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I've recently been having left side and lower abdominal

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I've recently been having left side and lower abdominal pain, intermittent diarrhea and constipation. Pain seems to ease after bowel movement and lying/sitting down
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: About 3weeks. Its worse after eating fast food, better when sitting or lying down and after bowel movement
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Two c-section surgeries and I've had my tubes tied.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Do you notice any blood in stool?

Have you tried any medication yet?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No blood, mucus or pus. Tylenol seems to help
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Are you there?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.


This can be due to the food intolerance and lack of adequate dietary fibers in your diet.

You should avoid high fat containing food.

Try to eat more fruits, vegetables.

Soluble fiber supplements like metamucil can be tried.

Probiotics like Florastor also can be tried daily to improve colon health.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

Very welcome