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Not sure what is wrong with me...

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  • Posted By: antoniosc
  • October 27, 2009
  • 00:39 PM

I am 30yrs old...6'4 and 342lbs. About a month ago, I was awakened by terrible lower abdominal pain which was relieved after two BM's. Normally, I get some lower abdominal pain which is relieved by a BM but this was the worst ever. For the next 24hrs, I had diarrhea. For the next week, I was having a BM every day and they were solid, but not what I would consider "normal" for me. I should also mention that the morning after this "attack", I noticed a "rise" in my stomach to the right of my navel. I say "rise" because it isnt solid or hard...it feels like the rest of my stomach. So, I went to the doctors and he thought it was a hernia. I had a CT scan done which showed no hernia, but did show inflammation in my intestines and rectum. The doctor said it could be Ulcerative Colitis or Proctosigmoiditis. By this time, about two weeks had passed and it seemed like I was getting back to normal. Then I started to develop what I believe is "GERD" symptoms. It felt like someone was pushing on my throat and I was belching all the time and it felt uncomfortable in my chest. That lasted for about 1.5 weeks and then as it subsided, I seemed to get diarrhea again...very loose and green at one point. Now that has gone away and I think I'm constipated. Throughout this whole 4 week ordeal, I have had a BM every day. Sometimes it is very small or "pellet-like" and other times its larger. I just wonder if this is IBS. I mentioned this to my doctor as my mother has it and he said it is possible but he wouldnt know until he did a Colonoscopy. I've been looking up various GI disorders and I have no symptoms other than constipation and diarrhea. Is it possible I have IBS and GERD at the same time?

Please help. I have my first child due in 2 months and I want to do whatever I have to do to be there for her and my wife. I just started going to a chiropractor and he seems to think alot of this is due to my weight as I didnt start to have any of these issues until I hit my peak weight...I've never been this heavy in my life.


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