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I've only just joined this forum! I've been searching for a few answers on IBD and Crohn's disease and found this site. I was diagnosed with IBS when I was a teenager but didn't have any tests to confirm this at the time. Now I'm older my stomach and bowels are really affecting my health and I wanted to get your opinion if possible!
I have a few health issues already, but have been feeling really sick and tired and have quite severe IBS type symptoms for years. I recently had a Endoscopy and a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy which confirmed that I had a Hiatal Hernia which could be causing the sickness but doesn't really explain any of my other tummy problems. Along with this test I also had a Fecal Calprotectin test which came back as elevated. I also have been diagnosed with Aneamia and Vit D deficiancy. I am now booked in for a Colonoscopy.
My symptoms are pain and cramping in bowels, particularly on the bottom left of my tummy and top right, going to the toilet a lot! Can be 8x in one day (sorry if tmi!) pains when I've eaten, bloating, gas, urgency to go to the loo, sickness and nausea. I have times when the pain feels like it's my whole digestive system and then it'll ease off a bit then come back a few days later. Certain foods can make me rush to the loo immediately. I do get really bad skin but that could be accounted to my other illnesses. Because I've been living with these symptoms for years I'm not sure what's normal and what's not, so I feel a bit lost.
I know you're not doctors but would really love to hear your stories and what you may think. I feel like I'm stuck in limbo so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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