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I'm a soon to be 21 year old female, and i have had stomach issues more or less since my 14th birthday. It all started with gastritis (treated at first with anti acids which worked that time), then followed a few years later by abdominal pains. Neither react to any kind of treatment to this date.
They also discovered recently that I have biliary sludge (had a gallstone in february), and a large quantity of trapped air in my upper right colon.
Anyway, doctors always say it is anxiety and I am SICK of that. Why don't they do other tests?
My symptoms do get better at times but it is NOT linked to my anxiety.
So I had to look myself on the internet, and reading about Crohn's disease, I've come to wonder if I might have it. But thing is my symptoms are mild compared to what people get:
Diarrhea or constipation a few times a week maximum
Frequent lower abdominal pain, especially after a meal
Sensation of tender tummy when painful
Nearly constant nausea (hardly notice it anymore except when strong)
Weight loss since February (5kg and I'm already thin)
Foul smelling stools (usually linked to my abdominal pain)
Sometimes back pain with abdominal pain
Urge (more or less) to go to the toilet but I can hold onto it if needed and it usually passes
And that's about it I think.
Do any of these symptoms remind you of something it might be?
I don't drink alcohol or coffee or fruit juice, don't smoke, don't eat fatty or irritating foods.
I cant see a link between my symptoms and what i eat but didn't try to cut things out yet.
Anyway sorry for my super long message but I'm really getting desperate. I will see a new gastroenterologist soon but I just can't take it any more...
Thanks in advance
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