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    jlrhodes11 posted:
    I am a 31 year old woman, who has had "episodes" since my teens. Every month or so, I will get cramping, an urgent need to go the bathroom, excessive diarrhea, burning pain in my stomach, sweating, shallow breathing and I look very pale. After about 10 minutes, when I am through going...I feel better.
    About 2 years ago, I had an episode that contained blood. I went to the hospital. Subsequently had a colonoscopy and was told I had a bout of ischemic colitis. Since then, I have had about 10 episodes without blood and I just would like to know what it is.
    I have done research and have been tested without an answer. If this sounds familiar to anyone, please let me know what you have found out. Thanks
    jlrhodes11 responded:
    oh also nausea.
    smann68 responded:
    Hi. I am a 44 yr old woman and I have those same symptoms sometimes. I used to stay constipated all of the time, now I go from constipation to having one of those "episodes". I have talked to my gastro about it, but have not had any luck finding out why or what to do. I have had several colonoscopies and they never find anything wrong. Hopefully someone who knows what this is will respond.
    calgal37 responded:
    Jirhodes11, how was the ischemic colitis treated? It is possible to have on-going bouts of the same issue if blood pressure changes occur or if small clots continue to occur. Do you make sure that you're well-hydrated? Do you have any unusual clotting issues? Could any meds you're taking contribute to clot formation? What else have you been tested for? The symptoms you're describing could unfortunately cover a number of other conditions.

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