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  • 21 hours ago

    Intestinal pain/gas after antibiotics

    My wife has been suffering with intestinal pain caused by gas for years. She has Juv. RA, and has been on some pretty heavy meds her whole life. We suspect that this has caused these issues. She has tried Gluten free, cutting out dairy and many, many, other things. One thing we seem to be noticing, is a negative affect after stopping a course of antibiotics. For example, she had major jaw surgeries X4 over the past few months. They had her automatically start a course of antibiotics after the surgeries....
  • 14 days ago

    IBS medication sensitivity

    I’ve suffered with stomach problems that are significant to IBS and I’ve self diagnosed myself. I have had blood work done that showed no food allergies, and all my symptoms are those of IBS (so I’m assuming it must be the cause). I was curious on whether or not anyone else with IBS has sensativity to medications such as ADHD medicine of Adipex? I can’t take any medication that’s a stimulant because have to run to the bathroom more often than normal when I take these types of medications. Has anyone....
  • 14 days ago

    Hemorrhoid external

    Hi there! I just noticed yesterday that around my anus that it was a little itchy and then when I looked there I saw a little skin tag looking thing coming out of my anus. It doesnt hurt when I go to the bathroom it is just kind of uncomfortable and feels like there is something in there. I believe it is an internal hemorrhoid that has prolapsed but I am questioning when the right time to go to the doctor would be if I just noticed this yesterday? I called my doctor and they were not in today but....
  • 1 month ago

    Debilitating Chronic Abdominal Pain

    Hi, My name is Tom. I have been suffering from chronic abdominal pain for over 5 years now. Twice it has led me to take disability at work. It affects both my physical and mental well being. I have not been given a formal diagnosis to date and have seen numerous GI docs locally, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, and University of Pennsylvania Hospital. I also have sleep apnea, back pain, depression and anxiety disorder. I am on a cocktail of 12+ prescription drugs. As a pharmacist, I wish I never started....
  • 1 month ago

    Please i need a help!

    Hi! I'm 15 years old female. I had suffered from h.pylori and gastritis since a year and a little from my intestines, but after taking the medicaments for h.pylori my intestines pain flare up like having diarrhea i took meds but it return and stay for a week, my dr. Tell me that it's from stress...since 3 months i had intestines twitching, cramps, pain, lower left side around belly button, uncomfortable bloating gas that don't respond to diet and medicaments. I have a large amounts of....
  • 1 month ago

    Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency vs IBS

    Hello all I have developed increasingly severe symptoms, I have had Lactose intolerance for years I take Lactase for that. In past year I have had increasing symptoms rapid elimination of just about any food, oily odorific Steatorrhea, frequent gas pain and acid indigestion, have repeatedly Negative Stool guaiac fecal occult blood test (gFOBT)tests, Very abnormally low blood Ferritin levels repeatedly ranging 15 to 17 but with concurrent Normal Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), Transferrin....
  • 2 months ago

    Excruciating upper mid abdominal pain.

    Starting a couple months ago, out of no where I’ve had insane upper mid abdominal pain. Like some of the most excruciating pain I’ve ever had. I’ve dealt with some pretty intense pain from a motorcycle accident I broke out over half my teeth, dislocated my jaw, ripped one of my thumbs almost completely off, broke a few bones, etc so I can deal with pain. I’ve talked to doctors and they say it’s gastritis or IBS or possibly even an ulcer. I don’t know. I should mention I am also on MAT (medicated....
  • 4 months ago

    Long story about stomach/stool problems

    Hi all, About four months ago, I got extremely anxious (and still am to this day) and started experiencing gas, diarrhea, confiscation and stomach pain. After a while, I noticed maroon blood on my toilet paper after bowel movements. I went to my GP and they sent me to a gastroenterologist where they did an exam and found three internal hemorrhoids which they treated with rubber bands. Thankfully the bleeding stopped, but some days I still have constipation or diarrhea along with gas and slight stomach....
  • 4 months ago

    Gastroparesis— need help with alpha1antitrypsin lab results

    Hi, I just saw a new GP for continuing care a previous dx of gastroparesis ( I have ehlers danlos) Everything thing is stable for the most part— in terms of symptoms. My liver enzymes have been high (for the past few years) They just received my genetic testing for the alpha1antitrypsin phenotype showing bands have been altered by disease, drugs, or in vitro. With a positive ANA. Any help with clarifying?
  • 4 months ago

    I got my gastro test result and I got severe anxiety

    I had all these symptoms for almost 3 years ( diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, bad smell, fatique) and I went to my new doctor snd he ordered 25 tests for me. Most of my tests arrived with normal results my last 2 test results were not. One test showed grossly abnormal level of fecal fat found in stool . The other test showed slight inflammation in the body. Although my red and blood cells showed normal. I'm so scared that my results may mean cancer or cystic fybrosis because when I read on....