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Lots of small digestive problems for years
An_250234 posted:
I am a 60 yr. old female in average health. I have had colonoscopies and gastroscopies on and off since I was in my 20s due to IBS, ulcers, ulcerative colitis diagnosis.
Lately, I have very small stools (grapesize or smaller) several times a day. After 10 - 14 days of this I will have a large stool. About two days before the large stool, I begin getting low back pain. I also have a hiatal hernia and GERD. When I eat very much at all, I now have intense pain/bloating and it will move up into my neck, left shoulder, and upper arm. I have had an EKG and stress tests over the years. I had and EKG not long ago and it was fine. It seems to me like it is all getting worse, slowly, but not intense pain like my past history always included. Also no diarrhea or blood. I have been constipated my whole life.
Any new ideas on what I can do?

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