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I have been having lower abdominal pain most of the day and

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I have been having lower abdominal pain most of the day and it feels like a huge gas bubble moving from time to time, but most of the time it feels like pins and needles. I am not vomiting and I seem to be constipated. I want to have a bowel movement but all i get is mucus. Now I am muscle and skin sore all over my body. I did take my temp about 20 min ago and it was 100.1
Anyone have any ideas?
mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

Sorry to hear about your symptoms.

mysticdoc :

When was your normal bowel movement?

mysticdoc :

Do you take any stool softener?

Customer:

I was able to have a small bowel movement this morning around 5:30 am, I have not used a stool softener.

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

do you take any other medication?

Customer:

I take prilosec daily, a gummy vitamin, and vitamin d3

Customer:

I did take a bentyl for the IBS thinking it might help, but it didn't even come close to this.

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

sounds like you may have diverticulitis.

mysticdoc :

Inflammation of the intestine can cause these symptoms.

mysticdoc :

also bentyl may worse your symptoms.

mysticdoc :

Inflammatory bowel disease is also possible but usually blood in stool also present.

mysticdoc :

You can try a stool softener like metamucil to see if it works.

mysticdoc :

But, it is better to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for further evaluation.

mysticdoc :

Diverticulitis will require antibitoic course.

Customer:

Okay, then it sounds like these symptoms won't go away.

mysticdoc :

if the symptoms do not improve, then a colonoscopy is essential.

Customer:

I had a gastroenterologist in California but have not needed to see one since moving to Washington State 7 years ago. Think I will go to Urgent Care in the morning - provided I get through the night okay. Perhaps a stool softener then, yes?

mysticdoc :

yes stool softener, fluids and bland diet.

mysticdoc :

you should go to urgent care for now, but still need to see a gastroenterologist.

Customer:

Sounds like a plan. The Urgent Care I go to is connected to my health care provider(s) so they can recommend one I am fairly sure and I will follow up on this without hesitation.

Customer:

Thank you for your help.

mysticdoc :

very welcome

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Customer:

Much appreciated.

mysticdoc :

very welcome

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