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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Stomach Pain and Nausea


 ErikL. - Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:18 pm

for the past 3 weeks i have had severe stomach pain and nausea and constipation.it only seems to be a problem at night(except for constipation).i will feel fine until about 4-5 in the afternoon.ive gone to the doctors but they said that there were no serious complications. they told me to take a stool softener witch i have been.have any ideas what it could be?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:20 pm

User avatar Dear ErikL,
Abdominal pain or colic, nausea with Either Diarrhea or constipation or an alternating between both of them, are probably symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome. IBS, a condition that is very benign as your doctor said and easily controlled by simple changes in the lifestyle, diet and avoiding stress.
Certain types of foods contain, chocolate, milk and alcohol might cause constipation or diarrhea
Stress increases the frequency and the severity of symptoms in almost all cases.
try to increase the dietary fiber intake and avoid gastrointestinal stimulants such as caffeine.if the symptoms increase in severity after simple measures, and you feel more sick, consult your physician and more investigations should be done accordingly.
Good luck.

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