Help Please! Worried Teen!

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Hi i am 19 years old, I have found blood in my stools several times, I feel constantly bloated, I have pain sometimes, I have had loose stools for 8 months now.. I am going to see a speacilist but not until June, I am worried. 

I won't leave my house any more because it is very bad.

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    Check your symtoms with crohns disease.

    Some of the symptoms include:

    Frequent diarrhea

    Rectal bleeding

    Weight loss


    Abdominal pain/Cramping


    Reduced appetite

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    I was told for years I had IBS and turns out it is diverticulitis. At 19 they rarely take anything seriously. If you can find a doctor tell them you would like to be tested for Crohns. There is medication you can take for that that will help.
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    Good luck in finding a compassionate doctor. Keep us posted.
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    Hi Leah, at your age it is very unlikely to be anything serious although ask your doctor for a referral and get a sigmoidoscopy, at least to put your mind at rest.
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