Digestive problems. Please help!

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17 male here. Never had any stomach related problems.

For the past 3 months I have been suffering a lot.

(Gross Warning)

It all started when I started to pass mucus like thing with my stool. Sometimes I passed just mucus (like once or twice in a month) and the rest days I would pass jelly like stools. The BM's were fine in color (brown-yellow). I didn't had any other problems at that time.

Now I have nearly stopped passing mucus in stool. I have started to have some other weird symptoms.

I feel quite nauseated a lot of times in the day. It is worse in the morning. I burp 2-3 times and then it reduces a lot. I also feel nauseated when I am on an empty stomach. When I eat something it clears away.

My appetite has also decreased a bit and I have lost like 5-6 kgs. in the last 4-5 months and I'm still losing weight a little by little. My doctor says it is just your diet which you need to change. I eat a lot healthier food items now. I am a vegetarian and I consume dairy products rarely. I also don't eat much sweet stuffs now.

Another weird thing that I'm experiencing is that I see some black specks on my stool. My stool is not at all completely black but it has some black spots (2mm wide) here and there. I experience no pain anywhere but my stomach makes noises.

I'm also experincing excessive burps and gas, sometimes bloating, frequently acid reflux and also anxiety.

Can anybody please help me in finding out what that is? I have my final examinations going on right now. I have decided to get all the tests done after they get over.

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    Have you tried a food diary to see if any food is triggering symptoms?   It is possible that the black spots on your stool could be indigested food particles.  However, you should see your doctor about this to identify the cause medically.  Passing mucus, lots of gas and bloating are also IBS symptoms.
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      Hi, thanks for replying.

      I went dairy free for a month too but i didn't see any changes.

      I went to the doc and he says that I am suffering from hyperacidity. He put me on an antacid, anti nausea med and a b12 and other vitamins pills. I am feeling a lot better now and I have start to gain weight little by little.

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    Hi kartikm

    As you are vegetarian and not taking in dairy foodstuffs your B12 will become depleted and cause digestive probs and you will become fatigued and weak....i would think all the veggies you are eating is causing the gas and bloating since changing your diet. As you are vegetarian get your B12 checked and take B12 and Bvit supplements...best wishes..

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      Hi Thanks for replying

      My doc put me up on b12 pills and some antacid too. I am feeling better now. Thank you!

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      Hi kartikm

      So pleased you are feeling good now..B12 and B vits are very important for our wellbeing.....very happy to have helped with a solution to your problem...my very best wishes to you...

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    You maybe having black tarry stool, related to bleeding or peptic ulcer. You need to get a stool tested for blood. 
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      Nope. I am not having black tarry stools by any chance. I use an Indian toilet and it is very easy to check your poop in it. The small black bits pull off easily from the poop separately so I don't think so that that is blood.

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    Have you been tested for H pylori? a very common bacteria.
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      My doc didn't consider that. However he put me on antacids and stuffs which are helping in relieving my symptoms. I am 90% better now. If I start to get sick again I'll ask him about the test.

      Thanks for replying. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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      Antacids are on temerorary btw! And not good for your liver I'd really look into curing it if anything because the more you have acid the more it'll break down the walls of your intestines which could create more issues for you

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