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Please help me out?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 16, 2009
  • 06:23 PM

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?

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