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    raikage posted:
    have been for awhile having bloody mucus in my stool, and losing weight, and been really constipated, and alot of gas. could this be UC or Crohns?
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    LauraLW responded:
    Hi raikage, sorry you're not feeling well. Your symptoms do seem suspicious for a digestive disorder of some kind. Have you seen a doctor? What tests have they done for you? Any time there is significant unexplained weight loss, you should be evaluated. I would hope that a doctor would order some bloodwork, stool sample, colonoscopy, possibly some imaging like a CT. Please don't let the possibility of testing deter you from seeking an answer. You deserve to feel well again. Please keep us posted on how you're doing.
     
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    hannahleigh89 replied to LauraLW's response:
    The testing is the easy part of IBD, provided you have good insurance.


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