Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Possible symptoms of IBD-UC & Crohn's?

Hell I am 28 yr old female and I am hoping I have came to the right place for advice, suggestions and other stories. I am really confused, concerned and now know (after researching) the symptoms I am having are not normal. I will try my best to make this short and sweet...

-I have had rectal bleeding and irritation around rectum after bowel
for years 5+ and always thought I needed more water and fiber in my diet.
-For the last couple years I have rarely have a regular bowel movement, I am either constipated for days or have several days of diarrhea, I don't know if it matters but a lot of the time my stool floats.
-Bloody diarrhea
- I occasionally have stabbing pain in my rectum that last less than a minute.
-abdominal cramping
-dizzy/light headed/shaky

I honestly did not think this was serious until recently...this is what happened:
It started with horrible headaches for 2 weeks, in my right eye and right side of pain meds helped! Then I started having bloody diarrhea (7 bowels the first day) at one point it looked like there was no feces in it just bloody tissue. After the first day I could no longer see blood but still had around 3 to 4 bowel movements each day all diarrhea..I am currently on day 5 of this.

This happened to me 2 other times in the last 6 months, the first 2 times I thought maybe I ate something bad and it was a reaction, but it seems to be getting worse, the 1st time was only one day, the 2nd time was 2/3 days and now this time it has been 5 days. also the first 2 times I did not have a headache, so not sure if this is related.

Also I am not sure if this is related or not but I had a very early miscarriage during this ( took a home pregnancy test and showed positive, then started bleeding heavy the next day) and sadly this is my 3rd miscarriage.

I am having no weight loss and although I do feel fatigue/tired is not more than any other day, I am a stay at home mom and am able to rest when the kidos allow me.

So here is my concern...after researching it seems I am having a lot of symptoms of IBD Crohn's disease/UC, which really scares me b/c my aunt suffered from crohn's and passed away after one too many surgeries : (

I have made an apt with my primary doctor for next week and plan to ask if he will refer me to a specialist...

I would appreciate any thoughts, advice, suggestions and to hear about others stories hat are similar.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post and thank you in advance for responding. I really do appreciate it...I am really confused right now and worried this may be serious.

Answer on Possible symptoms of IBD-UC & Crohn's?

It seems like Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's, since fatigue, cramping, and bloody diarrhea are common symptoms, but I'd visit a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. If it turns out to be UC/Crohn's, I'd recommend calling AloeElite and giving them a cousin was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis about a year ago and went through hell until she took AloeElite...her symptoms are now cleared up thanks to it. I've included their homepage so you can hopefully find the information you're looking for...good luck!