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Rectum leaks acid

Hi, I'm a 27 y/o female. I've had stomache problems for about 5 years. I get nauseous very easily and my rectum leaks acid after eating, causing pain and frequent infections. I stopped drinking coffee several years ago and try to eat mild foods. I also tryed taking nexium. No acid enters my esophagus. Does this sound like acid reflux? What can I do to prevent this leakage?
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Hi Raulding,
I would like to know how you came to the conclusion that your rectum leaks after eating and what kind of infections you get. Can you describe in detail about the symptoms of your stomach problem?

Regarding reflux, the confirmatory test is 24 hours pH monitoring.
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Thank you for responding,

I came to this conclusion, because i tried eating only rice and drinking water for a few days and the symptoms were reduced. The acid gives me vaginal infections, or at least they come at the same time. The only details I can give are that I get nauseous frequently and often leak acid, also when these symptoms are worse I get very tired. Also sometimes I have rectal bleeding.

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I'm not a plumber, but that sounds like a potentially serious issue... I'm hoping you've, like, seen... doctors and things? Because, uhm... if blood... and acid... were coming out of my rectum... I'd be in a hospital long before I had a chance to learn that recurrence coincided with my vagina getting infected. There's a time for Google and a time for taking samples.

But boy, I sure feel a lot better about my acid reflux now.
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Actually, I've been to the doctor several times. The first doctor was a complete @## and told me I was confusing rectal bleeding with menstruation. No I'm not kidding, and I was 23, so, yes, I did know the difference. The second time the doctor(a dif. one) who was much nicer, told me I had a peptic ulcer, and prescribed nexium, which I took for a year but it didn't help very much so I stopped taking it. I wrote to the forum hoping to get a different answer other than a) menstruation or b)peptic ulcer. Also I'm living abroad at the moment and would rather not have any serious procedures done here.

however, I am glad to have made you feel better about your reflux.  
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Right, sorry, didn't mean to be berating, i was just concerned by not seeing the words "My doctor said..." in there anywhere.

Sorry about your troubles... hope you can find someone with a real answer. I'd urge you get a third opinion ASAP... that doesn't sound like any fun.
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