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Pains in stomach Feel bloated Blood in stool Any suggestions

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Pains in stomach
Feel bloated
Blood in stool
Any suggestions what might cause this or what it could be?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pain is just below my ribs and it comes and goes.

This is Dr. David

blood in stool at your age is most commonly from hemorrhoid bleeding.

hemorrhoids can bleed from constipation or straining or passing large hard stools.

are your pains in upper or lower abdomen? left or right?

upper left abdominal pain can be from excessive stomach acid causing gastritis stomach inflammation and pain.

bloated can be from poor diet, junk food, sodas, lack of healthy diet, bowel allergies to preservatives, milk lactose, gluten allergy.

pain below the ribs on the left side is most likely from gastritis.

alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauces, fried foods poor diet, large meals can cause your stomach to produce too much stomach acid.

what is your diet like?

and your bowel movements?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bowel movements would be regular 3-4 times a day and is mainly soft and runny.
Diet wouldnt be the best.

you need to work on improving your diet

avoiding alcohol and spicy foods

try maalox or mylanta as well to help calm down stomach acid.

keep a food diary to see what foods cause worse bloating.

avoid sodas and fatty foods and fried foods.

get an appointment to see your GP doctor as well.

let me know if you have other questions.

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