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  • 2 days ago

    Worried Colon Cancer

    Hi, I'm a 29yr old male (closer to 30). I have had constipation problems for at least a year. They started as mild, improved and are now worse. I have had upper right quadrant discomfort for a few years that comes and goes, depending on what I eat/drink. After cutting back on alcohol substantially (Less than 7 drinks per week), the discomfort is much less frequent. I went to a gastroenterologist and had blood work done recently because of my symptoms (constipation and a change in bowel habit....
  • 2 days ago

    Stool getting dissolved

    My stool comes out normal , no pain and soft..but when it goes to toilet water, after few seconds, it starts dissolving. What could be possible cause? Please do reply
  • 5 days ago

    CT Scan shows Atrophy of Left Liver Lobe. Is this serious?

    Hello. I was recently in the ER for an upper respiratory infection and had a CT scan. I was advised by the ER doctor to follow up with my primary care doctor because of the results. It said "The left lobe of the liver is atrophic," "Atrophic, somewhat lobular left lobe of liver," and "the prostate is mildly prominent". What does this mean? Is it serious?
  • 5 days ago

    I have a fecal odor still on me after showering, coming from anus. what is it?

    For awhile now I have a fecal odor I cant get rid of. I notice that my anus has like a small lip of skin or something around it. I have to kind of stand up to make sure I clean it right. I feel this may be why I smell. it dosnt hurt or itch or anything. I think it is from washing and wiping to much. I wash it good and then later I get wiffs that smell like poop or something. especially if I get sweaty. I am not sure if it is a fissure or not. I have tried to heal it on my own but the smell stays....
  • 5 days ago

    H bacteria: diet or guide on what not to eat?

    Hi, My name is Dee Dee, I just found out yesterday that my boyfriend has H bacteria in his stomach. I'm trying to get him a better health diet to get him back on track and to calm the issue down. I have read that he isn't allow to eat pickled food, or spicy food. but I'm needing to knw a good diet, plus he has lost a lot of weight as well. I just would like some type of help to get him feeling better. please help me.
  • 6 days ago

    Hernia and skipping the middle man

    I definitely have a hernia, this I'm sure about. I was hoping I could skip going to my primary care doctor to tell me what I already know, but I'm not sure who I should make an appointment with?
  • 6 days ago

    Location specific IBS?

    Hi, This is a very weird question. I have relatively mild symptoms that are often associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: bloating, gas, very loose stools (sometimes after every meal), and the feeling that I can't completely void my bowels. I say these are relatively mild because they're never bad enough to stop me from going out in public, for example. Ok. Now for the weird part: they happen only where I live - in the DC area. If I go away, they cease immediately. E.g., I'm now in....
  • 7 days ago

    Severe abdominal spasms with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

    Anyone? Please let me know I'm not alone in this. I've been suffering with "IBS-D" since early 2006. My story begins as most do, Once Upon a Time, I was just fine. In 2006 I underwent surgery to remove my right Fallopian tube and ovary. During the procedure, the surgeon noticed that 6" of my small intestine had collapsed. Concerned that severe complications would undoubtedly arise; the damaged intestine was removed and reattached. Recovery was unremarkable; outside of the NG....
  • 7 days ago

    How often is it safe to take laxatives?

    Hi, my diet is usually good, and my digestive system is aswell. However during crunch-time my diet often suffers for a week or so which absolutely wrecks my digestive system, leaving me constipated. If it doesn't resolve itself I use a laxative once, and then get back on track. My question is, how often is one time use of a stimulative laxative okay? I average about six to eight a year.
  • PPIs discontinued hopefully

    I decided to write here my story about GERD. I started to have a problems about 10 years ago. I received 20 mg omeprazol. Since then, almost without excessive was everything ok. In December 2016 i returned from vacation in Spain and i got pretty heavy heartburn, received 80 mg omeprazole, ranitidine and metoclopramide. No luck so far, my symptoms were worse and worse till my doctor said that he had heartburn too from bacteria. He is complete cured. No meds at all. So I started to google and found....