Upper left abdo pain for twomyears

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I suffer from anklyosing spondilitis however two years ago l developed upper left abdo pin under ribs, had ct with constraint, endoscopy and told gastritis.  Since then this has become worse constant daily pain, Prescribed buscopan and fybogel.  Now my bowels are once daily, float greasy and terrible smell, GP tells me IBS, have also had diverticulitis but the upp r left abdo pain under ribs is awful at my wits end.  My esr and crap levels are always high due to anklyosing but it's my gut that's really bothering me, l,pass my foods undigested ar times especially vegetables.  Pain does not bother my during night apart from severe sweats.  Hoping someone can help me.  Thank you

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    Sounds like IBS.  Try avoiding the vegetables that you can't digest or try cooking them in a different way.  Have you heard of the Fodmap diet?  Ask your doctor to refer you to a dietician who can advise you with this diet.  Many people find it helpful.

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      Hi Pippa I have been back to GP today pain in upper central abdo is awful and now I have bright blood when I go to toilet and on the paper, really scared getting an urgent referral for endoscope and sigmoidoscopy as l have anklyosing spondilitis.  I will keep you updated. Thank you
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      Maybe you have a fissure or haemorroids as well; that may explain the bleeding especially if it is bright red.  Hopefully you can get it sorted.
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