New 2 symptoms, anyone else going threw this?

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Hi, I'm 28 years old and been having loose bowel movements for a year, my first trip to the gp and they diagnosed me with ibs, but then my stomach started carping up with very bad pains and started having blood and mucus in my stools I went back to the gp. He set me up for a colonoscopy a month from now and prescribed me flagyl. I have been taking it for 6 days now and I'm not feeling any better. I can't go to work and I feel like a bum. I had a new born child 6 weeks ago and I feel so useless. I really just want answers and I'm tired of going threw these pains and not being able to eat anything but toast, eggs and rice with the pains being worse. And thought? Or anyone went threw this?

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    Typical GP, IBS!   You need to demand to see a specialist, only they can do the relevant tests and scans, if it's IBD or Crohns then no diet or special food will cure it, could be bacterial or inflammation but don't be fobbed off with the IBS excuse
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    It could even be Coeliac...I've read that one of the "triggers" for those with the gene/s is pregnancy. It would also explain why your "bland" diet isn't helping with your sypmtoms. See if he'll do bloodwork and/or endoscopy with biopsies when you get your colonoscopy.

    With a newborn at home, you should take advantage of the extra time - it's not bum-like at all!!! smile  I know you don't feel great, but it's far from useless to spend the extra time with your baby.

    In my case, my IBS is not Coeliac but my new GI wants more tests. It's true that many just slap that label on it and it's of absolutely no help to the patient. I don't wish any serious diagnosis on you, but if it isn't just IBS, I hope you get your answers and are on your way to feeling better next month. Good Luck!

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    hi Jonden,

    Sorry to hear that you have to deal with on top of having a new born. ddi they suggest that it is IBD? If so than i would suggest making sure that you stay in touch with a good GI and also look into diets that you are able to manage on. I know it can be different for everyone but certain things are harder on you than others. I really hope that all goes well.......Good Luck

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