I am a 17 year old female, and have been having digestive problems for quite a while now. I experience daily stomach cramping and feel the absolutely constant need to have a bowel movement, if I do have one it is usually soft and broken into tiny pieces; there doesn't seem to be any reason for the difficulty passing it. I never feel I have emptied my bowels properly, even immediately afterwards. I've also had problems with gas bloating, it is difficult or impossible to pass gas, despite the pain it causes. I often have discharge that causes itching. Sometimes (usually at night) I feel twinges of rectal pain. My doctor said I had been eating too much fibre and told me to cut back on it, but I have and it seems to be making things worse (the gas has decreased but everything else seems worse). I am a very active person but this is often debilitating for me, it is also causing me difficulty sleeping (I wake up with the symptoms frequently in the night). I eat a healthy diet and the only dairy I regularly consume is yoghurt, my consumption of animal protein and fat is low. I drink plenty of water and do not smoke or drink, but my liver is enlarged with a high billiruben count as well. Has anyone experienced this? If the fibre theory is correct, how long would it take to help noticeably?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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