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food poisoning last week, still have abdominal pain.

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I recently got food poisoning last week, it wasn't serious though, all I got is just diarrhea and abdominal pain. I starting to get better but I still have abdominal pain of lower part (below belly button), it feels like muscles pain but deep inside, I have to back bend when I lay down to stretch the muscles inside and it feels a bit better, but now i got problem with my lower back too and I have to lay down on the side since it wouldn't hurt my stomach much. All I want to ask is what causes this pain/ cramp? is it serious? what should I do?


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replied May 28th, 2012
Abdominal Pain Answer A35353
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealth forum. I am glad to help you out. The pain which you have described can be due to either acute appendicitis or due to renal stones. Both these pains can present in this manner. The confirmation of the diagnosis is by physical examination and doing certain investigations like CT scan of the abdomen & ultrasound. You should consult a physician and seek an opinion and not delay it.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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