Just hoping anyone here can provide any other probable causes for my mum's stomach issues on the off chance.
Quick history - had little appetite most her life, ate little and then would scoff chocolate and rubbish in the evenings so did not look after her stomach at all. THyroid went a year or two ago and she went gluten free like me and magically her appetite came back and started getting really hungry and eating loads and lots more sensibly although still the chocolate lol! Nutrition was made optimal.
Anyway about three months ago she started getting a few pains here and there. Poops were a little foul smelling and floating which I think indicates high fat content.
Two months ago she could no longer eat at all without being in agony and going to bed for the rest of the day and lost about 3.5 stone in four weeks .
One month ago, I read up on a few things and put her on very restricted diet to see if helped which consisted purely of turkey, fish, vegetables and fruit (minus citrus and deadly nightshades), rice, quinoa and coconut milk and coconut oil basically leaving only things that don't bother anything. She's had no pain since and stopped loosing weight although maybe still a pound or two here and there but only because she hasn't organised something to eat at work sometimes and can't get anything. She has had hemp milk, almond milk and sorghum since without issue also. Juice and squash and sugar itself seem okay too as she's found one dark chocolate bar for a treat that has no milk but does have sugar. She's experimented a few times with other different things and ended up in pain. Milk chocolate definitely the thing that's brings it on fastest and milk next so thought maybe dairy but then other things without dairy also bring it on like potatoes. I've also cooked her chinese a couple of times since which has had chilli, lime, sesame seeds/oil, teeny bit of olive oil, fish/oyster/tamari sauce , garlic, ginger, beef, veggies, rice noodles, sweet potatoes and seems to have no effect. eggs a little funny but egg whites (meringues) def no issues whatsoever. No probs with any fruit/veg with the exception of maybe pineapple once and bananas. Has completely gone off all dairy and doesn't even want to try it as well as bread. Roast dinner with chicken however sets it off with the only difference I see being the potatoes and gravy?
She at first thought it might have been return of polyps and adenomas in her colon she had removed five years back which should have been rechecked after 3 years but wasn't aware. Doc when realising this mistake, gave her an urgent referral to get these checked but this was three months ago and is still waiting!!!! However, unlike before, there is absolutely no sign of any blockage what so ever in that area or past the stomach and doesn't make sense if she can eat as much fish and rice as she wants without issue. She's pooping regularly with no sign of constipation of blockage. Like I said just floating and bad smell before she switched diet but no longer. Pain is deep and dull and spreads up her back and makes her just want to sleep for hours. Any cheating away from that particular diet sets is off although we're still experimenting.
Initially I was convinced it was her gall bladder or possibly even ulcer hence the diet but she has had a quick ultra sound scan which apparently showed everything to be normal and no gall stones or inflammation but not sure how detailed these scans are in this department or whether they can miss them.
She's still awaiting the endoscopy and colonoscopy which has already been cancelled a few times so not sure when that will be.
Anyway need to figure out what's going on so wondering if anyone here has any experience and what steps we might take to work out exactly what it might be as she can't go on like this forever as will not be getting the nutrition she needs and is making her life really difficult and is basically way to skinny and looks like a skeleton.
I'm a bit stuck as to what to do next so any possible suggestions would be greatly appreciated as the docs are being useless as usual and seem unconcerned about her weight loss.
No vomiting or blood of any kind.