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Hi, I'm a 32 year old female and was told I had IBS a good few years ago after bouts of diarrhoea and stomach pain. My diet is miles better now than it was in my 20's and I don't get the stomach pains that often now.
However, for the last year I've had at least 5 episodes of flu like symptoms which last anywhere from 2-5 days and now the last few weeks I've felt nauseous all the time, not much of an appetite (only want bland food when I do eat), chills and just a general unwell feeling. I've also got a dull ache and sometimes stabbing pain under my right rib. It can be painful at times but it's bearable.
2 weeks ago I noticed my eyes looked yellow when I pulled down my lower eyelid and I freaked out. I made an appointment with my GP and I had various blood tests including liver function tests, all of which came back normal. I returned again last week as I still wasn't feeling any better and had also felt a hard lump under my right rib and had noticed bright red blood in the toilet after a very loose bowel movement.
During the 2nd visit she assured me I didn't have jaundice but had no other explanation as to why my eyes could be yellow. She suggested I had further blood tests and stool samples (for IBD) she also did a physical exam of my abdomen and could feel the lump under my rib. The lump is right near a scar from an operation I had as a baby due to pyloric stenosis so it could just be scar tissue though she did mention a possible hernia?!
I'm still waiting on the second lot of blood and stool results and also have an ultrasound in a few weeks.
I'm baffled as to why I feel so ill all the time but some of my symptoms seem to fit with gallbladder problems but I'm not sure I'm in enough pain for it to be the cause
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