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Sensitive stomach, constipated or small bowel movements

For the last 3-4 weeks I have have a very sensitive stomach, and it does not seem to matter what I eat, everything makes it hurt. The first week I was very constipated, and since have only had very small bowel movements unless I take laxatives. I tend to get full easily, but sometimes become extremely hungry. I did not change anything about my diet and typically consume enough fiber and water. I am taking supplements for hypothyroidism, and candida (which I have had problems in the past) and physillium husk. I started taking some digestive enzymes when I eat and it seems to help my stomach not hurt as much.
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replied January 28th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health Forum. I am glad I can help you here.

Based on the history and the presence of abdominal pain, bloating, early satiety, constipation,etc you might be having indigestion, gastritis (excess acid production) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Specifically, in absence of major symptoms like fever, loss of weight, bloody stools, etc, you may be having Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

For symptom relief, you may consider to take antacids for acid relief, activated charcoal for bloating and stomach gas issues.

You may consider to consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for a physical examination and tests that can detect the exact problem.

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