I've been suffering with a constant distended abdomen for approx 10 months, every single day morning till night, when I eat it would be even bigger. During that time I've eaten as normal although not had a desire to eat..no hunger pains in that whole 10 months. SO FRUSTRATING as I love food. My stools had also been normal during that time.
6 months ago I developed acid reflux and excess mucus in the throat after eating. went to the gp who gave me acid reflux pills which I took for a month then stopped as id run out and went for a H pylori stool test which came back fine. The acid reflux has not returned since.
However recently in the last week I've had a complete loss of appetite, I cant eat a whole meal. My stools have changed to quite thin and soft/diarrhea. I've been back to the gp twice (5 times in total) and they still think its IBS.
What worries me is bowel cancer runs in the family and I'm worried its that. The gp wont proceed with a colonoscopy because he says im too young for cancer (34). The other reason he said was my blood tests came back 100% perfect which generally they'd only refer patients for a colonoscopy if the tests came back showing anemia.
I don't have the usual ibs symptoms of gassy, abdomen pains...etc.
As it stands I have IBS according to my gp. Any other sufferers on the board with same/similar symptoms?.
Sorry for the long winded write-up.