Hello everyone, I’ve been dealing with chronic loose stools for over 2 years now and my doctor still hasn’t provided me with a specific diagnosis of what I have, hence I was hoping to get more insight on my condition from fellow members on this board.My symptoms all started after I participated in a soccer game 2 years ago. It was the first time in many years in which I pushed myself hard physically. The next day I was very tired, developed a migraine and began having loose stools. Thinking it was just a stomach bug, I continued to play once a week for the next 2 months until I finally realized things weren’t getting better.In short, here are my symptoms: - I usually have a BM every second day - BMs are usually loose and at times thin- There is no blood- I am not loosing weight- Occasionally there may be a small amount of mucous on the tip of the first stool that comes out. - Occasional pain on left side of abdomen- Symptoms are worsened when I carry out physical activities that require what many would consider normal amounts of exertion (e.g. shoveling, mowing the lawn, etc.). I have seen a GI specialist for my condition and tests along with biopsies of my intestines were done to see what the problem was. - The first was a sigmoid scope done about a year ago and revealed that lymphoid cells were present in my colon. Doctor mentioned that there was some inflammation during his examination.- A second scope was an endoscope done about 3 months after the first and revealed that all lymphoid cells were gone. Doctor mentioned there was no inflammation.- A third scope was done recently and biopsies showed a single lymphoid follicle that is within normal limits. Doctor did mention during the scope that there is some slight inflammation, but might’ve been caused by the enema that was used for prep. My specialist is unsure of what my condition may be since it’s not definitively Crohn’s or Colitis. He’s reluctant to say IBS since the first biopsies showed initial signs of what some Crohn’s patients have. He did mention that it might be some form of post infectious IBS that’s either caused by a bug or autoimmune disorder, which explains the initial biopsy results, but he is not certain. As I’ve mentioned above, my symptoms all started after my soccer game in which I pushed my body extremely hard. Can this be a trigger that started an autoimmune reaction in my intestines? Or can it be such a coincident that I ate something wrong that day that resulted in the onset of my symptoms? I do have a kidney disease that many feel is also autoimmune related, so I am leaning more towards the side of an autoimmune reaction, but again there is no exact diagnosis for this. For the time being, he recommends that we monitor the situation some more and see if my symptoms would go away on its own. The treatment right now is pretty much trying to solve the symptom of loose stools through medication and diet. Dicetal is the med that he recommends.What frustrates me the most is that I feel I’ve been somewhat handicapped because the symptom is worsened when I do any sort of physical activities that require what many would consider normal amounts of exertion (e.g. shoveling, mowing the lawn, walking for long periods of time, etc.). By that I mean I would have stools that would be looser and I would feel soreness on the left side of my abdomen. This would persist for about a week before things return to its original state. This aspect of my symptoms is what stumps me the most. I understand that exercise may worsen symptoms but all I am doing are simple everyday tasks. It really makes me feel worthless at times because of this single aspect…Any insight on my condition would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!