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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been suffering for almost a year from abdominal pains especially on my lower left side with both constipation and diarrhea. two weeks ago i had very strong pain and dizziness. i also have BM twice a day but never feel that i completely emptied. sometimes i get very dark brown /black stool that's thin and sometimes sticky.  i am worried it could be melena! i did blood tests and my hemoglobin is 14.5 (i am 28 yrs old male). i also did a check for peptic ulcer and my stomach was clear. doctors said that it is spastic colon. but i feel extreme fatigue and tiredness with pain in my joints. please help, thank you.

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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 4/8/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I am an IBS sufferer and My abdominal cramps are always on the lower left side. Have you tried to see more doctors? Sometimes you have to keep looking. I get sticky stool too, and I think that's from the mucus, but dark brown and black stool can indicate blood in it. The fatigue and pain in joints I have never had though. I guess I just wanted to respond to try and help... but basically my unexpert advice is to keep looking at new doctors. Good luck.

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 4/10/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you had a colonoscopy?  If there's a chance there's blood in your stool you'll want to have that checked out.
Hope you feel better.
*Amy, 33, dx with idiopathic colitis July 2009, confirmed UC Sept 2009

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 4/11/2010 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I am having the same issues, but I had my colon removed. I was even tested for Lyme disease. Though I tested positive for the exposure, but not the actual illness. Now, I am waiting to go to a G.I. specialist in Boston for a second opinion about my stomach issues, since my G.I. can not figure out what is going on.
Asperger's Syndrome
Rectal prolapse surgery Dec. 2006
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerance (gluten,lactose,msg,etc)
Persistent/chronic Lyme Disease: March 2010(org dx in Sept 2009, but meds unsuccessful)

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