Cause of your symptoms

Your symptoms are probably due to functional bowel problems if they settle quickly.


Try the treatments outlined below for two weeks but if your abdominal pain or discomfort prevents any of your activities including working or sleeping see your GP.


Take laxatives for your constipation and if necessary antispasmodic tablets for abdominal pain or discomfort. A pharmacist can advise on which treatments you should try.

What now?

If you get completely better nothing further needs to be done. However, if your symptoms persist for two more weeks or recur after stopping treatments see your GP.

Summary of your symptoms

Date checker completed: Monday 20th May 2024

You are under 50 yrs old and have abdominal pain or discomfort associated with weight loss and or a reduction in appetite. You also have constipation but no rectal bleeding.

Additional information if you see your GP

People who persistently eat less to avoid their abdominal pain or discomfort and or lose a significant amount of weight may have a partial bowel blockage which requires prompt investigation in hospital.

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