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I have noticed my bowel movement has changed from being

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I have noticed my bowel movement has changed from being one day constipated to loose motions the next day in a rotating cycle. I have also more wind and for the first time some stomach cramps Lower belly and towards the left side of my abdomen.
Please advise
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

this sounds like you could be having IBS or irritable bowel syndrome which can cause you to go from constipation to diarrhea and increase gas and flatulance

you should keep a food diary of what you eat and see if any certain foods cause worse symptoms

you could have a bowel allergy like gluten allergy or lactose milk sugar allergy which can cause your symptoms.

you should see your GP doctor about your bowel symptoms.

you might need a stool occult blood test to check for blood in your stool and bleeding from your colon.

you might benefit from increasing fiber in your diet

you might benefit from a probiotic in your diet

exercise and drinking more fluid can help your bowel work better as well

in the USA, you would see a GI doctor and get a colonoscopy

but colonoscopies are not as easy to get in the UK

but you should see your GP doctor

let me know if you have questions.
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