I'm kind of new to the whole posting online and forums but I'm in desperate need of some help. Since November just gone I have been experiencing a lot of stomach upset and it's got to the point where it's seriously affecting my work and home life. I've been having diarrhoea every day since the beginning of November sometimes having to go 6 times a day minimum I'd say is 3 times. I get stabbing stomach pains throughout the day along with lower back pain. I suffered in silence up until just before Christmas when I decided to go see my GP who sent me to A&E as she thought it could be appendicitis. When she was pressing on my stomach the right hand side was more painful than the left and I had a temperature too. She also asked me to do a stool sample.
Off I went to A&E where they took bloods and I had an ultrasound they confirmed that it was not appendicitis and that my bloods showed anaemia and inflammation they were suggesting that this could be an inflammatory bowel disease and put in a referral to a gastroenterologist. At this time I told my partner what was happening who was appalled that I'd been suffering for this long and not told him but being truthfully honest I didn't want to say as it's so embarrassing.
The tiredness has been affecting work and home I can't do the things I used to do which is getting me down as I'm a fairly active person. As for the pain it becomes unbearable and I have to go to bed or lie down for a 24 year old this isn't the best quality of life and I'm struggling to stay positive. If there's anything anybody can suggest or help me out with sharing experience etc I would be most grateful.
Sorry for the long winded post!!