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I'm 31, non smoker, dont drink much and exercise regularly.
This started for me about 3 or 4 months ago. Since then, I've lost a stone in weight and its still going down.
I had been suffering with a virus which had swelled my throat glands and given me a raging sore throat (even though I've had a tonsilectomy and not had one in 20 years) so I'd taken a fair few Ibuprofen which I dont usually do. I found that I had reflux and heartburn from them so stopped taking any further. The virus cleared up but I found that I had some nagging stomach pains.
I went to the docs to explain I had abdominal pains on and off, generally mild but happening most days. With that, I also had lower back pain which also came and went. A set of blood tests were done where the only thing was low(ish) platelets.
I then noticed i'd started to lose weight, so went back to see him. He prescribed Lansoprazole for 4 weeks which I started taking but didnt feel that they changed anything. If anything, I felt worse as I thought it was playing with my bowel movements, and due to the weight loss, I started feeling very anxious and worried about my health.
I went back to the doc again, spoke to them and they said it could be stress, after I'd taken on a new job, new baby, new house and some other projects within the last 8 months. I wanted it to be Stress, but the weight loss thing was too out of character to just be down to that. Some further blood tests were done, but they again came back normal. Platelets had increased slightly.
She then booked me in for Ultrasound and Endoscopy.
Whilst waiting for these, I started feeling terrible pain when sitting down, and the pain in my stomach seemed to migrate down to my groin and into my testicles. I went to the doc again and she explained I had Prostatitis, and put me on a course of Ciprofloxacin for 2 weeks. She took a urine sample which came back normal. The sitting down problem seemed to clear within a couple of days, although 3 weeks on, I'm still occasionally feeling pain in my bladder as if I need to empty it although theres nothing there. Needing to visit the toilet during the night is not normal for me and I'm having to do it once a night.
The Ultrasound was carried out and it also came back normal (all above bowels). I then had an Endoscopy and it too showed nothing however I am still awaiting the CLO test result. I would have thought if I had H. Pylori, then the Lansoprazole would have cleared it.
Over the last few weeks, my bowels have either been constipated or loose, but no blood in the stool. I've never had blood in the stool. Either rabbit like droppings, or soft and fairly bulky. I put this down to the drugs, but I'm beginning to wonder if its a development in whatever is wrong with me.
Last week, although my stomach gave me no pain at all, started noticing some blood on wiping, and then waking up feeling really hot during the night (although not night sweats). After 2 or 3 days of this, woke in the middle of the night to an almighty case of the runs, as if someone had turned a tap on inside of me. 2 sittings of it, until presumably there was nothing left inside. I had no pain before, except for the need to go, and no pain afterwards. Naturally alarmed, I went back to the docs where he examined me and told me I had a small anal tear, and prescribed a cinchocaine and hydrocortisone suppository and some ointment to help sort it out.
I've sorted the initial anxiety to the point where I'm now accepting that something is wrong, they just need to find it. It doesnt stop me thinking about it for most of the day, and googling every symptom that seems to come and go.
I've got no visible lumps, feel pretty healthy still, still have a good apetite and dont feel fatigued on any more tired than I normally am.
Its another 10 days before I can see the doctor, so I'm waiting on whatever they suggest next. Anyone experienced similar?
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