Slight stomach pain with feeling to use the bathroom that goes away 5 hours later?

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I have been having this issue lately, for about 2-3 weeks, every morning, and I am not sure what is causing it. I have read it could be stomach ulcers, to possible IBS, however I'm not sure what to think. I would like a second opinion on this.

General Information:

I wake up at 6 AM every morning, and use the bathroom to poo for the whole day, I don't use the bathroom to poo for the rest of the day, after that I just have to go to the bathroom to uriante for the remainder of the day, usually the same routine, nothing has changed really in the routine aspect.

- I use the bathroom once a day to poop, the consistency isn't dirrahea (it's not watery, nor do I go frequently/have the insane urge to go), or constipation since on the bristol stool chart it's a type 5 that I experience daily.

Symptoms:

- A dull, or slight stomach ache/pain in the right side, mid, to lower section of my stomach, somewhat near the waist, but above it. It usually fades away at around 10-11 AM, this pain doesn't orginally start till around 7-8 AM, 1-2 hours after I've gotten up and eaten.

- A feeling that I have to use the bathroom, or that I'm filled up with gas that needs to come out, but doesn't. I don't have to pass gas or anything, the feeling to use the bathroom goes away, and doesn't come back for the rest of the day after I hold it for a while, usually around 10-11 AM the feeling is gone.

Previous Incidents that I thought I'd mention:

- I was experiecning daily dirrahea before this, in late Janurary, for about 1-2 weeks? Which seemed to be a food intolerance, or something along those lines since when I ate a certain food I would have dirrahea for the day, but after I stopped eating that food it went away. It hasn't been an issue really since. I lost a few pounds possibly because of this (3-5 lbs maybe?)

Anyone have any ideas what it could be? I'd appreciate any help that is given my way. I tried to jam pack as much information as I can that I have been experiencing to help determine what it could be.

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    It maybe still related to your eating or related to IBS; however i would do a stool test plus a liver panel to eliminate many other disorders. 
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    Hi there. In January I got real sick with diarrhea and vomiting and ended up testing positive for norovirus. I'm having one loose bm a day still and I think maybe it's just taking my stomach a while to return to normal. I've also lost a few pounds. I went to the doctor and he said its normal. I wonder if you had a virus too? Feel free to message me if you want.

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      I looked up norovirus and I remember reading about it back in January when I had diarrhea, I'm hoping this is the case and isn't more severe since I feel fine usually after the morning passes, I will give it some more time, and change up what I eat in the morning to see if it helps. If it persists will head to the doctors.

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    It could be IBS since you are having food intolerance as well.  Definitely see your doctor for tests.
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      I'm hoping it isnt, since I don't have that much symptoms that are usually linked with IBS, however I'm not ruling it out yet. I will give it some more time, and if it persists I may just head to the doctors.

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      The stomach pain usually just stays in the same area, however yea it is a possibility that I might have IBS, however I don't have any diarrhea anymore since late Janurary and I don't think as far as I feel that I'm constipated. The only signifcant symptoms I have are pretty much the 2 I listed above, stomach pain, and just a weird feeling of being gassy, or the feeling to go, but not passing gas. Perhaps some type of mild/minor IBS is possible? I don't know.

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      IBS symptoms can change.  I started with constipation, then loose stools and  back to normal or constipated again along with stomach pain.
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      I have read that it can alternate between constipation, and diarrhea for IBS between days and such, however I've been having the same stools after I had diarrhea back In Janurary for 1-2 weeks, since then they haven't changed signifciantly to a liquid, or to constipated-style stools, and it's March now.

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    Hi themanr

    You say you get the pain around 7-8am ...1-2hours after you have eaten....what have you eaten?? Do you have the same brekkie every day..if you do change it ...whatever you are eating maybe the problem.....

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      Yea, during the week, which is when I have school I do eat the same 2 things for breakfast and that's it for the morning except for yesterday (Friday) which was a muffin that I had with the same juice, however I had the same stomach issues. But for breakfast I usually have a breakfast hot pocket, and some juice since I gotta get out the door quickly. I don't drink coffee or anything. I am thinking of swapping out the hot pocket, and juice on differnt days and see which day I feel better. During the weekend I don't drink the juice as far as I'm aware, nor do I ever have the hot pocket and I don't have the symptoms that I usually have in the morning, however I haven't eaten anything yet as I post this. It may be what I'm eating in the weekday mornings is the issue, or when I eat it starts, however I don't feel any stomach pain after I eat lunch, I'll have to start monitoring what I eat since I haven't been, and maybe I have to change what I eat in the weekday mornings.

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      Hi themanr

      Yes, good idea monitor all you eat at that time bewteen 7-8pm...and see what transpires.....you say you have to 'get through the door' are you rushing your food not allowing it to digest...get up a little earlier and sit and relax when eating and allow a little digestion time.....then 'get through the door'........best wishes...

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      Hello, I thought I would update the post on how I'm doing, since the last time I posted which was a week ago. I have switched to eating oatmeal instead of hot pockets in the morning, and since then the stomach ache and feeling to go have went away. I feel much better during the day then I used to, and when I do go it's now a type 4-5 on the stool chart, which seems to be a improvement in fiber from the oatmeal. Thanks for the suggestion to change what I eat in the morning it's been a huge improvement! Still don't know about if I have IBS because I feel pretty good nowadays. I still get the feeling to go, with no stomach pain, but I think that's just me actually needing to go, but it isn't like it was before, it's toned down a lot the feeling. Thanks again though, and everyone else who helped me with my issue!

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      Hi themanr

      So pleased that my advice helped you..everyone on the forum are always happy to help in any way they can.....my very best wishes to you.....

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