Help - diarrhea for 2-3 weeks!
I am new to this site but I seem to have similar symptoms. The diarrhea started roughly 2-3 weeks ago. I can't exactly recall the type/color, but I do remember that it was mostly liquid. I've had diarrhea in the past, with some occurences right before this "big" one but they usually didnt last more than 2 days. About a week after the diarrhea hit, I had one night of vomitting - the vomit contained some little black dots in mostly clear/yellow liquid (not sure if this constitutes the "coffee grains" description implying some blood involved. Before going to the doctor I managed to take some pepto for 2 days and that seemed to help the diarrhea. The internalist doctor, (not a GI) after listening to my symptoms said that it's probably some food poisoning of some sort. I did mention to her that the pepto helped, because in fact it did for a period of two days. Ever since that visit (roughly 2 weeks after initial diarrhea breakout) I've had a lot of noise coming from the stomach, some sort of gurgling noise - usually occuring right after i eat/drink something. I've had some degree of constipation often not being able to "go" even though it seems to me as if I want to. Additionally, I'm experiencing nonstop burping. My BMs now resemble narrow/small sized stools, not sure if we can designate it as diarrhea So this is the sequence of events for my diarrhea episode. From diarrhea to constipation/gurgling noises/burping/narrow stools. I am somewhat happy to note that I'm not experiencing any pain in my stomach aside from a somewhat knotted feeling on my right side. (close to the scar from my hernia operation, which was roughly 10 years ago) I'm very confused about this entire episode and want to see what others have to say because I'm really nervous. I also want to note that I quit smoking cigarrettes about 4-5 weeks ago (not sure if this has something to do with it). Additionally, my diet has never been that great; especially ever since I started working at my new job (2 yrs ago). I pretty much eat fast food, or outside food whenever I'm hungry. Thank you for understanding. I'm anxiously waiting for your responses.