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Going to the toilet a lot

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  • Posted By: richardw
  • November 16, 2007
  • 00:24 PM

For about 4-5 years now i have been going on the toilet around 4-5 times a day, everyday. The stool can be solid or runny, but ive never seen any blood there. I have been to my GP and he says its IBS but hasn't this been going on a long time now to be that? Sometimes when i eat i need to go 30mins later, or definately later at some point after eating. Now over the last 6 months or so if i bend forward my lower abs are soreseems to be accross from 1 side to the other. Don't know if thats relevent or not? Need some answers! maybe ive just got a quick digestive system I don't know.

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  • I would ask my Dr for a referral to a Gastroenterologist and dont take no for an answer. Then you will know whats going on for sure.
    CassAnn 25 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 01:45 PM
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  • IBS is a syndrome, with an unknown cause and is only to be given as a diagnose after ruling out other more serious diseases. IBD is a group of diseases related to the intestines. Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis and Microscopic colitis are the most common. I strongly urge you to go back and ask to have one done. If he doesn't agree, then you need to find a new doctor. I have mild Crohns disease and I have never had a bloody stool ever. I have between 2-5 bowel movements a day, and these are not always loose even tho they are not formed like a normal bowel movement. I actually have more problems with constipation. You should aslo ask for a feCal test to determine if you have any kind of paracites, bacteria or blood in your stool (sometimes you can bleed without seeing it). You should aslo ask to be tested for celiac disease (gluten intolerance) lactose intolerance (this is where you have trouble digesting the sugar in milk), since this could also be your problem. If you have any kind of joint pain or eye trouble, then that can also be caused by bowel disease. Hope this helps. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 02:22 PM
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