For the last two months, I have had chronic diarrhea with mucousy stools, mainly in the evenings, overnight and early morning. The rest of the day I am usually fine. This has gotten progressively worse over the last few weeks, especially within the last week, with much more mucus and tissue in the stool. My current symptoms are: diarrhea with mucus (no blood I can see), fatigue, some joint pain in hips. My most concerning symptom is the mucus. I met with the GI last Monday, and had blood taken for the celiac panel. Results are negative. I didn't think a whole lot about it, just more concerned since my symptoms are getting worse. Colonoscopy is scheduled for early May. So now when I look at list of foods that have gluten, I realize that I really don't eat much of it (no pastas, little bread, no cookies, cakes, maybe a few crackers here and there).
My question then is, have I been tested too soon? I was having some mucus in my stool that I reported to my doctor, just not as much as I have seen this last week. I have also read that most people have symptoms for years and then are tested. Now I am confused. I know I could go ahead and try to be gluten free and see what happens, and I hopefully will know more in 10 days after more testing. But I am growing more and more scared every time I "go" since I don't know what I will see! This is so scary. ANy other ideas what this might be? I do also see what I think is fat i my stool, but I eat very little of that as well. Thank you so much for any help you can give. Good luck to you all.View Thread
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