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The best place to start is about a year ago when I had constant lose stool for many months straight. After a visit to the GP, my coeliac antibody blood tests came back positive. After an endoscopy from a good doctor this came back to be a false positive which I am confident is correct as gluten does not seem to be the cause. All other test such as liver function where okay with inflammation markers a bit high. I also had a colonoscopy to rule out other conditions.
Not only was the stool lose but light in colour, which I would describe as a light green to yellow. This continued with the loose stool for another year.
More recently I have changed up my diet which has seemed to help, but the stools are not solid but patchy in colour with darker segments and lighter parts (more healthy colour overall). A few months back I noticed a few of my hairs where turning grey on the top of my head which makes no sense as I am early 20s and does not seem to follow genetics in my family. More worryingly, my urine has turned darker and in the past few months, and very foamy. I have had my urine protein levels and kidney function checked which came back normal.
For the last few weeks almost every time I urinate it's very foamy which takes a while to dissipate. I also seem to be loosing weight despite eating enough calories but still with a normal BMI. I am extremely confused with my symptoms and was hoping someone could give me some suggestions. Thanks all.
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Don't worry about grey hair; this doesn't mean anything.I started going grey at 25 and yet my mum had blue black hair well into her 40s. Do you have any abdominal pain that moves about? Do you notice if any foods in particular cause loose stools? Has IBS been mentioned?
The weird thing is, as I got my diarrhea under control I have not noticed any more grey hairs coming through. You are probably right though. I have no abdominal pain at all, and IBS is definitely something I have considered. Its just the foods that seem to set if off I used to be able to eat every day with no issue at all.
Have you tried a food diary to see what foods are causing you trouble? If you know what foods are the culprit, avoid those foods. The grey hair just sounds like a coincidence.
Get the opinion of at least 2 more gastroenterologists and see if any concur.
Loose stools often occur after eating, but can also happen at other points in the day. When loose stools occur consecutively on multiple occasions throughout a day, this is described as diarrhea.
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I have just been diagnosed with BAM, Bile Acid Malabsorption after having the same symptoms as you. I had a Sehcat test which was positive for BAM.
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