Hello. I'm 26 and seem to be in good health. I exercise regularly, am not overweight, and there is no family history of illness. I did have an appendicitis when I was 9 and my appendix was removed.
Anyway, starting in the end of December, I started experiencing random GI symptoms. I would be constipated and then have diarrhea. Sometimes my stools would come out and look 'twisted.' Other times I would go to the bathroom and mostly just gas would come out, along with a very very small piece of two of stool. Sometimes the stools are narrower and sometimes they seem normal sized. Also, I have a lot of bloating and gas, and very loud noises are heard in my abdomen.
I was seen by a gastroenterologist. I had bloodwork, stool tests and a colonoscopy. All were normal. After the colonoscopy, the doctor did say the illeum seemed inflamed and swollen, but the samples he took came back normal.
Anyway, I'm just curious about what's going. My symptoms seem to subside for a couple of weeks and then flare up, with no rhyme or reason. I also tried going without lactose for a while, which didn't do anything. Might this be something serious?