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I have had a dull pain in the lower left side of my lumbar

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I have had a dull pain in the lower left side of my lumbar area and under my left rib off and on for about a week. There has been constipation as well and when my bowels move it is thin and not very much. I started drinking bene fiber 3 days ago and it was helping some and last night I drank prune juice which helped but my stool was very watery. What can I do to relieve the ache and get my bowels moving normally ?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 12 months ago.


I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you

This seems to be GI infection

What I suggest is to have Probiotics with combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium for 10 days

Take Metamucil, a fibre supplement that can help in relieving constipation

Continue prune juice once a day for a week

You should be normal with these.

If the symptoms continue, you need to go to the doctor for antibiotics

For abdominal pain use Hyoscine butylbromide tablet available in Pharmacy

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 12 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 12 months ago.

Thank you