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Unsure if posting in the right area but bit of background. I've had my gallbladder removed already. I've had very loose stools for about 5 weeks now. I originally went to gp for constantly feeling tired, dizziness, sweating etc I had full bloods done and my ESR level came back elevated had a repeat and had come down slightly she now wants to repeat this in 12 weeks to make sure it's still coming down. I returned to Drs about loose stools as was having agnosing cramps with it and once was incontinent of faeces. She did a stool sample and tested my bloods for caeliac. Just awaiting bloods, stool sample was fine. At this appointment my bp was fine but my heart rate was slightly on the low side for me. What finally bought me looking for answers was being awake since 2am this morning in agonising pain with cramps and running to the loo every 20 min and would be sat there ages, still very watery stools but pale this time. Feeling sick all night, back pain stomach pain and no way made it better to sleep. Extreme sweating and feeling that was gonna pass out and eggy tasting burps. Just don't know where to go from here please.

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    Not to be cheeky, what age are you, I've had my gallbladder removed, since then I have been diagnosed with diverticular disease, Fabriomyalgia, one of my bile ducts was damaged during op to remove gallbladder, also now going through menopause, your symptoms are a lot similar to mine.

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    I'm putting a lot of my symptoms down to menopause as I am 48, however I do think you are going to need a colonoscopy, to further investigations, have you been to doctors with it yet?

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      Yeah she said regardless of results from stool/blood that she would prob put me forward for colonoscopy so I'm gonna try getting an appointment again. Going to phone in morning

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      Best thing to do, because honestly your symptoms are exactly what happens to me, it goes into infection so have to be treated usually in hospital with intravenous ante biotics, the pain is ridiculously painful, I empathise with you.
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    I get most of those symptoms also if I'm having a flare up of my diverticular x which can only be diagnosed via a colonoscopy, everything your describing I've had during a flare up xxx

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      I've been in twice recently, April then 3 weeks ago, if it keeps flaring up, they consider surgery to cut out the part of the intestines on which the diverticular is, but only if it keeps flaring up. Until this year I only had one flare up in November 2015

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    Hi Kelly. so sorry you are having such awful symptoms, i can totally relate to them. One of my condition is bile acid malabsorption, & it produces the symptoms you have if left untreated. The gallbladder is a storage tank for bile salts/ acid. Even when you have your gallbladder removed you can still have bile acid malabsorption (bam for short) In a nutshell its where too much bile acid reaches your colon, & causes dreadful urgency/frequency, diarrea, stomach pain, sore rectum, tiredness & can lead to dehydration. It's diagnosed with a 2 simple scans 7 days apart called a sehcat scan. if diagnoses you can be treated with meds that make a huge difference as they did with me. it is a condition that is commonly overlooked when patients present with ibs-d, crohns, colitis, & other bowel conditions. I recommend you ask your doc or consultant that you get tested hun. hope this helps. xxx

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