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  • 16 hours ago

    GI issues

    I’ve been having GI issues for over 2 years . I finally got insurance so I had a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. Found nothing . About to go back for follow up but was wondering what else they can do or test for with the symptoms I’m hsving . Basically I go through periods of constipation and diarrhea. And it just rotates . I’m one or the other . I’m constantly burping and passing gas . Under my rib cage on both sides feels swollen and is uncomfortable to put pressure on . There are days where I....
  • 1 day ago

    Ate active yeast!!?

    I know this is dumb but I don’t bake a lot. I was baking sweet biscuits. I know you aren’t supposed to eat dough with eggs in it (which it didn’t have)—so I ate a good handful forgetting I added yeast to the recipe! So when I remembered I looked it up and see it’s like a big thing not to do and that the bacteria will continue to live inside my intestines. What will happen and do I need to go seek medical help?
  • Orange mucus from intestine

    I have a question regarding mucus from intestines. I'm 29 year old woman and have jelly-like orange-brown mucus during bowel movements. It's sticky, rubbery and it's separated from stool. I'm also constipated and have painful bowel movements. I'm sometimes bloated, I look like I'm pregnant. This has been happening for about a year and it's getting worse. Last month I felt a hard oval lump, about 8cm long, in my abdomen, close to my left ovary. The lump doesn't hurt....

  • 1 day ago

    Blood in stool and high liver enzymes

    Hello, I am 16 and I have had a problem with blood in my stool. I have visited the doctor, 4 weeks after this started happening because it was difficult to convince my guardians to take me to the doctors for a checkup. My first visit they took a blood test and stool test and found no issues except that I had lost 8 lbs. Around this time I had to use the bathroom, to be specific I needed to poop 5-6 times daily. I also had extremely sudden urges. My stool was very loose and when I didn’t use it I....
  • 2 days ago

    Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

    I have had this problem for years and I have been to the Emergency Room many times, they treat me for a heart attack. I know it is not a heart attack cus they never find anything wrong with my heart. So the problem is very, very bad pressure in my chest at my breast bone that radiates up to my throat then into my jaw. The hospital knows I have GERD but they never think about it. Has anyone else had the same problem and if so how did they diagnose it and what did they diagnosed it with. Now, remember....
  • 2 days ago


    I recently had an ultrasound for an unrelated issue and she decided to examine everything and told me I had a 'congenital malformation' on my gall bladder and essentially instead of it looking like one big chamber it was split into two. She told me to avoid high fat and spicy foods and that was the end of it. What is the reasoning behind this/is there more to it? I've had digestive issues for as long as I can remember but never considered it a bigger issue.
  • 3 days ago

    I have not felt well since I went to India. Should I go to a doctor?

    I visited my familial village in India in January, and since I have come back to America, I have not been feeling well. I have been producing loose stools and feel lethargic. I have been able to keep up with my daily tasks, but I am finding it a struggle. I did not have any bowel issues until I went to India. Should I go to a doctor or wait to see if I normalize?
  • 3 days ago

    Abdominal and rectal discomfort

    I am a sixteen year old girl who has been slowly losing weight over the past year or so. I dont feel as though I undereat but recently I've been trying to take in more food because I cant seem to maintain a weight. After increasing my food intake, I've been experiencing what seem to be ibs symptoms along with persistent rectal pain/discomfort. It feels as though something is buldging near my perineum and I'm really afraid/concerned.
  • 5 days ago

    Sublingual vitamin

    Hello, I just bought a sublingual multivitamin (G&G) and it says it is without any additives etc. I am wondering how will it effect my teeth and salivary glands on a long term basis? As I have acid problems in my stomach, will it hurt if I swallow them also on a long term basis? Would it be better if I take it with food during a meal or maybe after with water? Kind regards, Laci
  • 6 days ago

    I Though I Was Dying

    I am a 26 year old male. It all started when I was 18 years old graduating from high school. I began to have abdominal pain and minor bouts of diarrhea. I thought it was just a virus or just going through a phase, but after a month I had enough and went in to see a gastroenterologist. I had blood tests run, an ultrasound of my adbdomen, and finally a colonoscopy. After all the tests my doctor said that I had “minor” IBS and that I would be fine. After speaking with the doctor I felt better knowing....