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I'm so lost, I have had so many tests but the doctors can't figure out what's going on with me. All the tests are coming back normal. For the last few weeks I have made a diary of my bowel movements. Can anyone help me or give me some advice.
May 11, 2012: 6 bowel movements, they were diarrhea, stringy or looked like coffee grounds. Also their were 5 times it felt like I had to go but nothing came out. throbbing and itchy pain on anus, went up to hospital
Sat May 12, 2012: 3 bowel movements, were bloody diarrhea, also their was 3 that felt like I needed to go- wiped no blood. Once felt like I needed to go - wiped and their was blood. throbbing and itchy pain on anus
Sun May 13, 2012: 2 bowel movements, both diarrhea, one looked bloody and the other didn't. 3 times it felt like I needed to go but nothing came out, no blood. throbbing and itchy pain on anus
Mon May 14, 2012: bowel movement, stringy, flattened 2 times, felt like had to go 3 times- no blood, throbbing and itchy pain on anus. Leaking anus
Tues May 15, 2012: bloody diarrhea and stringy and looked like coffee grounds 2 times - alote of blood in toilet bowl and toilet paper, 1 diarrhea looking like little pellets.1 stringy hardly anything came out. 2 felt like had to go. throbbing and itchy pain on anus. Leaking anus
Wed May 16, 2012: 3 bowel movements diarrhea - stringy and looks like pellets. 4 felt like had to go - bit of blood on toilet paper. throbbing and itchy pain on anus - but more itchy. Stomach left upper felt like it was on fire(inside). Leaking anus
Thurs May 17, 2012: 2 bowel movements diarrhea with very thin bowel and also ribbon look like. 1 fuzziness around very skinny bowel plus diarrhea - blood on toilet paper. 1 small very flat skinny bowel - color black brown and light tan all mixed in. 2 times felt like I had to go but nothing came out. Throbbing and itchy on anus. Leaking anus. Went to walk in clinic, got blood work done and got containers for stool sample
Fri May 18, 2012: 3 flat ribbon stool and also triangle shape with a bit look like coffee grounds - color black with a couple of brown spots also a little red, blood on toilet paper. 1 diarrhea light brown with black spots, when wiped lots of blood on toilet paper, took stool sample with this bowel movement. 3 Tryed to go blood on toilet paper. Throbbing and itchy on anus. Leaking anus
Sat May 19, 2012: 3 times, really hard to go, stool very flat( looks like ribbon) also their were stools thinner then a pencil, not much came out - color yellow. 2 times felt like I had to go but just gas. Really gassy today throbbing and itchy pain on anus. Dropped off stool sample at hospital. Leaking anus
Sun May 20, 2012: 1 flat bowel movement. 1 flat bowel movement with diarrhea. 1 tryed to go. Throbbing and itchy pain on anus. Leaking anus
Mon May 21, 2012: woke up with poop in my pants. 2 flat stringy bowel movement with diarrhea. 2 stringy mucus and diarrhea. 1 black and yellow diarrhea. 4 felt like had to go - only clear liquid and a tiny piece of stringy poop that looked like a piece of sheded piece of skin came out, not much, bit of blood when wiped . 3 dark color diarrhea - with bright red blood in toilet bowl and streaks of red blood on toilet paper. Throbbing and itchy pain on anus. Leaking anus.
Tues May 22, 2012: 6 stringy bowel movement - dark almost look black, lots of bright red blood on toilet paper. 1 diarrhea - red blood/dark stringy and also looked like coffee grounds in toilet bowl, dark liquid and red streaks on toilet paper. 4 times felt like I had to go - blood and mucus toilet paper. Leaking anus. Throbbing and itchy anus.
Wed May 23, 2012: 5 dark stringy, mucus and looks like coffee grounds bowel movement - dark color, streaks of red blood and yellow on toilet paper. 5 dark stringy and mucus, when I wipe mucus, streaks of red blood and yellow on toilet paper. 2 felt needed to go. Throbbing and itchy anus. Leaking anus. Throbbing pain also on right side of stomach in between ribs and hip - feels like knife stabbing few times today.
