How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Josh Your Own Question

Dr. Josh
Dr. Josh, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 2215
Experience:  Practicing Physician, Family Physician for 7 years
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Josh is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have had sharp stomach pains all night and the runs this ...

Customer Question

I have had sharp stomach pains all night and the runs this morning. Stomach pain gets better, then builds up again. I had this same thing 2 weeks ago for about 3 days. I thought it was food poisoning, but now don''t thing so.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

Please describe exact location of painful area? Is the pain radiating to back ?

Do you have nausea? Burning urination ?

On a scale of 1 to 10 how will you rate the pain? fever ? any other symptoms?

Age and sex?

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, it does seem to radiate to my lower back a bit. My period is due Friday, so I thought it was cramps, but no longer think so, but seems to be in the same area. I've gotten a bit of nausea, but it goes away. No burning urination at all. No fever and no other symptons that I can find. I'm 44, female.
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 6 years ago.
Last question-
Is the pain in right side of abdomen ? Please describe the exact site of pain .Are you overweight?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Sorry, to answer your last question, when the pain gets bad, it's about a 7...

The pain seems to be in the middle of the abdomen, but closer to the right, I guess. It feels like directly in the center or lower than the abdomen. When I press on my stomach, the pain is directly in the center and my stomach feels extremely bloated. I am overweight for me, for sure, but not too much. I should lose @ 20 lbs. I'm 5'3" and weigh @ 135....
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
did you get my last reply? The computer keeps sending a reply??
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 6 years ago.
There are two possibilites for the pain- Firstly it can be due to gall blaader stone , and secondly the cause can be appendicitis. You need clinical examination, Ultrasound of whole abdomen, to make a diagnose. Both of these condition are to be handled in emergency. Please do not delay and get examination in ER.
Dr. Josh, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 2215
Experience: Practicing Physician, Family Physician for 7 years
Dr. Josh and 4 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Would that be the cause of the runs too? That's the worst part.
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 6 years ago.

Can you please clear the term - cause of the runs too?

What do you mean by runs?

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I'm sorry, diarrhea. I really don't think the other two options you gave is the problem at all.
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 6 years ago.

I am really sorry, earlier i misunderstood that part.

Loose stools, can cause spasmodic and cramping pain in the abdomen. At this stage , you need to maintain your fluids levels, Dont take any solid food.Also you should Tab Imodium to reduce the frequency of bowel movements . It can be taken maximum up to 4 times a day, as per the requirement You should take tab buscopan to get relief from stomach pain. It is anti-spasmodic..Also take Ready-mixed rehydration sachets (eg Dioralyte, Rehidrat). Most likely this is a viral stomach flu, and will get resolve in 5-7 days.

 

 

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
OK, thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 6 years ago.

Also if you have fever / blood in stool /chills , or the symptoms persists for more than 1 week, please see doctor.

Take care

 

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery