Medications (M) / Vitamins (V):
(M) ∙Just started on Wellbutrin (300mg)
(V) ∙Acedopholis
(V) ∙Omega 3 (2000mg)
(V) ∙Adapton (200mg)
(V) ∙ Berry Extracts
(V) ∙ Grape Seed Extracts
(V) ∙ Rhodiola
(V) ∙ Co Q10 (100mg)
(V) ∙ DMAE (390 mg)

Currently receiving Neurofeedback as a treatment for my medical history.

Suggestions thus far from my psychiatrist said that it may be a hernia. I am thinking a femoral hernia if it is such. He said that I should have a surgeon cut me open or do a colonoscopy.

I am looking for other possible answers to this problem to present to my doctor when I see him again.

 John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:26 pm

User avatar Hello -

From your description of the onset, it does sound as though there's at least a good chance that something herniated. A colonoscopy might be helpful, but a barium enema or even a CT scan with contrast may do the trick. If there's no herniation evident then a colonoscopy would be more likely to be required to rule out some other problem in the colon.

I hope this is helpful. Best of luck to you. Please follow up with us as needed.

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