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Thank you...I've experienced a tight band like pain around

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Hi Doctor thank you...I've experienced a tight band like pain around my stomach today & then more pains, my bowels did move,I often get tummy pains in the morning, also I woke up in the middle of the night two nights ago & felt like I was going to vomit,I don't smoke, I've been diagnosed with IC too,thanks a million,Patricia
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: No vomiting just pain thanks
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've got IC other than that no I don't think so thank you Pearl
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

I am sorry you are having these symptoms.

how old are you

it sounds like you may be constipated.

are your stools hard? small pebble like stools?

small hard stools can get caught in your bowel walls and cause sever pain at night time and nausea

this can be diverticulosis pain

eating more fruits and vegetables and fiber in your diet can help bulk up your stools to prevent this from happening.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm 47 thanks a million
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you are welcome

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sorry if its diverticulitis what should I do?I presume it would mean tests?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you should eat more fruits and vegetables and fiber in your diet

you can also take metamucil fiber supplements to help bulk up your stools

you can take colace stool softeners and eat prunes to keep your stools soft.

drinking more water and fluids can help

at age 47, you may benefit from a colonosocpy to look into your colon which can look for diverticulosis

improving your diet and eating more fruits and vegetables can help

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