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stomach pain and abnormal bowel movements

21 y/o male with stomach/bowel problems for 3 years now. I have stomach pain accompanied with diarrhea 3-4 times every day. I have excessive gurgling, popping, burning in my stomach all the time. It is loud and I have excessive burping, along with constant gas. My stool is loose, light brown, and smells abnormal. I thought it was due to certain foods but the problem does not go away whether I eat or not. I can even eat nothing but bread and water or salad and water and still have pain. I am not losing weight and am not aware of any blood in the stool. I have an appointment with a GI doc coming up soon, but am curious if anyone has any ideas as this has stumped doctors in the past. As of now I just take pepto bismol/imodium/tums/fiber/digestive enzymes/probiotics etc and it seems to help but it is still a problem with all that.
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It sounds like to me but Im not 100% sure maybe it's IBS and GERD. I know it's very common. What did your doctor tell you she thinks it is? Thats good your going to a GI doc. they will find out what is wrong with you. Does certain foods aggavate you? Do you get bloated, sometimes constitpated and diarrea (diarrhea)?
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my NP just kind of brushed it off and said because I am young it is not likely I have anything seriously wrong with me and it's probably just IBS. I haven't heard a whole lot about GERD, but maybe that is a contributing factor? I am not aware of any heartburn, my complaint is more toward the stomach region, but I guess if GERD causes problems in the stomach too then it's possible. I don't really have constipation in the typical sense, as I have frequent loose stools. The only thing I have that might be considered constipation is the feeling of incomplete emptying as if I need to go again, or going does not provide a whole lot of relief.

I guess it's possible it's just an extreme case of IBS, it just worries me that I have had stomach pain, diarrhea, and a general flu like feeling (nausea and all that) for 3 years now. Makes me wonder if theres not something up.

I have the pain whether I eat or not, but It does seem I have developed food intolerances. This is weird because I was never lactose intolerant or anything like that, but now I try to stay away from milk and ice cream. I haven't noticed a huge difference with food other than that. I can eat greasy fast food and feel sick and have diarrhea or I can eat plain chicken breast and feel sick with diarrhea. I can even take the day off from eating and feel sick with diarrhea.
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Ya, it sounds like you might have IBS it's very common in woman. I have IBS and boy let me tell you sometimes I feel terrible. Just relax and you will be going to the GI doc. and they will tell you everything. That is what I did I went to a GI doc.  and  they told me I have IBS.  


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