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I have been having bowel issues for quite a while now. Recently I had had severe constipation, bloating, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, mucus with or without stool, blood in my stool, and on several occasions so much blood with or without stool that it looks like I am on my period. I went to the gastroenterologist a little over a month ago and he told me there was probably nothing wrong but decided to do a stool sample. I got a call about two weeks ago saying that there is "severe inflammation" in my colon. I am in a lot of pain specifically in my low back and I am continually having these same symptoms. It is getting to the point where I don't feel like eating much of anything and hardly even feel like drinking water, not necessarily because of pain but even just because I don't want it. I feel so tired no matter how much I sleep and my head constantly aches. My mom has ulcerative colitis and my grandfather had colon cancer.


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replied November 25th, 2018
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Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A64627
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
You would need colonoscopy to sort out the problem. At the moment you can take over the counter medications like probiotic.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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