I have been to a Doctor for abdominal cramps that started 2 weeks ago...About 1 week ago, I started having very watery diarrhea and it hasn't let up since...The cramping and subsequent diarrhea seems to be brought on by eating.
I have no fever and up until a couple of days ago, I still had a normal appetite.
The Nurse Practitioner I am seeing has done several blood tests, stool tests...all came back negative.
The cramping I get starts just below the navel and when it's severe, seems to radiate toward my back.
Any ideas would be most appreciated.
The sudden onset of diarrhea and abdominal pain requires a search for an infectious etiology i.e. bacterial infection.
If an infectious cause i snot found and the symptoms persist, then inflammatory bowel disease e.g. Crohn's Disease must
be excluded. IF ther eis still no cause, then a search for rare causes of diarrhea may be initiated.
The workup would include stool cultures and barium x-rays of the intestine.
This information is presented for educational purposes. ASk specific questions to your personal physican.
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