Ive been reading this page/group for the past week and its all been very informative. To everyone whose posted, thankyou for sharing your stories.
Id like to tell you about mine, and also to get some assistance and opinions if possible.
about 3 years ago I felt as if I had a fissure or some sort of Haemmorhoid as I occasionally started bleeding, but nothign to worry about there, but what i did notice was these funny little lumps which started to get itchy when i sweat, or when i got hot, these little lumps almost felt like an extra hole ( sorry its a weird explanation) and gave off this bizarre odor when they wept. I have no idea what they are and they dont do it often but im sure they have something to do with the Haem family!
For the past 5 or so years, or however long I could remember, i havent eaten fantastic. Not to say ive had a bucketload of junk food, but I just ate what I wanted. During this time and for however long I could remember, I had hard stools. Some would be soft, but mostly hard.
Fast forward to June this year and I decided I wanted to lose weight. I went on to the Keto Diet which is basically Paleo. I held the diet together for about 3 weeks and lost 8kgs which was great, but i becaome constipated, then slowly but surely I begun my BM again. I have been on and off the diet until mid november which I decided I would stop as I thought this was the result of my diarrhea. BUT......
My stools got softer and softer, and within about 2 months I had started to pass blood as well. It wasnt streaky through the stool it was like a pocket of blood and then the stool. The softer the stool the less blood, and I had started taking metamucil to try and keep the stool soft which worked.
I basically was on and off the diet as it was very hard to maintain. And during from end of May to end of June I got sick twice and was on Amoxycillin for close to 2-3 weeks straight.
Since probably middle of August, my stools were basically mush and blood every now and then, and now, its basically liquid and the occasional formed stool, but i dare say its blood coming out as well every time i pass.
I do feel the need to go and do feel the diahorrea urges and when i need to go i have to go, but its probably a bit more controllable now, but still going to the toilet around 6 times a day.
I am very gassy as well and sometimes im on the toilet and only gas and spatter of blood come out, my guts feel like they are bubbling at times too.
I went to see the doctor on sunday and he recommended a Colonoscopy, and believes it possibly could be UC and Spurious diarrhea. So I am booked in for 9th Jan.
This is quite a while away still, and im so anxious about it because i hate needles.
My questions are:
Due to me having no pain really apart from my anxiousness and bloating/bubbling, being 33yo male does this sound like Colon Cancer?
How can I form up my stools? I do not want to keep spurting liquid I want my hard stools back!!!
Is there any way I could potentially slow down the blood for now?
What could I do for my diet? As of today I am not drinking and will try and eat as much fish as possible.
Is there any supplements I could take to help me get rid of these symptoms at all?
Sorry for the long winded story, this is the first time ive really said anything to anyone apart from the doctor.