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  • 7 days ago

    Stool Floaters

    Hello, was wondering if anyone can give me advice. for about a month I started having loose floating stool. it started happening about every three days and now its just about everyday the last week. been to my primary 2 times, first time he did basic blood tests checked for celiac, blood counts and did 3 different stool tests one to check for blood, 2 to check for bacteria etc. was told everything was normal. then I had an ultra sound of the abdomen and that was normal. he wants me to take a probiotic....
  • 9 days ago

    Vomiting Blood after taking Naproxen and drinking

    Around 5 days ago I had a bit too much to drink and I started to vomit. Some of the vomit had little red coffee bean shaped pellets in it which I didn't think much of at the time but apparently this is a bad sign when taking Naproxen and I read that if this happens you should contact your doctor immediately. It's been 5 days and though my stomach doesn't feel 100% I've had no pains or nausea and I've been eating. Am I in danger, and should I visit a doctor?
  • 10 days ago

    Bleeding belly button

    I’m a 41-year-old male with a belly button that has been bleeding and very foul-smelling for about two months now. No fever or pain whatsoever. Surgeon is sure that it is originating from inside and skin is normal. CT scan showed nothing abnormal except a tiny fat-containing umbilical hernia. Surgeon wants to repair hernia as a first step, but nothing I’ve read online lists this as a possible cause of umbilical bleeding. Does this make sense? I’d rather not have unnecessary surgery but then if there....
  • 11 days ago

    I have an anal fissure

    If I were to get my partner to very carefully apply super glue to the cut area to keep it closed to heal after through cleaning would there be any issues that might arrise? It bonds skin instantly and is more or less the same thing they use for liquid stitches right?
  • 12 days ago

    Stomach pain

    I'm 19 female and I've had chronic pain in my stomach. First it was found that I have tight psoas muscles that aren't really getting better after 7 months of physical therapy. The past 4 weeks my stomach pain started getting worse with no relief from stretching which had helped in the past. My doctor found that I was serverely constipated and put me on a month long colon cleanse with senna-s, ClearLax, and I've also been taking fiber supplements. I've been taking it for 2 weeks....
  • 14 days ago

    Colectomy

    Hi all, I'm a 28 yr old female. Long story short, I have to have e a total colectomy. I'm wondering if anyone out there has had one? What is I like now when you go to the bathroom? Do you have incontinence issues now? Or are you able to hold it for a brief time? How do you eat, how long does it take to go to the bathroom after you eat and drink? I have alot of questions I know, but I nee to be prepared! Any info would be appreciated
  • 16 days ago

    Unusual bruising

    Bruising over night,I think it's my trazedone
  • 16 days ago

    bruising

    i am a bit afraid because i have severe bruising they show up over night,i have at least 50 small and med bruises just on my arms,and they are bad on my thighs.if i fall asleep with my hands between my knees or thighs i wake up with bruises you can see exactly where my hands were at. its bothering me cause i have never bruised this way
  • 17 days ago

    Gastritis And heartburn

    I have been diagnosed with gastritis yesterday and have been suffering from heartburn, bloating and fullness for 3 months now. What I don't understand is if gastritis is inflammation of stomach lining, why is my LES relaxing and causing heartburn to a point where my throat swells up everyday? Is stomach not able to send proper signals to close the LES? Or is the high pressure in stomach causing LES to relax? If not what else? Either way, will LES return to normal functioning after gastritis treatment....
  • 18 days ago

    A doctor searches for another esophogal cause

    My esophagal issues started with choking on a raw carrot - once too often. A doctor performed an endoscopy and found Schotsky's(?) Ring, a stricture at the upper end of the esophagus; it was cured by stretching the opening which solved the problem for a couple years. Then I felt the same symptoms and had another endoscopy that found "varises", varicose veins in the esophagus; the most common cause is cirrhosis of the liver for which the most common cause is excessive alcohol consumption....