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Hey, for the last few days I've been feeling this strange pulsing feeling in my abdomen, something I've never felt before. It occurs just down the end of the abdomen and its frequency is usually a dozen times a minute, sometime less, sometimes more. There's a bit of pain there but that may be because I'm pushing it, or maybe not, who knows? I tend to only notice it when I'm sitting or laying down.

I've looked up people posting similar topics on other forums and they are usually men over 40, or pregnant women. Important to note that I am a fit, 25-year old man. I'm worried about this, and with it nearing Christmas, I probably won't get a chance to see my doctor. Thank you in advance if you can at least put my mind at ease.
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replied January 29th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

From the description of your symptoms, it seems that you may be having Irritable bowel syndrome.

Irritable bowel ‎syndrome IBS, is a functional disorder characterized by cramping abdominal ‎pain or discomfort with ‎alterations in ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎bowel habits (bloating, constipation, and / or diarrhea).‎

IBS does not cause ‎any permanent damage or ‎‎any serious illness but the symptoms cause severe discomfort & distress ‎affecting an ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎individuals work, ability to travel and attend social ‎‎events.‎

Most symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications ‎‎(laxatives, antidiarrheals, ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎antispasmodics, or antidepressants).
Medications like activated charcoal (Charcocaps, charcoal tablets) can help to reduce the symptoms of bloating, belching, etc as they ‎‎‎‎‎absorb the excess gases produced in the intestine.‎

I hope this helps.



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