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First dull upper stomach pain, now dull lower stomach pain

About 1.5 weeks ago, my 5 year old son complained for 3 straight nights of upper stomach pain but didn't have any nausea, diarrhea or any other symptoms and it didn't lead to any bowel movements. I took him to the dr. who didn't find anything wrong and after about 3 days the pain went away. A few days after this, both my wife and I have gotten the same pain in the middle of our upper stomach areas right below the ribcage but there wasn't any nausea or bowel problems. In fact I've had IBS for over 10 years and went about 5 days without a bowel movement. During this time I got severely dehydrated and was in the hospital for 2 days during which time they did a CAT scan and everything came back normal. They said my WBC was slighlty elevated at 14 when I got to the hospital but it went down to 12 by the time I was released and the stomach pains had gone away. A day later both my wife and I are now experiencing the same dull pains again although it is now in our lower abdomen area but again there are no bowel problems. Is this just a virus that needs to run it's course thru our systems are is there something specific that needs to be looked into to get to the bottom of this and eleminate the pain?

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replied December 4th, 2012
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

In all probability it is something you ate or there is some problem with the water you are drinking or maybe the fruits and salads have not been washed properly. You, your wife and son should take probiotics and antacid gels for 2-3 days and see if it helps. If the symptoms recur, please consult your IBS specialist or family doctor for further advice and treatment. Hope this helps. Take care!

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