Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm a female - 29 years old and have been in good health up until a couple months ago.
I've had diarrhea for two months. Majority of my BM's are diarrhea or soft. If - and I can probably count on one hand how many times I've had a firm or somewhat normal BM it's got mucous with it. So gross!
I've lost 15lbs in the last two months - without trying.
Pain started out in my lower abdomen, right side, lower back. For the past several weeks the pain has centralized in my right mid/lower quadrant. The only time I experience pain in my lower abdomen is when I'm going to have diarrhea. Diarrhea pain seems to be getting worse as well. No blood in stool. Coloring is light brown/yellow.
*I had an ultrasound to look for gallstones - no gallstones.
*I had a HIDA scan to see if the gallbladder was working - it's working.
*I had a full blood panel - everything was normal.
*I had a CT scan on my abdomen/pelvic - still waiting on the results. The nurse looked at it and said she only saw a small ovarian cyst on my left side - but it wasn't anything to worry about. Dr hadn't looked at the chart yet.
*I had a Colonoscopy yesterday - everything was normal except for a small polyp which was removed and will be tested over the next two weeks.
*I feel like there is actually "something" in my right side - where the discomfort is.
After the colonoscopy the Dr said it may be IBS - how long does an episode of IBS last? I'm losing weight - granted I'm not objecting to this - but I also lethargic and for the most part I have to eat a bland diet. Although - sometimes a bland diet doesn't work. I tried to eat bran muffins - this only cause really painful gas pains.
I'm feeling really frustrated and not sure what to do next? Do I get a second opinion? Do I try the high fiber diet my Dr suggested for a month to see if it's IBS?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.