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Hi, this is my first time posting on this forum. I'm a 17 year old female and I have been suffering with me stomach since I was smaller. I haven't got a diagnosis of anything yet. Basically over the last 3 years my stomach has got worse. Every few months I get these 'flare ups' where I get very intense stomach pains which lasts anywhere between a week or a month. Days before I get one of these flare ups I pass bloody mucus after a stool which is my warning sign that I am going to get a flare up. The pain is so intense I feel dizzy and almost faint. It makes me completely bedbound and nothing helps with the pain other than really strong co-codamol. Sometimes during these flare ups I can have up to 22 loose stools within 24 hours however they are not diarrhoea. I also get bad pain in my joints and get bad ulcers in my mouth. I have been to doctors and consultants and still undergoing investigations. I have a had blood tests, upper Endoscopy, ultrasound and colonoscopy. All of these tests basically didn't show anything. Recently a blood test has shown I am anemic but have no explanation as to why I am. My consultant is treating me for IBS even though he has said that he actually doesn't know what's wrong with me. I have tried the low FODMAP Diet and it didn't work and I have tried different anti- spasmodic tablets which didn't help either. I feel like I have Crohns because of my symptoms but nothing is showing up on the tests. Could Crohns not always show up on tests. Or can you actually get these symptoms with ibs? Thankyou for reading.
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