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Not Pooping Regularly Sharp Pain In Right Side

I have sharp pain and cramping under my rib cage immediately after I eat. What’s wrong with me?

“I have sharp pain and cramping under my rib cage immediately after I eat. What’s wrong with me?”Hi, what’s wrong with you is that you’re having a symptom and you’re asking a bunch of random strangers to tell you what’s causing it. If you want a responsible and helpful answer, go see a freakin’ doctor, that’s what they’re for! :-)Generally speaking: nobody, including doctors, can diagnose a medical problem from just a one-liner description of a symptom. You might think that “cramping under the rib cage” and “immediately after I eat” are enough detail for someone to determine the problem, but that is not true.For postprandial epigastric pain (that’s medical-speak for the symptom you describe), I can tell you that the textbook or “med school answer” top considerations would include (1) biliary colic (i.e. typically — though not necessarily — gallstones) and (2) a gastric ulcer. Chronic pancreatitis is also something one might think of. But — am I saying that it’s probably one of those two (or three) things? No! I can’t say that, and nobody else can either, because there’s not enough information in your question. (And you actually can’t really volunteer “enough information” — the information a doctor needs comes from asking questions systematically, doing a physical exam, and oftentimes obtaining various kinds of tests, like lab tests and imaging exams).What may surprise you is that I actually have absolutely no idea if those 2–3 things I mentioned are truly, statistically, the most common causes of postprandial epigastric pain, and most likely your doctor has no idea either, unless maybe if they happen to be a gastroenterologist (a digestive system specialist).But that doesn’t matter, because what your doctor actually needs to know is how to figure out what is causing this symptom in you. The symptom you describe can be caused by literally dozens of possibilities, not just the few that I mentioned.So, go see a doctor. Cheers! :-)

I have pain in my lower right abdominal area by the hip bone. What's wrong?

For the past few months, every once in a while I'll get twinges of pain in the lower right abdominal area, kind of on the inside of where my hip bone is. It's never hurt anywhere but that spot. Usually I wouldn't notice it until I had to have a bowel movement and when I went I could feel a stabbing feeling on and off in that spot. It's not tender to the touch or anything. Recently it's been more obvious with random twinges of pain even when I'm sitting.

I've looked at appendicitis but the pain was never around the center of my belly or anything and as of yet I haven't had any other symptoms. It's nothing sudden eother since I've noticed the discomfort from it for several months now. Any suggestions as to what it might be?

Pain in lower abdomen when pooping...?

You can go see a doctor if you want to be sure about what it really is since there are many different conditions that can cause abdominal pain, but if you're pooping less often than once every two days, what it sounds most like just from the information you shared is constipation. IBS is more often diarrhea alternating with constipation plus abdominal pain--there doesn't have to be diarrhea for it to be IBS--but that's the more common pattern. What you described sounds like constipation even though you went--I understand. Pain in the lower abdomen even after going can mean you're still backed up. Constipation is the #1 US abdominal pain problem because of all the junk food we eat.

The best treatment if this is what it is (but also for IBS) is a better diet with more dietary fiber and drinking more liquids and getting some exercise. If that doesn't solve it you can ask your doctor to prescribe a stool softener. Laxatives, which are different than stool softeners, or enemas can be useful to relieve the discomfort you're having this week, but then you want to try to solve it without depending on those long-term, because relying on them can make the problem worse long-term. Click through several short pages here:

Of course if your symptoms worsen, or if this continues, or you just want a doctor to check it out, then see a doctor, but based on your description, if you agree it sounds like constipation, you can try treating this at home for a few weeks first.

Wishing you good luck and good health.

Shooting pain when i try to poop?

I know this is really gross...but I think you might be "plugged up" if you know what I mean. I've had this problem where I get sharp pain in my lower abdomen and then when it finally gets out, it really relieves the pressure and pain. Try stimulant free laxatives like milk of magnesia...cherry taste great...I have to take it on a regular basis. I come from a family of slow sucks...and it is painful. I'm sorry...but I hope you feel better.

What could this be, a sharp pain in my lateral lower abdomen near my hip?

