How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 33330
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
18722459
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

I have IBS which flares up now again. After a very upsetting

Resolved Question:

I have IBS which flares up now again. After a very upsetting time last weekend I have suffered very badly all week with it, including severe back pain accompanying it
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

How may I help you with this please?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Well, it has been far more painful than usual and the back pain, which seems to follow round from the front is severe and is even keeping me awake at night. Also, I generally do not feel very well, I am bloated, not hungry and feel as though I need to open my bowels all the time
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

How is your IBS being treated?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It's not, I usually only have an occasional flare up and as I know what foods normally cause it I tend to avoid them. This time it's seems to have come about from being in a very stressful situation.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The pain in my back is giving me more cause to worry as I am wondering if it could be a kidney problem
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Any diarrhea or fever?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No, although I did feel feverish earlier this week
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

OK

First off, this could be a kidney stone

But there might also be a component of a viral gastroenteritis with the bloating

All in all it doesn't sound like an IBS problem

You need to have your doctor evaluate this with an exam, blood work, urinalysis, and a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you for your help, I will try to contact my GP tomorrow.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

My pleasure

Please click on the 5 star excellent rating icon so I can get credit for my time with you

Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you