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I've just joined this forum as I'm desperate for some advice. I will try and keep this post as short as possible! It started this past Friday, around 3:00 AM I woke up with excruciating abdominal pain mainly left side that woke me from sleep. I sat on the toilet for somewhere close to 4-5 hours with no relief after having many BMs. I noticed my stool was a mix of hard and loose and had a lot of mucus and a little bit of blood. The thing is, I have had this excruciating pain before, always occurs in the middle of the night but never has it been this horrible! I wanted to go to ER... Since Friday after this "flare" I have been bed ridden with severe left side abdominal pain, left side flank pain, and severe back pain. It feels raw and burns and feels as if gas is trapped only on my left side and won't come out. Salty or fatty foods make it way worse. My home doctor asked me about IBD and IBS and the other bowel problems and I have had painful issues all my life. Doctors never seem to know what it is so say IBS of course. They told me I have to have an endoscopy? Thought it was colonoscopy asap but the waiting list is 5 weeks! Does anyone have similar symptoms and this horrible pain that seems to linger? I feel this is something more than just IBS... Blood work came back normal but am aware that inflammation doesn't always show up. Also had a bit of a fever.
Appreciate any help!!
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