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So I have been having almost but not quite constant stomach discomfort in the lower left quadrant. On a 1 to 10 pain scale it is generally a 1.5 sometimes it's maybe a 2. I have tried watching what I eat but no matter what I eat it stays the same no better no worse. I've done some research but found nothing I can put my finger on to say this is the issue. So here are the symptoms:
2/A tightness feels like something is twisted inside (this just started yesterday night when I went to bed)
3/No stool changes I go around the same time every day at least the first time, I may go once or twice more after that depending on what I eat. It is a light brown in color, and sometimes it looks kind of porous, like it has a lot of air in it.
4/ No blood in stool that is visible. It does appear to be a little flat on one side on occasion, I wouldn't call it ribbon like, and it isn't pencil thin.
5/ There is really no change no matter what I eat bland or spicy.
6/ I have been diagnosed with IBS-D years ago, and since this has been going on the IBS seems to have actually calmed down.
7/ No weight loss, as a matter of fact I have gained a bout 3 pounds in the last couple of months.
8/ Poking and prodding on myself I can find nothing that is tight feeling, or painful to the touch when self examining.
Other than that I am 50yo or at least I will be on Sunday. My diet I will admit is not the best, I eat way more processed stuff than I should. I drink a lot of water throughout the day. I would say I am semi-active I do a lot of walking with my job, and enjoy outdoors stuff when the weather cooperates. I don't smoke, and I drink a beer on occasion.
The last time I went to the doctor about 3 months ago, he told me all of my blood work was good, and he thought it was a case of GERD, I was belching a good bit before then, but that has calmed because he gave me a PPI and it has really cut that down. My stomach still gurgles a good bit but even that has calmed some.
I am thinking I need to go back to the doctor and insist on more testing. I am thinking stool samples, and turning 50 I haven't had a colonoscopy in awhile so need to do that as well along with potentially an endoscopy. My doctor didn't seem concerned when I visited with him a few months ago, but the stomach discomfort generally every day is really getting old.
Sorry for the long read, I appreciate all of your comments.
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