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I have sharp pains that come and go in my lower abdominal area

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I have sharp pains that come and go in my lower abdominal area (mainly lower left). It hurts to put pressure in that area such as pressing on the area with my fingers. Also, have been having diarrhea.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 6 years ago.

Blood in stool?
Stress and anxiety?
Nausea and vomiting ?
Since how long have you been suffering from?
Bloating and flatulence ?
Do you have associated heartburn ?
Alcohol and smoking ?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I haven't had a fever

No blood in stool

No stress or anxiety

No nausea or vomiting

4-5 days (more stomach pains over the last couple days)

No bloating or flatulence

I had a case of heartburn last week that I don't normally have

I do drink alcohol on occasion (mainly beer)

Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 6 years ago.
As such your symptoms can be due to gastroenteritis as well especially since the pain is associated with diarrhea as well .

Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract,
Gastroenteritis often involves stomach pain or spasms, diarrhea .
The objective of treatment is to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.
Oral rehydration is the preferred treatment of fluid and electrolyte losses caused by diarrhea.
As such viral infection subside by their own in few days.
Gradually start to eat soup, banana , crackers , fat free diet.
Avoid caffeine , carbonated beverages , alcohol.
Take metamucil as well.
Take proper rest .
Apart from this other possibilities include Ureteric stone as well.
I suggest you to consult a doctor for further evaluation and management .
I hope this helps
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