Possible digestive/stomach related problem?

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Hi everyone. I’m 16 years old, a female, and I have very constant diarrhea, bloating, and gas (both ends). I have diarrhea at least twice a week, and it usually lasts the day. It’s very uncomfortable. I have acid reflux, but I didn’t know if they could somehow be related. My acid reflux causes painful hiccups and belching. I don’t really want to see a doctor unless I’m sure something is wrong. I’m thinking it could be a food allergy, such as dairy, meat, gluten, etc., but don’t know how to be sure. If anyone might have any suggestions, or advice, please reply!

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    Hi. Unfortunately you will have to seek medical attention. For now relax and it seems to be just a simple bug or helycobacter.. but for that you need gp to determine exact diagnose and treatment. Dont stress and be strong.
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      Thank you for the response, EdEire. At this point I have ruled out an infection or bug because of the persistence. It’s been almost two years. It’s more or less just an annoyance, rather than a stress. Thank you so much!
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    You could try cutting out dairy, gluten and meat.and try a a food diary.  Avoid gassy vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and brussels sprouts and avoid fizzy drinks.  However, I would see your doctor.  Even if it is just a food intolerance, that still means that something is wrong.  The only way to be sure, is to get professional medical help from your doctor.
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      Thank you for the reply, pippa58442. I will definitely try the food diary/ avoid certain foods for a short amount of time to see if it will change anything. I have a very short bowel transit time too, so that leads me to think that it is a food allergy. As for a doctor, I really don’t like going, especially for something embarrassing like this. But if I have to I have to. I’m also getting stick poke allergy testing done, and I wonder if that could lead into some discoveries too. Thank you!
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      Don't be embarrassed! Doctors have seen it all before.  Seeing a doctor gives you the best chance of getting better.

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