I'm well into a second prolonged period of diarrhoea and, as ever, thanks to this excellent site, I wondered if others have had similar, and if it can be thought to be an after effect of our new 'plumbing' arrangements.
First time was two months ago; it went on for about three weeks, with two periods of two or three 'dry' days in the middle. Samples taken, all the usual doctors tests, no cause found.
Now here it is again, nearly three weeks. It was continuous for ten days, during which the same tests were repeated and again the results were no cause found. Now it is every third day or so, usually starting late afternoon, and is accompanied by amazingly violent and unpleasant 'bubbling' throughout my digestive tract, so strong it stops me (and sometimes my better half) sleeping for several hours first half of the night.
Throughout all this, I suffer very minimal loss of appetite and eat nearly normally, a good lunch and a salad type tea. It is somewhat tiring, but unlike a proper tummy bug, I am not confined to bed.
Can anyone offer any help? I know the tests did not find any form of tummy bug, but the doc did say that that does not mean it isn't a tummy bug. Should I give it longer? Most things do seem to get better eventually. Or should I perhaps push for a referral to a gastro enterologist?