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I'm a 37 year male, generally fit.
I had a few issues a while back with blood in my stools and stomach pains for which I was refered for an Colonscopy which only showed polyps which were removed, my GP told me it could be a mild case of IBS but this was never really confirmed and whenever the pains came back I was advised to take IBS releif medicine available over the counter which in all fairness did the trick at first,this was about 18 months ago.
Over the last few weeks I have noticed significant sweling (especially after meals) whereby my belly bloats 3 times its size, the kids joke I look pregnant, this causes me immense discomfort and pain, I'm also frequently out of breath and simple tasks like bending down causes issues, feels like there is something in my belly (sounds weird I know)... i also feel worn out, lack of energy etc....
I also get daily spouts of very bad heartburn, which are so severe it brings tears in my eyes and makes me hunch in pain.... I try take Zantac which I think takes the edge off.
In terms of my stools it varies from loose, to constipated and normal (very rare), I have noticed mucus like substances in my stool from time to time, the smell does at times makes me wonder, to the point I cannot go to the loo at friends etc.....
I hope you guys may be able to shed some light on this, I'm also awaiting an appointment at my new GP as we recently moved and having to regsiter with a new one, typical really.
Thank you and apologies for some of the rather aweful descriptions.
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