i was diagnosed with IBS when celiac was ruled out via blood test. id been experiencing bowel issues for ages, and before it got bad i always had mild pains and constipation. i usally am constipated and then have bouts of diarhhea. however the diahrrea has got more and more frequent latley. i am feeling very nauseas a lot, and recently am aware of a burning in the top left of my stomach, it also feels queasy all the time. i also had heartburn that went right through my chest yesterday with the burning.
i have felt more and more queasy all week, ive been getting hotter more easily, been extremly tired and i feel spaced out. movement makes the nausea worse. then i also have had random suden throbbing in the left of my stomach up the top. this weekend i began feeling very ill, i was hot and trying to sleep with little clothing. i couldnt lie because my stomach was so queasy and lying feels like im pressing on it hard. then i was up all night with pure loiquid diarrhea, it was very dark also. i had a very sore tummy and felt very sick, my lower tummy felt sore and sicky, i also had a very bad back ache in the lower back.
this keeps happening, this nausea and diahrrea, then i get very weak at times and spaced out. it has been causing problems with work also. i went to the doctor and she felt about my tummy and checked for appendecitis. i have pills that have stopped the D however i stil feel slightly crampy and my stomach is extremley queasy and nauseas. ive also been getting headaches with it. the doctor said if i get D again i may have to see a specialist, i really dont want to have to, the thought of something going up my southern regions is soul destroying. im afraid because either way whatever it is its there and the D will come back sooner or later, infact its usually every week. with these pluss now i cant go to the toilet.
what could this be?why was the D dark? also when constipated or sometimes even not i can feel like a rope mass in the lower left of my abdomen-is that supposed to be there? what happens at the specialists, what do they do first or do you just have to go in and they do it without asking questions or checking if they know what it is before going ahead with the tube business.
please help, i am only 19, female and im mortified and kinda miserable.
I think you probably do have IBS. What is your diet like? Do you eat enough fiber and drink water? You can try eating yogurt with live culture, or take acidophilis. It puts good bacteria in your colon.
Are you nervous or stressed? This only makes D worse.
Try these things, and if they don't help go back to the doctor. You are way too young for anything major like colon cancer, so don't worry. But it could be some type of colitis or something like that.
hi, thanks for replying. i have depression and anxiety.
see i already eat probiaotic yoghurts, drink fruit juice and i drink pro active stuff to aid digestion and transit. i dont touch ready meals either and ive begun that anything i from a raw state and i cook it up, i dont eat white bread either. i walk a lot too. the problem is fibre seems to make me worse, wholegrain bread i eat in smaller amounts these days as it makes me constipated-but ive been tested for celiac. i try to eat meat some stage during the day and i try to make sure i have some veg also. i have been very thriusty latley probably due to the diarrhea so i should not be needing anymore water than im taking.
nothing really seems to work, all i know is caffeene gives me diarrhea and fibre gives me constipation. also milk gives me and upset tummy more than not.
if i go for tests what happens?? it sounds mortifying.
You mentioned something about milk. Could it be you are lactose intolerant? Try using the Lactaid Milk or taking the lactaid tablets with anything dairy, even yogurt and cheese. This could be your problem.
As far as testing, I don't want to scare you because I don't like *stomach* tests either. But some things they can do just blood tests, like checking for the h-pylori for heartburn. There's also the stool test, that's just sent to a lab. The other tests are not pleasant. I am actually putting off a colonoscopy because I'm scared, and I'm 52! BUT I am not as sick as you.
If you're still having problems, you are just going to have to see a specialist. Look at it this way: just go see one and listen to what he suggests. You don't HAVE to do anything about it, you can think about it and decide. But it's possible the doctor will know what's wrong without ordering a lot of tests. They don't order them unless it's absolutely necessary, especially on a person as young as you.