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Brigantia

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Hi, first time on here.

I was wondering if anyone has experience of morning only watery diarrhea? My Mam is normally a very active 77 year old despite having CHF (diagnosed 2013 with a 'floppy valve', which has been reversed and she has been discharged by cardiologists and HF Nurse) and a partial hip replacement after a fall. For the last six months she noticed getting looser stools, then three weeks ago she started with watery, very smelly poo within half an hour of getting up, accompanied by a lot of gas. Normally it just the once, then she'll have a normal poo later in the day. I have read your other thread about diarrhea, and tried her on lactose free yoghurts, which helped a lot, before had the diarrhea lasted all day, with bad gas pains and occassional vomiting in the evenings. I've tried a full dairy-free diet, but it doesn't work. Don't want to try the Chia Seeds because of her heart. She's been to the doctor twice (going back on Friday for repeat blood results), so far bloods and stool tests have revealed low iron levels, but not anaemic. I want her to go for a colonoscopy as I think she's in a flare, but she's refusing, although I think if the GP said so she would do it. I think she's scared and sick of hospitals, as my Dad went to A&E (2015) with back pain that turned out to be an Aortic Dissection, passing away after stroking out in Critical Care.

I work in a hospital myself, and a Nurse has suggest to me that it could be Diverticultis, which I think could be right as her age group has a 80% chance. But it seems like a battle to get the UK Doctors to do anything without red flag alarms.






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