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I am 21 years old, male and for the past 2 months I have been experiencing a wide array of worrying bowel related symptoms.
It began with a change in the colour of my stools to a pale yellow/brown colour. Since this the colour and consistency of my stools have been consistency alternating from a normal brown colour to a pale yellow colour and an orange/tan colour (sometimes a mixture of each colour within the same stool!).
The consistency itself also began to be more loose and separated (unlike the 'sausage like appearance of normal stool) along with undigested food including vegetable matter such as peppers, carrots, tomatoes, leafy greens etc and whole grain foods including brown rice, undigested particles from wheat cereals and so on.
Despite my stools remaining loose I will normally only pass 1-2 bowel movements a day (almost always in the morning).
Since noticing these symptoms I have taken many trips to the Drs and revived many different tests. First lot of bloods which showed a slightly raised white blood count however liver function, and thyroid all fine. A second lots of bloods 2 weeks later showed my FBC had returned to within normal ranges. Stool samples also showed no sign of bacteria causing problems within my bowels however a slightly raised fractal calprotectin level (102) suggesting inflammation. Due to these results I have been arranged to receive a colonoscopy which I'm hoping to have within the next couple of weeks.
Besides these bowel symptoms I have also noticed more hair falling out more than usual, breif episodes of breathlessness and becoming more tired than usual (wake up approx 7:00am and becoming very tired by 8:30pm along with boats off tiredness throughout the day). Generally I feel very limited pain with my bowel troubles besides occasional burning feeling in upper abdomen however gurgling and noises is a common occurence.
Does anyone else experience similar symptoms or know of anything which might point out to what can be causing these symptoms as any help would be much appreciated!
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