Stomach Cramps and Rectal Bleeding for over a year.. what next?

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It all started a year ago when I ate. Whenever I ate or even put food to my mouth I had to rush to the toilet. I then started to have constant diarrhoea for a few months with awful stomach and head aches. 

Then I started to notice blood and mucus in my stools which ranged from dark red to bright red in colour.

I visited my gp who referred me for a colonoscopy. I had this done and they did find inflammation however also found a few pinworms, so they put the inflammation down to the pinworms. 

(FYI my blood, stools and urine have all shown inflammation markers as raised for over a year) 

I then experienced stomach cramps which were so bad I was hospitalised. In January 17 I was in hospital for 2 days with a temperature of 39 and body still showing infection. They pumped stuff through my body and the temp went down. They discharged me as I was feeling better but no cure. 

In June 17 I had these stomach pains again but even worse, I couldn't walk. They thought it could be gall stones or kidney stones however I had MRI and ultrasound and both showed negative. They discharged me after 4 days as they were no closer, dispite still having the pain and inflammation in body showing, I was prescribed morphine for the pain. 

So now a year on, I still have blood in my stool, I have occasional stomach cramps and I am no closer to finding out what it is. I have another consultation with the gastro in October however really getting worried as blood in stools is a lot more frequent and higher volume. Any ideas? Thank you 

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    Oh I've started to get this for a few months but last week was the worse mucus and blood on stool. It's horrible you get so stressed so easily over it.

    I'm only 15 so you can imagine.

    Ive been to a doctor and she suspects IBS or IBD and I'm having a blood test.

    Hope you get better soon!

    Stay in touch! 

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      Hello Nay, 

      Yes they suspect that with myself. I don't trust them though, my auntie has just been diagnosed with diverticulitis and it's very servere. 

      Just to warn you, don't think a blood test will confirm if it's IBD/IBS!! Ive had hundreds and they still don't know!!  I just feel like I'm getting messed about and that they have no idea!! 

      All the best with you and I hope they are much better than my doctors!! Stay in touch also! 

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    Hi Kate,

    When I was young I had problems similar to yours. I was referred to colonic irrigations. There's no doubt a naturopath in your area who does them. They are great for cleaning you out so your intestinal track can start working again. Also start on a good prebiotic/probiotic supplement every day. Those two things and above all if you haven't already, change your diet to eating more fruits and vegetables. Stay away from processed food. Wishing you a return to good health.

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