During his stressful six weeks of 12-hour days and pulling all-nighters to finish a book translation, Adam started experiencing a sharp pain in his lower abdomen. As it got progressively worse, he feared he had appendicitis and rushed himself to the hospital.The doctor ushered him into the operating room in preparation for the surgery to remove his appendix. Before putting him under, he asked Adam how his abdomen felt.‘Actually, at this moment it feels fine.’Typically, appendicitis gets a lot worse over time.The doctor gives Adam a curious look and says, 'That's weird. Let's wait 10 more minutes and come back in.'He leaves then comes back, poking at Adam’s guts, 'How does this feel?'‘It's uncomfortable, but it wasn't as bad as it was before.’Then he says, 'Okay, you don't have appendicitis. This is something else!’ He cancels the operation. Partially relieved, Adam explained that the pain would come back every few hours, so they sat there trying to figure out what it could be.The doctor asks, 'Have you been in a lot of stress lately?'‘Yeah, I had 12-hour days, six weeks and I hardly left the apartment!’'When was the last time you took a dump?'Adam looked at him and thought, ‘I don't remember.’The doctor smiles, 'Okay. I know the problem.'They gave Adam some juice. ‘Take this. If you still have the problem tomorrow, come back and we'll investigate some more. But I'm pretty sure you're just plugged up. Just go home.'Adam got home a couple of hours later and described the next few glorious moments.“I got into the door and I had to take the biggest dump of my life. It was like the emoji poop - it was big.Everything came out in the end.So patent that one, that's mine.”

Why is my left side hurting? It's been hurting since last night.?

Information is from the reference source:
Pain here most often suggests a problem in the lower colon, where food waste is expelled. Possible causes include inflammatory bowel disease or an infection in the colon known as diverticulitis.
Crohn's disease
An estimated 500,000 Americans have Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. Like ulcerative colitis, another common IBD, Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications.

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are similar — so similar that they're often mistaken for one another. Both inflame the lining of your digestive tract, and both can cause severe bouts of watery or bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. But Crohn's disease can occur anywhere in your digestive tract, often spreading deep into the layers of affected tissues. Ulcerative colitis, on the other hand, usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.

There's no known medical cure for Crohn's disease. However, therapies are available that may greatly reduce the signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease and even bring about a long-term remission.
It's common for people older than age 60 to have small, bulging pouches (diverticula) in their digestive tracts — a condition known as diverticulosis. Although diverticula can form anywhere, including in your esophagus, stomach and small intestine, most occur in your large intestine. Because these pouches seldom cause any problems, you may never know you have them.

Sometimes, however, one or more pouches becomes inflamed or infected, causing severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and a marked change in your bowel habits. When diverticula become infected, the condition is called diverticulitis. Mild cases of diverticulitis can be treated with rest, changes in your diet and antibiotics. But serious cases may require surgery to remove the diseased portion of your colon.

Fortunately, most people with diverticulosis never develop diverticulitis. Best of all, you can help prevent both types of diverticular disease by including more high-fiber foods in your diet.

Low abdominal pain & frequent feeling to poop?

Tight back muscles can press onto the nerves going to the organs. Pressure on the nerves to the stomach are causing those pains and pressure on the nerves to his colon are not letting him go when he needs to. Freeing up his back muscles will release the tight muscles pressing in to cause these problems and here's how to free them up:
(do while sitting on a chair)
Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front, and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm as straight as possible. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, then release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

Pain on left side during bowel movement, is this IBS?

So I have noticed this the past few weeks and whenever I have a painful BM { bowel movement } I get a pretty bad pain on my left side kind of above my left hip bone. It almost feels like a strained muscle or muscle ache. I have had irregular BM's for about the past 7-8 years. My dad has had polyps twice now from his colonoscopy screenings, but has never mentioned to any of us kids if he has any BM issues { gross yes, but since we have a high risk of developing the polyps too, it would make sense for him to discuss any symptoms he has } -- do you think this is more severe & something a doc should look into? Is it normal for IBS people? The pain usually subsides within 5-10mins and it's only during "painful" BM's... I even eat the recommended fiber & stay away from greasy foods, I think I was just doomed for life :) lol

Lower Right Abdominal Pain. Is it constipation or something else?

For the last day and a half I have been taking stool softeners which is pretty much one of the ideas you suggested. Took two more pills tonight also. The last bowel movement was not long after one of those quick pains, followed my a slight gassy feeling, so I am really thinking the pain is due to some type of intestine, constipation issue. I would think that if it was appendicitis the pain would be more frequent and much more painful right? Not sure but that's what I would guess anyways. Also fwiw when push on my stomach, abdomen, etc I don't have any type of pain. Obviously if I do this when I get one of those sharp pain it would make it hurt worse, but as far as just any other time pressing on my mid section doesn't hurt. Thanks again for all your help you both have been very helpful. With all this latest info are you still leaning towards it possibly being appendicitis or some type of intestinal thing?

Lower right and sometimes left abdominal pain?

kidney problems from diabetes. Avoid sugar, sweet drinks and sweet food, get tested.