Update... 3 Scopes in Almost a year!!??
Hi All! I post here occasionally but haven't posted for awhile so just to give everyone a quick background I am 24, on many medications as I have anxiety, migraines, chronic pain, muscle spasms, as well as IBS and duodenal ulcers. I suffered from diarrhea frequently but am taking lomotil to control this, as it comes fast and sudden and I am always concerned about an accident.
I just started a new summer job, just for the summer as I go to university during the year. I am nervous whenever I go to work because I am afraid of having an accident, not to mention I have to stand which can sometimes cause unbearable pain in my joints because of my chronic pain.
I had a sigmoidoscopy last year that could not be completed due to a blockage of well, stool that wasn't cleared, and was told to take laxatives, my issue was diarrhea (black sometimes) so of course this worsened everything. I then had a colonoscopy and gastroscopy done, colonoscopy clear so diagnosed with IBS, gastroscopy revealed duodenal ulcers, taking a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) to prevent so much acid production so the ulcers can heal.
About a month and a half ago I started having rectal bleeding when I use the washroom, sometimes a bit on the tp, sometimes a lot dripping into the toilet and on stool and once dripped staining my underwear. I am wondering if anyone knows what this could be? The doctor wants to send me for another colonoscopy but if it was clear in november what would be the point doing it again?
Any help/advice is appreciated. I am very frustrated and between my pain in muscles and joints and this fear of needing the washroom or bleeding occasionally at work is frustrating to deal with!