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  • 5 days 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....
  • 5 days ago

    Travels

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone has suggestions about how to travel with IBS? I now have severe anxiety about leaving the house. Any ideas? Thanks
  • 19 days 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....
  • 26 days 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Marijuana and intestinal problems

    I used to smoke marijuana for about a year and I recently quit smoking and its been a month. When I used to smoke, I faced some gut problems and the doctors said that I was suffering from IBS. I didnt disclose my marijuana intake with the doctor. After quitting I still am having problems. I also wanted to know that is passive smoking same as regular smoking when it comes to marijuana.
  • 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....
  • Fundoplication Problems

    Hi! I'm hoping someone out there has been through what I'm going through. After years of sever acid reflux to the point of aspirating it into my lungs at night and choking for hours at night. I also suffer from IBSD chronic head aches and joint pain. I had my first Nissen Fundoplication in October 2017, it worked! It was amazing! Then in April of 2018 I perforated by bowel and required major emergency surgery, leave a huge scar from chest to belly button. Instantly the acid reflux returned....
  • 1 month ago

    IBS

    Dr tells me I am imagining the pain in my lower abdomen after movement. Have had IBS for years. He is says if I look for pain I will find it. This is so terrible!!
  • 2 months ago

    Bad Stool movements

    Hi could anyone please tell me why I am having horrible bowel movements that have green circles and holes in them? I am noticing worms and my GI said not worms or parasites but Reese’s pinworm medicine is the only thing that helps me expel this waste from my body
  • 2 months ago

    Anal fissure treatment?

    I’ve been struggling with anal fissures the past few months and I’m hoping someone has some tips for me. I’ve taken all the necessary measures to add more fiber into my diet—consuming benefiber, more water, & fruits/veggies/whole grains—along with taking stool softeners daily. My stool at the moment is generally pretty soft, except for the INITIAL stool. It is extremely painful when I first start my bowel movement, but after the initial stool passes, the rest is very soft & causes no pain....