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stool started coming out very thin and not solid

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20,male, very active, fit. a month ago I started having bowel issues,stool started coming out very thin and not solid, I didn't have a problem going,just was not solid and was thin,also have been very tired in general and fatigued in the traps and shoulders,went to the doctors and he treated for infection,he said my thyroid gland was a bit swollen and thought it was infected,also tested for underactive thyroid,over active thyroid ,overactive immune system,and all of it came back negative,he put me on prednisone for the overactive immune system he thought i had but I felt worse,I am still having the problems,except, I visited a friend in ny about 2 weeks after this started,and when I went there, I was fine, normal stool consistency, no fatigue, I went again the next week, same thing, I felt fine and was normal. everytime I come back to my house my symptoms get worse, lately it seems im having a hard time going to the bathroom in general and not as much comes out,what could this be?help

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replied May 19th, 2014
Intestinal Disorders Answer A47306
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

One possibility for your symptoms is of irritable bowel syndrome. It is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder of unknown cause. Common symptoms include abdominal cramping or pain, bloating and gassiness, and altered bowel habits(alternate constipation or loose stools).

Treatment includes addition of more fiber in your diet, cessation of smoking and taking stress, antispasmodic medicines, antidiarrheal medicines, antidepressants and new medicines like Alosetron and Tegaserod). My sincere advice is to consult a physician/ gastroenterologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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