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Most days I have an upset stomach. I pass soft, mushy-like stools that fall apart, they are orange/yellow/pale or grey in colour. I often get a lot of orange/yellow or white mucus too, even when my stools are more solid in consistency. There is always an urgency to get to the toilet, it is very uncomfortable and every day is unpredictable.
My stomach has been extremely noisy and gurgly and it constantly feels/sounds like my stomach and intestines are full of liquid. I feel nauseous and I often get a dull pain at the bottom of my left rib cage too. I have lost a lot of weight (even though I’m eating as normal) and I just generally feel fatigued and crappy.
I went to my GP and she ran a blood test and some stool samples. She checked my FBC, thyroid, LFT, tTG, and also bacteria in my stools. The results came back fine, but they did find that I am anaemic. I am now taking iron supplements and I am also taking ranitidine (because of the dull pain in my stomach and bad acid reflux). The ranitidine have helped with my acid reflux but none of my other symptoms.
I have been referred to see a gastroenterologist, but the earliest appointment I could get was the 27th December! I'm not sure I can wait that long. It's really getting me down and I have to keep taking days off work because I feel so uncomfortable. I only started this job 5 weeks ago, so I'm not exactly making the best first impressions.
Does anyone have any clue what this could be? Any advice?!
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