It's possible it could a result of acid, but in some, the same symptoms can result from food sensitivity to things like dairy even in small amounts. You might want to consider taking dairy out of your diet and see what happens.
But if you think the issue is due to acid reflux, please check with your doc and get some testing done.View Thread
You might want to consider following a better diet and perhaps add a stool softener. Fissures can be very painful, but they don't typically bleed to the point you will have extreme blood loss so don't worry about dying from loss of blood.View Thread
Not sure it's the answer, but consider having some food intolerance testing done. Problems with severe gas, stomach discomfort, weight gain, brain fog and several other issues can result from sensitivity to foods, and that specific food substance can be difficult in some cases to pin down.
By CD, did you mean celiac disease? If so, please know that losing weight with celiac or gluten sensitivity issues isn't a given. Many with those problems end up gaining weight, and no one knows why. But if your problems is gluten, it's going to 'trash' your system rather badly and you'll end up having a hard time trying to sort out for yourself if you are intolerant to one food or many. If you do want to rule a food group in or out, take out the offending substance entirely for at least 3-4 weeks and see what happens. Then add it back. Anything less typically won't work.
The 4 food groups that cause the most problems seem to be gluten, dairy, eggs and soy.
Also keep in mind you could have eaten foods all your life with no problems, and sensitivities can seem to 'suddenly' start. It's not uncommon.View Thread
It sounds like you may be reacting to a food you're ingesting. Consider taking a look at the 'food groups' you take in, and try an elimination diet. Many find that things within the dairy category can cause issues. If that might be your problem, try discontinuing all dairy products for a couple of weeks and see if that helps to solve the problem.View Thread
Pale colored or very light colored stools - more on the 'whitish' side - can be due to a lack of release of bile. The yellow-green bile mixes with food and as the enzymes work to digest it, the bile slowly turns to a brownish color - the color we associate with a normal stool. If you've got stool color change, please check with your doc and have some tests run.View Thread
Alberta, it's not crazy. Sometimes the coordination between the internal and external sphincters in the rectum do not work correctly. I'm assuming you have constipation from what you're saying in your post, is that correct? What meds did the doc give you? Has the doc suggested you do a marker test? Or has the possibility of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction been discussed or checked? If you're lactose intolerant, have you been checked for casein (the major protein in dairy) intolerance? Some with constipation issues have found they cannot consume dairy in general due to the problem with casein. It can cause constipation and other problems..View Thread