Hi everyone! I dont know if Im posting this in the right place!! I've been having a problem with my poo for a while now. Its not a nice thing to talk about I know but Im hoping somebody can point me in the right direction.
It has been worse since I had my first baby a year ago. It sounds awful but it is really really sticky and smells awful!!
Im fed up with it now and dont know whether I need to see a nutritionist or something along those lines?? Can anybody help?
Loving thanks Bambi xx
Ok...I'm no expert it could be something and nothing but its obviously worrying you enough to mention it on forum so its well worth a trip to your GP or at least a chat to someone at NHS Direct if you're that worried. How long have you been like this in total and an awful Q to ask but what colour is it? Have you had any other symptoms too - I'd ask if youre tired but thats a daft question given you have a baby - but you know what I mean anything else out of the ordinary?
Hi Indi. It is quite dark actually! Its been like it about a year now. I dont know if you read my other post - Im also experiencing sticky mucus stuck in my throat and its hard to swallow, I've just realised thats been happening on and off for the same period of time. My doc isnt very good at all unfortunately.
Ask to see someone else on the NHS - you have the right to do this.
It's most important. Although it may signify nothing at all, it might be something serious. I am surprised that a GP ignored these symptoms.
Well, what comes out is a function of what goes in, so your thoughts on seeing a nutritionist may be useful. There could be something causing problems in the middle, so a visit to a different doc to have that side of things checked out is probably a good idea. You mention the awful smell - that's a sign that something isn't quite right. But it may just require a simple change to part of your diet to correct, so don't worry too much about it just yet - get it checked first.
There are some GPs around who are more up with the play in terms of nutrition, and also natural medicine too, they can just be a bit harder to find, so make a few enquiries in your area.
I posted a reply for you in the other thread last night,but I just saw this one and I would like to add something.
When I look at all the symptoms together,I get a better idea of what might be going on.
I don't want to worry you needlesly,but it is better to be safe than sorry.
I think you should definitely make an appointment to see your physician.
If the one you are going to now, is no good ~~and by the looks of it : about not recomending specific tests for a year,I would think he is not doing his job correctly~~,please try to find someone else.
I don't know how the health system works where you live,but I think he should have sent you to agastroenterologist a long time ago.
It might not be anything serious,but on the other hand,reading your description of the color,consistency,etc.,I am a little worried by it.
Dark color could indicate there is some bleeding in the intestinal tract.
There are many causes for that,I will just mention an ulcer or polyps somewhere.
Smelly and sticky stools,coud be caused by many things,but my main concern would be that your body is not getting all the nutrients it needs from the foods you eat.
If your problems started after the baby was born,and you are not getting everything you need from your foods,you may be at risk of developing anemia.
The combination of the sticky mucus and the condition of your stools,could be an indication of some other diseases,some are inherited.
I don't know your age,but some of them develop early in life,and some others between 20 and 40.Others still later than that.
You would probably benefit from a change in your diet,but if I were you,I would request a few basic tests before changing my diet.
You should at least have:
- A complete blood test,including liver functions.
- A stool test to check for hidden blood.
- An xray of your chest.
After that,an according to the results,your Dr.might order a colonoscopy,for the lower tract, and/or other studies to see the condition of the upper tract.
I hope I'm not worrying you,as there might be a very simple solution,and you might not have a problem at all.
But like I said before,it is always better to be safe than sorry...
Please remember I am not a Dr.,I just have a big knowledge of many things.
I don't know where it comes from ~ probably another life ? ~...
Many times I read something like your posts,or someone mentions a symptom they are having,and all this answers come to me without trying...
I have been right many times...
I even saved my father's life...twice...by just saying what came to mi mind...His Dr.did the tests and confirmed what I said...
I don't diagnose anything.Things just come to me...like all of the above...
Again,I hope you are not bothered or worried by all I said and I was able to help you.
Hi Susan, thank you very much for your very interesting reply! You havent worried me at all!! I really want to get to the bottom of it (pardon the pun)! I was quite poorly when I had the baby and had to have a blood transfusion and was on iron tablets for a short while afterwards.
I have put up with this for a while and it is time to get it sorted, I just didnt really know where to go. I thought of seeing a nutritionist or having colonic irrigation but just wasnt sure what was the right thing really.
I will go to the G.P. and request some tests now and see what happens before changing my diet. I dont think my diet is too bad but again I will look at that after seeing what any tests may show.
I do appreciate your reply! I will let you know what happens!
Love & Light Bambi
I had results back for stool test yesterday which were positive - there is blood in my poo! Waiting for blood results and being referred to gastroenterologist. Will keep you posted!! Thanks all. Love Bambi x x x
Bambi, you said that your problem got worse once you had a baby. I've been having similar problems for some time now, too, and though it changes, I generally only have it during that time of the month. This leads me to believe it is hormone related. Is this the case with you?