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I've been dealing with left lower stomach pain and soft floating stools along with diarrhea for about a year now. It all started with a really bad case of diarrhea last summer and stomach pain that lasted for a week and ever since has reoccurred every few days (5-10 times a month).
The pain is always located on the lower left side of my stomach and I'm sometimes very gassy and have a gurgly popping pain in that region as well. I've lost about 25 pounds over the course of several months (some can be contributed to not eating as much due to pain and working out anymore). I don't have any other alarm symptoms besides weight loss unless floating stools qualify.
My stools have changed to very soft stools that are often mixed between both sinking and floating in the same BM although they float the majority of the time. On the days I have diarrhea it normally runs it course and then is over the next day only to reoccur 3-5 days later again. I've cut out gluten and dairy for awhile and have kept a food diary but haven't figured out anything.
I did go to the doctor and ran bloodwork for celiac which was negative and had a normal colonoscopy about 6 months ago. My doctor had recommended a HIDA scan (I don't have gallbladder type pain though). Since I've been dealing with this for a year almost now is this just normal IBS stuff or should I get further testing done?
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