Hi. I am 20 and have been having a few minor stomach problems the last 3 years. At first I would get random sharp shooting pains, almost feeling like gas or food was trapped and could not get out either the intestines or stomach. Usually in a few hrs it would go away, and food or water did not help. This only happened once a month or so, And I found no correlations. I also frequently had diarrhea. Then this summer, my problems started getting much worse. I have nawing pains, usually after eating, and I started vomiting. At first it was just nausea, but then it was bad pains, which were bad enough to make me cry. They last for hrs. I do not have bloody stools, but they are very dark, sometimes dark green. Since I have been taking prevacid for a few mths, things have been better, but just recently the urgency and diarrhea have come back. I also had super man ice cream and got a horrible stomach ache, in which I had urgency and used the bathroom. My stool was pink, yellow, and blue.Thanks
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.
Pain in the abdomen may appear in one of the following conditions: ulcer(the pain is one or two hours after eating during stomach ulcer; in a duodenal intestine ulcer the pain appears before the meal and eases with eating); ileus(obstruction of the bowels due to cancer, hernia, torsion of the bowels, invagination); appendicitis; intestine infections, etc. In the conditions listed above such as in ulcers individuals may vomit blood appearing as a liquid or dark red to black liquid colored like coffee. If there is bleeding in any part of the intestine the feces may be colored with red blood spots or may be colored dark, nearly black. In conditions when individuals bleed a lot, additional symptoms like tachycardia, dizziness and unconsciousness may appear due to hypovolemic shock.
Given the symptoms that you described it seems likely that you may be experiencing an ulcer. You may consider seeing a gastroenterologist for further information about diagnosis and treatment options. You may also consider having a stool bacterial culture taken to rule out infection.
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