Malabsorption?

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A year or so ago, I suddenly fell ill with unbearable abdominal pain. Since, I have been to many doctors and have had most common ailments ruled out. For a year now, I've had dirreaha along with the pain. And it's a horrible kind. It... it has a sticky texture, and sticks to me. I have to shower after going to the bathroom, it's to that point. I have no clue as to why it has done this. I've done dietary changes and am on a healthy diet that should not be producing this. Besides this, the stool has undigested foods mixed in. Since changing my diet to simpler foods such as veggies, rice, and grains. I can literally see them in my stool. Rice no longer digests, and I have to deal with the sludge and whole particles that come out.

I'm not sure what to do. The doctors have been of no help and have shrugged there shoulders saying ibs.

I'm very frustrated, I've dropped so much weight and I have to constantly eat to keep my current weight.

Do any of you have any ideas? I've also tried most medicines... Imodium, pepto bismal, anti spasm medications, and anti depressants could not stop the dirreaha. I've had it every day for a year... with no normal bowel movements...

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    Try using rehydration solution.

    It does look like malabsorption and digestive issues, or it could be bile-acid diarrhea with something like crohns.

    http://patient.info/health/bile-acid-malabsorptiondiarrhoea-leaflet

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    Ask your doctor to refer you for a SEHCAT scan to see if you have Bile acid Malabsorption.
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    yes, SEHCAT.

    Celiac is also tested, right?

    Parasite concentration test done, too? (not only one sample, but 3 samples collected spread over 10 days in storage medium)

    Also maybe play 'baby' food,

    meaning mash it, blend it to help absorbtion/digestion. Chewing might not be enough. Get those amino acid shakes to help your protein supply.

    Experiment with digestive enzymes.

    For me it is normal that I see rice or corn or other bits in stool. Always has been.

    The lesser I chew, the more I can see, if I can be bothered to look.

    You  might want to experiment with different pre and pro biotics as well?

    It's frustrating if you get doc's shoulder shrugging. 

     

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      I have tried multiple probiotics, but I suppose I can try more. 😂

      Celiacs is ruled out.

      No, I have not been checked for parasites.

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      You could also ask your doctor for EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficicency) check. 
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