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Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.
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Pam..I have suffered with constipation most of my life. I can

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Pam..I have suffered with constipation most of my life. I can remember as a teen spending hours in the bathroom and being too embarrassed to say anything. For the last year it has got progressively worse and I have constant stomach pain and cramping. I have trouble getting comfortable because if the tightness and pressure I feel under my rib cage.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Do you have nausea,vomiting?
Bloating,flatulence?
Stress and anxiety?
Have you undergone any investigations so far?
Is pain located in upper right or left side of abdomen?
Thanks.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No nausea and vomiting. Yes bloating. Pain in front is top right. Pain in back is mid center of my back under ribs. It can be constant...no investigations.

Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
It’s my first priority to serve you.
Thanks for providing more information.
Well as you describe,in my opinion you shouldn't ignore your symptoms and consult a Gastroenterologist for a clinical examination and undergo investigations like Ultrasound/CT scan whole abdomen,Liver function test,Upper GI scopy,colonoscopy to rule out underlying possible causes like Liver/Gall bladder disease,Irritable bowel syndrome,Colon polyp,Kidney stone.
Your doctor may treat it promptly.
Such constant pain is not associated with just constipation.
Instead such conditions can worsen constipation.
You should try OTC Simethicone and Motrin.
Also drink plenty of fluids.
And if pain is severe then visit ER for prompt management.
If you have any further query then we can discuss it thoroughly rather than give us poor/bad service.
We are here to help you until you satisfy.
Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.
Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.
If you have any further query then we can discuss it thoroughly rather than give us poor/bad service.
We are here to help you until you satisfy.
Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.
Thanks.