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  • Human porcupine and Getting resistance from doctors

    I am turning to the boards so in the event that someone else experiences what i'm going thru you are not alone. On August 27 ,2019 My life went crazy upside down. In my culture we have a dish called Nopalitos ..basically its tender cactus leaves that have been cleaned and cut ..and for the most part they are done at facilities that are well prepared for this prior to shipping.. I bought some supposed cleaned and cut ones from my local Walmart. .. cooked them up a couple days later and got the....
  • 8 days ago

    Unsedated colonoscopy

    Is an IV still typically required to be placed for an unsedated colonoscopy? Is any sort of local anesthetic used? For anybody who has had an unsedated colonoscopy, how did it feel? Also, how do you rate your pain tolerance in general?
  • 10 days ago

    Challenge question - What do you assess this to be?

    After dealing with and trying to use off the shelf remedies for a couple months of bloating, upper abdominal pain, excessive gas, abdominal cramps sometimes intense, frequent and often urgent diarrhea, undigested food in her stool, my wife got to the doctor. Blood tests, 1 fecal test, and MRI came up blank. Then a combination colonoscopy/endoscopy images only showed what the Gastro doc said was a 'green bean'. A single, unscathed, tiny, green, round, tapered, something that looked like it....
  • 11 days ago

    Been feeling awful for almost 2 weeks but tonight has been scary

    I'm 22 years old and have had occasional minor constipation issues but recently since last (last) Tuesday I been dealing with feeling not satisfied with my BMs. I was starting to get upset with a gurgling stomach some side pain, and a pulsing stomach. I went to the doctor a few days later cause I was getting scared and was diagnosed with just pretty backed up constipation and was given an enema and miralax and felt better knowing I was all right otherwise. I went home tried the enema...and failed....
  • 14 days ago

    What do I have. Seems like IBS but not sure

    I became lactose intolerant after going off Zoloft (about 12 years). But not sure if that is what it is. It doesn't come on shortly after I eat which is what most sites say but the next morning at my usual time to have a BM. I would have explosive bm's a few times and then good for the rest of the day. After a few days, I would be back to normal. But now it seems to last for weeks. Always at the usual time, so predictable and one main bm, then two or three more trips. So I am wondering if....
  • 14 days ago

    I am a 54 year old female who has many health issues and I feel too young to be sick all of the time.

    I have primary biliary cirrhosis (an auto-immune disease of the liver that they really do not yet know everything about it. They say it may be hereditary, but, I don't have anyone in my family who has had this. My problem right now is that a few months back had diverticulitis due to this disease. It is one of the many possible downfalls. After about 3 er visits with tremendous pain, they wound up cutting 12 inches out of my colon. I thought that I was over with. But now I have had another er....
  • 15 days ago

    Hospital release

    My son is in the hospital for pancreatitis and he has put on 40lbs of water weight (they say it is from all the IV's) they are releasing him today. That seems strange to me that they are not addressing the huge amount of water which seems to be in his stomach. His stomach has became huge and I would think this means something is not working in his system.
  • 16 days ago

    16 year old boy with stomach pains.

    My 16 year old son has been having stomach pain since November of last year. Been to the doctors. Got multiple blood work done, a scope into the stomach and intestines, and a Emptying stomach study and have no answers. Doctor says all the tests came out fine and just started giving different meds that are not helping. He is now losing weight cuz he is afraid to eat. because he every time he eats his stomach hurts a lot and he gets nausea. He complains that his upper stomach has pain and is sensitive....
  • 20 days ago

    penile discharge during a BM

    My 15 year old son is having a mucousy penile discharge after a hard BM. Happens only occasionally, not painful. Normal or not? He is not yet sexually active.
  • 23 days ago

    FRUSTRATED about my digestive health; Please HELP?!

    Note: Some weeks prior, I was totally constipated, but it got better now. Now I use the toilet every (other) day, sometimes in the morning after breakfast, sometimes in the evening, and sometimes twice in one day. However, I am facing the difficulties as follows: -Feels like something's blocking my stools, preventing thorough defecation -Difficulty using toilet, although not constipated; feel frustrated after trying to use toilet -Not able to relax during defecating and not able to defecate completely....