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Hello everyone, I’ve been dealing with a condition that has had me concerned and would just like some feedback. Right at 3 weeks ago everything was just fine and I hit up a drive thru late at night and within 30 minutes I had to get to a toilet fast! Now that isn’t really uncommon for me because some years back I was told I likely had IBS but it was constant, I was having to stop at several places on my way home with diarrhea and it kept me up all night pretty much and continued on to the next day. I had gone many times and got to the point where I was passing mucas like blood to go along with the abdominal pain. That afternoon I decided enough was enough and needed to go to the the ER. When I got there I was still passing the blood and did a sample for them and also had bloodwork and a CT scan with contrast done. The bloodwork came back fine and the stool sample was negative for cdiff. The CT showed some inflammation in the colon and a mild wall thickening but everything else seemed to be ok. The CT report said that Colitis couldn’t be excluded so they chalked it up to that and sent me home. The next day the constant diarrhea went away and I was no longer passing blood. Bowel movements have been normal but I have not been able to shake the constant abdominal discomfort. It sits above my belly button and later moves below it and then on each side. Most days it isn’t as much painful as it is uncomfortable. It’s more like an inflamed burning feeling. I followed up with my primary care Dr yesterday and told him the whole spill and he feels that it may have been food poisoning and my body is still getting over it, but me being the worrier I am, I’m of course thinking the worst and the C word. I have an appointment with a GI in three weeks but I’m tired of sitting here worrying myself badly over it. It’s the mucus like blood that I keep going back to and the lingering discomfort that is freaking me out. I’m hoping that was my hemmoriods perhaps from going to the bathroom so much when it happened but it has me worried for sure sad. I’m a 33 year old male. I have had anxiety issues in the past pretty bad but have recently (until now) been on top of them. Thanks for reading this and I hope you all are doing ok.
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