Feeling feint, dizzy, fatty stools. Help.

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I kind of feinted today at work and i am worried.

I have had fatty stools on and off for a fee months now but in the last week it has been every other day. These are my symptoms.

Fatty stools (lately with a tinge of slight browny grey).

Cramps only with greasy bowel movement

Fatigue / Dizziness / Confusion

Some vague intermittent back ache

Dark circles under eyes

My FBC (Full Blood Count) is normal.

Blood Pressure normal

Faecal Calprotectin - 73 (6 months ago)

I feel like whatever is it i eat, white rice, Turkey, Houmous, Fruit, Nuts etc, just rushes through my digestive system, out the other end, greasy/fatty, leaving me feeling zapped off all energy and nutrients.


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    Have you had an ultrasound and a HIDA scan of your gallbladder? Was a fecal fat test done? Have you tried a food diary to identify problem foods that may not be digesting properly? Try cutting out the foods you mentioned.Has your doctor suggested any diagnosis?

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      no ultrasound/scan. A doctor thinks going off of my symptoms it could be coeliac, so he took a coeliac blood test (antibody transglutamine i think) and it came back Negative.

      His next choice is the HLA Typing Bloods, which is more of a genetic based test, as some of my close family have the HLA B27 gene.

      Im going back to doctors to get another sample done. Its just the feinting and dizzy spells that worry me.

      Could it be Pancreas related? Or would i be in a world of pain?

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      You could also ask for an endoscopy to confirm celiac. Sometimes the blood test can show a false negative. You need to be eating gluten products before a celiac test to make sure it is accurate. See what the results are from your coming tests and take it from there without worrying about anything else. Fainting and dizziness could be caused by poor absorption of nutrients which celiac can cause. You can get diarrhoea with celiac.

      If this is negative, ask about an ultrasound and pancreas problems to rule out your worries.

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      Sorry for a mega late reply. I am still waiting on a specialist to follow up the coeliac claim.

      I had a weird episode today, almost as though what had otherwise been digestive manifestations of symptoms, had turned neurological. I felt not only dizzy and fatigued but (this is going to sound weird), confused.

      Almost as though my co-ordination, and my balance was off and when i would turn round quickly at work (which i need to do all the time), for a split second i wouldnt be familiar with my surroundings. Almost like tiny acute episodes of short term memory dysfunction and/or confusion. This was paired with high stool output (fatty greasy foul). This is had faded off during today (now i feel ok just really heavily fatigued) but it was scary.

      I read up about Ataxia and this sounds kind of similar. Do you have any idea what this could mean? I am scared.

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      Anemia, usually resulting from iron deficiency

      Loss of bone density (osteoporosis) or softening of bone (osteomalacia)

      Itchy, blistery skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis)

      Damage to dental enamel

      Mouth ulcers

      Headaches and fatigue

      Nervous system injury, including numbness and tingling in the feet and hands, possible problems with balance, and cognitive impairment

      Joint pain

      Reduced functioning of the spleen (hyposplenism)

      Acid reflux and heartburn

      I don't know what your symptoms could point to because I am not a doctor.The best advice I can give is to calmly wait for celiac screening so you can be correctly diagnosed. I have listed some of the celiac symptoms for you to see if any anything matches. It does mention balance problems and cognitive impairment which you have, but you will need to discuss this with your doctor.

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