Just finished lunch when i started to read this thread...lol
Anyway, could your doctor / lab do a stool analysis?
Stool analysis is done to:
* Help diagnose diseases of the digestive tract, liver, and pancreas. Certain enzymes (such as trypsin or elastase) may be evaluated in the stool to help determine how well the pancreas is functioning.
* Help determine the cause of symptoms affecting the digestive tract, including prolonged diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, an increased amount of gas, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, bloating, abdominal pain and cramping, and fever.
* Screen for colorectal cancer by checking for hidden (occult) blood.
* Detect the presence of parasites, such as pinworms or Giardia lamblia.
* Detect and identify certain types of bacteria that can cause disease. This test is called a stool culture and can also be used to detect an infection caused by a fungus or virus.
* Detect poor absorption of nutrients by the digestive tract (malabsorption syndrome).