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why does my stomach hurts so much everytime i have a bowel movement

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replied March 9th, 2012
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A32569
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Your history does not help to provide you a proper definitive diagnosis.

The cause of your pain could be due to benign spasmodic contractions of the intestines. In case the symptoms are persistent, it may be a sign of irritable bowel syndrome.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder characterized by cramping abdominal ‎pain or discomfort with alterations in ‎‎‎‎‎bowel habits (bloating, constipation, and diarrhea).‎

Lack of major symptoms ‎like fever, loss of weight and appetite, ‎bloody stools, etc. in your case does rule out other causes of ‎abdominal pain like - inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption syndromes, lactose intolerance, parasitic infestations, etc.‎

IBS does not cause ‎any permanent damage or ‎‎any serious illness but the symptoms cause severe discomfort & distress ‎affecting an ‎‎‎individuals work, ability to travel and attend social ‎‎events. ‎

Most symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications ‎‎(laxatives, antidiarrheals, ‎‎‎‎‎antispasmodics, or antidepressants). ‎

Medications like activated charcoal (Charcocaps, charcoal tablets) can help to reduce the symptoms of bloating, belching, etc as they ‎‎absorb the excess gases produced in the intestine.‎

You might consult with your doctor or your gastroenterologist for a proper examination and treatment.‎

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