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I have pain above my right hip bone that hurts around the front

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I have pain above my right hip bone that hurts around the front and back. I have an extreme amount of gas, also burping lots and am very tired. Can you tell me what this might be.
This is Shelly
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
They might be unrelated.
Hip arthritis is a possibility as is a lower spine problem
What is your age?
what medical conditions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

What about the extreme amount of gas, also burping lots and am very tired also diarrhea

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am healthy 57 year old

What about the extreme amount of gas, also burping lots and am very tired also diarrhea

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
What is your age
Do you have any other medical conditions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im 57 ,no other medical condition that i can think of except for pain on right side ,gas ,tired diaria
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Have you had a colonoscopy, when, what findings?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have about a 2 years ago they said it looked good and to come back in a couple years.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
OK
So no findings at all then?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not that they told me,but the one I had the year before that they said i had some pockets and a few polops but the last one I had they said it looked good.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
OK
The pockets don't go away.
That is diverticulosis and can cause your symptoms.
The treatment is the correct diet
TEll me what you eat meal to meal on a typical day
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

 

Fruit smoothie

Lunch Chicken salad or sandwich

Dinner salad, meat beef, pork or chicken, and veggies I like broccoli.

I like chocolate covered raisons

I snack on popcorn, crackers and almonds

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
OK
This will make your bowels worse
Of course you should have stool sent for parasite testing.
And you should have a celiac panel blood test to make sure you are not gluten sensitive..but your diet is making you worse and that is probably it.

As best you can...a nutrient dense bowel stabilizing diet.

The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt

The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.



The hip and the lower spine need to be examined, and if indicated an MRI..and correct physical therapy.

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