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Hi I get pain in my lower abdomen. Lasts for about 3 days ata

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Hi I get pain in my lower abdomen. Lasts for about 3 days ata time. I starts with a nagging pain and moves to a cramping pain. During this time I feel Nausia and have an unpleasent taste in my mouth. I had a Colonoscopy in November and thats when the regular pains started.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello
Where is the pain exactly
What did the colonoscopy show?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Can start in lower abdomen in the middle or LHS. The colonscopy was routine as my mother had Colon cancer. Divistula were identified but not infected,

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
LHS?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Left Hand side

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Up under the ribs, next to the navel, or lower?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Starts lower but as it progresses I feel discomfort under ribs on both sides.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Ok
This sounds like irritable bowel syndrome.
What is your doctor saying?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes that is what he thinks but how come I didnt have it prior to colonoscopy or at least not as frequent.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
There is no explanation for that unless the scope caused more anxiety and worry
did it?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Possibly. but it wasnt the first time. Is there anything I can do for IBS

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Yes diet is often neglected
Tell me what you eat, meal to meal, typical day