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Old 09-04-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Blood in stool/other issues

Last June I traveled to Ghana for two months, and just before coming home I came down with some sort of awful stomach virus that left me unable to fly home. Since then, I've been having issues with my stomach/bowels. After getting home I just had a very upset stomach, which slowly subsided (apparently it's normal to have an upset stomach after returning home), but which later gave way to blood in my stool. That was the middle of July.

Right now my symptoms are:
Blood in stool (took an occult blood test, 2/3 were positive. blood last seen Wednesday.)
Stomach pains
REALLY BAD heartburn (seriously, ouch)
Softer than normal stools
Occasional diarrhea... I had some serious freaking diarrhea last week that was GREEN, and that was followed and preceded by really soft stools (as in, I had soft stools for a week before). I also had AWFUL stomach cramps. My doctor told me it was just a bug but I don't know... it came for a day then left then came back. It did not feel like a bug at all. It felt like a flare-up.
Very pale, stinky stools (I'm sorry, ik it's gross, and my stool is NEVER pale like that.)
Going more often than usual... though that has died out recently.
My pee smells. And I pee a lot more.

Went to a specialist in infectious diseases, who ruled out tropical diseases, tested for blood (occult blood test, 2/3 were positive, I know I'm repeating myself, sorry) and sent me on my merry little way. I went to my regular doctor, who referred me to a GI. I called them today and they said they had to review my information and then decide whether or not to take me on as a new patient. Ughhh... this really cannot wait, and they don't seem concerned.

So I know I'm going to go to a doctor, but... any idea what this could be? Anyone have something similar happen? I'm stumped. I'm in school full-time now and it's somewhat of a problem but I can still function fine. Also, everyone says I don't look sick at all. And I don't. But I'm only 19 and this has been so very consistent and I'm too young for this.

So... I dunno.

 
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