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I've been reading the forums on and off for a while since my symptoms started up and I've seen how supportive a place they can be. I must admit I'm struggling at the moment.
Back in May, I was getting some pelvic pain and went off to the GP with it. She didn't think much of it and said it was probably normal female pains. Then in June I had a bit of an episode one night where I felt suddenly very nauseous and dizzy and ended up having explosive D. I spent the next week feeling awful. I went back to the doc and she did a pelvic exam and said all she could feel was a normal follicular cyst on my right ovary. But from that moment she pressed on that right side I've had discomfort there. I'm convinced that side of my abdomen is harder but the GP (and I've seen several since can feel nothing untoward). Sometimes the area hurts when I pass a harder BM of if I bend or lift my leg. It's by no means excruciating but I am aware of it.
Since June my bowel movements have been consistently looser and I've had a couple of instances where I've had urgent and watery diarrhea for up to a week. Combined with feeling horrendously nauseous and unable to eat and having aches and pains all over and awful fatigue. I've obviously lost weight at those times. I'm only 7st 7 as it is and lost over half a stone. I have been eating to gain and have almost gained it all back.
I've had a battery of blood tests, an ultrasound, stool tests and a flex sig (normal biopsies), and nothing has shown anything unusual except for visible inflammation during the flex sig. I've seen a GI specialist who explained that this was likely due to the bowel prep. I'm due another ultrasound this week to specifically look at this right side area but the Dr's all seem convinced it's IBS brought on by stress and a potential GI infection in June.
I however cannot seem to convince myself that it's nothing more serious. The diagnostic process has been so slow and I've felt so unheard at times that I've gotten myself so worked up about it. I've gotten myself onto a CBT course for the anxiety, but was wondering does this sound like IBS to you all?
I switched up my diet hugely (not that it was at all bad before but i did eat quite a lot of grains etc as a veggie) and i hope this has helped. I now wake quite gassy, I pass one loose-ish stool a day sometimes with a little mucus. I occasionally get tummy pains and bloating and gas if I eat something that doesn't agree but that is rare. The most persistent issues seems to be the loose-ish stool, right sided discomfort and occasional and horrendous nausea.
Sorry for the long post. Just new to this all and needing any support, reassurance or advice you can give me. Thanks in advance. Xx
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