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Thanks for the info
How this pain get settled
Tell me exactly where the pain is and does it radiates somewhere
Are you taking any medications
Any specific aggravating factor of this pain
The pain is in my lower abdomen. It really feels like menstrual cramps but it is not. It radiates in the lower abdomen. It started randomly last night. I couldn't sleep so I stayed up drinking an all natural laxative tea because I thought it was some kind of gastro-intestinal problem. I still think that.
I am taking two medications -- spironolactine and metformin, but have been taking them for about five years with no side effects.
I also take daily vitamin/protein supplements as I am an athlete. I take two fiber capsules a day also. Should I stop doing that? I was never sure if it was good for me to take fiber supplements, although I haven't had any problems with it yet.
Movement aggravates the pain. If I sit very still it dulls down.
i think you have some sort of spasm of your GI tract but i need more info
Have you ever experienced blood or mucus in your stool
Are your stool foul smelling
I have experienced blood in my stool, but not for years. Not at all recently. I do have a hemorroid that I've never done anything about, but I doubt that has anything to do with this.
My stool is foul smelling. I feel like it all wants to come out of me but can't. It feels like there is something stuck in me and bleeding or something.
But no, there is actually no blood in my stool right now.
Thank you for your help. Please keep instructing me. I'll answer any questions to help me figure out what this is and what to do about it.
Thanks for your cooperation
How frequently you pass stool
Does your problem aggravated after food intake
This is the first time I've had this problem. Since it's come up I think I passed stool twice last night and twice this morning. Both times it was incredibly painful.
This has never happened before.
Normally I'm fine. I pass stool probably twice a day, normally.
I think what you need to do is take some antispasmodic along with a Proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole
You can take oral ciprofloxacin for 3 days
In the mean time you should have you stool examined
As this problem can have a wide etiology including gut infection and inflammation so a full range if investigation can only be advised if you dont get relief frm these medications
I wish this could help solve your probllem
Should I go to urgent care to have a doctor prescribe me these things?
I have one more questions -- is it bad to take fiber laxatives daily as a fiber supplement? I take about two a day. Is that causing this?
What else could be causing this?
Thanks for the question
Actually fibres do increase the motility of intestines and at times can cause spasm of it
Yes you can consult with your emergency physician to prescribe you these drugs
Dont worry about the problem it wil settle down and its not something which will hamper you badly
Inflammation and infections of the gastrointestinal tract are the main culprits for these symptoms
I agree, but I have a couple more questions.
One, should I stop taking fiber (laxative, basically) supplements daily?
And two, if the pain is already starting to stop, do I still need to go see a doctor, or should I wait it out and see if the symptoms persist another day?
If I wait it out will it just go away, or will it cause further damage?
Sorry so many questions. Thank you so much for your responses.
No problem my pleasure
If the pain already has started settling you can just observe
You can cut down the dose of fibre to once daily and see if it helps
I think we just have to observe and if it recur then might go for further investigation
Yes you can just wait and observe as this doesnt seems to an emergency
If you want to ask anything you are most welcome