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After some reassurance whilst waiting on a date for my colonoscopy.
Although I have been suffering with bloating and indigestion for quite some time (talking years), I have recently decided I needed to attempt to cut lactose thinking it was part of the issue, but my symptoms continued.
I have a 4 month old newborn and a almost 3 yr old, so put my fatigue and needing to sleep down to that, and the warm weather.
However, last week I caught a haemorrhoid with tissue paper and it bled. When I looked at it, there was white mucus. So, I decided to keep a close eye because I have been struggling with my toilet habits...
In a nutshell I need to be around a toilet all the time as I feel constipated and not quite empty, but when I go it just happens really quickly, almost as if I have diarrhoea, but the stools are formed and not loose - if that makes sense? Anyway, I decided to keep an eye. I had a bit of a shock when I seen my stool was very very dark. So as grim as it sounds, I took a photo. Two hours later I needed to go again - this time the stools looked different, the toilet water was a dark brown and there was foam/bubbles around the edge.
I know haemorrhoids can cause bright red blood, but my stools are so dark it looks like old blood.
I contacted my GP yesterday, I have to do a sample tomorrow, as well as have bloods taken, and I will need to await an appointment for a colonoscopy.
I also suffer with a bit of pain and discomfort on my lower right hand side, and severe flatulence.
Can any of you tell me if this sounds like IBD? It is what my doctor wants checking?
Thanks in advance for any advice 😃
Cate, 32, UK
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