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23 yo chronic uti's, now issues with bowels/constipation.

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My Daughter is 23 yrs old. Two yrs ago she started having chronic uti's. we went to a urologist and she was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. she started having severe pain in her back and neck. Last year she started having issues with her bowels/constipation. Two months ago she started having severe pain in her upper abdomen and has had watery yellow diarrhea. Iam getting upset and I don't know what to do! Is there something we can do to make it all stop?

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replied June 13th, 2014
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the abdominal pain, constipation and lose stools that your daughter is having. After reading the symptoms, I feel that she may be having irritable bowel syndrome. It is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder of unknown cause. Common symptoms include abdominal cramping or pain, bloating and gassiness, and altered bowel habits(alternate constipation or loose stools).

Treatment includes addition of more fiber in your diet, cessation of smoking and taking stress, antispasmodic medicines, antidiarrheal medicines, antidepressants and new medicines like Alosetron and Tegaserod). My sincere advice is to consult a physician/ gastroenterologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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