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I am a 31 year old Caucasian male with no past medical history outside of having my appendix removed. I’m 6’1 255 pounds. This issue has been going on for about 10 days.

I need help with some stomach/digestive problems. I feel a lot rumbling in my abdomen, coupled with odd pains in abdomen, lower back is sore and even sometimes in my testicles. Bowel movements have been smaller,harder, even with laxatives. Went to a doctor already and he gave me purg-odan to “flush me out” which just gave me diarrhea but didn’t seem to give any sort of real bowel movement. Odd symptoms I’ve felt are frequent urination and cold sensations. Also, appetite seems less as of yesterday.

The first symptom I had was frequent urination/the urge to pee, and it never hurt or burn or anything of the sort.

I have googled every possible symptom and of course that makes things worse. I feel completely down about this it makes me so irritable. Please help.

Should add, I’ve self treated for constipation and the doctor had given me things for constipation. No relief from symptoms

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replied February 11th, 2019
Stomach, Ulcers, Gastric Bypass Answer A64812
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description and history irritable bowel syndrome is a likely possibility. There is quite an overlap between bowel and bladder symptoms. Unless there is a compelling indication, invasive investigations can be kept at bay for now and empirical treatment with rifaximin and trimebutine maleate for 3 weeks can be advised in consultation with your doctor to see for improvement.

Wishing you best of health


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