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Had a sigmoidoscopy which got me nowhere so now I have my own semi diagnosis..

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newlifenewname Wed 22-Aug-07 21:09:01

I get strange arse symptoms including blood and mucous and constant trips to the toilet and had a sigmoidoscopy in order to rule out bowel cancer or anything else sinister. Only thing they found was an enlarged vein high up in my colon.

So, I don't know what the problem is but having monitored my eating a bit I have discovered that I do not have problems so long as I don't eat more than one slice of bread a day and avoid all vegetables. Can get away with an avocado or salad but not for more than a day.

This isn't healthy but what can I do?

MatNanPlus Wed 22-Aug-07 21:41:37

strange question but have you tried pureeing the veg and adding to sauces/stews as maybe the fiber isn't being broken down enough?

I have issues due to long term pain meds and i know how frustrating it can be.

orangehead Thu 23-Aug-07 00:31:52

try allgery tests. I had very similar symptoms and camera showed nothing. I had test done at local health food shop, milk came up and now im fine if i dont have milk

Califrau Thu 23-Aug-07 00:37:37

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twentypence Thu 23-Aug-07 01:34:28

What about having a loperamide tablet, but continuing to eat veggies?

I don't eat gluten at all, and found that since I stopped other things which I had thought I couldn't eat like milk products and alcohol are actually fine now in moderation.

I would advise cutting out wheat completely (as there are plenty of other whole grains to have) and seeing if the veggie things sorts itself out.

newlifenewname Thu 23-Aug-07 10:39:20

Very interesting suggestions here. Thank you.

Califrau, that sounds rather like my situaton, I think an allergy test is the way to go next as it may not even be the vegetables iyswim - could be the form I eat them in or something else...

I use goat's milk and tbh it could be changing to that has helped as much as the sticking to protein and limited carbs.

MatNanPlus Thu 23-Aug-07 16:25:49

Califrau have you tried 'Buscopan' it can slow things down but doesn't stop it working.

Califrau Thu 23-Aug-07 21:47:52

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Califrau Thu 23-Aug-07 21:49:57

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MatNanPlus Fri 24-Aug-07 12:17:45

Pleasure Califrau, tho they can be bought over the counter if they work i would ask gp to Rx 4 months supply as much cheaper for you, i got mine online as cheaper than uk before gp said he would be happy to issue grr had just bought 12 month supply.

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