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A 25-year-old female asked:

Fatigue/gas/bloat/pain/tenesmus/diarrhea/brief fevers 10 days. sharp pain/d/bloody mucus yesterday. er said labs normal, ibd unlikely. alt/ast = 43/48. on ssri. just ibs + i'm out of luck? 2nd opin?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Likely from SSRI,,,: This is likely due, at least in part, to the ssri you were put on. If you mean selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor by ssri, it can have excessive diarrhea as a side effect, along with nausea. So it might be wise to see your doctor to try and lower your dose. Best of luck.
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 36 years experience
Whenever more ? : Having a 2nd doctor evaluate is fine. Testing the stool, possibly having a colonoscopy might help determine this diagnosis. Not sure why ibd is "unlikely". 2nd opinion might be best starting from the begining.

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