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I have been having baxk pain on my left side right below the

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I have been having baxk pain on my left side right below the rib cage it feels like, neon green stool and stomach pains along with leg and arm pains. Any help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome,
I am Dr. Arun and would be helping you today.
Your symptoms can be due to large intestine inflammation. Colon lies at the back of the abdomen and also causes green stool. You may need a course of antibiotics like Metrogyl, if the symptoms aggravate. The initial management is as following;
1) PeptoBismol
2) Lomotil; may only be given if you have diarrhea.
3) Gatorade / Pedialyte
4) Plenty of fluids
5) BRAT diet; banana, rice, applesauce, toast. Vegetable broths / vegetable soups, coconut water also can help.
6) Probiotics; available over the counter.
You may take Ibuprofen or acetaminophen if the pain is significant (moderate to severe).
The other possibilities to rule out would be liver and gall bladder inflammation. This would need a physical exam, blood test and ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
A green stool is caused by the undigest bile salts running through the irritated intestines so are undigested and thus the color of stools.
Any infection in the body including intestinal infection causes body-ache or leg or arm pain.
You may also try Pepto-Bismol,, if the symptoms are persisting.
Hope you are doing good.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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