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I have low color stools and it smells like medicine. also

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I have low color stools and it smells like medicine. also have diarreah. I also have pain on my left abdomen middle. Had Ct scan and nothing came up except for fibroids.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: It has been for almost two years now. It gets worse with food sometimes, or just out of the sudden or also with stress.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have anxiety, depression and asthma
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
How frequently do you have this problem?
Do you have any other symptom? or past illness?
Did you have any other test?
Did you consult any specialist or take any measure for this issue?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hello Dr, I get this pain twice or 3 times a week... Sometimes I notice my pain gets worse with breathing and I can feel it in my throat... sometimes I get a little costipated... then it also radiates to the back... I also get it the pain when Im sitting or with stading for a long time... it gets relieve with rest. I only have anxiety, panick attacks, asthma, had convulsions when I was small but nothing else... ct scan was done but nothing was found only fibroids... I had an ultrasound a year ago and blood test for pancreas and normal, I have had echo stress test and heart monitor also normal. The only specialist I have seen is a cardiologist.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for the information,
Stool color & smell often varies with those of food.
You can watch whether there is any such factor.
Sometimes, decreased flow of bile can be a factor for low color.
Liver function tests can be taken.
Pain on left side can come from an inflammation of colon.
This can be associated with loose stool.
However, as the pain is not constant, it can be from spasm of intestine associated with colon.
Anxiety, stress can be associated with pain in throat as your echo is normal.
You can take an evaluation by a gastroenterologist.
A colonoscopy, stool test can be taken if gastroenterologist thinks necessary.
Please take plenty of fluid, vegetables, fruits.
Those would help in regular bowel movement.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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