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Sore tummy pains near and around bellybutton - Gastroenteritis ?

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I am 27 and for the last 4 weeks I've had sore tummy pains near and around bellybutton, feeling of wanting to be sick, finding it hard to move my bowels but when I do, it's fast and takes the pain away. I saw my doctor about 2 weeks ago and he told me it was Gastroenteritis, which I was given some pills but it's not gone away. I am scared there is something worse going on. I am hoping to see my doctor again today but can you help in any way? I also have a fever, runnin hot and cold. I dont know what to do about this? I am worried.


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replied December 10th, 2007
Colon Cancer Answer A3425
It is difficult to diagnose abdominal pains and fever. Abdominal pain and a slight fever, for example could be due to an intestinal infection ... but the main symptom for any intestinal infection – diarrhea - is absent in this case. A four weeks long episode is also not typical for acute intestinal infection. But relief in pain after a bowel movement suggests that the pain originates from the intestines. A intestinal infection id diagnosed via microbiological examination of the stool. Several diagnostic procedures can be very useful:

1. Blood laboratory – blood count, sedimentation, liver status, kidney status, Helicobacter pillory -serology…
2. Occult blood test;
3. Ultrasound scan of the abdomen;
4. Microbiological examination of the stool.

You can consult an internist about your problem.



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