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I have lower back pain that is sometimes lessened by a bowel…

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I have lower back pain that is sometimes lessened by a bowel movement . But my bowel movements are different than usual. They are gasy and lots of thin poop. It has been going on for a week now.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

No recent injuries. The pain lessons after I have had a couple of these weird bowel movements. Although it only reliefs it for a short time.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I currently have a yeast infection . Recently on an antibiotic for infected tooth. The antibiotic was clindamycin.

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12/16/2017
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What is your age?

Do you have increased urinary frequency, urinary burning, heartburn, diarrhea/constipation, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, bloating, gas, tenderness on abdomen?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am 41 and have some gas.

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Your symptoms can be due to;

1) Colonic diverticulum / diverticulitis

2) Rectum polyp.

3) Mild grade intestinal infection.

You may need an ultrasound and a stool exam as an initial evaluation.

You may need a course of antibiotic like Flagyl.

Probiotics can help you.

Following may help you; 1) Avoid a) Cabbageb) Beerc) Legumesd) Cheesee) Beans 2) This may help; a) Bismuth subsalicylateb) Activated charcoalc) Simethicone; (Maalox, Mylanta); Simethicone causes gas bubbles to break up.d) Beano; contains an enzyme (alpha-galactosidase), which helps to breakdown certain complex carbohydrates. All are available without prescription.

Avoid foods that appear to aggravate symptoms. These may include milk and dairy products, certain fruits or vegetables, whole grains, artificial sweeteners etc. But this is based on the personal observation for the aggravating food.Please feel free for your follow up questions. I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.Thanks for using Just Answer.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Okay. Thank you. Is it okay to wait till Monday to contact my doctor.

You are very welcome.

If your symptoms are mild, you can wait till Monday. Moderate to severe symptoms would need evaluation early.

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