Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Anal Bleeding, Fatigue And Tiredness

Nov 27, 2014

I have been having bleeding from my back passage, fatigue and tiredness for weeks and finally got to the doctor today. She told me that I had IBD and that she would arrange for an urgent referral for a colonoscopy (2 weeks). She also said that I should come back if the symptoms got worse in the mean time. I am anxious that I maybe underplayed the symptoms slightly. every time I go to the toilet (5 or 6 times per day) it is bright red and seems not to be getting better. Should I go back or is it fine to wait two weeks?


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Crohn's Disease :: Indicative Inflammatory Bowel Disease

I am a 24 year old who works a 12 hour rotating shift pattern (including night shifts). For the past 6 months or maybe more o have had upper left abdominal pain (cramping/aching) and more recently lower pain (sometimes across lower, sometimes left and sometimes a specific place on the lower right). I put it down to IBS due to shift work. My partner convinced me to see the GP as I have a family history of IBD. Oh and my bowel movements vary from constipated (less than once a week) to lose (not diarrhoea and multiple times per day)

Had stool tests and blood tests. I expected them not to find anything to be honest and just did it to please my boyfriend and put his mind at rest.

Doctor phoned and said that "the stool test shows signs of inflammation indicative of inflammatory bowel disease". I couldn't really ask more questions because of where I was. Phoned in for blood results and told by reception that they were fine.

I have been referred to the gastroenterologist and have an appointment in 2 weeks.

I am tired all the time and find it really difficult to get out of bed, frequently have naps at work but put that down to shift working.

I don't want to take any laxatives because I never know when it will change between constipation and loose stools and when I'm working, I often can't get to the toilet.

I often have joint pain but I also have a knee injury and some hyper mobile joints.

I am so confused as to what is going on and hate not being in control of my body. I know I only have mild symptoms, I feel so alone (shift work doesn't lend itself to meeting people regularly).

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I stopped smoking 6 months ago and to be honest feel worse for it. Currently i am suffering from

UC and mouth ulcers. I have never suffered with mouth ulcers before and my bowel has been painful since stopping smoking. What i need to figure out is this: is it worth taking up smoking again or do i need to put up with abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, mucus and faecal incontinence and always

having to use pads. I am only 55 and feel like i am 85. I am beginning to think smoking is the lesser of the two evils!! Have read on many forums how people give up smoking and then suffer the indignities of UC. Is there any medical evidence on UC and stopping smoking? If not, why not?

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GI Consultant has sent to my GP copied to me:

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I am not depressed, never have been and have always had a positive attitude about my disease.  I do not feel sad, I am simply....T.I.R.E.D!

I had a brain MRI and lab work and everything is unchanged. While I am happy to hear this, I wonder how I can feel so crappy yet not be in a relapse. Every symptom I've ever gotten has NEVER left, I mean seriously never.

Is this really all there is in my life?  Going through each day staggering around like a drunk, stiff, uncoordinated, blurry vision, feeling confused, and not  being able to keep my eyes open? Elderly people pass me by when I am walking. WTH?

I am taking Ritalin for my fatigue and it was helping for a few weeks, but now I don't know why I even take it. On Christmas Day I hosted a dinner for friends. I rested as much as I could throughout the day.  I curled my hair, which is just past my shoulders - it didn't take long to do, but I had to take a nap after that before I could start cooking. Really? Who needs a nap after curling their hair?

