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I began experiencing pain in LUQ during second pregnancy (18

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I began experiencing pain in LUQ during second pregnancy (18 months ago). Since delivery I have discomfort in this region anytime there is increased pressure-need to have a BM or have bloating/gas. I have to say it is less frequent than it use to be. I also noticed that my poop is consistently more narrow than normal, and I occasionally have discharge from rectum when wiping. This is probably nothing severe but started worrying about all these symptoms when put together. Thanks so much!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
It sounds like IBS: irritable bowel syndrome.
However, your doctor must confirm this.
Hernia, diverticulosis, ovarian problems and other colon problems need to be ruled out.
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