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Recurring Gastrointestinal Problems

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 30, 2009
  • 05:39 AM

I hope you can help. I have had recurring undiagnosed GI problems for about 20 years. The symptoms come and go so quickly that it's difficult to get to a doctor in time for an accurate diagnosis. The last time I tried, I had noticed blood in my stool, and went to my doctor who had to refer me to a lab, and by the time I had another bm and sent in the sample I noticed there was less blood. My results came back with "trace amounts of blood" in my stool, so I was scheduled (for two weeks later) for a procedure to identify any problems. By then, all of my symptoms had disappeared, and my results were normal.

Over the last 3 days, I have had more bleeding along with some new symptoms, and this time it's pretty scary. I have increased fecal urgency along with abdominal cramps, and when I attempt to go, I do not actually have a bm, but excessive flatulence followed by small amounts of diarrhea (if any) and a watery liquid with a foul smell (more so than normal feces) and lots of clotty blood. It's been a holiday weekend, and I planned to see a doctor this upcoming week, but tonight I've noticed that the blood level is very low again (only on the paper).

Does anyone have any information about this? I'm afraid I'll go through the system again only to remain undiagnosed. I also don't know if this is the same condition I've always had. Thank you for your help!

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