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For the last 2/3 months + I've had persistent abdominal issues- despite 4 doctors appointments and clean blood tests I still lack clarity.
Main symptoms include:
-A permanently bloated abdomen, worsens after eating.
-Inconsistent stools- typically constipated/narrow/thin- some fresh blood in stool.
-Some weight loss and lower back ache (weight loss likely due to increased gym exercise and dietary changes- around 5ft-10, 60kg). 20 year old male btw.
Doctor said IBS is the likely cause as I'm not suffering any pain or more serious symptoms. I've tried cutting out food groups and have barely consumed any lactose or gluten within the last few weeks.
I've always had quite a large gap between my abdominal muscles which could potentially be a recti split? When planking I almost see a vertical bulge protruding from the middle of my abs.
The last couple of months have been particularly stressful and I've tried so many things.
If anyone has any insight into this and whether these symptoms could be related that'd be greatly appreciated, as doctors appointments are both hard to come by and mostly futile. Has anyone experienced something similar?
Thanks in advance.
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