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  • 11 hours 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....
  • 4 days ago

    Unusual issue?

    I get headaches two or three times a month. Always during the night. I also get congested and can sometimes get sweaty. Relief comes when I have a bowel movement. Sometimes it takes two BM's and the headache disappears within 10 minutes. This has been going on for four years. I have been to numerous doctors and I have had all the tests: colonoscopy, etc. I am not on any medications except magnesium and vitamin C. I do have IBS. No other medical issues. One unusual issue that happened to me about....
  • 4 days ago

    Horrible pain

    I have pain even when i havent eaten, loss of appetite, weight loss , abdominal bloating with gluten, lactose, sugar , sweetners and fatty foods , abdominal pain before vomiting
  • 6 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....
  • 6 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....
  • 17 days ago


    I have been on Prilosec for a year & would love to wean off. I am now on generic omeprazole. I could swear my symptoms of gerd are not controlled the same way. Is this possible, that generic is weaker or is this all in my head? Thank you for responding!
  • 17 days ago

    Esophagitis and Nosebleed

    Hello everyone, I was recently diagnosed with having both esophagitis and a Mallory-Weiss tear. Just a few minutes ago, I had a minor nosebleed. Could this be related to my diagnoses? If so, is it serious? I'm going to talk to my doctor about it, but not sure if it needed urgent care or a hospital visit. Thanks! - Shawn
  • 24 days ago

    IBS sudden foul body smell

    I have been lactose Intolerant but began having IBS occasional episodes a couple years ago but became intense 8 months ago. Have been on a diet of no grains, sugar, dairy or processed foods which keeps it under control most of the time. Doctor says my colonoscopy dIdn't show inflammation and believes it to be stress related. (that fits with my life the last 5 yrs. A couple weeks ago My husband ended up in the hospital a ways from our home for 3 days so I stayed with him in his room. I managed....
  • 29 days ago

    Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

    I have been suffering from SOD for 4 1/2 years now post cholecystectomy. I am desperately seeking to find a doctor who is qualified to do an ERCP with Sphincterotomy to finally resolve this issue for me. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada and THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO DOCTORS here to deal with this situation. I am taking Xanax 0.5mg q4h to try and keep my pain which is constant and debilitating, somewhat controlled. I am homebound and have absolutely no quality of life with things the way they are. I have....
  • 30 days ago

    Uncomfortable pain

    So I’ve done some googling and it’s got to only be a couple of things. Not sure what to do another it either way. So I had some discomfort about a month ago and when I held a mirror down there, I found a small lump right near my butt hole. Kinda dark purple ish color. And it hurts. I searched some but it kinda went away. Again now it’s been about two days and it just feels like it’s getting worse. I don’t think it’s hemorrhoids but it’s on the list of possibilities. It could also be a protruding....