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I have lower left abdominal pain it comes in waves and can

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I have lower left abdominal pain it comes in waves and can last up to several hours, it started last tuesday 31 aug, motions were quite normal up until a couple of days ago,_but are now few and far between and are small and hard. have been to doctor and they prescribed IBS drug which does not seem to have any affect, paracetamol helps to ease the pain but cannot take these forever. __Please help._John
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 6 years ago.
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DOC EK :

hi

DOC EK :

since how long do you have this problem

DOC EK :

any blood in stool or fever

DOC EK :

please enter into the chat

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

no blood in stool, but do feel slightly feverish

DOC EK :

have you checked the fever is it is just a feeling

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

just a feeling

DOC EK :

is this happening for just 3-4 days

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

started 1 am tuesday 31 aug in upper left quadrant and now in lower left quadrant and on and off since

DOC EK :

Does this pain get better after passing stool

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

i think so but having trouble passing now

DOC EK :

Any change in your dietary habits recently

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

have given up white bread and beer and lost a few pounds other than that i eat quite healthily

DOC EK :

which doctor have yu seen so far

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

just my local md who has made me an appointment with the Large intestines Procedures clinic for the 20th sept but that seems an awful long way off

DOC EK :

Well in my opinion you should have an opinion from a gastroenterologist and get a complete evaluation of your GIT

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

GIT

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

?

DOC EK :

In the meanwhile high fiber diet should be taken to avoid constipation

DOC EK :

Gastro intestinal tract

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

is it ok to still take paracetamol or is there something stronger

DOC EK :

To get yourself examined and assess if there is any need to do a Colonoscopy or not although you have a short history but still constipation at your age should be taken seriously and functional bowel disorder should be considered at the end after excluding organic disorders

DOC EK :

Yes paracetamol is fine

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

have taken paracetamol about 2 hours ago pain is still there and can't sleep

DOC EK :

you can repeat it after 6 hours and also you can take some otc agents to relieve constipation as relieving constipation will help you in settling your pain

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

otc ?

DOC EK :

over the counter agents

JACUSTOMER-8vvip6hi- :

Thank you for your help

DOC EK :

welcome

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