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  • 7 days ago

    Stomach pain just below ribs on right side

    I've been diagnosed with fatty liver disease and will get pain on and off right in the area of my liver. I asked my Doctor if the fatty liver would cause the pain and he said fatty liver doesn't cause pain. Obviously I'm confused as to what's causing my pain. Any ideas what it may be?
  • 7 days ago

    strange feces question

    when I went to the bathroom this morning I checked my feces and it looked as though it had a small twig in it. About 4-5 inches long with a couple off shoots. I didn't feel anything but have never seen anything like it. ahhhh help with this strange new issue. What could it be? Thanks
  • 8 days ago

    Jejuno-ileal bypass (JIB) surgery 1978

    I had this surgery in 1978 in Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA (250 miles north of Montana ). Lost about 130 pounds in first 18 months. Numerous side-effects as noted by others and in medical literature. I heard procedure was stopped due to high mortality rate and many side effects. Now some 39 years later I have both benefitted from the weight lost and it has likely extended my life but also experienced serious health issues of chronic malabsorption, dumping syndrome, colo-rectal cancer, recurrent over....
  • 9 days ago

    hemorrhoids and colonoscopy

    I am 38 years old and have internal and external hemorrhoids for the past 8+ years. My Father and Uncles all have had issues with them and one has had surgery in the past. I have been dealing with them and until recently they have become a major distraction and they are starting to affect my life and moral. Last October I almost pulled the trigger on surgery to take care of the issue but backed out after hearing how painful the procedure and recovery time was. Recently my grandfather was diagnosed....
  • 9 days ago

    Stomach problems

    I've always eaten spicy food and now I'm having stomach problems. What can I do?
  • 9 days ago

    Gastroenterologist Visit

    I will be going for my first ever Gastroenterologist visit soon. I have read that they will perform a complete physical evaluation. Being a male this would involve a hernia exam. Is this typical at a gastroenterologist? I wouldn't expect they would need to check that area.
  • 10 days ago

    Abdominal Pains after eating expired Hummus

    Yesterday I ate expired Sabra hummus, it was 3 days old but never opened. After a few hours, I experienced terrible abdominal pain. After 4 hours of abdominal pain, I finally threw up four times in a row. I felt better after that but the abdominal pain came back an hour later. Today, my symptoms are still the abdominal pain, burping of the flavor of hummus (garlic), and a "cloudy" head. I have not had a fever/diarrhea. Should I go to the doctor incase this could be listeria (since Sabra....
  • 11 days ago

    IBS Constipation/Upper back pain

    For about a year i had IBS-D, but within a month it changed to constipation. I've been constipated for almost 3 months now, it's very hard to pass a bowel movement for me no matter how many laxatives, probiotics, or enemas i have done. When I am at the peak of being constipated I have bad back pain that travels from upper back to lower back and prevents me from sleeping or doing anything comfortably. Otc medicines do nothing, and the only thing that helps is massage therapy. I don't really....
  • 11 days ago


    I have diagnosed IBS but for the last week I have been experiencing lower abdominal pain on the right, pelvic pressure, nausea, and just plain feeling lousy. I have had bloodwork, abdominal/pelvic ultrasound, and abdominal/pelvic CT and everything came back normal. Does anyone know what it could be ? I will be seeing a GI doctor soon.
  • 12 days ago

    Not sure if I just have traveller's diarrhea or something more serious like Crohn's disease

    I have recently travelled to Indonesia from Canada and I've been here for a week. I should add that I was born in Indonesia but left the country for the US when I was 3 years old and I have came back to visit on 3 other separate occasions - when I was 5 years old for 3 weeks, 9 years old for 3 weeks (this was shortly after I moved to Canada), 17 years old for 7 weeks. I am now 26 years old. For the first three days my bowel movement seemed normal but then after eating some salad with lettuce....