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SEVERE stomach cramping,bloating, constipation!!
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SEVERE stomach cramping,bloating, constipation!!

Just came out of the hospital this weekend, with no diagosis. I had a CT scan, blood drawn, urine test, and a Pap smear, unfortunately they were not able to find anything!!! The pain was unbearable, but eventually subsided after 12 long hours of agony. My stomach still feels tender, and I am extremely nervous that the pain will rear it's ugly head! The pain feels like trapped air underneath the rib cage. This is also accompanied by cramping. The pain also radiates to my back as well. I feel like I want to vomit, but can't. I also feel the urge to use the restroom (#2) but can't, (I've been constipated for the last 4 days.) This incident happened three years ago, one year after I had Gastic Bypass surgery. Just like the time before, they had no answers for me. Is there anyone out there who has what I am experiencing???? Help me? Could this be attributed to the Gastic Bypass??? My kids need me at 100%, but feeling like this I am bearly managing. Some insight on me....I'm 5'2, 120lbs, female.
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Well, since you had gastric bypass, I'm not sure what all the complications from that can be, that can arise from time to time, but since it happened to you once before, I think I can guess, and maybe my thoughts will help.

First, though, as you know, medications can cause constipation.  With that said, constipation can cause all your symptoms.  You've got to get "unstuck."  I know a few natural ways, as well as how to treat the pain you're experiencing.  The pain comes from gas, trapped air, so drink some alka seltzer when you notice that part.  To get unstuck, there are several things you can do.

First, a few enemas should help the waste break down and start to come out.  In meantime, you can eat Activia yogurt from the grocery store, it breaks down waste "from the other end."  Also, drinking water and eating spagetti (high water content) helps, and so does eating Cheerios for the oat fiber and eating 100 percent whole wheat bread with lettuce on the sandwich, for the wheat and plant fiber.  Basic daily exercise also keeps the digestive tract in good working order.

If you don't have a bowel movement after some enemas, then if you know the waste is right at the end, ready to come out, put on some clear plastic gloves and put plain KY jelly on there or vaseline, and dig a little out by hand.  It sounds awful, but the main thing, like with enemas, is to get enough out so that the bowels start to move again.  And in general, you can put the same two ointments on there to make regular passage of waste more comfortable.

Everybody gets constipated from time to time, usually it happens because of what you eat, or medications, or daily habits...like rushing too much when you have your meals, or not getting enough water, or consuming a lot of high fat foods or meats.  I don't think this is too serious of a problem, mainly because you've had this before, but I do know that there ain't hardly anything worse than getting so constipated that you can't have a bowel movement and you feel like vomiting because there's no room left and gas pain can double you over.  So, hope some of these ideas help a little.
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i am a 40yr female old with 4 kids 22,18,15,2 an ever since i had my last child i have been having bad constipation an sever pain in my stomach i ate the cheerios an had a salad i stay drinking water but nothing happens i feel like i want to go but again nothing happens an it seems like i want to vomit or the food is stuck in my throat an won't come out it also gives me bad breathe no matter Wat i try or use again nothing happens i take a few over the counter medication like dica,diovol plus,pepto-bismol max strength an some diet teas such as:senna leaf,badia natural herbal tea my stomach is bloated some one help me please
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Am having the same symptoms u had please can u tell me what was done for u. I hv been to A and E.  3 times now done several tests and scans.  I also had a gastric bypass and the docs think it might be trapped poo. Please can u tell me what was done for you. The pain is so bad when it starts that's when I have something to eat it speeads to my back. Rib cages and sides
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As a post gastric bypass patient I had problems with constipation for the first time in my life. My doctor recommended The Lady Soma Fiber Cleanse & after 3 days of taking the capsules there was no strain, no stress. Every morning (without fail) I would have a nice bowel movement. It's been 3 months since that experience, & I've gotten my mother using Lady Soma too,
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