Fatty stool, weight loss, abdominal pain and urinary issues?

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I am going to go to my doctor.

But I'm very easily panicked and I'm very confused. I get ill a lot. I have psoriasis, my immune system is shot.

Over the past few months, I started to have to wee a lot and I had to go instantly otherwise it causes me pain, I go about 10 times within 30minutes before bed otherwise I can't get comfortable to sleep.

I wake up in a lot of pain which I originally thought was all down to the weeing problems.

But I've been losing weight (which I've been trying to for almost a year) and I thought my hard work was paying off, I'm not sure anymore.

Now coupled with the pain due to holding on to a wee in the morning, I tend to have painful cramps and fatty stool (that does not smell 'normal'wink and I've dropped 3lbs in less than a week.

I'm not really hungry anymore and I'm dizzy and feel sick.

I don't know what's happening and aside from the pain, I'm quite frightened. It all seems to be stomach/bowel/bladder issues that are in turn making me lightheaded.

I've never had any issues like this, in fact quite the opposite. My entire life I've been plagued with constipation, severe constipation - so this sudden change is worrying me.

My diet hasn't changed, I exercise. I drink water. Right now, I've been getting back into a healthy lifestyle.

I know people may not have any guesses about this but even suggestions about how to ease the pain would be greatly appreciated, thank you so much for reading.

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    Weight loss can be caused by anxiety so try not worry.  I can drop half a stone in a wek with worry.  It is possible you have a urinary tract infection which can be confirmed by test and treated with antibiotics..  However, don't hold your urine because you are holding waste products in your body that are full of toxins and will make you worse if you have an infection.  Retaining your urine can also cause stomach pain.

    Try a food diary to see if any foods are causing a fatty stool.  You could also avoid fatty foods for a while to see if your stools go back to normal.  Your doctor will be able to tell you more through tests.

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    Hi,

    I am going through the same thing and I too am alarmed, as I have had rapid weight loss over the course of 3 months. I am overdue for a colonoscopy, but I am overwhelmed with Medical bills, on SSDI disability, and an trying to stay out of collections. I'm so afraid of what they will find out. My Doctor does not seem worried, because I have changed my diet. Because of digestive issues, I can no eat what I used to. Such as Pizza, subs, bread, rolls, red meat, pastries, donuts, not even chocolate or soda. My diet consists of mostly fiber and lots of water just so I can have a bowel movement. I alternate between Diarrhea and constipation and no longer have a social life. This is no way to live. Have you had a bowel exam, or sigmoidscopy or Colonoscopy?

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      I'm sorry to hear that.

      No, I've never had anything like that at all.

      I've been to the doctor before about bowel troubles, but they often brush off my complaints with the excuse of 'well you're young, you'll be fine'.

      I'm 23.

      Is that something they would suggest? Or would you have to request a colonoscopy?

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      Since you are only 23, I would first go with a bowel exam and a sigmoidscopy. It's a very short office visit. The sigmoidscopy is not uncomfortable, and only takes a few minutes. If the specialist sees anything of concern, he may do a barium enema, or a Fecult Occult Test, a virtual or capsule colonoscopy, just to rule anything out. If you are unsure of anything he/she says, you can always get a 2nd opinion.

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