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I have now had diarreah and pain in rectum for 19 months. Both started at same time. Diarreah is always like water and going 6-12 times a day. Occasionally, it has happened during the night. I have no control over it at all and have many mishaps. A lot of times, it starts within 30 minutes of eating anything and at other times, haven't eaten at all. Have been seeing GI doc during this time and still no answers. During this time, I have had 2 periods of time without diarreah, once for 5 weeks and once for 2 months. My 2 months of being diarreah free, ended 2 weeks ago. Doesn't matter what I eat or whether I eat or not. I have no appetite and literally go for days without food, because it's so hard to eat, when you never get hungry for anything. I suffer greatly from fatigue every day. I also have Lupus, so I do expect the fatigue, but usually just bad when it flares up. Now, it's a daily issue. I have lost a total of 26 lbs since this started. Will gain a few pounds back and then lose it quickly when having diarreah daily. This week, had to visit ER because of irregular heartbeat, due to potassium and magnesium deficiency. Then since yesterday, have been having severe pain in lower right side. Have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy, amoung other degrading tests for the rectal pain. Had 7 polyps, 2 quite large and others small. Doctor mentioned Crohns once and never said whether I have it or not. Had gallbladder out in February, because of large gallstones, didn't affect diarreah problem. I am literally going insane. My family doctor is sending me to Duke to the digestive disease clinic. Waiting on that appointment now. Also, my lupus has been great since all this started, so haven't been on prednisone during this time. Does this sound like Crohns and are there other ways to check for it? Any ideas, advice, or any help you have to offer is greatly appreciated.
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