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Very bab stomach pains & stomach gets hard as a rock & blots

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Very bab stomach pains & stomach gets hard as a rock & blots up, seems like better in morning until I eat or drink something. Been going on for aweek
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any other medical problems?

Are you on any medications for anything at the moment?

Have you been seen for this?

Please let me know.

Kind regards

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry you are having such bad stomach pains.

a rock hard abdomen could be filled with fluid or from distended bowels from colitis or excessive gas in your bowels or severe constipation. you could have excessive swelling of your stomach from too much stomach acid

you need to see a doctor for a physical examination of your abdomen and a CT scan or ultrasound of your abdomen to check on what is inside.

you might need to have a colonoscopy if you haven't had one in 5-10 years.

you could be allergic to certain foods like milk or gluten which can cause your bowels to swell up and bloat.

you could benefit from increasing fiber and more fruits and vegetables in your diet.

if you are allergic to gluten or milk, avoiding gluten in pasta, bread, pizza dough and avoiding dairy could help your symptoms.

you might need stronger stomach acid reducing agents like nexium or protonix to decrease stomach acid

have you ever had a colonoscopy before?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No to all above questions I eat lots of fruit & veggies I am not allergies to any foods
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

that is good you are not allergic to any foods.

at your age of 60 you still need to see a doctor about your abdomen.

and you need a colonoscopy if you haven't had on in the last 5-10 years.

have you ever had a colonoscopy before?

you might need stronger stomach acid blocking agents like nexium or protonix which are prescription.

do you drink alcohol?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

do you have any other questions?