I'm a 21 year old relatively healthy male. I've had recent abdominal pains and went to the doctor who diagnosed me as having some acid problems in my stomach. I had maybe two/three bloody stools in the last 4 months, but it was dismissed because it wasn't in relation to this recent abdominal pain). I was prescribed Zantac to relieve the pain (150mg twice daily). It has helped in the last week and I don't have the same pains anymore, but I'm experiencing bloating and lower back pains. Also, I had sudden soar-ness in my upper back and triceps like it was the day after a work out. The last day or so, I've been having constipation (The inability to pass stool easily and at a natural pace, Malformed stools, A low volume of stool in respect to high volumes of food intake).
is the bloating/pains attributed to the constipation? It feels like there is stool remaining after I go to the washroom and it was misshaped this morning. Should I go see a doctor or is this a side-effect of Zantac? Or something more serious?
Thank you for any help!