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I have been having right side abdominal pain for about a few…

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I have been having right side abdominal pain for about a few weeks now.. it hurts when I laugh or cough

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

Random cough, not a lot .. diaahrhea on and off

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

My appendix has been removed last year

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

What is your age and gender?

Is it on upper or lower right abdomen?

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

Is your diarrhea foul smelling and watery?

Were any investigations done?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Mid to lower abdomin.. some nausea , diarrhea watery.. I am a 27 year old female
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

The possibilities of the diagnosis are;

1) Mild grade intestinal infection.

2) Bacterial overgrowth syndrome

3) Irritable bowel syndrome.

You need to get an ultrasound and a CT scan for evaluation.

For bacterial overgrowth syndrome, the diagnosis can be achieved by;

1) Hydrogen breath test

2) Bile acid breath test

3) Xylose breath test

4) Stool test.

You may also get a colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy for the evaluation.

Small intestinal diverticulosis / diverticulitis though not common may also be the possibility. Subacute intestinal obstruction, irritable bowel syndrome may also be looked in to the possibilities.

Treatment is by rifaximin which eradicates bowel overgrowth syndrome.

Probiotics too may help.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it was helpful.. I wa diagnosed with kidney stones from my PA
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