Hello, new here and so depressed and scared.
I have had bowel problems for a few years, they seemed to develop after i had an eating disorder. Usually i would get a couple of flare ups a year of bad diarrea, cramps and feeling unwell.
However, 3 months ago i had diarrea, horrendous cramping which stopped once the diarrea was out. Felt fine next day thought it was over.
However, since then my symptoms have worsened, every couple of weeks i get the diarrea and cramps but the last lot of diarrea i had for a couple of days without cramps.. Right before i get the diarrea i have a normal movement.
Every day i go up to 4 times but it looks normal on the Bristol poo scale, a number 4. However i still feel i need to go all the time like i havent finished. Feels like a lump in your butt. Weird that it looks normal as i now have a low fibre diet. Cut down a lot on fibre.
I have a little gas, no bloating at all, have lost about 10 pounds in the last 3 months despite eating more calories to stop that, previously keeping weight off was the problem since the hysterectomy. I also get severe lower back pain and hip pain and lower abdominal aching which feels like the aching you get before a period but i had a hysterectomy years ago and i also get pains in the creases of my groin when i have diarrea.
There is no blood being passed, until these changes happened 3 months ago i tended to be constipated a little bit.
I am also getting a bubbling sensation in my intestines, i can really feel it bubbling away. I am also severely depressed and feel generally unwell and exhausted.
Blood tests by doctor were normal, in fact she said my iron levels and vitamin levels were brilliant. Has ruled out Chrohns and IBD. I wanted a. Colonoscopy but the doctors refuse, say it is not necessary but i am convinced i am dying of bowel cancer.
I suggested IBS to doctor, she didnt reply but gave me anti spasmodics. Went to hospital casualty a few years back and was given an x ray, normal. Doctor did a rectal digit test, fine, felt my abdomen, fine.
Do i have IBS or not? I am out of mind with worry, i am 41, grandma died at 95 after having anal cancer at 55 and surviving before dying of bowel cancer, brother has chrohns.
Have tried elimination of foods, lactose, wheat, etc,,,, tried it all. Nothing makes a difference and no food triggers my symptoms, when i get the diarrea i have always had something different. Diarrea usually comes every two weeks. In the build up to this episode i had awfull lowe back and gip pain which now the diarrea has gone seems to have disappeared as well for the moment.