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About 7 weeks/ just over one month ago, I woke up one day with extreme sharp pain and a gassy feeling in the left side of my lower abdomen and had diarrhoea. I thought this was a one off and continued to eat as normal throughout the day. However, I kept going to the toilet and still had diarrhoea and stomach pain for 3 days after that. I had been going to the toilet 8/9 times and I did not feel relieved after each bowel movement. The pain also travelled to the right side for a bit and my stomach felt hard. I could hear a lot of gurgling in my stomach and feel a sort of bubbling sensation in my lower abdomen too.
I went to the doctors and they told me it sounded like a gastroenteritis infection and I completed a stool sample test which was clear and didn't show anything.
A week and a half after this, the pain was still there and my stool was becoming mushy and mucus became present as weeks went by.
Every morning I still wake up feeling extremely gassy with bubbling and pain in my lower left side and have to go to the toilet immediately. I get occasional heartburn and my stomach feels very acidic at times. My stool still changes in consistency all the time and it hasn't been normal for weeks, although I do not have diarrhoea anymore. I do try to watch what I eat and don't have anything spicy. Just wanted to know if anyone has experienced this before or what it could be? Been to the doctors about 8 times in total and had no answers. I haven't had any issues with my stomach or bowels in the past, this has all appeared very suddenly. I have read up on post-infectious IBS and gastritis too, any ideas?? Feeling quite fed up with this now 😦
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