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74 yr old WM 5'9', 160 # with recurrent lower abdominal

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74 yr old WM 5'9', 160 # with recurrent lower abdominal distress with bloating, no diarrhea, no vomiting, no loss of appetite, sx occur after meals

Doctor's Assistant: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this? In general, how would you describe your overall health?

Good, labs OK, on 5 mg lisinopril qd (largely compliant) regular exercise

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

Bilat hernia repair w/mesh, PSAs have not been elevated, never had a colonoscopy,

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Hi,
Welcome to Ja and thanks for this question. I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms. Now from what you are describing it sounds like that you may have developed one of a couple of conditions. Now the first thing which comes to mind is that you could have developed irritable bowel syndrome which can present even without diarrhea in some cads. It would explain the bloating and discomfort in the abdomen. This would be diagnosed on a clinical examination and then treated with dietary adjustment as well as probiotics like culturelle.
Now another cause of lower abdomen discomfort would be diverticulosis which is a condition in which you can have outpouching in the intestine which can occasionally cause bloating etc. This is different from diverticulitis which is actually inflammation of the small pouches. This would be diagnosed on a CT scan of the abdomen and again dietary adjustment should be done.
I think diverticulosis should have considered as a cause first and then other causes should be looked into.
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