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Lower abdominal pain with gas and loose stools

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lower abdominal pain with gas and loose stools
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 7 years ago.
From how long you have these symptoms?
How many episodes of bowel movement you had in a day?
Is there nausea/vomiting?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
A lttle nausea no vomiting, seems to bother me in the m orning. However, this has only happend twie in three week. I have been under terrible chronic stress for two years and am ot andling it well. Also, seems food related.
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 7 years ago.
Its most common causes are:low dietary fiber intake,inadequate fluid intake,lack of daily exercise, stress, anxiety, nervousness, fear.certain medical conditions can also cause loose stools such as:mal absorption syndrome(MAS),irritable bowel syndrome(IBS),crohn's disease,ulcerative collitis.Certain medications can also cause this. You have done right,stool test is the basic test to detect any abnormality of GIT.You need:ultrasound of lower abdomen,colonoscopy,endoscopy, gastroscopy or EGD,stool examination & culture,x-rays of abdomen,barium meal studies & barium follow through tests are required.
Till than take antacid- Gaviscon.Take tab.Ranitidine(Zantac) 150 mg twice a day.Both these are available without a prescription.
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