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  • 1 day ago

    Am I suffering from IBS or IBD? Possibly something else? (Warning-long detailed post with a timeline of my symptoms)

    I'm a 21 year old female and have had digestive issues my whole life which have gotten terrible in the last couple years. As a baby I had diarrhea and intestinal inflammation any time I was fed and they said it was just a dairy and soy allergy which I eventually grew out of..? I remember being a little kid 3-4 yrs old and suffering terrible constipation and pain with bowel movements. That too eventually went away and a few years later at age 7 I remember every day I had really bad intestinal....
  • 7 days ago

    I don't know what do to.

    My daughter who is now 3 had Intessupseption when she was 6 mo, air and barium enema did not help and surgical correction had to be done, after a month of recovery she under went another corrective surgery to fix a blockage caused by scar tissue. after a long and strenuous recovery she is healthy and happy BUT she has struggled with alternating constipation and loose bowels. her doctors are clueless and just treat me like "one of those moms". there inst a week I don't leave from work....
  • 7 days ago

    help from throwing up

    I throw up after every meal, whether is it a light or heavy meal. I have tried different types of eating styles and nothing works. I have been scoped and all the doctors can find is that my sphincter muscle doesn't close tight, thus causing stomach acids to come up bringing food with it. I am not losing weight or hair. My doctor is not concerned with anything like that but I notice my teeth are yellowing from the acids (according to my dentist). I have take antacids, both over the counter and....
  • 7 days ago

    Diarrhea after every meal

    My 14 year old started having this happen to her last Monday, right when she got her period and it's been going on all week. She eats, gets a pain near her belly button and then has diarrhea. The only change that has happened is that she switched birth control pills 2 months ago. She does have issues with anxiety/depression which she sees a therapist for. I will consult with her doctor if this doesn't ease up. Any ideas?
  • 9 days ago

    Tapeworm?????

    I’ve been to multiple doctors recently after my cat got tapeworms from fleas. I was first diagnosed with constipation, then I was diagnosed with IBS, and then the last few days I’ve had terrible stomach pains so when I went to the bathroom I found a few clear short ribbon like things in my stool. I went to the ER and they looked at my like I was crazy but they sent my sample off to the lab. My bloodwork came back fine but they decided to treat me for it anyways to be safe. My symptoms are no appetite....
  • 17 days ago

    Excema near anus still causing issues after a year - please help

    Hey guys, throughout my life I have suffered from eczema. More in my youth, but it comes around every once in a while as an adult. Unfortunately, some cropped up in a not so pleasant area.. right next to my anus. This happened a year ago.. and over the past year most of it has gone away. However, there seems to be a small spot that doesn't go away, and if I sweat too much or stretch the skin somehow in that area, it often leads to a new hemmroid or another infection. I'm thinking that i might....
  • 18 days ago

    Heartburn??? Thats lasts for hours?

    Some may think this is a dumb question. I though, have not had heartburn or Acid Reflux since I had a Nissen Fundoplication for severe reflux. A couple of days last week I felt the need to take a Rolaid and the symptom went away. Saturday I had Heartburn and the pain that radiated straight through my back to the upper center of my back. This went on for 4 hours and no amount of Rolaids, Tums or Gas Ex took care of it.
  • 18 days ago

    Help with loss and grief

    My sister died of leukemia at the age of fifteen. She had chemo but it didn't work. Something that helps me is to cry I just cry out my feelings and it helps. I'm still in a lot of pain though so if u would like to talk about ur stories or want to help me with other ways to grieve that's ok too.
  • 18 days ago

    Effects of Cipro and Flagyl

    On June first I had an attack of diverticulitis and was put on Cipro and Flagyl for 15 days.. Ten days into it I was so tired I couldn't move and was having panic attacks. I called my doctor to see if I could get off it and they said to finish the prescription...which I did. I have had yeast infection, thrush, and extreme fatigue since finishing. I went back to the doctor and they said the side effects would clear. I am almost a month since I finished the darn antibiotics and I am still very....
  • 18 days ago

    15 yr old son. Reflux or anxiety?

    Hi there. Hoping to find answers. My 15 year old son has been going to a gastro Dr at Childrens for five years. They did not come out and say he had reflux. They said the scope looks good. They think it’s just anxiety. Problem is, my kids stomach hurts so badly all the time, that he can not eat before 1 pm or after 6 pm!!! His only Med is ranitidine 309 mg. It does help the pains. My question is two part: 1) is there anything to get completely rid of it? And 2) his breath does NOT smell sour, like....