Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
stomach pain and abnormal bowel movements
21 y/o male with stomach/bowel problems for 3 years now. I have stomach pain accompanied with diarrhea 3-4 times every day. I have excessive gurgling, popping, burning in my stomach all the time. It is loud and I have excessive burping, along with constant gas. My stool is loose, light brown, and smells abnormal. I thought it was due to certain foods but the problem does not go away whether I eat or not. I can even eat nothing but bread and water or salad and water and still have pain. I am not losing weight and am not aware of any blood in the stool. I have an appointment with a GI doc coming up soon, but am curious if anyone has any ideas as this has stumped doctors in the past. As of now I just take pepto bismol/imodium/tums/fiber/digestive enzymes/probiotics etc and it seems to help but it is still a problem with all that.
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
154765 tn?1237251544
bip
It sounds like to me but Im not 100% sure maybe it's IBS and GERD. I know it's very common. What did your doctor tell you she thinks it is? Thats good your going to a GI doc. they will find out what is wrong with you. Does certain foods aggavate you? Do you get bloated, sometimes constitpated and diarrea?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
my NP just kind of brushed it off and said because I am young it is not likely I have anything seriously wrong with me and it's probably just IBS. I haven't heard a whole lot about GERD, but maybe that is a contributing factor? I am not aware of any heartburn, my complaint is more toward the stomach region, but I guess if GERD causes problems in the stomach too then it's possible. I don't really have constipation in the typical sense, as I have frequent loose stools. The only thing I have that might be considered constipation is the feeling of incomplete emptying as if I need to go again, or going does not provide a whole lot of relief.

I guess it's possible it's just an extreme case of IBS, it just worries me that I have had stomach pain, diarrhea, and a general flu like feeling (nausea and all that) for 3 years now. Makes me wonder if theres not something up.

I have the pain whether I eat or not, but It does seem I have developed food intolerances. This is weird because I was never lactose intolerant or anything like that, but now I try to stay away from milk and ice cream. I haven't noticed a huge difference with food other than that. I can eat greasy fast food and feel sick and have diarrhea or I can eat plain chicken breast and feel sick with diarrhea. I can even take the day off from eating and feel sick with diarrhea.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
154765 tn?1237251544
bip
Ya, it sounds like you might have IBS it's very common in woman. I have IBS and boy let me tell you sometimes I feel terrible. Just relax and you will be going to the GI doc. and they will tell you everything. That is what I did I went to a GI doc.  and  they told me I have IBS.  


BEST WISHES
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
fntn
MI
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
6543835 tn?1468847635
Blank
cnoevl21
NJ
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON