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Old 03-08-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
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What can it be?

For the past year or so, every few weeks I get a bout of diarrhea / very loose stools. There also seems to be a lot of white-ish / yellow-ish powdery substance floating around. This is for a couple of days and then everything goes back to normal...

More recently I have had rather painful feeling in intestines in lower abdomen; sometimes it feels like something is 'exploding' softly inside near the ovaries...

Could this be yeast overgrowth? Anything else?

I tend to eat a healthy diet, everything home cooked, lots of vegetables / brown rice etc... no ready-meals; eat varied etc. no alcohol, no sodas no medication of any kind...

I live in UK and NHS doctor not helpful at all - should I be worried and go to a private specialist (can ill afford but may need to do so if anyone thinks these are symptoms that can be serious...)

thanks for help


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Old 03-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: What can it be?

I would see your GP and ask for a referral to see a hospital specialist. They may do blood tests and ask you more detailed questions about your diet than your GP. They may think it is IBS or (more seriously) developing diverticulitis for which they might recommend a CT scan or a colonoscopy to eliminate the possibility. Diverticulitis is an infection within pockets that develop in the walls of your intestine and can fill with chime. The sensation and pain you feel may be the matter within these pockets being released which you then eventually see as the white substance in your stools. There is treatment for it before it gets to operable levels so go and get checked out.

You should not have to pay for any referral as it's part of the NHS. You have to be a bit more insistent with your GP that you want further advise. He has a duty of care towards you and cannot refuse it. You may have to tell him that it is giving you extreme anxiety and that you wish to ease your mind over it. Lay it on a bit thick but you are obviously worried about this so you won't have to do a grammy award performance.

If he refused and it turned out eventually that you have a serious problem he would leave himself open to legal action but you will have to insist and not be fobbed off with sloppy medical service. Good luck, let us know how things turn out. Cheers.

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