After 6 months I am still having BM problems and its driving me crazy!!! The lymph node obsession isnt a huge issue for me now, if my BM would get back to normal, I think I could finally let go of this.
I am going to list my BM issues:
apro. 6 months ago I had been going through a few months of extreme sorrow and depression, and two weeks of lymphoma fear that startet when I found some lymph nodes and I was scared to death and totally freaking out. I began having loose stools (first bout was actually the night after drinking).
I freaked when this happened and orderd a colonoscopy, it was clear, my colon looked completely normal.
After the colonoscopy my system went crazy, I had two weeks of severe diarrhea. It was a wierd kind if diarrhea. I could not go during the day, even if I tried...I became more and more bloated during the day and in the evening I started having severe pain. Late evening I could finally go and it was very watery with a lot of undigested food in it. Kind of like clear water with bits of food. I had these "attacks" at least once every hour every night and then it stopped in the morning. After a while I was admitted to the hospital. I had a slight fever (100 F/38 C) and I was tested for everything, all came back negative and the doctors never found out what was going on. I had a T scn and it showed many swollen lymph nodes around my intestines. A couple of days later I got a lot better and now I was only having one bowel movement a day, right after I woke up. Every BM was loose but this was a great improvement! A had an appointment with a gastro doctor but as I told her I was improving and she looked at my bloodwork she saw no reason to do further testing, the lymph nodes she said were normal since I obviously had had an infection of some sort. I was ok with that because I also thought I was slowly getting back to normal.
Months pass and I am still having this one BM a day (sometimes 2, with the second shortly after the forst one), loose with particles of undigested food. It kind af varies, sometimes its watery, sometimes its fluffy little pieces and sometimes its formed but loose. Never normal. I am still not able to go during the day, only in the early morning.
Its been going on for 6 months now and my doctors dont want to do anything at all, say its due to anxiety!
Last night after dinner I began cramping, I tried and tried to have a BM but I couldnt. Finally I could and it was a formed BM followed by a lot of diarrhea. I looked down and there was i little bit of bright blood in it, just a little bit. I have had hemorrhoids since giving birth 2 years ago so I often see clear blood on the toilet paper but this time there was nothing on the paper, thats why I am afraid the blood came from further up the colon or worse the small intestines!
This morning I woke up and had the same urge to go as I always get, but nothing came (I was eamty from the diarrhea I had last night)
SO. I am really puzzled by this whole thing. I want to believe this has something to do with my colon and not my small intestines. Beause I had a clear colonoscopy so I can rule out colon cancer. I have read of post infectious IBS and I am really hoping that this is my problem, something not life threatning!
The positives (the con-cancer) is that I am not getting any worse, I have not lost weight, I had severe diarrhea and that hasnt come back, the fact that its only in the morning points to this having something to do with the colon right? rather than the small intestines?
does ANYONE have some experience or insight to this? plz..