Re: Foul smelling,soft stools and achy belly on both sides
If the pain is mostly below your belly button, it's probably your colon. (Your stomach is high up, closer to your bra line). Since the pain is on both sides, and you have smelly gas, the pain is probably gas pains (they can get really bad) due to an infection or something in your diet (or something missing from your diet). The doctor should also give you blood tests to rule out some other conditions such as celiacs. He/she might order a colonscopy or other tests, but that's less likely if you're very young. Take this opportunity with the doctor to learn about what dietary changes you could make to avoid pain in the future.
If you're overdue for a GYN exam, you should do that now too. Sometimes lower abdominal pain or bloating is caused by gyn issues such as endometriosis or an ovarian cyst. Gastro doctors might forget to mention that.
Last edited by lucylucy; 11-13-2008 at 12:12 AM.