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Unexplained stomach pains with sweating and diarrhea

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last month on almost the last day of my period i got very sick with stomach pains and sweating. it lasted for 2 weeks and i couldnt eat anything but soup or i would get sick i never threw up but i would have dirreah after i ate any real food. im not pregnant. i did hace a c-section 2 years ago n for a year after i was sick off n on and nobody knew why. sice ive been sick those 2 weeks ive been getting that way off n on and when i would nap with my daughter even for 10 minutes and wake up i would be covered in sweat and have to go to bathroom and just hurt for a while. i also havent had my period this month i was suppose to on the 16th.

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replied June 1st, 2009
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The symptoms you reported (stomach pain, diarrhea and sweating) are not enough for a definitive diagnosis to be given. The exact location of the pain might have been helpful. if the pain is located in the lower abdomen it might be related to gynecological problems. The number of stools with diarrhea might tell whether the condition is caused by various disorders in the bowels. Whether blood is present in the stool is important to determine if bacterial infection has caused bleeding of the intestinal mucosa.

You might want to visit your family doctor for a physical examination and to check the stool for bacterial infection with a stool culture. He might want to refer you to a specialist for gastrointestinal disorders, where additional tests (perhaps an X-ray and endoscopy) might be recommended. If the condition with the bowels is completely all right, then a visit to a gynecologist might solve the problem finally. The symptoms might be related to a hormonal imbalance which would explain the missing period and the stomach pain if the pain is located in the lower abdomen. The sweating and the diarrhea might be related to over-sensitivity of the autonomic nervous system which again might be related to the hormonal imbalance. However, you might need other more thorough examinations to determine what caused the hormonal imbalance.

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