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What causes abdominal pain and frequent bowel movements?

About a month ago I woke up not feeling well, I thought I was getting the flu. I suffered with diarrhea like cramps for a few hours but no luck of a bm. I finally had a bm it was soft no constipation or anything I got extremely sick during. I was on the verge of passing out, blurred vision and horribly sweaty my clothes were soaked in a matter of a minute or two. I sat there and got my senses back started feeling alittle better but very weak and nausea. I layed down for awhile but the urges kept coming back that felt like diarrhea, I would go to the bathroom but no stool. It was just blood and tissue. That continued for the rest of the day with probably 6 episodes of passing nothing but blood and tissue. The second day I was still passing blood but also stool. The 3rd day it stopped totally. I have been having nagging abdominal cramps just about everyday since and my bms have increased to as much as 6 in a day sometimes. I have already seen my doctor and have a colonosopy scheduled, just wondering if anyone else has had this happen. And I have a lot of lightheadedness now during bms.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
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Hello,

Sounds acute phase of an enterohemorrhagic strain of E. Coli responsible for bloody diarrhoea which is under recovery phase at present.

Proper dietary care, probiotics, GI-specific antibiotics cover the issue faster before the colonoscopy examination.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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