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.
From the description of your symptoms, it seems that you may be having Irritable bowel syndrome.
Irritable bowel âsyndrome IBS, is a functional disorder characterized by cramping abdominal âpain or discomfort with âalterations in ââââââââbowel habits (bloating, constipation, and / or diarrhea).â
IBS does not cause âany permanent damage or ââany serious illness but the symptoms cause severe discomfort & distress âaffecting an âââââââindividuals work, ability to travel and attend social ââevents.â
Most symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications ââ(laxatives, antidiarrheals, âââââââââantispasmodics,
Medications like activated charcoal (Charcocaps, charcoal tablets) can help to reduce the symptoms of bloating, belching, etc as they âââââabsorb the excess gases produced in the intestine.â
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