Thurs May 24, 2012: 2 dark stringy mucus bowel movement - yellow, mucus and streaks of blood on toilet paper. 1 bowel movement that had 3 little pieces that were the size of a pea and 1 bigger - when wiped dark gooey and clear with a few specs of red blood on toilet paper. 1 stringy(dark color) and made water yellow - when wiped dark gooey and yellow color with red blood specs. 2 felt like had to go - when wiped yellow, clear, small red blood streaks on toilet paper. 1 felt like I had to go - when wiped specs of red blood on toilet paper. Throbbing and itchy anus. Leaking anus
Fri May 25, 2012: 3 bowel movement dark stringy - when wiped dark gooey and streaks of red blood. 1 less stringy with tiny little balls of poop that a very tiny streams of something dark going down the toilet bowl, half of them floated and the others sank to bottom of toilet - when wiped dark, yellow and red blood streaks, this was one of the most painful bowel movements I've ever had. 4 times felt like I had to go - streaks of blood when I wiped on 2 of the times. Throbbing and itchy anus. Leaking anus
Sat May 26 2012: 1 bowel movement flat and very thin as a pencil and some even thinner - came in little pieces smaller then an inch - color very dark brown few streaks of red blood on toilet paper. 1 thick light brown almost looked yellow diarrhea. 1 bowel movement that only a few small and skinny pieces - when wiped color was darkish yellow with red blood specs on toilet paper. 2 stringy and tiny little bowel movements tiny as a pea and hardly stays together - with red blood streaks on toilet paper. 2 tried to go - when wiped red blood streaks. Very gassy in the morning and bowel movement very smelly morning. Throbbing and itchy anus. Leaking anus. Went up to hospital.
Sun May 27, 2012: 3 tried to go - 2 time when I wiped red blood streaks. 2 diarrhea bowel movement looked like porage - specs of red blood on toilet paper also very smelly. 1 very skinny flat bowel movement - specs of red blood. 1 small flat bowel movement with diarrhea - when wiped gooey dark brown, a bit of yellow and red blood specs on toilet paper. 1 stringy gooey dark diarrhea with red blood when I wiped. 1 stringy coffee grounds diarrhea - red blood steaks on toilet paper. Throbbing and itchy anus. Leaking anus. Head really hurts on my soft spot - like a butcher knife in their, hurts even when I move my eyebrows( went to hospital for my headache, hurts 9 out of 10)
Mon May 28, 2012; 2 tried to go - 1 blood streaks on toilet paper. 1 tiny small bowel movement that is stringy. 1 bowel movement that had lots of stools that were flat and skinny also stringy - made anus extremely sore, very smelly and specs of blood on toilet paper. Throbbing and itchy anus. Leaking anus. Headache hasn't gone away or died down.
Tues May 29, 2012; 1 bowel movement flat and very stringy didn't want to say together also looks a bit like coffee grounds, when wiped gooey and very dark. 2 bowel movement few flat skinny stools - when wiped very dark and gooey. 2 diarrhea looks like coffee grounds and flaky skin - dark brown, 1 lots of blood(red) in toilet bowel and toilet paper. 5 tried to go - 4 blood streaks on toilet paper. Throbbing and itchy anus. Leaking anus.
Keeping a detailed journal or diary of bowel movements can help by indicating a pattern. From glancing at yours, it sounds as though your gastric system is in distress. You didn't need to be told that!
What tests have been done? Have doctors recommended dietary changes or supplements? Citracel, Miralax, stool softners?
Are you under the care of a specialist? Had a colonoscopy?
Let us know more. We are not doctors, but may have tips that will help you achieve regularity.
What can I do? My family doctor said to me today is that I will just have to deal with it cause they have done alone of tests and they come back normal, he also said that's just how my bowels work. What can I do I so lost. I see the specialist in about a month to see what he has to say.
Let us not despair. You must believe the tests were appropriate and comprehensive. Believe, then, that your colon is healthy.
What can happen in a month that hasn't already?
I believe you will find an ally in a specialist.
As to the remark about how your bowels work....well, some truth there.
One of the things I've discovered is that we do all have different patterns.
Another thing: stress can affect regularity, and you are most definitely feeling that.
There is another forum here for people with gastic issues. You might find good support there as well as in an anal cancer forum.
1stof all it's not a cancer. Go to a vitamin store. Take black wallnut hulls for a month. Then pau'darco, grapefriut seed extract and oil of oregano rotating for 5 days each. Do this for 3 months. Then start again with black walnut hulls. It's a process and will take a year to over come. You probably have candida fungus and accompanying parasites. good luck.
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