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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.

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