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Around 3 weeks ago I had flu like symptoms and coughed alot,

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I recovered within 10 days...
Around 3 weeks ago I had flu like symptoms and coughed alot, I recovered within 10 days but it has seemed to have left me constipated, I ate nothing but fibre and prunes, but still nothing, so I tried a laxative, that worked but I am still in pain, sometimes severe stabbing pain and even though I am being so careful what I am eating, nothing seems to get me back to normal.
The majority of the day I am fine no pain but then sudden stabbing pains occur which usually follow by a small bowel movement, thats if I have taken the laxative.
This has been going on for a couple of weeks now.
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Hello,

Greetings,

Sorry for your sufferings. With all your history, it seems either you are having a sub acute infection. or it can be a symptom of IBS. We can not put the diagnosis of IBS, with out ruling out all probable causes episodic diarrhea and abdominal pain. In case of infection, antibiotic will cure it. As it is going on for several weeks, it will be prudent to get a consultation with doctor for examination, investigations to get the precise diagnosis and intervention as necessary.

Hope this information will help you.
Wish your healthy life.
Any query, please feel free to ask.
It will be my privilege to assist you.
Regards.
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