a couple of things. I have Crohns disease caused by environmental factors and a lot to do with heavy fishing (my hobby) in a pulluted river next to
port kembla steelworks. (mercury levels at extreme and other toxic metals)
I have the same symptoms you describe yet nothing shows up on colonsocopys and barium enemas because they say it is too high up and also my bowel
spasms to the point of them not being able to shove that camera up my *ss so high
..arggh sorry I have to make light of those two proceedures cos i
really really really really hate them. I have had so many they are terrible especially that stuff they make you drink and the results of that. Because
I am already in a weakened state the loss of those electrolytes can near kill me.
An idea, watch your food you eat. Do peas and corn pass painfully and fast?
Do pizzas make you worse the next day (tomatoes) does fruit and veges make it bad. I can eat bread (white) no problems but grain bread sends my bowel
do cucumbers make it worse? Crohns disease is made worse by acid in certain foods, mainly what I call seed foods, any foods with seeds, for eg if I
have a burger with sesame seeds on it ...oh god look out.... Pizzas are bad because of the tomato and cucumbers make me double up in pain a few hours
after on multiple loo runs. Peas and corn make me really bad and they do not digest. Take a look to see if "seed foods' do indeed bother you.
Now this is gross but it's important.
Jelly like stools show mainly Inflammatory Bowel Disease but can also show crohns. But with IBD you get a lot of wind all the time, I don't with
crohns only occassionally when I am on a toilet run for a few hours. Dark almost black oil looking horrid horrid smelling stools show that you are
probably bleeding at some point, mainly an obstruction point. Dark spots in the stool and on the paper show also bleeding. These both happen with
crohns and ibd
The weight part is of concern to me because with most bowel diseases you suffer weight loss, due to the body not holding any nutrients, it passes
straight through. My skin (rashes on arms and knees) and nails and hair are thin and bad because of my failure to absorb nutrients from food and I
weigh less than 100 pounds. This can change my weight goes up and down depending on my diet. I love curries I live on curries. They do burn and bother
me a bit but not as bad as some things like fruits and veges.
Experiemtn, live on bacon eggs, meat chicken fish and potatoes for a week, no greens or seeded foods, anything that contains seeds or was grown in a
seed out. See if it settles, see if its less intense and less painful. It may not get back to solid state stools or anything but the lower stomach
pain that accompanies visits to the toilet may settle. That sudden onset you describe does sound a lot like obstruction caused by a crohns like bit of
bowel. It is agony when it pushes on the obstruction and stops, it is agony passing it then a rush of it comes through once its got passed. Then you
can go back with the same up to five six times an hour sometimes. doubled over seating and temp raised in pure pain.
But what is of concern to me is that I presume you are a lady elf, forgive me if I am wrong but the symptoms you have described also sit with ovarian
cancers. Please go and get that taken out of the equation if you have not already done so. Ovarian cancer can cause bowel disease like symptoms and
The reason I say look at crohns is because it is an Immune system disease caused from an over active immune system often triggered and created by
exposure to heavy chemicals and environment. If you were exposed to chemicals then its possible this is the result.
Tuberculosis of the bowel is another one to maybe look at. Same symptoms but with horrid horrid night sweats. It is possible to get extra pulmonary tb
that is to say non affected lungs but other organs infected by the mycobacteria. A simple mantoux test will show if in your travels you were exposed
cold sweating, chills, shakes, nervousness, dizziness, bloating, anfd fatigue. I thought maybe I had an infection. My body tempature was unstable, and
I had a hard time keeping a steady temp.
the above sits as far as I am concerned with TB (the sweats and chills) and with theother two I mentioned. Also tb will not show up as it is sparse in
samples, even six week cultures do not always show it. You must demand PCR testing of samples. They will be reluctant because it is expensive but it
is DNA testing and the best.
I am not a doctor, but then I am glad I am not I hate structured learning but I would look seriously at Crohns caused by exposure to something and
damge to the immune system.
*oh and my constant diarhea is as you describe to a tee, complete with the temp and sweats and the almost pass out
[edit on 12-11-2005 by Mayet]
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