i've had the same thing last weekend when i went to my friends house. it may not be serious, but if it's always constantly coming back, it may be a swollen liver. drinking too much caffeine, eating wrong foods at wrong times, different sleeping periods, being lazy and sitting too much...try eating more fruits and vegetables with a lot of protein, try some tofu. and DON'T DRINK COFFEE, OR SODA FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS. and remember, drink TONS of water. if you still get stomach pains, try pain relievers and liquid medicine. if none of that works after a week or two, seek a doctor ASAP!
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If it started recently and there is pain in right side then appendicitis has to be ruled out immediately—so go to an ER or your doctor ASAP for this.
If this just started then it could also be a case of food poisoning. Take an OTC lactobacillus preparation and yoghurt with your meals. Drink plenty of fluids. Eat light, do not stay hungry but eat simple things like toast, porridge, cereals, crackers etc. Take ORS. Take over the counter antacid and antiemetic (this SOS for vomiting). Watch out for a day or two with this treatment. If still the symptoms persist, then you may need an antibiotic for the gut and would need to see a doctor.
Please go through as advised. In all probability things will settle down. At any time you feel that symptoms are worsening (more than 8-10 loose stools in 24 hrs, vomiting, feeling faint, high fever etc) please go to the ER.
If this has been going on for a few days, weeks or months, then probably you have an inflammatory bowel condition such as Celiac Disease/Ulcerative Colitis/Irritable Bowel Syndrome/ Crohn’s disease. All these result in tender abdomen, loose stool or loose stools alternating with constipation, abdominal distention, cramps etc. I would strongly recommend you to see a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system). Maybe your physician can recommend someone.
A number of times a gastroenterologist is able to diagnose these conditions by clinical examination and detailed medical history. At other times a few tests are conducted. Blood tests to rule out anemia, stool test to look for white blood cells, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy etc are used to diagnose ulcerative colitis. Braium meal and follow through, endoscopy etc are done to rule out GERD, Crohn’s disease etc. Irritable bowel syndrome is diagnosed by elimination of other causes. Gluten is a complex protein present in four main grains---wheat, rye, barley and oats. If you have gluten intolerance, then you probably have celiac disease or Non Celiac gluten sensitivity. There are blood tests called celiac test to detect gluten intolerance. Crohn’s disease is a difficult entity to diagnose. An upper GI series using barium dye is done to see the condition of small intestines. A biopsy is the most confirmatory. A recent advancement in Crohn’s diagnosis is video capsule endoscopy.
It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor. Take care!