having some serious frustration and confusion.

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   Posted 10/27/2005 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello! Its been a while ( a couple months) since ive posted, but ive been having some problems as of late.  Ok, originally, I've thought ive had IBS my whole life.  But now things are starting to change.  Im thinking I have a food allergy or Celiac's. or something.  idk. After I eat dinner, (or sometimes in the afternoon) i get a HUGELY bloated stomach (it looks like im 4 or 5 months pregnant, no joke.) and (this is gross, sorry guys but its like killing me i have to find out whats wrong with me!!) i get horrible, sulphur smelling gas, and then usually have a horrible blow-out, and its GREEN-ish. like bile. and idk what the heck is wrong with me. im so scared. and i have bright orangy red blood in my stool occaisonally. maybe once every 6 months. im just sick of dealing with this crap.  I take pro-biotics once or twice every day and that seems to help (i took it originally to help with my constipation but now i have the opposite problem) and im just sick of being sick!! Anything would help...thanks :)

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   Posted 10/27/2005 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Blondie, welcome back!
It sounds like you can have several things going on. If your poo is burning and bile-like you may have a gallbladder problem. I think that could explain the smelly poo too (not sure though). Celiac's could be too if you are having D and feeling bloated after a meal (that could be the gallbladder too). Have you tried to cut out wheat products? What about lactose... that can cause D as well if you are intolerant.
The blood is another story... Do you have hemi's? Have you had a colonoscopy to rule out IBD? Blood is not common with IBS so I am led to believe that you may not have IBS (or maybe you do but on top of another problem).

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   Posted 10/27/2005 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
You don't happen to drink red-based drinks occasionally, do you? Like Kool-aid? When I have diarrhea and I've been drinking Kool-Aid (or red gartorade, or punch or cranberry juice--anything red, but especially reds from dyes), my stools/water is very red. I almost panicked the first time I noticed this, thinking it was blood, but then I thought, blood is supposed to be dark and this is very bright red. Then I remembered I had drank a pitcher of Kool-Aid the day before. It doesn't really show up any if I have a normal stool because it gets absorbed into the other matter (not to mention stays in there longer).

However, unless you can definitely, without a doubt, link your red stools to something you've eaten or drunk, you should see a doctor and have him give you some test wipes. You wipe with them, then send them off to a lab to see if you do have blood in your stool. If you only seem to get the blood in there sometimes, tell the doctor you want to wait to use them when you see blood. If you have blood, then they should start doing other tests--like stool samples and a colonoscopy--to see if you have IBD.

While gassiness happens with gall bladders, as does bile diarrhea, I don't think I've heard of a gall bladder causing the kind of bloating that you have, nor should you be bleeding. While I could do some smelly poos, I don't recall having a sulphur smell. Of course, you could have multiple things wrong at once, but we'll hope it's just one!

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   Posted 10/27/2005 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I would go to your PCP or if your insurance allows go directly to a GI doc!

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   Posted 10/27/2005 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah...my great-aunt or something had a gallbladder problem...is that kind of thing genetic? I also drink alot of orange and cranberry juices...i live off that stuff!! I used to have acid reflux too, and i still get it if i eat overly fatty foods. also happens when i eat reeally sugary stuff too. im just so sick of this crap!! i probably should get a colonoscopy. its like everything i read (like about overabundance of yeast in the body, celiacs, lactose intolerance, etc) i have every symptom. its ridiculous and i just wanna get better..but my parents are reluctant to take me to the doctor..idk why but they are. (im only 15 by the way..) i also get bad migrane-like headaches sometimes but that could be hormones or stress because im also on birth control. blah. i dont mean to sound like a whiner but idk where else to go cuz my friends and family are sick of hearing it.. :(
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