I am a 27 year old male that was very healthy. I worked out, ate very healthy (whole grains, lean chicken and vegetables, no fast food, etc). Ive had unusual digestive issues for the past 2 months and has lead to weight loss (from 157lbs to 135lbs from July 7 to August 27).
I have been drinking on and off in my 20s and for the past 18 months became a fan of beers, slowly became a heavy drinker. Whenever I went out I had 2-3 beers with a dinner and during the last month I would binge drink close to a 12 pack every 3 days or so. Since the sickness have had none.
Started w/ yellow diarrhea w/ upper abdominal & back pain for a week. Since then I have had 1-2 bms daily of heavy, soft, tan-colored stools w/ white mucus/fat and white/yellow bits that float. No blood
a week into this BM habit started getting symptoms in anal/rectal area: tense when seated and the anus feels closed off (cant expel gas, extreme bloat).
A month ago and was ordered CBC, Enzymes, Liver Function bloodwork and all came back normal. Prescribed meds ranitidine and bentyl. no change/worse.
Given Flagyl 250mg 3 times daily with 1 Align G.I. probiotic for 10 days
Stool Samples (Campylobacter, C. Diff, EIA, Shiga, E.Coli, Leukocyte Stain, Ova & Parasites, Salmonella & Shigella). All fine.
Sigmoidoscopy showed prominent superficial venous lakes & 1mm round erosions with a white center in rectum. doctor's impression: nonspecific proctitis. performed biopsy. Awaiting results
Flagyl helped, but symptoms returned afterwards w/ strained urination & shortness of breath. Anemia from Malabsorption?. Started eating gluten/lactose-free weeks ago, but now eat pureed meals & baby food to aid digestion and weight/nutrient gain. No change in stools, rectal pressure on and off.
No Vomiting, fever, or STDs
I want updated bloodwork w/ lipase/amylase liver function and b1,b6,b12 and iron, then ultrasound if numbers are off. Any other ideas or tests to consider?