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I'm a woman in her early 20's. For the last 2 years I've slowly worsening episodes of diarrhea. At its worst I've been on the toilet most of the day, and left feeling very weak. It does seem to remit by itself though and then returns. Other symptoms I get are weight loss, mucous, very high freqency of bowel movements (sometimes in the night) and rectal pain. My Dad has Rheumatoid arthritis and I do quite often get joint pain and swollen fingers now I thnk of it, but I always put it down to water retention.
I have had blood tests and I am negative for Coeliac disease, and my inflammaton levels were not a cause for concern in my blood test. I have also had a stool test which I provided after my last episode of diarrhea had cleared up, and it was normal. I recently saw the gastroenterologist and he wants me to provide another sample when I am in another episode.
Recently I've been having a lot of pain in my abdomen which is unusal for me as I don't usually get continual pain. I have had an endoscopy as I was suspected of having a stomach ulcer and this showed inflammation in my oesohagus and stomach + a large polyp. I have a feeling this has got worse seeing as I am having to take a lot of heartburn medication. I'm not really sure what to do, or what to think this is. My symptoms can be worse at certain times of the month and I also have noticed that caffeine, alcohol, and fiber make symptoms worse when I am having an episode.
Does anyone relate to this and do you have a diagnosis? I am thought to have IBS currently with a possibility of me having IBD. I do not get bloating or flatulence and I never really get constipated.
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