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Infertility :: Diagnosed With Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease And Azithromycin For Gonorrhea

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Chlamydia Before Pelvic Inflammatory Disease? Fertility?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome :: Constant Tiredness / Brain Fog

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I've had Crohns for 20 years I have a structure but is under control with drugs but the tiredness and fatigue is terrible specialist isn't much help or understanding on this point how do others cope with it ? My bloods are checked regularly and are always fine. I sometimes wonder how I'm going to get through the day at work sometimes and don't have the strength to do anything when I get it at night and I cannot wait to get to bed even if it's to watch tv I wouldn't mind but I'm no party animal has anyone got any sensible suggestions please ?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome :: Tiredness, Thirsty, Dizzy, Bloating, Nausea

So about a year ago i was diagnosed with GERDS... (or acid reflux disease) after suffering for about 9 years, in which i now take tablets for. However, in the past 6 months i have noticed that i am now feeling nauseous after eating, normally about 30 minutes after a meal, am constantly tired, thirsty, feel dizzy when standing up and moving around, get out of breath very easily and sometimes get a sinking feeling in my heart/chest. I also, which i have had for longer than six months, suffer from my stomach bloating out like a balloon when i eat or drink anything however small the portion. I do have a history of IBS in my family, however i do not experience symptoms like stomach pain or irregular bowels like others with IBS therefore it has been seen as being unlikely that it is this.

I had an endoscopy a year ago to confirm my GERDS and nothing else was found apart from having a weak muscle at the top of my stomach. I have recently been back and forth to my GP and have had blood and urine tests all of which have come back normal. I am a normal weight, 19 years old, have a good balanced diet and try to exercise at least two times a week, so am completely confused as to why i have all these symptoms. My doctors have no idea what could be wrong with me so i was wondering if anyone could help? Has anyone had the same symptoms and got a diagnosis, i'm fed up of feeling like this and would just like some answers!!!

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Bowel Disorder :: Anal Fistula Recurrence

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I am completely embarrassed. I am 28 years old and a female, someone who doesn't even leave the house without makeup and this situation is so bad. It smells, I feel like I smell 24/7 (nobody has mentioned it but I feel like I do) and I am almost too embarrassed to go to the doctor. Doesn't help that I am overweight, and though I am meticulously clean (I even use a bidet) I feel like somehow the doctor will judge me as a gross fat girl.

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Bowel Disorder :: Tense Anal Sphincter

My reoccurring problems The Cycle that I cannot seem to break.

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Chills, Nausea, Constant Pelvic Pain - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

A little background information about myself: 23 y/o female, diagnosed with PCOS at 19, suffer from multiple UTIs and kidney infections each year.

Starting in about September, intercourse would be incredibly uncomfortable and painful, causing me to cramp severely after and bleed. These symptoms became worse and worse, and I began spotting between my periods. So, after meeting with my GYN in October and her suspecting cervicitis (inflamed cervix), I had an appointment beginning of December for a colposcopy and cervical biopsy. Upon touching my cervix with a q-tip it bled out and was EXTREMELY sore to touch. Waiting on further consultation from the results, but according to my GP: pre cervical cancer cells, uterine lining infection and cervical infection.

I have now been on 2 rounds of different antibiotics with no improvement, I believe I am getting worse. Ever since the biopsy, I have bled EVERY DAY FOR SEVEN WEEKS! I have a fever that comes and goes, chills, nausea, constant pelvic pain and am extremely tired all the time.

I have been researching (bad idea I know) what could be causing all these symptoms and am thinking PID or uterine fibroids? Any advice out there?!

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Bowel Disorders :: Thick White Anal Discharge

I've suffered from mucus-coated stools and a light anal discharge for years and years, after having a peri-anal abcscess misdiagnosed as piles at the age of 17. This resulted in having an urgent operation to drain the ruptured abscess. 11 years after this surgery I was diagnosed with a multiple fistula-it was incredibly painful by this time as I had ignored the discharge etc for all those years, but it became unbearable. A year ago I had a fistulectomy, which has healed well. During the surgery they found a lump in my bowel. They took a biopsy and I was told it came back clear. For the last three months the discharge has returned-it's quite runny and not foul smelling, but I know also pass strange, fatty like things from my anus when I pee. It feels like I need to pass wind when I wee and then these bits come out, a couple of lumps of what look like slightly under cooked egg white. I am also still having mucus covered stools with some bright red blood and some darker blood when I wipe.

I really don't want to have to go through more 'camera up the bum' procedures but do you think I should?
Thanks for any help or advice anyone can offer me.

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