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a cry for help please. I'm desperate for some advice as its really impacting on my life..
I'm 49 year old male, I've over last year/ 18months been suffering from some problems with my stomach. in last couple of months they appear to have resurfaced and got steadily worst. I had similar symptoms last year but they seemed to go away. Symptoms as follows-
Very Tight and bloated feeling in stomach, (often after food) with subsequent sharp pains that come and go.hot flushes - again irregular - come and go and not always daily. Sometimes straight after food.
I wake up feeling relaxed and the bloating / tight feeling develops during day.
Some weight loss - I've recently checked and noticed I have lost weight.
Floating stools, colour medium to dark brown. I've never been a regular checker of my stools but on reflection they appear to often float. Sometimes I've noticed what could be mucus on them. Sometimes they are smooth/ sometimes sausage shaped, cracked and lumpy- sometimes a mixture of both. Have not spotted any blood.
Stomach that 'rumbles' and growls a lot, both day and night
Health history- I've been healthy apart from a kidney stone 20 years ago.
I've been to Doctors recently and described the symptoms, I had been getting some pain in kidneys too and thought it maybe related to a stone developing again but this appears to have subsided and I'm still getting issues with my stomach. He has put me in for a CT scan to look at my kidneys / diverticulitis but I'm thinking he may be looking at wrong area...
I am a person that suffers from a level of anxiety and realise this maybe compounding the problem but in all honestly it really now having an impact on me and I'm getting very concerned about it. I often jump to the worst conclusion and it isn't helping I know.
Any help/advice would be very much appreciated, thankyou all.
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