Good afternoon All,
I hope everyone is well. I need some advice/assistance if possible, I am 38 years old and have been having bowel issues on and off (mainly on) for 2 solid years.
I have had 3x colonoscopies, 2x CAT scans and an endoscopy – all clear, which is great but annoying.
Symptoms (When flared up);
– lower left abdominal pain just above left hip, comes on usually after passing stool and is not relieved by passing stool (pain not there when I wake up) lasts the day and is dull.
– feeling like I need to go back to the toilet when I’ve just finished and if I do not much happens.
– a feeling that my bowel/colon is swollen, I feel I need to urinate a bit more like is getting compressed (no blood but some mucus).
I go to the gym a lot and eat 6x a day quite high protein, so I thought maybe my poor bowel isn’t getting a rest from this hard to digest food and that’s the issue ?
I switched over to a keto style diet 2 weeks ago and I defiantly got some relief. Then on Friday we had a binge treat meal (pizzas, chocolate ALOT of food). Went to sleep, woke up and bang it’s back again.
It like it’s not something I am eating more when I eat a lot my bowels can’t cope ?
Honestly any advice is appreciated, besides doing a pill cam or getting a comprehensive digestive stool analysis done I am kinda lost.