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abdomen numb feeling has progressed to uncomfortable pain

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Hi, ive been getting a pain on the right side of my lower abdomen which started in july as a strange numb feeling and has progressed to a uncomfortable pain, it isnt constant but come and goes through out the day. Ive had urine tests, blood tests and ultrasounds but nothing was found????


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replied December 7th, 2011
Abdominal Pain Answer A29231
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing us

Lower right sided abdominal pain along with altered bowel movements can be suggestive of Inflammatory Bowel disease like Chron's disease.It usually affects the intestine but can occur in any part of the GI tract.
Some other causes which are to be ruled out are irritable bowel syndrome,specific food intolerance,coeliac disease etc.
A detailed investigations as stool test and Endoscopy/Colonscopy helps in ruling out the cause.You can request for the same to your treating Doctor.Along with that some suggestions for you:
1.Certain foods, such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts and legumes (beans) may worsen the symptoms.
2.Dietary fiber may lessen symptoms.You should drink plenty of water, and avoid soda, which may cause gas and abdominal discomfort.
3.Eating smaller meals may lessen the incidence of cramping
4.Low fat and high carbohydrate meals such as pasta, rice, and whole grain breads may help.
5.Avoid smoking and alcohol(if you do).
Kindly discuss with the treating Doctor for other possibilities and a complete evaluation.
Take care!


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