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There I'm 28 In the last 2 weeks iv had like a tension

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Hi there I'm 28
In the last 2 weeks iv had like a tension feeling on my belly and have a gland come up on the upper right leg. And struggling to go to the toilet sometimes it's abit slushy and some times its like I'm constipated and today it's abit gunky iv also had lower back pain but don't know if it's to do with this or I just have a bad back. But I feel ok in myself just abit worried
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Lower back pain, constipation, swollen gland all point to the likely intestinal infection.Colon lining pouches known as diverticula can get infection known as acute diverticulitis.That can obstruct normal stool passage, can cause lower stomach pain as well.Best course will be oral antibiotics ciprofloxacin and metronidazole after clinical evaluation.At home you should take a stool softener like metamucil daily.For pain, acetaminophen can be tried along with icepack application at the area.Probiotics are good to drive away bad bacteria from the colon.Also take a probiotic ( lactobacilli,bifidobacterium) daily to restore intestinal microbial balance.Culturelle 30 Counts twice daily should be fine.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile:
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok thanks. Iv not hered of intestine infection before. Iv just got bowl cancer on my mind that's what's been worrying me What would be cause of an intestine infection
Infection can come from contaminated food or water.Also virulent bacteria in the intestine can sometimes cause infection.Bowel cancer is not likely as you do not have anemia, weight loss, or bowel obstruction.Do not worry about that.Best wishes.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ill book a doctor's appointment for Monday to get some antibiotics
Many thanks much appreciated
Very welcomeGet well soon